shanghai qiutian NEWS:
We've started our tour & New Album is coming!
Hey, friends of Shanghai Qiutian!
It’s been a while. Here’s what we’ve been up to during the past months.
We spent mid-August in the Yellow Sea-port city of Dalian, to finish writing our new songs and to prepare for the upcoming album recording this November in Reykjavík. Dalian is home to our amazing friends from Wang Wen, who also dropped an epic new album last week. We had the chance to use their studio for our rehearsal, which was just a great experience. We then blasted off with our very first show of the tour at Hertz Space in Dalian, and we are so grateful to all the people who came to support us.
Release: “SAN LOU - love, love, love”
During that period, Wang Yi’s Solo project “SAN LOU” released “love, love, love“ on a limited and deliciously plain pink 12” vinyl, that was also digital-released worldwide via Eating Music 宜听音乐. If you haven’t yet, check it out on your favorite streaming platform or on their bandcamp page.
Watch the single “Just Dance” MV here.
We’ve been struggling with concert cancellations a lot recently, restriction measures on cultural activities have been strict and pretty random too.
But hey, we played the “Xiami Music Festival” in Qinghuangdao, which was a pretty awesome experience, a huge stage right at the seaside. We were supposed to play the second day too, but… the whole festival got canceled halfway, allegedly because of Covid. We luckily escaped Hebei province early enough, to not be put in quarantine.
First leg and “Keep on rockin’…”
We then started our first “proper” leg of the tour, meaning everyone quit their job and had no more place to live. Among 7 concerts, 2 got canceled for no obvious reasons, but we are keeping our heads up.
9/9 Wenzhou @ Blind Lobby
9/10 Ningbo @ Dengta
9/16 Suzhou @ Hillhouse (canceled)
9/17 Hangzhou @ 9bar
9/22 Qingdao @ So Downtown (canceled)
9/23 Nanjing @ 1701 Livehouse
9/24 Hefei @ On the way (canceled)
9/25 Nanchang @ VAS Livehouse
Inspired by arbitrary cancellations and just the average difficulties people face when applying for concert licenses, we launched a series of Neil Young-themed T-Shirts quoting “Keep on rockin’ in the free world” that we sold via a temporary China-only online sale. We are really grateful for everyone that contributed to our cause.