Clash in Cotai II, David Tao and Big Four draw thousands of music and boxing fans to The Venetian Macao for an action-packed three days
MACAO, Nov. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Venetian® Macao delivered one of its biggest action-packed weekends of the year this past weekend, led by Clash in Cotai II, which saw Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO, boxing’s only eight-division world champion fight World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI.
Hollywood action heroes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone sit with Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd., at the Clash in Cotai II at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena where Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri in their WBO world welterweight clash.
Manny Pacquiao celebrates his unanimous win over CHRIS ALGIERI after their 12-round WBO world welterweight title bout as part of the Clash in Cotai II at the Cotai Arena Sunday.
A capacity crowd at the Cotai Arena cheered on the participants in Clash in Cotai II, which saw WBO World Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao successfully defend his title against American Chris Algieri.
The two were the headline draw in a weekend that started with Cantopop quartet Big Four playing to a packed Venetian Theatre Friday evening. They were followed by Mandopop superstar David Tao who also sang to an enthusiastic Venetian Theatre audience Saturday night.
"This incredible weekend was a clear example of Sands China’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy in action," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. "Our goal is to help diversify Macao tourism through our integrated resorts, and we’ve targeted this entertainment strategy toward developing Macao into a major entertainment hub in Asia and a world centre of tourism and leisure."
The Venetian Macao’s latest superstar sports event, Clash in Cotai II attracted more than 13,200 ticketholders to fill up the sold-out Cotai Arena Sunday morning. The multi-bout card reached an international television audience spanning more than 80 countries, including to the U.S. via HBO Pay-Per-View and in China on CCTV5. Clash in Cotai II is the seventh boxing card brought to Macao through the collaboration of Sands China and Top Rank, which began with the April 2013 Fists of Gold, featuring Olympic champion Zou Shiming’s debut as a pro boxer.
A host of international celebrities attended Clash in Cotai II, including mega superstars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also watching the action in the arena were celebrities Stephen Baldwin, Ja Rule, Jermaine Jackson, Jessica Jung, Shannon Lee, Melody Thornton, Jessica C, Byron Mann, Phillip Ng, Ren Quan, Collin Chou, Ma Qinghua, Vanness Wu, Daniel Wu, Hacken Lee, Alex Thomas, Dave Chappelle, Andy On, Timmy Hung, Jimmy Hung, Edmond Leung, Norm Nixon, Janet Chau, Cung Le and Edison Chan.
Boxing fans without a ticket for Clash in Cotai II were still able to take advantage of another exciting way to enjoy the showdown live at The Venetian Macao. Every minute of the main event and undercard fights were broadcast via live closed-circuit feed to two high-energy venues – the Milan Ballroom and the Bellini Lounge.
But ahead of Sunday morning’s excitement, Cantopop stars Big Four kicked off the weekend Friday night with their concert WOW An Evening Date with Big Four at The Venetian Theatre. Composed of friends Dicky Cheung, Andy Hui, William So and Edmond Leung, Big Four thrilled their audience of fans with an enthusiastic performance. The song "Everyone Lucky" started things off, before some of their greatest hits, like "Big Four," "Powerless to Help," "The Pain of Men," and "Man Should Not Make Woman Cry" kept fans asking for more.
The following night was the turn of renowned Taiwanese singer and songwriter David Tao to take the stage and deliver a Blissful Moment With David Tao. Tao got his concert underway by singing "Rain," and kept his delighted audience going with some of his popular songs like "Who Do You Love" and "I Love You." He also shared some of his freshest work, performing "Say Goodbye"from his new album "Hello Goodbye."
Also on Saturday night was a Clash in Cotai II pre-fight party at Bellini Lounge hosted by legendary hip hop star Ja Rule. The party went on until the early hours with revelers enjoying the special guest appearance of DJ Skee.
Sands China has already announced its next boxing event with Top Rank, Fist of Power II, which takes place December 16th at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, exclusively sponsored by The Venetian Macao.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
For information about upcoming shows and events, visit www.venetianmacao.com/entertainment.html.
About The Venetian® Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao’s first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
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