MARS CONCERT 2023 (Second half)

MARS CONCERT 2023 (Second half)

Time City Location
Sept 9th-10th Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)
Sept 27th-29th Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium
Oct 21st Nanjing Nanjing Olympic Sports Center
Dec 2nd-3rd Guangzhou Guangzhou University City Sports Centre

1. Achievements

  • After 5 years, Hua Chenyu once again held his personal concert for 2 consecutive days at the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), the largest venue in China! The theme of this concert is a perfect report in which he looks back on the 10 years since his debut.

  • This is Bird’s Nest’s first four-sided stage after the Olympic opening ceremony. The design and construction were also handled by the production team of the 2008 Beijing Olympic and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, who are also Hua Chenyu’s fans.

  • Set a record for a personal concert in China by attracting 100,000 people to a single performance.


2. Anecdote

  • International Master Philharmonic Orchestra (国际首席爱乐乐团), which was in charge of the string production for Hua Chenyu’s 5th album, was invited. During the orchestra’s solo time, a rock version of Vivaldi’s “Winter” was played.

  • In the form of a medley, Hua Chenyu sang all the classic cover songs since his debut at once.

  • In the Intermission Video after the performance of “Flight Mode (飞行模式)“, the letters lit up in order on the keyboard were:
    ten
    years huahua love mars
    huahua love mars
    love mars

  • Took the initiative to give concert invitations (VIP tickets) to fans who were admitted to college this year, which everyone called the “Mars Scholarship.”

  • Due to venue regulations, spraying of long ribbon paper is not allowed except for Day 2 in Beijing (Bird’s Nest). Therefore, Hua Chenyu directly posted on SNS the copy originally intended to be printed on the long ribbon paper.

Translation Original
Bird's Nest
Day 1 (Martians scattered around the earth!)
Ten Years / Bird’s Nest / Welcome Home!
(散落地球的火星人啊!)
十年 鸟巢 欢迎回家!
Day 2 Our story will be told till when we are old! 我们的故事会一直讲到老!
Shanghai
Day 1 2013.9.27-2023.9.27十周年 2013.9.27-2023.9.27 10th anniversary
Day 2 Chasing after the melody
we found the sea of wind
追寻歌声,便找到风的海
Day 3 Mid-Autumn Festival, welcome home 中秋节,欢迎回家
Nanjing
Hua Chenyu, let’s go and watch the sunrise together!”
“Okay”
“华晨宇,我们一起去看日出吧!”
“好啊”
Guangzhou
Day 1 A successful ending to this year’s live tour. 为今年的巡演画一个圆满的句号。
Day 2 See you in Guangzhou! 我们 广州见!
  • perper (Hua Chenyu’s pet cat) was once photographed wearing a concert staff badge, and the position printed on the badge was to set off long ribbon paper. However, due to the venue regulations, long ribbon paper was not released, and Hua Chenyu blamed it on “perper being absent from work.”

Beijing (Bird’s Nest) Concert

Shanghai Concert

  • The concert held one day earlier than scheduled to avoid the large number of tourists due to China’s National Day holiday.

  • To celebrate his debut anniversary on September 27th, Hua Chenyu held an additional concert on Thursday. Therefore, it was held for 3 consecutive days from September 27th to 29th.

  • New song “Sea of Wind (风之海)“ released for the first time. This is Hua Chenyu’s first attempt at writing a refreshing song, and it is said to be the overall tone for his next album.

  • A four-day festival was held at a park near the venue, and fans bought goods and exchanged small gifts with each other at the park during the day, and then entered the venue directly at night.

  • September 29th was the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday. Just like during the Dragon Boat Festival, Hua Chenyu prepared mooncake gift sets limited to the Mid-Autumn Festival and sold them exclusively at festival stalls.

  • At the Beijing concert, there was a bad guy trying to shoot him in the eye with a laser pointer. So, before the show started, audiences in Shanghai spotted several suspects and took them to police. But during the performance, a laser beam that hit his face was still captured on camera.

Nanjing Concert

  • 10 years ago, a promise that “choosing me was not a mistake “ was made on the “Superboy 2013“ live tour’s Nanjing concert. This time, Hua Chenyu returned to Nanjing and fulfilled that promise.

  • Each fan brought a small windmill to the venue, and when Hua Chenyu sang “holding a small windmill” in his new song “Sea of Wind (风之海)“, everyone raised their windmill at the same time to give him a surprise.

  • A fair was held on the huge lawn outside the stadium, giving fans the exact same amusement park experience as the outdoor venue in the first half of the year!

Guangzhou Concert

  • Hua Chenyu and ET prepared surprises for each other. At the climax of “Growing Toward the Sun (向阳而生)“, fans collectively raised sunflowers selfmade with twist sticks to form a sea of flowers. On Day 1, Hua Chenyu’s hair color was still light blue, which he named “Sea of Wind Blue”, but when he saw the sea of flowers, he was so excited that he couldn’t sleep that night, so he got up in the middle of the night and dyed his hair fuchsia.

  • Before the encore of the final concert, a video clip was aired documenting how the idea for an all-night sunrise concert was conceived and developed. It has been officially announced that the sunrise concert will be held next spring on China’s northern coast during the flowering season.

  • New song “Extraordinary Ordinary Life (普通到不普通的人生)“ released for the first time in “Mars Concert 2023 Guangzhou concert”, on December 2, 2023. It was officially released at 24:00 on the same day. This song inherited the refreshing style of his new song released at the “Mars Concert 2023 Shanghai concert”.

  • Because the stadium is located in a university town and has a relatively low ceiling, large monitors set up on four sides of the top of the stage can be seen in many surrounding open spaces and dormitories. As a result, an unexpectedly large number of fans and passersby gathered in this “free area”. Hua Chenyu found out about this from SNS during a costume change, and in the next talk, he mentioned the fans outside and asked them to join in the chorus.


3. Videos

Official Video

“Sea of Wind (风之海)”

  • Shanghai Concert - September 28, 2023

“Extraordinary Ordinary Life (普通到不普通的人生)”

  • Guangzhou Concert - December 2, 2023

4. SetLists

Beijing (Bird’s Nest)

Day 1 Day 2
Folding Same as Left
Salt of the Earth Same as Left
Aliens Same as Left
The Mask Same as Left
I Don’t Care Same as Left
Immortal Same as Left
Flight Mode Same as Left
Intermission Video Same as Left
Qi Tian Same as Left
Mayfly Same as Left
I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World Same as Left
When the World Forgets Me Same as Left
Glimmer Same as Left
Orchestra Solo: Vivaldi’s “Winter” Same as Left
Cover Songs Medley: Same as Left
Lucky as You Same as Left
Dancing Siren Same as Left
Child Same as Left
Wayfarer Same as Left
Nunchucks Same as Left
My Skateboard Shoes Same as Left
Flammable and Explosive Same as Left
Fake Monk Same as Left
Do It While You Are Still Young Same as Left
We are young Same as Left
I am What I am Same as Left
Cancer Same as Left
Seven Personalities Same as Left
Illusion and Reality Same as Left
Bullfight Same as Left
Madhouse Same as Left
Flowers in a Small Town Same as Left
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise We Meet When Flowers Fade
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End Same as Left
King and Beggar Growing Toward the Sun
Growing Toward the Sun Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise

Shanghai

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Folding Same as Left Same as Left
Salt of the Earth Same as Left Same as Left
Aliens Same as Left Same as Left
The Mask Same as Left Same as Left
I Don’t Care Same as Left Same as Left
Immortal Same as Left Same as Left
Flight Mode Same as Left Same as Left
Intermission Video Same as Left Same as Left
Qi Tian Same as Left Same as Left
Mayfly Same as Left Same as Left
I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World Same as Left Same as Left
When the World Forgets Me Same as Left Same as Left
Orchestra Solo: Vivaldi’s “Winter” Same as Left Same as Left
Cover Songs Medley: Same as Left Same as Left
Lucky as You Same as Left Same as Left
Dancing Siren Same as Left Same as Left
Child Same as Left Same as Left
Wayfarer Same as Left Same as Left
Nunchucks Same as Left Same as Left
My Skateboard Shoes Same as Left Same as Left
Flammable and Explosive Same as Left Same as Left
Fake Monk Same as Left Same as Left
Do It While You Are Still Young Same as Left Same as Left
We are young Same as Left Same as Left
I am What I am Same as Left Same as Left
Seven Personalities Same as Left Same as Left
Illusion and Reality Same as Left Same as Left
Bullfight Same as Left Same as Left
Madhouse Same as Left Same as Left
Flowers in a Small Town Same as Left Same as Left
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise Same as Left Sea of Wind
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End Same as Left Same as Left
Growing Toward the Sun Sea of Wind Growing Toward the Sun
King and Beggar Same as Left Same as Left
Conversations with Martian Children Ashes from Fireworks We Meet When Flowers Fade
Why Nobody Fights Growing Toward the Sun Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise

Nanjing

Nanjing
Folding
Salt of the Earth
Aliens
The Mask
I Don’t Care
Immortal
Flight Mode
Intermission Video
Qi Tian
Mayfly
I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
When the World Forgets Me
Orchestra Solo: Vivaldi’s “Winter”
Cover Songs Medley:
Lucky as You
Dancing Siren
Child
Wayfarer
Nunchucks
My Skateboard Shoes
Flammable and Explosive
Fake Monk
Do It While You Are Still Young
We are young
I am What I am
Seven Personalities
Illusion and Reality
Bullfight
Madhouse
Flowers in a Small Town
Sea of Wind
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Growing Toward the Sun
King and Beggar
We Meet When Flowers Fade
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise

Guangzhou

Day 1 Day 2
Folding Same as Left
Salt of the Earth Same as Left
Aliens Same as Left
The Mask Same as Left
I Don’t Care Same as Left
Immortal Same as Left
Flight Mode Same as Left
Intermission Video Same as Left
Qi Tian Same as Left
Mayfly Same as Left
I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World Same as Left
When the World Forgets Me Same as Left
Orchestra Solo: Vivaldi’s “Winter” Same as Left
Cover Songs Medley: Same as Left
Lucky as You Same as Left
Dancing Siren Same as Left
Child Same as Left
Wayfarer Same as Left
Nunchucks Same as Left
My Skateboard Shoes Same as Left
Flammable and Explosive Same as Left
Fake Monk Same as Left
Do It While You Are Still Young Same as Left
We are young Same as Left
I am What I am Same as Left
Seven Personalities Same as Left
Illusion and Reality Same as Left
Bullfight Same as Left
Madhouse Same as Left
Flowers in a Small Town Same as Left
Extraordinary Ordinary Life Same as Left
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End Same as Left
Sea of Wind King and Beggar
Ashes from Fireworks Growing Toward the Sun
Growing Toward the Sun Sea of Wind
We Meet When Flowers Fade
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise

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