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    • ADDRESS:
      3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu,
      near Jianguo Zhong Lu
      3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
    • PHONE:
      6445 0086
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    • METRO:
      8 mins walk from Madang Rd
    • HOURS:
      Open for events only
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    • Editor's Description
      MAO Shanghai Livehouse is a Shanghai's most active large-sized concert venue, hosting local, national, and international acts every weekend and intermittent week nights. Music ranges from pop, to rock, to large-scale electronic events and raves. Shows vary in start time and cover charge; please refer to the events listings to see which bands and DJs are playing when.
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  • Rudimental show
    For MAO Livehouse on September 6, 2016
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    Joined Jan 5, 2016
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    Posted 1 Reviews
    I have been a fan of Rudimental for a couple of years, I really liked their latest album and quite a few tracks from their first album, so I was happy to see them playing at Mao Livehouse, I only noticed they were playing the morning of the event so I paid full price 260 RMB for each of the two tickets for me and my girlfriend.

    I was really excited all day about going to see them live. It was not very busy at the venue which was surprising as I have been to see other electronic acts in Shanghai who aren't half as famous or popular as Rudimental but who got much bigger crowds (and charged under half of what Rudimental did). So the atmosphere wasn't great, maybe it wasn't very well advertised, I only found out on the morning that they were playing, so it slipped under my radar too.

    Only one member of Rudimental was actually there, he was with a trumpet player who I suppose is one of their session musicians. There was no explanation as to why the rest weren't there, but it was billed as Rudimental, not just one member. Maybe there were some Visa issues...

    I had heard they were really good live, but I was disappointed, maybe because this wasn't like a real Rudimental show, just one person pressing playing with their hits then dancing around until it finished then pressing play again and another guy occasionally on the trumpet along with the tracks. From how it was advertised I thought they would all be there with backup singers and a much more of a live music experience. Maybe, this was out of their control... So I am not totally writing them off for the future, I am sure that if you was to go see them live in England or America then they would bring the goods and put on an amazing show.

    But for how much we paid for the tickets I have to say it wasn't worth it, my girlfriend is fairly new to going to live shows and she really enjoyed it as their interaction with the crowd was all good and fun. But not a great show if you are looking for a bit more.

    I really appreciate them coming out to play in Shanghai and will continue to be a fan but would hope if they come out here again they can all come out here and bring a full proper show with them, the same kind of show they would put on back home.

    I hope that other acts who come out to Shanghai in the future, even if it is just for one night come fully prepared.

    Venue: It was the first time I had been to the Mao Livehouse, not a bad location, about 5 minutes walk from the nearest station. The sound system seems ok, beers are about 40 RMB as to be expected. We paid an extra 20 RMB when we got the tickets to get a drink coupon, thinking I would get a bottle of Heineken, I was given a small plastic cup of watered down Budweiser.

    It was better than staying at home...
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