5 Best Live Music Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Erica Martin, August 1, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best concerts of the week.


Aug 1: Kid Francescoli 

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French electronic band Kid Francescoli comes to Shanghai for a show at MAO Livehouse. Comprised of keyboardist/vocalist Mathieu Hocine, singer/songwriter Julia Minkin and drummer Mathieu Cheretien, they are known for romantic and uplifting electropop.
Aug 1, 8.30pm, RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. MAO Livehouse, see event listing.


Aug 4: Lamp

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Shanghai live music promoter Ye Records brings over Japanese trio Lamp for an extensive China tour. Known for their smooth sound that’s a quirky blend of pop, soul and lounge music, Lamp released their latest album, Her Watch, earlier in 2018. Catch their Shanghai show at Bandai Namco.
Aug 4, 8.30pm, RMB150-180. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listing.


Aug 4-5: G.E.M Queen of Hearts Tour

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Hong Kong pop star G.E.M. (short for Get Everybody Moving) comes to Shanghai for two shows at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as part of her Queen of Hearts Tour. Known for finishing second place in the 2014 edition of Chinese reality show I Am a Singer, she also was the only Asian artist listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Aug 4-5, 7.30pm, RMB380-980. Mercedes-Benz Arena, see event listing, buy tickets.


Aug 5: Single Dogs Social Club

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Flyer courtesy of promoter.

Promoters Single Dogs Social Club bring together an eclectic line-up of Shanghai and China-based bands at Mao Livehouse. Punk band HEY!LILY! is joined by Polyphozia, a post-grunge band led by the singer of American band Fuck Your Birthday, emo band Minds of Billy and electrofunk band Alepay.
Aug 5, 7.30pm, RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. Mao Livehouse, see event listing.


Aug 8: Will Pan

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Photo courtesy of 247tickets.

Chinese-American  pop star, rapper, actor, The Rap of China judge and general heartthrob Will Pan comes to Shanghai for a concert at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Born in West Virginia, he moved to Taiwan at age 7 and began finding fame after entering a Chinese singing contest in 1999.
Aug 8, 8pm, RMB480-1,280. Mercedes-Benz Arena, see event listing, buy tickets.


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