In recent years, Shanghai’s critics have leveled some pretty heavy criticisms at the music scene:
- it lacks a true Soul Provider.
- its members don’t have enough Time, Love & Tenderness for others.
- its promoters aren’t doing enough to address The Hunger of those who want more from music.
With one sweeping move and a startling invitation, Shanghai’s music elite looks to silence its critics forever. On December 12th, they will rest their hopes that the Shanghai music scene might rise to greatness on the (very large) shoulders of one man. Who is this man? None other than the illustrious Michael Bolton.
The grammy award-winning crooner will play two nights in China, first on Shanghai’s Grand Stage before heading to Beijing. Shanghaiist hopes that both cities have enough Zingers Tea, avocados, and fine cheeses on hand (not to mention the gospel choir) to meet the superstar’s high demands.
Despite his status amongst Chinese critics as ‘outdated’, Bolton’s deep baritone and soulful renditions of timeless classics still ask very pertinent questions, such as:
- How am I supposed to live without you?
- How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends?
- Can I touch you there?
and of course:
For answers to these questions and much, much more, be sure to get those tickets well in advance …