Mr Big's Midi Shanghai appearance cancelled
I just got an e-mail from Midi organisers and Steve-o just put it in the comments a couple of posts below: Mr Big have had to cancel their appearance tomorrow at Midi Shanghai.
Basically what happened was: Mr Big played Beijing Midi Festival last weekend and then packed their bags and headed off to Taiwan to play a show there. When they then tried to return to the Mainland for their show in Shanghai tomorrow, it emerged they didn't have multi-entry visas and so couldn't come back in. Whoops. They've not been able to work anything out last minute and thus their appearance in Shanghai is cancelled.
This is clearly a massive blow for Midi who had been selling the festival very much on the back of Mr Big's appearance - ticket prices were more expensive for the day Mr Big were scheduled to appear and the band's pictures were all over the promotional material.
The show will go on: the rest of Midi's line-up remains intact at the moment and the event is still due to run from tomorrow until Sunday in Pudong's Century Park with most of Shanghai's major bands, a couple of Beijing acts and a few imports from abroad. There's a line-up rundown from Mr Shapiro here and this is still a great opportunity to see a rock festival in the city so get out and support your favourite local bands.
Midi's full announcement:
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