At 7pm on this Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 (Japan Standard Time), Utada Hikaru, the most influential Japanese singer, will broadcast one of her last concerts on Ustream due to the high demands from oversea fans.
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Now, the fans from all over the world can witness her last performance live before she will go into indefinite break.
On December 8th and 9th, Utada Hikaru is going to perform her final concerts at Yokohama Arena.
Last August, Utada HIkaru made an announcement that she will stop "being an artist" and going back to experience "normal life".
In 1998, Utada made the sensational debut by releasing "Automatic" at the age of 15. Her first album, First Love, has been sold over 10 million copies. Taking over the music genes from her parents, she has been running as the most successful and influential Japanese singer, songwriter and producer for 12 years.
However, Utada told her fans that she realized that she didn't know how much her electricity bill was. She wouldn't want to get older not knowing how to take care of herself. By taking a break, she would be able to live like a normal person, not occupied by the tight schedule.
However, many fans all over the world have been asking her that they also want to watch her last concerts. Therefore, Utada and her staff have decided to stream live on Ustream on December 8th, 2010 earlier today.
The live stream starts at 7pm on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 until the end of the concert. They won't be any archive video until the concert DVD.
This will be the first and the last time to watch her great performance until she comes back in the near future.
Where to watch on Ustream
They have prepared 2 channels. One for higher bit rate (700kbps) and lower bit rage (300kbps) for iPhone and IPad users who has 3G networks. So you could watch even if you're at work?
Wild Life Ustream Ch.1 (Higher Quality - 700kbps)
Wild Life Ustream Ch.2 (Lower bandwidth - 300kbps - for iPhone and iPad 3G Network)
Date and Times
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
7:00pm until the end of the concert
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