Mayday evolved from ‘So Band’, which was formed by Ashin, Monster and the first drummer in 1995 while they were studying at The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University. They were later joined by Masa and Stone, who were attending the same school. After graduation, the members went to different universities but continued to perform in pubs and eateries. They were also actively involved in promoting the growing rock music trend in Taiwan. In 1997, the band registered under the moniker Mayday in order to join the Formoz Festival. This would become the official name of the band.
In the 13 years since their first public appearance, Mayday has released eight studio albums. Mayday’s music truthfully voices the heartfelt wishes of young Chinese about their life, relationship and work, and reflections. The pursuit of dreams expressed through their songs have touched the hearts of countless souls!
Mayday has won countless awards for music achievements. They received more than 150 domestic and oversea music awards, including the MTV Video Music Award’s Japan and Best Buzz Asia Greater China Artist Award, and records they created are unsuppressed in the history of popular music in Taiwan – four-time winner of the Best Band Award, Golden Melody Awards (highest honor in the music field in Taiwan). This year, they were chosen to receive the Best Mandarin Album, Best Musical Arranger, Best Composer, Best Producer, and Award for Song of the Year and are the champion band for 2012.
Mayday never fails to create miracles in their concerts and has never ceased to challenge themselves. In over 200 concerts in their world tour, more than 10 millions fan attended their concerts. For the two consecutive concerts held in Beijing Bird’s Nest in 2012, the 200,000 tickets were sold out in one day. Media in Asia praised Mayday as the “King of Concert”. UK media even dubbed Mayday the “Chinese Beatles.”
For over one year, the courageous Mayday has been the vanguard in the industry and spent over NTD220 millions on their Mayday: 3DNA, the first 3D concert movie in the Chinese world.