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Photograph: Cigarettes After Sex
Photograph: Cigarettes After Sex

Sway to the slow groove of Cigarettes After Sex on February 1 2023

Cigarettes After Sex will join Kings of Convenience and Red Hot Chilli Pepper for international acts coming to our Lion City

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Izza Sofia
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The announcement of concerts is coming hard and fast these past few months. Singapore is seeing a slew of big international acts in 2022 – including Billie Eilish, Guns N’ Roses, and Anderson Paak. Indie favourites like Last Dinosaurs and Boy Pablo are also headed our way, along with the huge stadium rock shows like Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Take a look at some of the biggest international tours heading to our sunny (or should we say gloomy?) shores the upcoming months of 2022 and early 2023.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are coming to spice up the Lion City this February 16 2023. The rockers, who are still famous around the world despite being in their 50s and 60s, recently dropped their 13th studio album, Return of the Dream Canteen, featuring their hit single Tippa My Tongue. “Return Of The Dream Canteen is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed,” the band said. RHCP’s tour marks the return of guitarist John Frusciante, who rejoined the band for a third go-round in 2019. Accordingly, Dream Canteen is populated with many lyrical and musical references to decades-old Red Hot Chilli Peppers songs. Look forward to the band’s hit songs – Californication, Other Side, Can’t Stop – alongside tracks from their new album. Tickets are available here.

Keshi

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Following his sold-out tour in Europe & North America, Casey Luong – or better known as keshi – has announced his HELL/HEAVEN Asia tour dates, delighting fans in Asia. The American singer-songwriter kicks off his Asia tour in late November, starting with Singapore and Malaysia, before proceeding to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan. He will be performing at The Star Theatre, Singapore this November 30.

Since his debut, keshi has gotten nearly 3.5 billion listens worldwide (with 5.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone). He made his first Billboard appearance when the skeletons EP hit #59 on the Top Album Sales chart. His recent full length album GABRIEL peaked at #4, which became the highest charting debut album from a new artist this year so far.

Kings of Convenience

The Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience is coming to Singapore on March 6 2023 at the Capitol Theatre. Look forward to sublime melodies and vocal harmonies for a timeless folk piece to accompany the dreamy evening. The concert will feature songs throughout their four studio albums including Rocky Trail and Cayman Islands. Pre-sales are set to begin on November 10 from 3pm to 11.59pm local time for members of organiser Now Live Asia’s mailing list, with general public sales beginning on November 11 at 10am local time via SISTIC. Tickets will be priced at $99. Get your tickets here.

Boy Pablo

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Prodigious singer-songwriter Boy Pablo will play live at Esplanade Theatre this November 30 and December 1. Boy Pablo is the indie pop music project of Chilean–Norwegian singer songwriter Nicolas Muñoz. Beloved bops from the singer include hey girl, Dance, Baby and Feeling Lonely. Sing along to songs from his latest album Wachito Rico – a fuse of indie pop and sun-kissed ‘60s melodies. Good vibes are guaranteed.

Cigarettes after Sex

A Cigarettes After Sex show is exactly what it sounds like if you’re familiar with their music. Greg Gonzalez’s songwriting, accompanied with his gentle yet giant riffs and textures, makes the songs feel like you have a whole galaxy to yourself. Hit songs include Apocalypse, Each Time You Fall In Love and Cry. Cigarettes After Sex’s music has appeared in numerous movies including The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve and even in Ralph Lauren’s ads. Get tickets and sway to the slow groove of Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You, Baby this February 1 2023.

Anderson Paak

Genre-blending rapper, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Anderson Paak is about to spin DJ sets in Singapore this November 11, 2022 under his DJ Pee .Wee moniker. Accompanied by the band The Free Nationals, Paak’s released four studio albums to great acclaim, with the most popular being 2016’s Grammy-nominated Malibu.  

Get ready for a set that includes funk, soul, groove, and hip-hop hits. Known for massive hit songs like Leave the Door Open (feat. Bruno Mars), Come Home (feat. André 3000), Tents (feat. Kendrick Lamar) and more, the iconic American musician has grown from an underground R&B cult hero to one of the most-respected artists in the industry.

Last Dinosaurs

Australian indie rock band Last Dinosaurs is making their way to Singapore this November 17 at the *SCAPE The Ground Theatre. The band released their latest album, From Mexico With Love last November 4. Their last LP came in the form of their 2018 effort Yumeno Garden, which was the group’s first entirely self-produced album.

Last Dinosaurs have performed alongside international acts such as Foals, Matt & Kim, Lost Valentinos and Foster the People and played in festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Falls Festival and Field Day to name a few.

Sing along to hit singles from their new album – Collect Call, Look Back, CDMX and The Hating. Tickets for the concert are now available at $70.

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