From great icons to billboard favourites, everyone’s playing in Singapore. Brace yourself for big acts like Backstreet Boys, U2, Toro y Moi, The Maine and others
If you thought the concerts in 2018 were great, think again. It keeps getting better with an exciting line-up of fun debuts and returning acts in 2019 – it’s an eclectic mix for every kind of music lover. Dive into nostalgia or just soak in mega positive vibes at one of these concerts in Singapore. We foresee a rocking year with more artists dropping by so stay tuned!
Music Matters Live 2019
13 – 18 September
Six amazing nights of musical discoveries and 50+ live acts from 18 countries – the line-up for Music Matters Live’s 14th edition is looking fab! Enjoy acts by Dear Kiss (Japan), Aisyah Aziz (Singapore), Jamilla (Australia), Kyle Patrick (US) and loads more. BTW, did we mention that admission is free? Hop over to Clarke Quay’s Fountain Stage or various participating venues like Crazy Elephant, The Crossroads, Le Noir and McGettigan’s.
Music Matters Live 2019, Fountain Stage Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Mono: Live in Singapore
This genre-bending four-piece instrumental rock band from Tokyo is bringing its soul-stirring orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar tunes to Singapore. Mono has received multiple awards including The Marshall Hawkins Awards for Best Musical Score – Featurette for the short film, “Where We Begin”. The band has since welcomed a new drummer, Dahm and released its 10th album “Nowhere Now Here”. This is one live performance you shouldn’t miss.
Mono: Live in Singapore, 7.30pm-10pm, The Pavilion at Far East Square, 28 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049570
The Maine: Live in Singapore
It’s been 12 years and The Maine is still giving us something new to listen to. The seventh album, You Are Ok is probably the most interesting album yet and has pushed the rock band to try something new. They just ‘can’t stop, won’t stop.’
The Maine, 8pm-10pm, The Pavilion at Far East Square, 28 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049570
The 1975: Live in Singapore
You heard that right, The 1975 is returning to Singapore after five long years! Move along to earworms like “Somebody Else”, “Give Yourself A Try”, “A Change of Heart”, “tootimetootimetootime”… gosh, there’s just too many hits we love!
The 1975, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2019: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B, Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer and others
20 – 22 September
*Squeals* The 12th edition of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix will be outdoing all the previous editions this year with over 100 hours worth of non-stop performances (catch the full story here). And they are bringing the biggest and brightest names – we’re talking Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gwen Stefani, Muse, Toots and the Maytals, Raja Kumari, Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer and many more. This weekend will be one for the books, wethinks!
Formula 1 2019 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019, Marina Bay Street Circuit
Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour Live in Singapore
*Sings backstreet’s back, alright! on repeat* Don’t mind but the 90s kid in us is squealing inside as this boy band is coming to town! Sorry, One Direction who? BSB will be performing 20 years of smash hits and anthems including “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”, “I Want It That Way”, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”, “Incomplete”, “Shape Of My Heart” and “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”. Bless our souls.
Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour Live in Singapore, 8pm-11pm, Singapore Indoor Stadium Singapore 500038
Boy Pablo: Live in Singapore 2019
He has performed at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Primavera. Now, the Norwegian indie-pop artiste will be crooning feel-good tunes from his successful 2018 EP Soy Pablo, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. It’s going to be one super chill event. Side note: we could listen to “Losing You” (video above) over and over again. Are you ready for some head-bobbing?
Boy pablo: Live in Singapore 2019, 8pm-9.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
U2: The Joshua Tree tour
Did we hear right? After years of ‘will they, won’t they’, Irish icons are finally set to perform live in Singapore at the end of the year and we’re ecstatic. The band have been touring since 2017 as part of the album, Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. The Asia-Pacific leg of the tour will have the band visiting cities like Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul. Details of the concert and still under wraps so stay tuned!
U2: The Joshua Tree tour, 8pm, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Bonus: Green Day Live in Singapore
8 March 2020
2019 has been blessing us with major #throwback moments and it’s not slowing down. We’ve received news that punk rock trio, Green Day is kicking off its Asian tour right here in March 2020. The 13th studio album, Father of All… will be releasing in February 2020 so you can expect new material along with (fingers crossed) iconic hits. For starters, listen to the title track of the upcoming album. Word has it that ticket sales will begin on 20 September 2019. We’ll keep you posted!
Green Day: Live in Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore 500038
The ones that you’ve missed
Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live in Singapore
Dig out your leather jackets and kick off 2019 with probably the greatest rock party ever. Legendary rock icon, Slash, along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, will be busting out head-banding hits from the latest album, Living The Dream.
Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live in Singapore, The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore Resorts World Sentosa, 1 Garden Ave, Singapore 099621
Superorganism: Live in Singapore
You’ve watched Superorganism’s quirky and creative videos on Youtube. Now it’s time to watch them live as they drop by the city before performing at Coachella. The eight-member band will be playing top hits from their self-titled debut album.
Superorganism: Live in Singapore, The Pavilion at Far East Square, 28 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049570
Jon Hopkins: Live in Singapore
Electronic music god, Jon Hopkins will be stopping by for an epic night of rugged techno to transcendent choral music. He will be spinning hits from his latest album (after six years!), Singularity. We reckon the show’s going to be out of this world.
Jon Hopkins: Live in Singapore, Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Craig David presented by Collective Minds
Remember Craig David? Yes, the Grammy award-winning artist who’s produced singles like ‘7 Days’ and ‘Fill Me In’ will be stopping by for his TS5 Asia Tour 2019. Not quite sure where to go this Valentine’s Day? This one’s for you. With a location like Zouk, it’s going to be one huge party.
Craig David presented by Collective Minds, 10pm-1am, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Hyukoh: Live in Singapore
Here’s a Korean group whose tickets aren’t sold out just yet – South Korean indie band, Hyukoh will be back in town after their stellar debut two years ago. We’re eagerly waiting for a live rendition of their 2018 hit, “24: How to find true love and happiness”.
Hyukoh: Live in Singapore, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Nickelback: Feed the Machine Tour
If hits like ‘How You Remind Me’ and ‘Rockstar’ were anthems of your adolescence, we’ve got good news, Nickelback’s coming to Singapore for their first-ever concert. About time don’t you think? Rock out with Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair as they bring the house down.
Nickelback: Live in Singapore 2019, 8pm-10pm, Zepp BigBox Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Josh Groban: Bridges Tour
For the first time ever, the baritone king is in town to raise our excitement levels up to the max with his goosebump-worthy pipes. And don’t worry, you’ll be getting a full-on concert complete with a full orchestra and choir. *Attempts to sing ‘You Raise Me Up’ in our lowest pitch*.
Josh Groban: Bridges Tour, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
(Cancelled) Years & Years: The Palo Santo Tour
(This show has been cancelled.) Yaas! British synth-pop group Years & Years is coming to our shores for their first full concert. Expect groovy keyboard and electronics-based tunes that will have you dancing into the night. The trio will be performing hits from their third album – yes, hits like ‘Sanctify’ and ‘If You’re Over Me’ included – which are a transitional leap from their debut album. One thing’s for sure, we’ll never get over them.
Years & Years: The Palo Santo Tour, The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green #04-01 Singapore 138617
Blue: Live in Singapore
Back in town after eight long years, your UK sweethearts are coming back with a high dosage of nostalgia. They will be performing karaoke favourites like ‘One Love’ and ‘All Rise’ and a whole lot of others you can’t recall but probably know the lyrics to.
Blue: Live in Singapore, Zepp@Big Box Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Kodaline: Live in Singapore 2019
The Irish rock band who has churned out hits like “All I want”, “High Hopes” and “Head Held High” is coming back for a highly-anticipated concert. We’re expecting hits from their new album, “Politics of Living”.
Kodaline: Live in Singapore 2019, Zepp BigBox, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour
They’ve been back countless times but this one’s special ‘cos it’s their biggest show yet. Dance and croon to the infectious hits that were probably anthems of our haydays (by that we mean 2000s). Remember ‘She will be loved’ and ‘This love?’ Ahh, memories!
Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour
It’s been over four decades since Pet Shop Boys blew up in the UK music scene and we’re still loving their synth-pop bangers. If you’ve never watched their live performances, now is the time as the British duo is coming to Singapore after five years. Bringing The Super Tour to the city, Pet Shop Boys will perform iconic hits like ‘West End Girls’, ‘Go West’, ‘Always On My Mind’, ‘Domino Dancing’ and ‘The Pop Kids’ with their signature influential style of pop musical theatre.
Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour, tickets start from $128, 8pm-9.30pm, The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Buona Vista, Singapore 138617
John Mayer: Asia Tour Singapore 2019
(Update: tickets are sold out.) This is not a drill or an April Fools joke, John Mayer is going to make our hearts flutter as it kicks off his Asia tour, right here in sunny SG. John Mayer himself said that he’ll be “playing two sets of music with more songs in rotation than ever before” so here’s to seeing him in a new light.
John Mayer: Asia Tour Singapore 2019, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Anne-Marie: Live in Singapore
Annie-Marie probably loves us a ton ‘cos she’s coming back just six months after her debut back in October ‘18. We’re not complaining though, we can’t wait for infectious pop hits like, ‘2002’.
Anne-Marie: Live in Singapore, Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178884
The 24-year-old UK up-and-comer has sure made her presence felt on the charts. Singer-songwriter Emily Burns who gave infectious bangers like ‘Too Cool’ and ‘Bitch’ is touring Asia this April. She’ll be playing at Decline in Singapore on 12 April.
Emily Burns, Decline, #02-04 Yu Li Industrial Building 37 Lorong 23 Geylang Singapore
Sons of an Illustrious Father
Catch Hollywood actor Ezra Miller – he’s just The Flash from Justice League and Credence Barebone, the Obscurial, from the Fantastic Beasts franchise – live this April. His band Sons of an Illustrious Father will be making its debut in Singapore. Known for a unique sound that bandmates Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson and Ezra like call ‘genre queer’, this show is not to be missed.
Sons of an Illustrious Father, *Scape Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Ed Sheeran: Divide World Tour
He might not be the best dressed to everyone but Ed, we love your t-shirt and Vans combo. The global megastar and king of all corny wedding songs will be performing the best hits from his third studio album including earworms like ‘Shape of You’, ‘Castle on the Hill’ and how can we forget ‘Perfect’, the sweet, sweet ballad and tribute to his wife.
Ed Sheeran: Divide World Tour, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
The Proclaimers: Live in Singapore
Have you heard? The Proclaimers are back, seven years after their last gig at the Singapore Grand Prix. For 31 years, this Scottish duo has given us timeless chart toppers like ‘I’m On My Way’, ‘Letter from America’, ‘Let’s Get Married’ and of course, how can we forget the iconic ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. They’ve recently released their latest studio album, ‘Angry Cyclist’ so you can expect a live rendition of some new tracks too. Fast forward to 29 April and you’ll be enjoying a charismatic stage performance of pop, folk, new wave and punk along with perfect harmonies. And no, you don’t have to walk 500 hundred miles for this (pun intended).
The Proclaimers: Live in Singapore, tickets start from $98, 8pm-9.30pm, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, Singapore, 178884
Troye Sivan: ‘The Bloom Tour’ Singapore
The Youtube sensation and total hottie, Troye Sivan will be in town for his first-ever live concert after teasing us with a few fan meet-and-greet sessions this year. And boy, are we in for a treat. The Aussie pop artiste has enjoyed quite a year with charting-toppers, a platinum album and a cameo in Ariana Grande’s Thank u, next’ music video.
Troye Sivan: ‘The Bloom Tour’ Singapore, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Future: Live in Singapore
Probably one of the most influential rap artists in our generation, this multi-award winning rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer has carved quite a reputation in the industry – and he’s finally coming to Singapore. He’s worked with big names like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and will be performing ‘certified gold’ hits and new stuff from his seventh full-length album.
Future Live in Singapore, 8pm-9.30pm, Zepp BigBox Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Jason Mraz: Good Vibes 2019
You know you’re in for a chill night when Mr. A-Z is in town. Soak in the positive vibes a move along with the geek in the pink as who cranks out mega hits and infectious earworms.
Jason Mraz: Good Vibes 2019, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Ultra Music Festival 2019, Singapore
8 – 9 June
Love to party? Ultra’s just the kind of music festival worth travelling for if you’re living out of Singapore. Zoukout’s cousin, Ultra, offers the same intensity of partying and features a stellar line-up of international and regional artists including Axwell, Jamie Jones, Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson and more. The night promises excessively loud music, ear deafening beat drops, and definitely plenty of fun (and sweat).
Ultra Music Festival, various timings from 2pm-8pm, Ultra Park Singapore
Boyzone: Thank You and Goodnight farewell tour
After 25 years in the biz, 90s boy band and heartthrob central, Boyzone is calling it a day – but not without one last hoorah of course. See Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lync in the flesh for the final time as they perform hits from their seventh and final studio album ‘Thank You & Goodnight’, along with other blasts from the past. If you’ve never caught them live, now’s the time.
Boyzone: Thank You and Goodnight farewell tour, 8pm, The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
5566: Live in Singapore
Now, this is a blast from the past. We fondly remember the craze over this Taiwanese boy band back in the 2000s. After 17 years, they’re back for another exciting concert, just like old times. Even though Sam Wang has to skip this due to conflicting schedules, we’ve positive that Tony Sun, Jason Hsu and Zax Wang will rock it out like old times.
Since 5566: Live in Singapore, 7.30pm-10.30pm, doors open at 6pm, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore 500038
Bazzi: Live in Singapore
You may not be familiar with his name but we can bet our last dollar that you’ve heard his hits in the club. This pop sensation is coming to Singapore for the first time ever to perform earworms like ‘Mine’ and ‘Beautiful’ and many more chart-topping numbers. So bring your grooviest dance moves along; it’s going to be one helluva night.
Bazzi: Live in Singapore, 8pm, The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
Jesse McCartney: The Resolution Tour Singapore
Remember earworms like ‘Beautiful Soul’, ‘Leavin’ and ‘She’s No You’? Yaas, this former teen heartthrob is going to take you down memory lane with his first-ever concert in the city. He’ll also be singing some new hits from his 2018 album In Technicolor. We’re counting down the days!
Jesse McCartney: The Resolution Tour Singapore, Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
Death Cab for Cutie: Live in Singapore
This American alternative rock band sure loves Singapore and we love them right back. Playing for the third time on our island, Death Cab for Cutie will be performing for one-night-only at Esplanade Theatre. The eight-time Grammy-nominated band will bang out their biggest hits, the words to which we all know and love. Get ready to sing along to ‘Soul Meets Body’, ‘Tiny Vessels’ and ‘The Sound of Settling’.
Death Cab for Cutie, Esplanade Theatre 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Cross-over X Sam Kim: Sun And Moon Concert
Korean American artiste Sam Kim is playing in Singapore for the first time ever and you’re in for a real treat. Fun fact: the multi-talent artiste, who participated in the third season of the talent show K-pop Star, released his first EP at just 18 years old.
Cross-over X Sam Kim: Sun And Moon Concert, 7.30pm, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Toro y Moi LIVE in Singapore presented by Collective Minds
This one’s a biggie. American artiste Toro y Moi who’s probably the face of the chillwave genre will be dropping by the city as part of his Asia and Hawaii Tour. Fresh off his recent 2019 release ‘Outer Peace’, you can expect a night of trademark synth-pop to R&B beats (no album is the same with this guy!). Trust us, you won’t help but bop your head or dance along to his groove-worthy tunes.
Toro y Moi, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Pavilion at Far East Square, 28 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049570
Westlife: The Twenty Tour
Remember Westlife? Of course, you do! You probably spent the better half of the early 2000s/your teens (whichever came first) shuffling between boybands including this Irish one. They disbanded in 2012 but came back together last year. At the concert this August, you’re bound to get nostalgic as they belt out their biggest hits like ‘My Love’, ‘Queen of my Heart’, ‘Swear It Again’ and ‘Flying Without Wings’.
Westlife, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Snow Patrol: Live in Singapore
Snow Patrol is coming to Singapore with an intimate acoustic performance. After a brief hiatus, fans will be thrilled to hear a different rendition of earworms like ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Just Say Yes’ and ‘Open your Eyes’.
Snow Patrol: Live in Singapore, 7pm-11pm, NUS Centre For the Arts, University Cultural Centre (UCC), 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119279
(Cancelled) The Chainsmokers: World War Joy Live in Singapore
(This show has been cancelled) They’ve topped the charts with hits like ‘Like Closer’, ‘Something Just Like This’ and the recent ‘Call You Mine’. Now, they’re coming to Singapore for their first-ever stadium show at the Indoor Stadium so you know it’s going to be massive.
The Chainsmokers: World War Joy Live in Singapore, 8pm, Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore 500038