“MARS CONCERT 2024”

“MARS CONCERT 2024”

Time Location guest
May 1st-2nd, 4th Libeng Island Beach, Yantai Zuo Li
May 24th-26th Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong Zuo Li
July 20th-21st International Sports Center, Nanchang Zuo Li

1. Achievements

  • After 3 years, Hua Chenyu finally fulfilled his promise to hold a concert where he can watch the sunrise with his fans! The world’s first solo concert to greet the sunrise in the early morning. Fortunately, after several days of cloudy weather, everyone finally saw the sunrise!

  • The stage design had been significantly upgraded based on last year’s design, and the music team had also been replaced. Producer Bernard Zheng, who has collaborated with Hua since his debut, served as music director and added new arrangements to half of Hua’s songs.

  • Teachers and students from the China Academy of Art designed an installation art exhibition for the concert.

  • On June 2nd, a re-recording album “Sunrise Concert Speciel Album“ including 8 rearranged tracks selected from the Sunrise Concert, was released.


2. Anecdote

  • For the Sunrise Concert in Yantai, tens of thousands of fans who couldn’t buy tickets gathered on the beach and lawns outside the venue all night. Organizers set up special safe viewing areas on the beach, added speakers, and even opened the entrance to let outside fans in for the final few songs before the concert ended.

  • A different sentence was printed each day on the long ribbon paper that was sprayed at the end of the performance. However, on the first day in Hong Kong, the spraying equipment was damaged by rain and the long ribbon paper could not be released.

Translation Original
Yantai
Day 1 Martians, welcome home!
Yantai, here we come!
火星人,欢迎回家!烟台,我们来了!
Day 2 Toss away all your worries!
Enjoy every minute and second!
把烦恼都甩掉吧!享受每分每秒!
Day 3 - Red Let’s go and watch the sunrise! 走!一起去看日出吧!
Day 3 - Golden Don’t cry, you are forever my sun 别哭,你永远是我的太阳
Hong Kong
Day 2 Do not yield to reality,
on this battlefield!
别向现实投降,在这个战场!
Day 3 It’s sunrise, give the world a hug! 日出,给世界一个拥抱!

Yantai Concert

  • This time, Hua’s personal concert still took the form of a rock festival, and was held for three consecutive days (in the evenings of May 1-2 and early morning of May 4) in the beautiful coastal city of Yantai in eastern China.

  • The concert on the third day was held from 3:00 am to 6:00 am, and more than 100,000 people greeted the sunrise while singing “Growing Toward the Sun (向阳而生)”!

  • Wang Ye, an online self-media operator who specializes in analyzing the equipment and costs of various concerts, followed and filmed a micro-documentary of the Sunrise Concert.

Hong Kong Concert

  • This was Hua’s first personal concert outside mainland China.

  • The concert still took the form of a rock festival, and was held for three consecutive days (May 24-26) at the Central Harbourfront Event Space, facing the Victoria Harbour.

  • After 2021, the Mars Concert was finally able to set off fireworks again.

  • And in the stage design of some songs (“God Tree“, “Bullfight“), Smoke Fog Jets were replaced by flame-throwing effect.

  • Hua sang the full version of “I am What I am“ (not just a section in the Cover Songs Medley) at his personal concert after a long absence. This was considered a tribute to Leslie Cheung at the place where he died.


3. Videos

Official Video

“Growing Toward the Sun - Sunrise Ver. (向阳而生日出版)”

  • Yantai Concert - May 4th

“Beauty Yet Revealed to Me (那些我尚未知道的美丽)”

  • Yantai Concert - May 2nd

“Eternal Flame (永不熄灭的火焰)”

  • Yantai Concert - May 1st

Documentary

Sunrise Concert

live broadcast

Concert Review Meeting (May 28th)

Before the Sunrise Concert (May 4th)


4. SetLists

Yantai

Day 1 - May 1st

Matinee Evening Show
Great Sage Equal To Heaven God Tree
Bomb Squad Aliens
I Don’t Care Immortal
My Skateboard Shoes 2016 Let You Go
Do It While You Are Still Young Seven Personalities
We are all Lonely Searching for Myself
Escape from Utopia I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
Through My Heart Sea of Wind
The World is a Zoo Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Seek When the World Forgets Me
Bedside Story Wayfarer
Original Singer: No Party For Cao Dong
Happy Birthday to You Black and White Artist
Mobile game Competition
“Game For Peace”
Illusion and Reality
Ashes from Fireworks Eternal Flame
War God in Dire Straits Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
Madhouse
IQ250
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise
Why Nobody Fights
King and Beggar
Growing Toward the Sun

Day 2 - May 2nd

Matinee Evening Show
Bomb Squad God Tree
I Don’t Care Aliens
Flight Mode Immortal
I’m Boring Let You Go
Do It While You Are Still Young Seven Personalities
We are all Lonely Searching for Myself
Escape from Utopia I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
The Return of the Master Sea of Wind
The World is a Zoo Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Seek We Meet When Flowers Fade
Traveling Arrival
Happy Birthday to You Nunchucks Original Singer: Jay Chou
Mobile game Competition
“Game For Peace”
Black and White Artist
Miles Away From Loneliness Illusion and Reality
Iconic moment Eternal Flame
Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
Madhouse
IQ250
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Growing Toward the Sun
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise
Beauty Yet Revealed to Me

Day 3 - May 4th (3am-6am)

Sunrise Concert
God Tree
Aliens
Madhouse
Let You Go
Seven Personalities
Searching for Myself
I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
Sea of Wind
Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Wayfarer
Original Singer: No Party For Cao Dong
Illusion and Reality
Eternal Flame
Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
IQ250
Beauty Yet Revealed to Me
Let’s Go and Watch the Sunrise
Growing Toward the Sun - Sunrise Ver.
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Flight Mode
My Skateboard Shoes 2016
Bomb Squad
I Don’t Care
King and Beggar
Why Nobody Fights
New World

Hong Kong

Day 1 - May 24th

Matinee Evening Show
Great Sage Equal To Heaven God Tree
Bomb Squad Aliens
I Don’t Care Immortal
Flight Mode Let You Go
Do It While You Are Still Young Seven Personalities
We are all Lonely Searching for Myself
Escape from Utopia I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
Through My Heart Sea of Wind
Miles Away From Loneliness Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Seek When the World Forgets Me
Bedside Story Wayfarer
Original Singer: No Party For Cao Dong
Happy Birthday to You Black and White Artist
My Skateboard Shoes 2016 Illusion and Reality
Eternal Flame
Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
Madhouse
IQ250
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Beauty Yet Revealed to Me
I am What I am Original Singer: Leslie Cheung
Growing Toward the Sun - Sunrise Ver.

Day 2 - May 25th

Matinee Evening Show
Bomb Squad God Tree
I Don’t Care Aliens
Flight Mode Immortal
I’m Boring Let You Go
Do It While You Are Still Young Seven Personalities
We are all Lonely Searching for Myself
Escape from Utopia I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
The Return of the Master Sea of Wind
The World is a Zoo Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Miles Away From Loneliness We Meet When Flowers Fade
Bedside Story Arrival
Happy Birthday to You Nunchucks Original Singer: Jay Chou
My Skateboard Shoes 2016 Illusion and Reality
Eternal Flame
Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
Madhouse
IQ250
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Beauty Yet Revealed to Me
I am What I am Original Singer: Leslie Cheung
Growing Toward the Sun - Sunrise Ver.

Day 3 - May 26th

Matinee Evening Show
Bomb Squad God Tree
I Don’t Care Aliens
Flight Mode Immortal
Seek Let You Go
Do It While You Are Still Young Seven Personalities
We are all Lonely Searching for Myself
Escape from Utopia I’m Here AKA I Really Want to Love This World
The Return of the Master Sea of Wind
The World is a Zoo Extraordinary Ordinary Life
Miles Away From Loneliness We Meet When Flowers Fade
Bedside Story Arrival
Happy Birthday to You Lucky as You
Original Singer: Constant & Change
My Skateboard Shoes 2016 Black and White Artist
Illusion and Reality
Eternal Flame
Bullfight
Here We Are
Flowers in a Small Town
Madhouse
IQ250
Light Up the Bonfire at the Galaxy’s End
For Forever
Beauty Yet Revealed to Me
King and Beggar
Growing Toward the Sun - Sunrise Ver.

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