The Dancing King of Hong Kong, Aaron Kwok, completed countless world tours and finally makes his way to his first ever concert in the United Kingdom, Aaron Kwok de Showy Masquerade World Tour Live in Concert London 2014, is scheduled on 16 August 2014 at SSE Arena, Wembley.
Aaron Kwok (born 26 October 1965) joined a dancer’s training course at TVB at the age of 19, where his talent for dancing was immediately recognised. In 1987 he was transferred to the acting department of the talent-training course and became a TV actor, where he played minor parts in TVB dramas. The Honda TV commercial in 1990 in Taiwan gained him instant popularity and immediately burst onto the music scene.
Aaron began his music career with three Mandopop albums including the famous song “對你愛不完” (Loving You Forever) to accompany his dance moves. After his success in Taiwan, he returned to Hong Kong in 1991 to do Cantopop. The next few years saw his popularity reach fever pitch, and he was soon ranked as one of the “Four Heavenly Kings”. Aaron became one of Hong Kong and Asia’s most prominent pop stars. Most of his songs are in the dance-pop genre, he has experimented numerous times with rock and roll, ballad, rock, R&B, soul, electronica and traditional Chinese music. As a solo performer, his sell-out concerts in Hong Kong, mainland China, United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries total over 200 to date.
As soon as Aaron entered the music industry in 1991, he started a fast-dancing trend. It is known that Michael Jackson has influenced his onstage dancing and displays. Later in his career, he won the prestigious “Top ten Hong Kong dance award” (十大舞蹈家年獎). Of all the performing arts at which Aaron excels, stage appearances remain his perennial favourite. His dance accomplishments are also matched with impressive stage displays. On 17 February 2008, he held “Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live” concert at the Hong Kong Asia World Arena with the largest revolving stage measured at 10m x 9.44m and created a new entry for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Over the years, Aaron has also been active in other media such as TV commercials and acting. He also starred in various movies. At the Taiwan’s 42nd Golden Horse Awards ceremony in 2005, Aaron was the surprise winner of Best Leading Actor award for his role in the film “Divergence”. It was Aaron’s first Golden Horse nomination and beat veteran Hong Kong star Tony Leung to win the honour. He won the Best Actor Award again at the 43rd Golden Horse Awards in 2006 for his role in the film “After This Our Exile”. Fun fact is that Aaron loves horses and owns several racehorses.