Far away from the American pop-culture epicenter, there are a few artists whose voices manage to be heard no matter where you might find yourself in the world.
For the past few years, Beyonce’s jerky soprano has been one of them, Lady Gaga’s drone has been another. But amongst the males, Akon’s reed-inflected voice, more than the sound of other artists, has been part of the global pop-culutre lexicon from Berlin to Beijing.
And he’s coming to Shanghai to perform on Saturday the 5th of November @ the Mercedes-Benz Arena! We’re getting a little giddy at the thought of singing the chorus to songs like “Smack That”, “Lonely”, “Don’t Matter”, and “I Just Had Sex” (fingers crossed!).
It’s the perfect chance for Shanghai to pre-funk at someone’s house and have themselves an awesome time singing to Akon with thousands of others on November 5th.
Because winter’s coming, the music festival season is over, and the time is here for Shanghai’s floating group of nightlife addicts and music lovers to come in from the dark, and hunker down with other warm bodies inside an arena.
Tickets for the concert range from 180RMB to the 1680RMB VIP pass. An after party will also be taking place at the Mixing Room & Muse, which will feature MC Hot Dog, as well as DJs and dancers from the Muse Group. Tickets for the after-party are 250RMB in advance (when purchased with Akon tickets), and 300RMB at the door.
To book tickets for the concert and after-party, click here.
180-1680RMB // Saturday, November 5th // Mercedes-Benz Arena // 1200 EXPO Avenue, near Zhoujiadu Lu (世博大道1200号, 近周家渡路)
Akon will also be performing in Beijing on November 4th, Guangzhou on November 7th, and Jakarta on November 13th.
And, oh yes, before we forget: we have two tickets we’re giving away to the concert! They’re for seats in the lower bowl, and each ticket is valued at 780RMB. Have we got your attention?
Tell us why you should be the one who gets the tickets. We’re looking for images, videos, or short messages, via email ([email protected], subject heading: AKON TIX), or a post on our Facebook page.
Show us your singing on Youtube, make a portrait of Akon from from macaroni, or construct elaborate fibs. It’s up to you! Whoever wows us or makes us laugh gets the tickets. No goatse links (or anything that we can’t repost on our site) will be seriously considered, thanks.