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Wang Lee-hom says he feels deeply connected to the dragon, one of the Chinese zodiac creatures.
Though he was born and grew up in the United States, Wang realized as a child he was born in the Year of the Dragon and he is proud to be one of the "descendants of the dragon" - aka Chinese.
His connection with the dragon also led him to launch his national tour, Music Man II, in 2012 - the Year of the Dragon - and make the first stop the Beijing National Stadium, or Bird's Nest.
"The dragon represents power and good luck. It is also a sign of cultural identity that connects Chinese people living around the world," the 36-year-old says. "I want to mark the year by performing at the symbolic venue, which has always been my dream."
The pop star performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and was impressed by the architecture and warm feedback from the audience.
Known for his ability to mix instruments, from the traditional Chinese erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) to a Western orchestra, Wang has sold out concerts across the country during the past 10 years.
He says the Bird's Nest is challenging and tempting.