Seems like the event a lot of people are talking about is the upcoming Linkin Park concert this Sunday. From what we have heard there are still some tickets available (from Emma ticketing) but supposedly the event has sold extremely well. If that’s true, it’s impressive, considering this show is being held in Hongkou Stadium, a venue three times the size of the Shanghai Grand Stage.
We have also heard lots of people knocking the new Linkin Park album Minutes to Midnight as being pretty lame (we haven’t heard it yet — not fans) … but guess what … it is one of the biggest sellers of this young millennium. This means there are plenty of people out there who love this stuff. Love them or hate them, doesn’t really matter. A stadium rock concert in Shanghai? Count us in, just for the spectacle alone.
Sunday – November 18th
Linkin Park – Hongkou Stadium – 7:30pm (100-1600rmb)
Abe Deyo is Shanghaiist’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.