Live Nation presents Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter Wanting Qu will bring her Spring Headlining Tour to town on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. at Varsity Theater, 1308 4th Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55414.
Cody Karey will be the opening performer. The All Ages show is $25 for General Admission Seating.
Wanting’s last name Qu (혓) which means music, song and melody. She started to sing before she could talk. Her mother knows it too well.
“You would know when she’s awake because the second she opened her eyes she’d be singing the theme song from this Chinese TV series called ‘Undercover Cop’ (Chinese: Bian Yi Jing Cha) loudly in bed to the ceiling, every morning.”
Wanting left her family and China at age 16. She entered Canada as an international student hoping to make her mother proud by getting a University Degree in Business.
Though she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, she found herself unhappy and lost in life. She realized that, through heartbreaks and curve balls that life had thrown at her, her dream is and has always been to become a worldwide successful, recognizable and influential singer.
English is not her first language, Wanting wrote her first English song “To You” in 2005 followed by a Chinese song written to her mother called “Wo Shi Wo” (translation: “I am me”). She found happiness and comfort in song writing. She searched herself and became more self aware with what she wants in life.
After successful club touring Wanting began recording with producer Winston. Her music has caught attention from the music scene. Her song “Everything In the World” was recently chosen to be on the Music BC Licensing Website and soon will be put onto a compilation CD.
Wanting sings and writes in English and Chinese. Her audiences fully understand the meaning of “music has no boundaries”.
Tickets on sale now at The Loring Pasta Bar, The Electric Fetus, or online at www.ticketfly.com/event/423987-wanting-minneapolis. For more info visit www.facebook.com/wantingqu or www.varsitytheater.org.