If your evenings consist of enjoying live sets at these music venues, you're in for a treat. This year's concert lineup is looking mega with plenty of mainstream, underground, and downright nostalgic acts to catch. Here are the hottest upcoming concerts we're booking tickets for.
The American alt-rock outfit – PVRIS (pronounced Paris) – is making its Singapore debut on 26 June at Hard Rock Cafe (Cuscaden) as part of LAMC Productions’ Rising Star Series. The trio is set to take the stage with a dreamy hybrid of electronic pop tunes with a dash of heavy rock from their LP releases White Noise and All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell.
Belt out your most soulful version of My Heart Will Go On as Celine Dion takes the stage in Singapore for a two-night performance on July 3 and 4 as part of her 'Live 2018' Tour. Tickets to see the five-time Grammy award winner go on sale on May 10 at 10am – but it's gonna cost you. Prices start from $150 and go up to an eye-watering $1,200 for a VVIP experience, which includes exclusive merchandise but, sadly, no meet-and-greet.
American Idol alumnus Chris Daughtry and his band are heading back to Singapore as part of the Asian leg of their world tour. Better known as Daughtry, the alt-rock outfit is slated to perform their biggest hits – from It’s Not Over to Torches off their greatest hits album released in 2016 – at Zepp @ BigBox Singapore this June.
The wait is finally over. The chill-bass duo will stop in Singapore as part of their A Moment Apart tour. The Grammy-nominated band will be taking over The Coliseum this July, with a setlist of tracks from their highly-anticipated third album as well as hits from the yesteryears. Seems like All We Need is an electronic night filled with dreams and nostalgia à la Odesza.
Titan, hero, legend – choose your superlative – folk champion Bob Dylan and his band is set to return to Singapore for the first time in seven years when he plays at The Star Theatre on August 6. Dylan – who in 2016 won the Nobel Prize in Literature, a first for a musician – is showing no signs of stepping away from the stage despite turning 77 later this month. Expect many all-time classics on the night – personally, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some lesser-known gems like Tomorrow is a Long Time and Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.
Grammy-nominated songstress Halsey is back to bless us with her signature electropop sound. In support of her new album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, the pop maverick will be headlining her first solo set in Singapore at The Star Theatre. The night promises to be mega with Halsey’s magnetic music coupled with stunning visual effects, as well as a guest appearance by Indonesia’s emerging R&B singer Niki.
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 will be bringing their clean-cut pop tunes and synchronised dancing to Singapore. With their Invitation EP and catchy single Trust Fund Baby making waves, you’ll find it hard to resist a dance.
Previously postponed, the award-winning English electronic outfit Clean Bandit is set to bring their classical stringed pop tunes to our shores – this time as part of their I Miss You Tour. Internationally recognised for their 2014 hit Rather Be featuring Jess Glynne as well as their massive 2017 single Rockabye with Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, the three-piece whips up a wicked blend of classical and dance music.
Your hard times are officially over. Grammy award-winning rockers Paramore return to our shores since the band's last performance here in 2011. Taking over Zepp@BigBox for one night only, the American rock band is set to tear up the stage with hits from their latest album After Laughter, which features tracks like Hard Times, Fake Happy and Rose-Colored Boy.
If those splitting rumours are setting off alarm bells, then what is set to be their final tour is one concert you won’t want to miss. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Irish boy band Boyzone is making a comeback to serenade fans one last time. Catch them perform chart-topping hits such as Picture of You and No Matter What before they hang those dancing shoes for good.
Months after the passing of fellow Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda of the Grammy-award winning rock band is making a comeback. The rapper, songwriter and producer will be headlining his first solo gig at Zepp@BigBox in August. Expect headbanging numbers from his 2005 solo project Fort Minor, as well as new releases from the very personal Post-Traumatic EP.
Drop your coloring book – Chance the Rapper is gracing our shores as part of his Summer 2018 tour for the very first time! Debuting at Zepp@Bigbox on August 25, the Grammy-Award winner is set to perform all your favourite hits, from No Problem, Juke Jam and All Night. Known for his distinct flows that cleverly weaves in contemporary rap with elements of gospel, jazz, soul and the music of Social Experiment, he has partnered with the likes of Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and Kanye West for his Grammy-Award winning mixtape Coloring Book.
The Singapore F1 Grand Prix is back for its 11th year and shows no sign of slowing down. This year's entertainment lineup is one of the best the city has ever seen. Mandopop prince Jay Chou kicks off the festivities on September 14 with homegrown jazz singer Joanna Dong, who was a member of his Sing! China team last year, by his side. On September 15, be prepared to rock and roll when The Killers make their return to the F1 stage – having graced it last in 2013 – performing alongside Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of Oasis. Dance the night away on September 16, with tracks from EDM star Martin Garrix and New Rules singer Dua Lipa. The action-packed weekend also sees international acts such as Young Fathers, Simply Red, The Sugarhill Gang, Sekai No Owari and Bjorn Again. Local music is also represented with Myrne, Abby Simone and Eatmepoptart taking the stage.
You've watched the videos on Youtube, now it's time to catch Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox live in Singapore. The travelling band of throwback minstrels makes its return to Singapore at the Kallang Theatre. Expect vintage twists on modern pop hits such as Beyoncé's Single Ladies, Sam Smith's I'm Not The Only One and the perennial favourite, Creep by Radiohead.
YouTube sensation – The Piano Guys – returns with their signature classical take on mainstream pop tunes. Along with Jon Schmidt on piano and Steven Sharp Nelson on cello, videographer Paul Anderson and producer Al van der Beek make up the team behind the successful series of self-made videos which have garnered over one billion views since 2009.
It's time to stock up on tissue guys and girls – Grammy award-winning artist Sam Smith is bringing his The Thrill of It All World Tour to our shores. The concert will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and it's guaranteed to be a tear jerker with songs like Too Good At Goodbyes and Burning, the most personal song he's ever written, on the setlist.
The original line-up of British-Norwegian boyband A1 reunites for their 20th-anniversary tour. Stopping by Singapore, the foursome will be delighting old-time fans at the MES Theatre with a string of hits including Like A Rose, Same Old Brand New You, and the noughties' cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me.
This Grammy award-winning American pop diva needs no introduction – feast your eyes (and ears) on her sultry hits from her decades of music-making. Making her return four years after her last performance in the city, the vocal powerhouse is performing for one night only at The Star Theatre. Get ready to sing your heart out to classics like We Belong Together and Always Be My Baby.