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Monday, October 20, 2014

SungWoo Lee To Return For World Series

SungWoo Lee To Return For World Series


Following a massive global rally uniting sports fans around the world, Royals' super-fan SungWoo Lee will fly in from South Korea to watch the World Series in person, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas City Royals, riding the crest of one of the most stunning Cinderella seasons in baseball history, added yet another remarkable chapter when the Shinsegae Corporation of South Korea granted permission for their employee SungWoo Lee - the Royals' unofficial good luck charm - to attend the 110(th) World Series between the Royals and the San Francisco Giants.

SungWoo's amazing journey from virtual anonymity to worldwide cult hero will be the subject of an ESPN "30 for 30 Shorts" documentary, produced by MaggieVision Productions, in association with Major League Baseball. The film will be executive produced by Maura Mandt and directed by Josh Swade (the creative team behind the "30 for 30" THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME).

"Over the course of SungWoo's journey, we've seen the best of what sports stories can accomplish. They can dissolve borders between countries, knit together radically different cultures, and bring people together who would otherwise think they had nothing in common," said Mandt.

Added Swade, "Basically, every ridiculous sports cliché has totally and completely come true. If I saw this stuff in a Hollywood movie, I would never believe it. But it all happened. And it keeps happening."

The story began back in August, when SungWoo - a lifelong Royals fan - flew to Kansas City on his own dime to see his beloved Royals in person. Before he knew it, social media discovered his story, and elevated him to local-hero status. Mere days after first setting foot on US soil, SungWoo was throwing out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium. And after SungWoo returned home to Korea, the Royals simply wouldn't stop winning, culminating in their astonishing undefeated playoff run that clinched them their first World Series appearance in 29 years.

That's when Swade, a native Kansan, decided to fly to Seoul with his documentary crew, determined to bring back the Royals' good luck charm for the World Series. It was bring back SungWoo or bust. When SungWoo expressed uncertainty that he would be able to get off work for the trip, the forces of worldwide fan passion took over. #BringBackSungWoo became the #2 trending topic on Twitter - not just in Kansas City, but nationwide. Influential executives around the world got involved, calling their friends and connections at Shinsegae, SungWoo's employer. Finally, last Friday, SungWoo's bosses told him that his wish had been granted. He was headed back to Kansas City for the World Series.

So on Tuesday, October 21, just hours before the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium. SungWoo's plane will touch down in Kansas City.

"This is exactly the kind of story 30 for 30 Shorts was created to capture," said Dan Silver, Sr. Director of Development, ESPN Films. "These short films provide us an opportunity to expand the subject and formats we explore, but at it's core SungWoo's story is innately one that fits with 30 for 30. SungWoo's journey to cheer for the Royals at the World Series is a story about the world getting smaller, technology allowing fans to exist everywhere, and sports bringing people all over the world together."

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Michael Buble Asia Tour Announced

Michael Buble Asia Tour Announced

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over! Dainty Group International is excited to announce thatMichael Buble is bringing his global tour toAsia in January and February 2015.

<> Michael Buble to perform in Asia After his hugely successful Asian tour in 2011, Michael will play concerts in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok*, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila and Tokyo*.

Michael Buble has been smashing box office records all over the globe with the year's hottest ticket.

"I can't wait to tour Asia in January and February next year.  I look forward to seeing my friends and making new ones.  Thank you for supporting my music. I have so much love for my fans." Buble says.

Dainty Group International Chairman Paul Dainty says: "I've been fortunate to work with some of the greats and I can honestly say that Michael is one of my favourite artists of all time. He's an absolute delight to work with and he always delivers live."

Michael Buble Asia Tour Dates

ShanghaiTuesday 13 January 2015Presented by Dainty Group International and Unusual Entertainment

SingaporeFriday 16 January 2015

Hong KongWednesday 21 January 2015Presented by Dainty Group International and Unusual Entertainment

BangkokSaturday 24 January 2015*Presented by Live Nation and BEC Tero 

Kuala LumpurTuesday 27 January 2015Presented by Dainty Group International and Unusual Entertainment

JakartaThursday 29 January 2015Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD CityDyandra Entertainment by arrangement with Dainty Group International

ManilaSaturday 31 January 2015

TokyoFriday 6 February* 2015Presented by Live Nation

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Now producing and promoting shows across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, South East Asia and South Africa, Dainty Group has become a global live entertainment company.Concert Tours include Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Eminem,George Michael, U2, Prince, Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones, Pitbull,Tony Bennett, David Bowie, Miley Cyrus, Cliff Richard, Spandau Ballet, Il Divo,Britney Spears, kd lang, Queen + Adam Lambert and Stevie Wonder. Comedy Tours & Special Events include Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, MythBusters: Behind the Myths and Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear Live. Sports Entertainment Events include World Wrestling Entertainment.Theatrical Productions include Jersey Boys,Mamma Mia!, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Hairspray the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show and Barry Humphries' Eat Pray Laugh.

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