No stranger to China (and Asia for that matter), Maximilian Hecker returns for a major China tour with his Beijing stop smack in the middle. Hecker has been making music for the past 11 years, and has perfected the art of piano-driven ethereal pop, but he knows how to rock a live show as well (check out his last Beijing stop at Mao on Youku).

Hecker left his last label in 2010 and has released his last few albums and EPs himself, freeing him from the corporate machine attached to popular music, just one of the ways he’s been stripping his work and life down to the essentials. In a March 2010 interview with he said “I’ve found it incredibly liberating to tell the truth and show my vulnerability. If I show myself to be open, vulnerable and naked – on the current album, at gigs, in interviews, intimate relationships and other social situations – all the narcissistic ballast drops away. If I put all my cards on the table, I hope that my audience or whoever I’m with will put theirs on the table too”.

He is touring China between albums, his most recent “I Am Nothing but Emotion, No Human Being, No Son, Never Again Son” and a new project he’ll be working on this winter. If it’s anything like his past work, our ears will be in for a treat.

Music so sweet it could save lives if played at the right moment. (Cracked review of “One Day”, April 2009)

Doors open: 19:30

Show time: 20:00

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  • Tickets: Rmb 150 / 100 (presale)