"I think when you look at Mayday, they're the strongest Chinese act there is at the moment. They are certainly out there, their market is still growing, that certainly attracted us to their music," said Alan Ridgeway, president of international and emerging markets at Live Nation.
This year's U.S. tour comes after stops in Canada and Europe and is not the band's first time in the region, but the venues are decidedly larger.
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With a big 'thumbs up" that he holds close to the camera, lead singer and composer Ashin said the band will hit the streets of New York and sing at the top of their lungs. "We'll make Manhattan go crazy," he said. "That isn't a problem at all!"
'There's a train coming'
And, promoters hope they're not the last band to crack the western market.
"[I]f this time it's Mayday, then next time Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai can step out on to the world stage. I think there's a train coming and Mayday is the first car," said Ashin, as his bandmates made tooting noises.
Ridgeway says Live Nation has some pretty strong relationships with existing Chinese promoters.
"[T]he opportunity for us has been, when in Korea, Japan and Taiwan, to see what we can deliver them overseas," Ridgeway said. "So I would hope that you would start to see us doing some things with some of the mainland artists and the Hong Kong—Cantonese—artists over the coming year."
"We're looking at some of the additional acts on the B'In roster to see which ones we could potentially take overseas," he said. "One act to look for is one of their bands MP—Magic Power. We may be able to bring them to the U.S. and Europe later this year."
Curiously, the arrival of the "Chinese Beatles" in the U.S. comes 50 years after the other Beatles made their debut in America on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
When they learned of the coincidence, Mayday exclaimed—with the same candor as those other Beatles—"Wow, half a century!"
"We hope that during the concert we can use our music to encourage our hardworking Chinese friends and international students here," guitarist and band leader Monster said. "And we hope that our fans can bring more Westerners to understand our music."
—By Evelyn Cheng, Special to CNBC.com. Follow her on Twitter