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"Useless Rock 摇滚无用" American Tour

We're coming to you, America! 支持人民艺术家侵入美帝国! Get an inside look at the band, Second Hand Rose, and Chinese Rock.

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Da Jia Hao, we are Second Hand Rose, a Chinese band that combines rock with local sounds and instruments. This fall we are starting a new adventure; we are going on our first ever American tour. Hop on if you’re ready for an encounter with Chinese youth culture.

大家好,我们是二手玫瑰,中国摇滚的极品爷们,谢谢。
今年十月份我们要去美国巡演,将在纽约、波斯顿、华盛顿和费城等4个城市进行演出,欢迎来搞!
通过这个众筹网站,您可以与我们一起参与这次“西游”之旅,并且证明“摇滚无用,无所不用”。支持者均会得到独家幕后信息、预售票、以及我们自己创造的“红配绿”服装品牌及乐队衍生产品等等礼物。我们很好奇美国东北的豪爽,十分期待这次艳遇。

Northeastern Chinese Openness
Bringing our music, and the whole live experience to America is a big adventure. Purchase your tickets here to join us on this ‘Journey to the West’ and get a digital download of a brand new compilation album plus unique, backstage access to our story. Through PledgeMusic we’ll be posting videos, audio, photos and blogs that won’t be available anywhere else! You can also ask anything you want to know about what’s going on in China at one of the dinner parties we’re organizing or support Northeastern Chinese boldness and openness by wearing something from our fashion line, Red & Green, which uses our own prints and fabrics.

Useless Rock and Chinese Youth Culture
The theme of the tour is useless rock, so it’s about how the Chinese band scene changed over the last ten-odd years. When we started in 1999 rock was restricted to underground venues. Most bands were countercultural, and almost all disbanded after a few years. In 2000, when we broke through with the line “Buddy, what the heck’re playing rock for”, we wanted underground rockers to lighten up a little.

Over the years we’ve become kind of a big thing in China with our typical style of tongue-in-cheek playfulness and distinctive, Chinese sound. It did help that the scene as whole has grown immensely. It was really the festival boom from 2007 onwards that enabled us to professionalize. Nowadays, we play around 30 festivals a year all over China, the largest of which was last May in Beijing where we were one of the headliners, performing to 250.000 people.

Last year we also did a show in a prestigious state-owned venue, for which we worked with a loose group of sound engineers, lighting guys, filmmakers, photographers, stage designers and fashion designers. Most of these people are fans, whom unfortunately we still can’t pay properly. But in general, things are looking up.

This is part of a larger trend in Chinese culture. Rock even features prominently in TV shows such as The Voice of China, and in advertising campaigns. In other words, it is in the process of being co-opted by the mainstream. Now our question about rock’s usefulness is about keeping its critical edge.

The striking, in-your-face color combination of red and green is typical for the Northeast, where lead singer Liang Long grew up. The region borders on Siberia and North Korea, and during its long winters it is local tradition for neighbors to seek warmth in each other’s beds (usually a kang, or stove-bed. This tradition may occasionally continue in other seasons).

Humor, drink and music are indispensable in dealing with the aftermaths – gossip, loss of face, extramarital children. This culture is perpetuated in rowdy local stage traditions that in turn inspire us. ☺

Now, we have heard similar traditions exist in the American Northeast (Capitalist countries are thoroughly corrupted). Needless to say, we are VERY excited about the prospect of finding out first hand. Want to join?

Thank you,
Second Hand Rose

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AccessPass: "The Long Lost Songbook of Chinese" 美国发行数字专辑《莫名》

"The Long Lost Songbook of Chinese" 美国发行数字专辑《莫名》
$10
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A digital download of an exclusive compilation album by Second Hand Rose, PLUS the pass to view SHR updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes content on PledgeMusic!
中国的人民艺术家团体在美帝国主义发行的独家合辑,以及看二手玫瑰乐队在PledgeMusic随时更新的幕后花zou絮guang的通行证。

Concert Ticket 演唱会门票

Concert Ticket 演唱会门票
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Please select your city: NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia
请选择城市:纽约,华盛顿,波士顿,费城

SHR x Hip Hop USA Fashion Party

SHR x Hip Hop USA Fashion Party
$15
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A ticket to SHR’s “Red&Green” Fashion Party in partnership with Hip Hop USA in NYC.
二手玫瑰自创潮牌《红配绿》与Hip Hop USA合作纽约时尚Party

Socks 插足-棉袜

Socks 插足-棉袜
$15
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Second Hand Rose just knocked your socks off? Get a new pair!
就是袜子

Bandana 情儿-丝巾

Bandana 情儿-丝巾
$20
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23″ × 23″ Bandana, scarf, hankerchief…. how ever you want to use it.
23×23英寸 头巾、围巾、卫生巾…当什么巾都行

Concert + Fashion Party Tickets

Concert + Fashion Party Tickets
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Concert ticket PLUS a ticket to SHR’s “Red&Green” Fashion Party in partnership with Hip Hop USA in NYC. 演唱会门票加上二手玫瑰自创潮牌《红配绿》与Hip Hop USA合作纽约时尚Party

Concert Ticket + Socks 演唱会门票+插足

Concert Ticket + Socks 演唱会门票+插足
$23+
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请选择城市

Cap 老帽儿-棒球帽

Cap 老帽儿-棒球帽
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It’s not a feather in my cap. It’s a rose.
谁戴了绿帽子?

Concert Ticket + Bandana 演唱会门票+情儿

Concert Ticket + Bandana 演唱会门票+情儿
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A ticket to a show of the “Useless Rock” Tour and an official bandana!
请选择城市

Phone Cover 套儿-手机壳

Phone Cover 套儿-手机壳
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Don’t be a fool cover your tool.
安全而又舒适的保护

T-Shirt 红男绿女-刺绣T恤

T-Shirt 红男绿女-刺绣T恤
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Roll your sleeves up! Men’s style in Red, Women’s style in green.
大红大绿,二人转般简单而又粗暴的性感

Concert Ticket + Cap 演唱会门票+老帽儿

Concert Ticket + Cap 演唱会门票+老帽儿
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Concert Ticket + Phone Case 演唱会门票+手机壳

Concert Ticket + Phone Case 演唱会门票+手机壳
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A ticket to a show of the “Useless Rock” Tour and an official phone case!
请选择城市

Concert Ticket + Shirt 演唱会门票+红男绿女

Concert Ticket + Shirt 演唱会门票+红男绿女
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A concert ticket to a show of the “Useless Rock” Tour AND official band shirt!
请选择城市

“Useless Rock” Concert DVD - Signed工体《摇滚无用》演唱会签名DVD

“Useless Rock” Concert DVD - Signed工体《摇滚无用》演唱会签名DVD
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This disc is compatible with NTSC players.

Concert Ticket + Signed DVD 演唱会门票+签名DVD

Concert Ticket + Signed DVD 演唱会门票+签名DVD
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VIP Concert Access - VIP 演唱会门票

VIP Concert Access - VIP 演唱会门票
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Concert ticket, exclusive ‘tryst by chance’ 艳遇dinner with the band, AND
appearance in the DVD that will be made of the North-American tour!
包含演唱会门票,与乐队共进“艳遇”晚宴,以及在二手玫瑰的北美巡演视频中出镜!

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