The Danish band D-A-D went on a tour in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai from April 30 to May 3.
To showcase Danish rock music to the Chinese audience, the Danish missions in China, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai, introduced the band´s concerts in Shanghai and Beijing through the mission’s micro blogs with a competition, where four lucky Weibo fans won tickets to the band’s concert in Yugong Yishan.
The micro blogs have a following of nearly 300.000 and is a communication channel that offers the people of China an insight into the work of the Danish missions.
DAD’s debut album Call of the Wild was released in 1986 and their international breakthrough in 1989 with the record No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims, which was released on the band’s 5th birthday. The album became the band’s greatest success, and also gave the band a million dollar contract with Warner Bros.
During their stay in China D-A-D gave two concerts in Beijing and one in Shanghai. Being an experienced band with more than 25 years of making music the band has played all over the world, but this tour marked the first visit to China.
In Beijing the D-A-D played at the Chinese rock club Yugong Yishan on April 30 and at the Chinese MIDI festival on May 1.
On May 3 the Consul General of Shanghai Karsten Ankjær Jensen opened up the doors to his residence to host a meet and greet event where 47 guests had the opportunity to meet the band members of D-A-D.
“The informal atmosphere provided a perfect setting for this event. Being able to welcome visitors to my residence gives the Consulate General in Shanghai a possibility to host events that give the guests something extraordinary. D-A-D’s visit to Shanghai is one of those special occasions, where the Consulate General would like to offer a special experience,” Consul General Karsten Ankjær Jensen says.
D-A-D played the last concert of the mini tour in Shanghai May 3.