celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, one of the country’s top independent labels announced the cancellation of all foreign acts at its music festival.The Modern Sky Festival was to feature acts including the Buzzcocks, British Sea Power, Shonen Knife and Swedish punk outfit International Noise Conspiracy. However, two weeks after the Modern Sky Festival, Beyonce will be able to bring her “I Am … Sasha Fierce” tour to the Chinese capital for a single show on Oct. 23. Ticket prices for the concert at Wukesong Gymnasium in western Beijing range from $45-$260.It is her first show in Beijing and second trip to China, having appeared in Shanghai and in the Macau Special Administrative Region in 2007. That same year husband Jay-Z was denied a performance permit because of his controversial lyrics.Skid Row is set to break the silence in Beijing on Friday after a four-month absence of major foreign acts. One day after tanks again roll through Beijing’s main thoroughfare as part of the national celebrations, Skid Row will appear at Star Live, a midsize venue that played host to Ghostface Killah in mid-June. A representative from Star Live, Skid Row’s Beijing venue, confirmed that… Read full this story
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