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By The Boys website, Feb 17 2015 09:17AM

The Boys arrived in Shanghai in January 2015 to embark on a nine-date national tour to promote their new album "Punk Rock Menopause" only to discover that the tour had been cancelled by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

The official reason given was "crowd control and security issues" in the wake of the Shanghai stampede at a riverside New Year celebration attended by around 300,000 in which 36 people were killed and 49 injured. The Ministry of Culture had sent letters (below) to all the venues on the tour telling them that if The Boys played there, their premises would be shut down with immediate effect.

Undeterred, the band set off on a cultural/culinary tour of China and along the way managed to play three secret underground gigs – promoted entirely by word of mouth and carefully avoiding official Chinese chat rooms and social networks such as Weibo. In addition, the band gave multiple interviews, were the subject of a one-hour documentary on a national TV channel and recorded a live album, which will be released later this year.

By The Boys website, Dec 28 2014 05:01PM

The Boys will visit China for the “First Time” ever playing a nine date tour from 15-24 January 2015:

Thurs 15 Jan: SHANGHAI

Fri 16 Jan: SHANGHAI

Sat 17 Jan: NANTONG

Sun 18 Jan: HEFEI

Tues 20 Jan: WUHAN

Wed 21 Jan: XINXIANG

Thurs 22 Jan: ZIBO

Fri 23 Jan: QINGDAO

Sat 24 Jan: BEIJING

The Boys’ critically acclaimed "Punk Rock Menopause", the band's first new album in 33 years, is to be given a Special Limited Edition Picture Disc release in February 2015. To coincide with the release The Boys recently filmed a video in Germany for "Punk Rock Girl". Further filming for the video will take place in Italy early in the New Year.

Kent Norberg, from top Swedish band Sator, will be playing bass with The Boys on the Chinese dates.