Joyce Jonathan on tour

Joyce Jonathan on tour

Joyce Jonathan returns to China from May 19 to 30, 2017 for a tour of 10 concerts. This show will exclusively be performed for China as part of a residency with a famous Chinese singer.

Joyce Jonathan is a composer-songwriter part of the new wave of French pop.Sometimes at the guitar, sometimes at the piano, she will also be accompanied by her musicians. With several China tours under her belt, the 27 years old singer has gained a certain local notoriety. Her light, simple and memorable style is carried by folk guitar and a soft voice. Tales of the artist's tastes, love and family are given expression in both French and Chinese.



Can you tell us about your links to China? Do you come here often? 

Joyce Jonathan : I've been coming to China since I was 11 years old. The first time was to accompany my mum on one of her business trips. She set up a tourist agency in France based on China travel, and is responsible for giving me a taste and curiosity for the country. She enrolled my two sisters and me in a French school where we could learn Mandarin and I learnt my first words at the age of 13. A few years later, in 2010, when my first album was released in France, Warner Taiwan contacted me to release my album in the country. I jumped at the opportunity to do it and recorded my first songs translated into Mandarin. From then on, I came to China regularly, several times a year, for concerts and shows such as the Chinese New Year gala. 


What is your best memory of China? 

Joyce Jonathan : Singing at the Olympic Water Cube in 2012 at Beijing TV’s Chinese New Year Gala. It was the first time I took part in such a spectacular show. I felt tiny standing on a huge podium that rose as I sang. I sang one song from my album in French and another song in half French and half Chinese, surrounded by dancers in crazy costumes. The show was broadcast on BTV in front of more than 350 million viewers. 


You are about to release your first album sung exclusively in Chinese and tour China. Can you tell us a little more? 

Joyce Jonathan : Yes, I am very excited to come in May for a series of concerts and to release my first album sung all in Chinese. The album consists of translated versions of previous albums that I sang this time in Chinese, as well as other unreleased tracks, such as a duet with the Chinese singer Qu Wanting and one with Asian artist Anggun. 


What have been your best encounters in China? 

Joyce Jonathan :When I last came here, for a show in December 2016, I met Cui Jian in the corridor. We exchanged a few words and swapped records. He is a singer I admire a lot for his musical style, simplicity and melodic strengths. I decided to make a cover of his song Greenhouse girl, which was originally sung in Chinese. I translated it in French, and cannot wait to sing it when I come in May!


Joyce Jonathan's playlist

Joyce Jonathan singer, songwriter, and composer is a young artist revealed on the web. She displays sales figures as important as major artists:

  • A double platinium record (200 000 units sold of “Sur mes gardes”)
  • 6 singles playlisted on radios (6th or airplay with “Je ne sais pas”)
  • 30 million views on music videos and 11 million streams (all tracks)
  • 250 shows sold out in France and  across the world

 “Sur mes gardes” has chartered #5 in Hong Kong and Taiwan

“Je ne sais pas” was #5 of the airplay in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Her second album Caractère released in France in June 2013 is already a gold record and has chartered #2 in Hong Kong.


19.05.2017 20:00


Modernsky Lab

5-108, Floor B1, Building D, Galaxy SOHO

Dongcheng district, Beijing, Beijing



24.05.2017 20:00


46 Livehouse

52 XINMIN Road, B1

Yuelu district, Changsha, Hunan



30.05.2017 20:00 - 30.05.2017
Ticket Prices
280¥, 480¥, 680¥


Central Station

315 Huangpu Middle Ave, Yangcheng Creative Industrial Park

Tianhe district, Guangzhou, Guangdong


Phone : 020 38730109


21.05.2017 20:00


Mao livehouse Hangzhou

3rd Floor, Shangcheng 1157, 77 South Zhongshan Road,Shangcheng District, Hangzhou

Shangcheng district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang



28.05.2017 20:00


MAO Livehouse

430, Dong Feng Xi Lu, Wuhua Qu, Kunming

Wuhua district, Kunming, Yunnan



26.05.2017 19:30
English website for ticket booking:


Gulou district, Nanjing, Jiangsu



20.05.2017 20:00


Mao Live House

3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Road

Luwan district, Shanghai, Shanghai


Phone : 021-64450086


27.05.2017 19:30
English website for ticket booking:


Shanghai Centre Theatre

1376 Nanjing Road West

Jing'an district, Shanghai, Shanghai


Phone : 216279 8663






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