The 7 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By Sarah Forman, February 20, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best live shows on this week:


Feb 20: Kodaline

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Following the release of their 2018 album Politics of Living, Kodaline are bringing a new show and new setlist to town. The four-piece from Dublin known for their radio-ready rock sound have been likened to Coldplay and The Head and The Heart, with folk vibes that’ll give you all the feels.

Feb 20, 8pm, RMB520. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 21: Faux Fighters with Dave Reffett

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The Faux Fighters are kicking off the Year of the Pig with a show at Mao Livehouse this Thursday. They're bringing in special guest Dave Reffett from Nanjing, the lead singer and guitarist of heavy metal band Shredding the Envelope.

Feb 21, 8.30pm, RMB60 pre-sale, RMB80 door. Mao Livehouse, see event listing, buy tickets.


Feb 22: SID

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Japanese four-man band SID has been putting out alternative rock, hard rock and pop rock albums since 2004. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, they’ll be performing their new and old tracks in Shanghai this month.

Feb 22, 7.30pm, RMB580. Bandai Namco Shanghai Base, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: Craig David

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The multi Grammy-nominated Craig David will bring his TS5 Tour to Shanghai on February 22 at Jing'an Sports Center. The veteran UK pop star has had quite the career. The singer, songwriter and rapper has sold a whopping 15 million albums worldwide and his single ‘7 Days’ was in the Top 10 Billboard.

It's been 18 years since his debut album, the critically acclaimed Born To Do It, was at Number 1 all over the world, selling 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and spawning Billboard Chart Hits ‘7 Days’, ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘Walking Away.’ Nearly two decades later and Craig is still going strong.

Feb 22, 8pm, RMB480-880. Jing'an Sports Centre, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 22: Lillies and Remains

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Formed way back in 2006 by three college mates in Kyoto, this new wave/post-punk band is one of the most prominent groups in the Japanese indie rock scene. With catchy hooks and edgy, metallic guitar sounds, they create an atmosphere unlike any other.

Feb 22, 8.30pm, RMB90 pre-sale, RMB120 door. Yuyintang, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 26: Masego

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With vocals, cello, drums, trumpet, guitar, piano and saxophone under his belt, you could say this 22-year-old musician from Kingston, Jamaica is more than blessed. And hey, that would be fully appropriate considering that’s what his name literally translates to in Tswana. Mixing trap, house and jazz, this show at Arkham sets itself apart from the usual scene and will help you ride the wave of your post-holiday reset.

Feb 26, 10pm, RMB120 pre-sale, RMB180 door. Arkham, see event listingbuy tickets.


Feb 27: Chris Botti

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The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is coming to Shanghai this February for his 2019 China tour. After joining Columbia recordings in 2011, Botti quickly established himself as a versatile musician who masters both jazz and pop music. As an inherent performer, Botti owns the stage with his mesmerizing music and charisma and has attracted multiple big names from the industry to share stage with him, including Sting, Paul Simon and Yo-Yo Ma.
Feb 27, 7.30pm, RMB380-980. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, see event listingbuy tickets.


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