The 7 Best Live Shows in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, August 14, 2019

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


Aug 16: Westlife

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Your mother’s favorite band are hitting Shanghai. Westlife, best known for their songs ‘Flying Without Wings,’ ‘My Love,’ ‘Uptown Girl’ and so many more are in town this month. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket so as not to miss out on this extraordinary event. 

Aug 16, 7.30pm; RMB399-1,299. National Exhibition and Convention Center. See event listing.


Aug 16: Riva Starr at Bar Rouge

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Capable of turning it out on any dancefloor Riva Starr has been invited onto the biggest stages, from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock. He has also opened for Jamiroquai in Ibiza and has worked with artists as diverse as Horace Andy, Jocelyn Brown, Green Velvet and Arthur Baker. 

Aug 16, 9pm; RMB200 presale, RMB300 door. Bar Rouge. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 16: Kingdom of Rain

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Taiwan-based act Kingdom of Rain return to China for a national tour this month, with a brand new record Xuhuan (which translates to illusory or unreal) in tow. Shanghai is one of the last stops on the tour, so make sure you catch their combination of alternative rock and psychedelia while you can!

Aug 16, 8.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Daya Denise Dey

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Catch Daya Denise Dey’s fantastic birthday bash this month as she brings together the charismatic stylings of legendary singers Billie Holiday and Nina Simone for one evening only at The Pearl.

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB150 presale, RMB200 door. The Pearl. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 17: Love Bang: Shanghai Ghost Hunting Squad

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Ceezy, the paranormal activity director of Shanghai Zoo, ELF from the Unsolved Mysteries Task Force, the fascinating young Detective Jianz and the mysterious colonel Heatwolves will gather to bring you wraith hop, phantasmagoric funk, leisure goth, shadow house and ghost punk to explore unresolved memory mysteries on the dancefloor. Extremely horrifying! Enter at your own risk. 

Aug 17, 10pm; RMB50 before 11pm, RMB80 after 11pm. Elevator. See event listing


Aug 18: 'Flying Games'

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Local rock darlings Nerve Passenger are linking up with two fantastic young bands for an evening of blisteringly good music. Put on your favorite pair of blue suede socks and make sure you head down to Yuyintang Park for this one. 

Aug 18, 8.30pm; RMB60 presale, RMB80 door. Yuyintang Park. See event listing. Tickets


Aug 18: Alpha Wolf

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Fans of metalcore delight! Brazen Australian act Alpha Wolf bring their high octane sound, which has been praised for enthralling listeners, being a maelstrom of noise and an unflinching look at the less-than-pleasant side of life. 

Aug 18, 8.30pm; RMB120 presale, RMB160 door. Yuyintang. See event listing. Purchase tickets here


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