This May and June, Split Works is very proud to bring Grammy-nominated singer songwriter MIKA for his debut tour of China. Prepare for a high energy, high-colour glitterball of showmanship underpinned by some of the most infectious songs in popular culture. MIKA and his full entourage is set to warm the hearts of fans in the region this summer - get your dancing shoes on and let’s get ready to boogie!
Date: Friday May 29, 2015
Presale Ticket: 380RMB, https://yoopay.cn/event/mikaBeijing
Door Ticket: 480RMB
Venue: HIT FM Live 糖果
Address: 3/F, Tango, 79 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District (东城区和平里西街79号 糖果3层)
Split Works official website：www.spli-t.com
MIKA official website: http://MIKAsounds.com/
The Telegraph review: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/6223559/MIKA-The-Boy-Who-Knew-Too-Much-CD-review.html
MIKA began his pop career in 2007 with the defining single “Grace Kelly”, which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide and was the second British single ever to top the chart on downloads alone. It was #1 in the UK for 5 weeks and topped the charts in 6 other countries. Total single sales from his debut album Life In Cartoon Motion exceeded 6 million, and the album itself went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide.
His second album The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009) built on this success, making it into the top ten in over 10 countries worldwide. The record contained the hits “We Are Golden”, “Blame It On The Girls” and “Rain”. In 2011 MIKA released the French language single “Elle Me Dit” which topped the French charts for 8 weeks in 2011 clocking up over 300,000 sales, and becoming the second best selling single of the year in the process. The video featured legendary French actress Fanny Ardant and received over 35 million plays.
His third album The Origin of Love was released to international acclaim in 2012, and included the huge single “Celebrate”, featuring Pharrell Williams and US smash hit “Popular Song”, which was later reworked as a duet with American Nickelodeon sensation Ariana Grande. 2013 went on to see MIKA become a judge on X-Factor Italia (learning Italian in 3 months to be proficient on live TV!) and a season coach on The Voice in France. The episodes of both shows blew the ratings, causing his status in both countries to rocket. 2015 delivers more surprises – there is word MIKA has finished his 4th studio album, due for release soon!
MIKA has been nominated for and won awards from the Brits, the Grammys, the Ivor Novello Awards, The NRJs and The World Music Awards, among others. He was also the recipient of the prestigious French award "Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres". MIKA has now sold over 10 million records and has Gold and Platinum awards in an impressive 32 countries worldwide.