While you might not want to re-live your teens,
you gotta admit, parts of it were pretty great.
Like all the time for hanging out with friends.
And loving things so much you'd be willing to die for them...
and of course, DANCING LIKE NO ONE WAS WATCHING!
So here're 9 shows that'll bring out the teenager in you.
***Warning: seeing these shows may result in moodiness, resentment towards your parents, and an overwhelming urge to sleep all day long.***
1. Mike Shinoda from LINKIN PARK - Post Traumatic
The rock world was left shook last year when Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington committed suicide, and no-one more so than his band mate Mike Shinoda, who has turned his grief into art. His highly anticipated Post Traumatic tour is heading to China this August and you can expect to see a mix of rap, hip-hop, and some of that old, familiar Linkin Park flair that we all know, love and miss.
Jing'an Sports Center
2. The Fratellis
Any Brit above the age of 25 will have heard of these guys. Famous in the UK for tracks such as "Chelsea Dagger", The Fratellis have had a long career of churning out awesome tunes, supporting bands like Kasabian, and opening for The Police on their reunion tour. For nostaligia's sake if nothing else, head on over to Modern Sky Lab and relive the glory days of studenthood.
3. MAKE MY DAY
From ¥480 (Pre-Sale)
Since their appearance at leading rock events, the band formerly known as ASHLEY SCARED THE SKY has been climbing their way to the top of the rock scene. After changing its name to MAKE MY DAY, the Universal Music band really started to shake things up. Their intense scream core sound is full of energy, chugging guitars, and choruses that soften into an AFI-esque sound. They're teetering on the edge of old school punk rock and hardcore - a true Warped Tour band by nature.
4. Wolf Alice
If you were more into garage and grunge, Wolf Alice is the move for you. Break out your chucks, your favorite old t-shirt and head on over to Modernsky Lab Shanghai for this one!
5. RENT 20th Anniversary
RENT lovers, rejoice! Our favorite show from way back when is celebrating its 20th anniversary (if that doesn't make you feel old, nothing will). Come sing, cry, and laugh with this world-famous cast - nothing holds a candle to this production.
August 30 - September 12
Shanghai Culture Square
6. Kinky Boots
Another winner for our theater nerds - if you ever took the stage yourself or donned all black to tech behind the scenes, you'll know this Tony award winning musical. Anyone in need of some new shoes?
*LIMITED TIME DEAL*
Our favorite musical Kinky Boots is on sale for 15% Off from July 11 to July 22 (780rmb to 1080rmb tickets). All the more reason to catch this amazing show!
July 11 - August 6
Shanghai Culture Square
7. PLUG Fest Shanghai
Some of us still like to party like we're 18. Or in college. Or in Shanghai. For those of you still feeling the call to the dance floor, PLUG Fest has a crazy line up this year, featuring Chinese artsists like The Higher Brothers, Young Dragon, Young Gee, and so many more.
China Shipping Pavillion
8. ETM Music Festival
Here music meets the world cup - a solid combo for those looking to go at a slightly slower pace and catch the last few games of 2018. Mariana Bo, Dolf, Loopers, and more will be spinning the tunes, so you can be sure they won't miss a beat.
July 14 - 15
Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center
¥160 Early Bird(Pre-Sale)
9. Waterzonic Bangkok
Water. Music. Thailand. While the line-up's still pending, you can guarantee a wet and wild time at this baby.
From ¥826 (Two-Day-Ticket)
So get out there, and live your