After the success of his private showcase here last fall, Alec Benjamin returns for his first Singapore headliner. In this digital age, it's no surprise that this rising pop artist has racked up over 650 million global streams for his debut mixtape Narrated For You. He has been making waves in the States, earning him the admiration of his idol John Mayer and support from stars like Billie Eilish and Bryson Tiller. His self-described cinematic, lo-fi sound has captivated fans worldwide, resulting in two sold-out shows in sunny Los Angeles.
What better way to discover a new pool of talent than at the city’s annual alternative music festival? Baybeats returns to the Esplanade with brand new faces and sounds from Singapore and around the region like indie-rock outfit Stopgap, metal band Rudra, and rapper Aklo.
No one layers jazz, neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B in such a captivating manner than New Zealand-native Jordan Rakei who's bringing his signature sound to Kilo Lounge this August. Catch the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer deliver his latest studio release Origin that best showcases his knack for blending his influences into a potent sonic vision. He is also known for his collaborative works with Disclosure, Jorja Smith, Tom Misch and Loyle Carner.
With the latest summer single OneFourThree featuring Buddy and BJ The Chicago Kid, Hermitude is stopping by Singapore as part of its Asia tour. The Aussie electronic-hip-hop duo is set to deliver an energetic show full of innovative tracks that brilliantly bend and bridge the gap between the two distinctive genres.
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. Let Andrew Lim Trio featuring Ben Paterson and Aaron James Lee take you on a musical trip complete with the enthralling notes of blues and old school swing on August 28. Then sit back and venture into the realm of jazz with Chōwa – In Harmony by Rani Singam and Akira Ishii on October 24 and 25.
The award-winning Northern Irish indie rock band Snow Patrol returns to our less-than-snowy shores in support of its comeback album Wildness. If you've been singing along to emotive Chasing Cars for what seems like forever, then catch Gary Lightbody and gang fresh out of hibernation – we mean, hiatus – as they delight fans with an acoustic performance.
Catch The Japanese House descend into chaos – the good kind – this September. Otherwise known as Amber Bain, the English indie act is serving up a loud mix of pop and grunge from releases like Dirty Hit: Pools To Bathe In, Clean, Swim Against The Tide and Saw You In A Dream. Her experimental sounds have lead her to land arena shows in the UK alongside labelmates The 1975, a spot on the BBC Sound of 2017 Longlist and sold-out headline shows.
There's no denying that Jacob Collier's series of viral YouTube videos skyrocketed him into stardom, even catching the attention of music legend Quincy Jones. With two Grammy awards, a Jazz FM award and collabs with Herbie Hancock and Hans Zimmer under his belt, this innovative British singer, multi-instrumentalist and production wunderkind is taking fans here on an elevated musical journey that incorporates every genre imaginable.
After the release of the seventh studio album You Are Ok early this year, the American pop rock outfit is making their way back to Singapore for the fourth time. Look forward to a mixture of old and new material such as Everything I Asked For, Into Your Arms and the single from the latest album, Numb Without You.
Since his breakthrough hit Bout It made its way into Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist in 2015, Jeremy Zucker has been dropping catchy tunes like hot potatoes. The American singer-songwriter has enjoyed massive streaming success with his 2017 single talk is overrated and 2018 EP glisten led by the groundbreaking track all the kids are depressed which gives fans a glimpse into his songwriting ethos. Now move along to his set featuring the latest single comethru as he steals the spotlight at the Annexe Studio.
This one's not just for the dads. Alternative band Feeder is about to rock the stage with all their greatest hits like Buck Rogers and Just A Day, as well as tracks off the latest album Tallulah. Get ready to headbang as the award-winning Welsh rockers come back harder than ever.
Back with their celebrated third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, Matty Healy and the gang return to Singapore for the upcoming Asian tour. The Brit quartet experienced a meteoric rise since their formation in 2012 and have grown from their 80s glossy indie pop roots to embrace a fuller all-rounded sound that incorporates jazz, rock and more.
Do you remember the 21st night of September? It might not be the 21st, but former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist – and co-writer of the smashing hit – Al McKay is transforming Capitol Theatre into a boogie wonderland on September 18. Get down to disco like it's the 70s as the funk legend pay homage to the influential band with the must-see Al McKay's Earth, Wind & Fire Experience featuring many original Earth, Wind & Fire band members including the iconic Verdine White.
The music virtuoso Devin Townsend is slowing things down with an intimate acoustic set at Gateway Theatre, Black Box. Marking the Canadian native's first-ever Singapore performance, the highly-anticipated show features a selection of tracks from the musician's extensive catalogue, along with Q&A sessions for fans to ask him questions about his career or his new album Empath.
Gear up for another high-octane weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Brit sci-fi rock masters Muse, and Cali funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers headline the night race’s entertainment stage alongside some of the biggest names in music. Joining them in the F1 entertainment line-up are Hollaback Girl pop idol Gwen Stefani, legendary DJ Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook), reggae icons Toots and the Maytals, and American roots rock duo Larkin Poe, and more.
The Japanese-based Mono is celebrating their 20th anniversary in a big way – a mega world tour. The four-piece instrumental band took the world by storm in 1999 with its unique approach of blending moving orchestral arrangements with shoegaze guitar sounds. To simply label it as post-rock would be an understatement – NME once reviewed the band's sound as "music for the Gods." You'll just have to be there to experience it.
The wait is finally over – Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau returns after 11 years to shower fans with all his love at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for four consecutive nights. A spectacle not to be missed, the concert features the singer performing on a massive, moving stage with two catwalk extensions, stunning lighting effects and visual projections including artworks by the Heavenly King's seven-year-old daughter.
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.
Sure, this heartthrob is from Canada but he's no Justin Bieber 2.0. Mendes rose to fame with his infectious breakout pop number Stitches and, since then, this guitar-playing folk-pop wunderkind has notched up with a plethora of number one hits, including Mercy, Treat You Better and There's Nothing Holding Me Back. Following the success of his sold-out Shawn Mendes World Tour, the singer-songwriter returns with his latest headlining concert and you won't want to miss it.
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.
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.
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.