Jazz up your Saturday nights at Maduro with Japanese jazz pianist Aya Sekine. Though strongly influenced by Bebop, the eclectic jazz pianist doesn't shy away from collaborating with musicians of various genres and backgrounds including the power-kampong outfit The Jazz Djogets known for their wicked blend of jazz, funk, soul, Malay pop yeh yeh, Japanese city pop and dangdut. Joining her in celebrating some of her best original compositions and jazz favourites are New York-based saxophonist Eric Wyatt, local soul singer-songwriter Michele Therese and some of Singapore's coolest swingin' cats.
Besides sharing a last name with the OG Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith), this triple threat – rapper, actor and Twitter phenom – is no stranger to the world of pop culture. Jaden Smith is swooping down to Zouk – Batman-style – on October 24 with his chaotic, collage-like beats à la Syre, his ambitious debut studio album, as well as his latest Erys featuring other hitmakers like A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, and Kid Cudi.
Experience sonic bliss with Mosaic Music Series as the rich sounds of jazz reverberate around the halls of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay once again. Sit back and venture into the realm of jazz with Chōwa – In Harmony by Rani Singam and Akira Ishii on October 24 and 25.
Keep things jazzy this October with Jacqui Naylor, Maduro's first international act to take the stage. The Californian vocalist is no stranger to some of the world's finest jazz clubs from Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London to SFJazz in San Francisco. She has also flexed her impressive vocal chops at jazz festivals too. This time, she's about to make her Singapore debut with her signature folky jazz with long-time collaborator and pianist Art Khu on-stage.
If you've got The Beatles, Oasis, and Catfish and the Bottlemen on repeat, then get ready for this generation's version of pop-rock. British pop trio New Hope Club burst into the scene in 2017 with their catchy acoustic-guitar-driven music and magnetic on-stage chemistry. Now, catch live on the Singapore stage this October.
The best-selling boyband in pop history has announced its Singapore stop as part of their DNA World Tour. And no, we're not playing games with your heart. See AJ, Brian, Nick, Howie and Kevin larger than life as they flex their singing chops and bust their best moves to the smashing hits that defined the Noughties. Fangirl and scream your heart out to all their greatest singles including As Long As You Love Me, I Want It That Way and Shape Of My Heart, as well as Don't Go Breaking My Heart from their latest studio album DNA.
Note: tickets have sold out.
Here's a musical showcase that brings together some of the best regional and homegrown talents in one place: Zhongshan Park. Surround yourself with the electrifying music and soulful vocals of headliner, Taiwanese pop-rock band F.I.R., as well as notable local acts including Tay Kewei, Alfred Sim, Qiu Feng Ze, The Fleurist and last year's Stärker Music Jams Champion, Soph T. Beyond the music, enjoy award-winning Stärker fresh beer and grub.
Fresh from Brighton, England, psych-pop quartet Fur is bringing their 60s-influenced bops to Singapore as part of their first world tour. Their unique hybrid of vintage guitar pop, jangly melodies and sunlit charm à la If You Know That I'm Lonely has garnered them millions of plays and a dedicated fanbase. Joining them for the night is local dream-pop outfit Coming Up Roses.
Literally, the new kids on the block, Why Don’t We is the latest addition to the boy band phenomenon. Fresh from their sold-out shows in America and Europe, the five-piece returns with their clean-cut pop tunes and synchronised dancing to Singapore. With their full-length debut 8 Letters, as well as the summer-ready smash hit Come To Brazil making waves, you’ll find it hard to resist a dance.
Seems like K-Pop is the gift that keeps on giving. Another K-pop festival to hit this year is KAMP Singapore. The global music jamboree stops by the city as part of its trailblazing tour that's making waves in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Get all charged up for two days of music, state-of-the-art effects, red carpet events, and opportunities to get up close and personal to your favourite acts. The line-up includes NCT 127, Gfriend, Ha Sung Woon, Chung Ha, Super Junior, WJSN, Momoland, Stray Kids and Sonnet Son.
Featuring a stellar line-up of international and local stars from the indie cosmos, Neon Lights returns to illuminate Fort Canning Green on the weekend of November 23 and 24. Bound to make any hipster burst with euphoria, headliners include the Grammy-Award winning folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, Grammy-nominated songstress Halsey, electronic-soul duo Honne, and electro-pop darling Aurora.
Hailing from Florida, American indie-pop duo Sales are making their Singapore debut at the Esplanade Annexe Studio after taking on sold-out shows across the US and Europe. Don't miss longtime pals Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih deliver their minimal yet meticulously crafted, emotive and incisive tracks including the single Chinese New Year.
It's a beautiful day. The Irish rock legends are performing their very first Singapore headline show on November 30 with a second show on December 1 at the National Stadium as part of The Joshua Tree Tour. Fronted by a reflective Bono and backed by guitar hero the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr, U2 are reincarnating their fifth studio album, Joshua Tree, in full including sky-rocketing singles such as With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and Where the Streets Have No Name.
The future is female and this brand new music series is celebrating girl power with female-fronted acts. Shaking up the festival scene in Singapore, The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions creates unique experiences for sonic explorers willing to venture further into pop-rock, R&B, indie-folk and electronica on a more intimate scale – all within an unusual heritage venue: Pasir Panjang Power Station. Get stoked for acclaimed Welsh avant-pop artist Cate Le Bon, Brooklyn's infectious power-pop group Charly Bliss fronted by Eva Hendricks, as well as London's brazen post-punkers Goat Girl, among others.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of their hit debut album Reach for the Sun, The Dangerous Summer is dropping by Singapore to revisit the album in full. And it's not just that either – the Maryland three-piece is also performing tracks off their latest release Mother Nature.
Singapore's Prince of Mandopop is playing his first National Stadium show on December 21. The Sanctuary 2.0 World Tour marks his return since his four record-breaking sold-out shows at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in August last year. Bigger and better, this enhanced version of last year's Sanctuary World Tour takes the indoor concert outdoors. Alongside stunning lighting and visual effects, the new stage is designed with two moving extensions, bridging the superstar closer to fans. Expect abstract costumes and set designs that are bound to elevate the overall show experience.
Note: tickets have sold out.
Take a walk down memory lane with the former lead singer from one of the biggest bands in the 80s. Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley is returning to our shores to belt out classics like True and Gold, as well as tracks off his new solo album Talking to the Moon. Stick around as he surprises audiences with some of his personal favourites at The Theatre at Mediacorp.
We're not going to wake you up when September ends to deliver this PSA: Green Day are making a return as part of the Hella Mega Tour. Fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the American punk-rock heroes – including bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool – skyrocketed to fame with chart-topping headbangers like Basket Case, When I Come Around, Geek Stink Breath, and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) which spawned attention-grabbing music videos that were on heavy rotation on MTV in the 90s.
Get stoked – American indie-folk outfit Bon Iver are set to take over The Star Theatre with their emotive setlist and – if it's anything like their recent US tour – a visually stunning showcase. This marks their return since their sold-out debut show in 2016. Fronted by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, the Grammy Award-winning band are bringing forth the feels with spellbinding singles like Skinny Love, Blood Bank, and Holocene.
The last time this Grammy Award-winning acapella sensation arrived in town, they completely sold out. Now they’re back, and set to hit the stage with their tight harmonies and wicked beat-boxing. Catch them flex their vocal chops in the pop, electronic, hip hop and R&B tunes you love.
Internationally renowned Korean contemporary pianist-composer Yiruma returns to Singapore following the overwhelming success of his previous tours. With music featured in Hollywood blockbusters and hit Korean dramas, Yiruma has been widely regarded as one of the most successful classical artists in the world. Witness him perform a medley of mesmerising pieces – from his signature classics like River Flows in You to his latest hits like Frame.
Taking on a global tour, Japanese rock band AliA are heading to the Lion City to turn the heat up with tracks off their mini-albums AliVe and realize. Besides some hard-hitting tracks, the six-piece are set to showcase their versatility with a wide range of styles à la the up-tempo songs like Impulse and Limit to mellower stuff like Voice.