Shanghai Shallow Water Bay Culture Center
Of course MIKA is back. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter's been itching to return, and MIKA's second China tour will feature double the glee, double the glitter, and double the singalongs. He and his full entourage will leave a technicolour pop trail through a long-awaited Shenzhen date (Feb 23) and two shows in Shanghai (Feb 25 and 26).
He's got a brilliant new album, No Place in Heaven, containing "his most assured and confident set of tunes" (PopMatters). He's got a bunch of insanely catchy new singles, designed to conquer hearts and invade dancefloors. And he's still got that exhilarating live mojo - you'll be grinning from ear-to-ear, and singing those irresistible choruses well into the night.
MIKA began his pop career in 2007 with the defining single "Grace Kelly", which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide and was the second British single ever to top the chart on downloads alone. It was #1 in the UK for 5 weeks and topped the charts in 6 other countries. Total single sales from his debut album Life In Cartoon Motion exceeded 6 million, and the album itself went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide.
His second album, 2009's The Boy Who Knew Too Much, went Top 10 in 11 countries and his 3rd, 2012's The Origin of Love, saw collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Nick Littlemore and Ariana Grande.
MIKA has been nominated for and won awards from the Brits, the Grammys, the Ivor Novellos, World Music Awards and MTV's Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan, Capital Radio Awards, Q Magazine, BT, Vodafone and Virgin Media, among others. He is also the recipient of the prestigious French award "Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
His contagious and colourful performances have delighted audiences and ensured sold-out tours worldwide. Online, his videos have racked up an impressive total of over 250 million views. In addition to his prolific music career, the ever-in-demand MIKA was a season judge on both The Voice in France (coaching the winning contestant) and XFactor Italia in 2013 with both shows enjoying their best ratings ever. MIKA quickly rose to superstardom in both territories and was so popular with viewers that both shows invited him to return for 2014/2015 seasons.
MIKA has now sold over 10 million records and has Gold or Platinum awards in an impressive 32 countries. As well as being a songwriter and performer, MIKA has designed clothes and accessories, is a writer (including magazine columns, blogs and work on a book), illustrator and artist.
MIKA's back. Bring out the balloons and confetti.
Date: 25/26 Feb 2016 Thu/Fri 19:30 - 22:00
Venue: Shanghai Shallow Water Bay Culture Center
Mika (born Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr.;18 August 1983), stylized as MIKA, is a Lebanese-British singer and songwriter.
After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2007. Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007, which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and helped Mika win a Brit Award—winning Best British Breakthrough act, and receive a Grammy Award nomination. In 2006, Mika started up his company, Dodgy Holiday Tours Limited.Two years later Mika released his second extended play, Songs for Sorrow, of which limited edition copies are now sold out worldwide. In 2009 Mika released his second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. Finishing his worldwide tour, Mika recorded his third album, The Origin of Love, stating it would be "more simplistic pop, less layered than the last one". The album was released internationally on 16 September 2012 and in the UK on 8 October 2012.
Shanghai Shallow Water Bay Culture Center is located on the Jingning Road by the river of Suzhou, which is a new fashion landmark in Suzhou river cultural corridor. It covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and has Q.Hall, q.house, recording studio, rehearsal room.