If you’re a regular at concerts or just a music-lover, get ready because April’s going to be a month loaded with gigs from a variety of artistes.
Whether it’s John Mayer, Ed Sheeran or The Proclaimers, there’s surely something that’ll resonate with you. We’ll be spilling the tea of all 13 gigs in this article. Read on to find out more!
1) John Mayer Asia Tour 2019 Live in Singapore
He holds 7 Grammy awards, and he is known for numerous hits like ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’, ‘Daughter’, ‘New Light’ and ‘Free Fallin’ ’ – who else could it be, if not John Mayer? He’ll do the honours of kicking off April with his first ever arena tour in Singapore. For one night only, expect the Bridgeport-born musician to fill the stadium with songs that span his discography.
By the way, more tickets have been added for Category 1 seats ($248) and side-view seats ($128) have been added! These tickets will go on sale 12 March 2019 at 10:00am. Go camp the website and spam the refresh button till you get your tickets!
John Mayer Asia Tour 2019 Live In Singapore
Date: 1 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Price: S$108 – S$248
2) Sabrina Carpenter – The Singular Tour
Having released The Singular Act I in 2018, Sabrina Carpenter is embarking on her first tour to Singapore, and will be performing for one night only at the Kallang Theatre this coming April. The singer-songwriter is known her powerhouse vocals and for churning hits such as ‘Sue Me’, ‘Almost Love’ and ‘Why’, and also fresh off the lead single to The Singular Act II titled ‘Pushing 20’.
Sabrina Carpenter – The Singular Tour
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Kallang Theatre
Price: S$88 – S$144
3) Connan Mockasin
New Zealand slacker-rock, R&B surrealist musician Connan Mockasin succeeds John Mayer, and he will be playing with a full band at the EBX Live Space at his first ever live show in Singapore. Bending genres as part of his craft, you can’t really put a name to the genre of music he makes. He is known for his collaborations with familiar names such as James Blake, MGMT, Dev Hynes, John Cale and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
What songs can you expect to hear? Tracks off his most recent record Jassbusters and some of his slow, psychedelic jams that earned him his name like ‘I’m The Man, That Will Find You’ and ‘Do I Make You Feel Shy?’.
Date: 3 April 2019
Venue: EBX Live Space
Price: S$55 (limited early bird), S$65
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4) Ong Seong-wu First Fan Meeting – Eternity Tour
Former Wanna One member Ong Seong-wu has gone on to accomplish as a solo singer and an actor since his days in the Kpop boyband, which was spawned from South Korean survival reality show Produce 101. You can expect to witness his charms as a solo artist at this concert, which also marks his first ever fan-meeting event. Some lucky fans will have the opportunity to be in an up-close encounter.
You’ve heard some of her biggest hits all over radio and Spotify like ‘Rockabye’ with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, Ed Sheeran-assisted ‘2002’ and collaboration with MARSHMELLO ‘Friends’. Now, here’s your chance to witness UK singer-songwriter Anne-Marie live!
After performing last year at a private showcase, and after finding massive success over the last two years (i.e. amassing 2 billion streams on Spotify, boasting 5 UK Top 10 singles and being UK’s biggest selling breakthough act), she’s back for one night at the Capitol Theatre.
Date: 9 April 2019
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Price: S$88 – S$144
6) Thundercat – Drunk World Tour
Virtuoistic bassist/vocalist Thundercat has left sonic marks across a variety of records that go beyond a few genres, which has led to him bagging a Grammy award on the track ‘These Walls’ he did on Kendrick Lamar’s most critically lauded album To Pimp a Butterfly. He embarks on his Drunk World Tour, taking with him performance experience from stages including Coachella, Glastonbury and a number of high-profile slots at the Hollywood Bowl.
Thundercat – Drunk World Tour
Date: 10 April 2019
Venue: The Pavilion
Price: S$78 (sold out), S$88 (sold out), S$98 (advance), S$110 (door)
7) Mellow Fellow + Still Corners
If you’re all about lo-fi music or dream pop, then you’d probably have heard a thing or two about Mellow Fellow and Still Corners – and a night featuring both acts is going to be one right up your alley!
Following his first international tour for which he played in Hong Kong, Filipino musician Mellow Fellow will be making his Singapore debut. Expect the Filipino artiste to perform some of his viral Soundcloud hits such as ‘Dancing’ and ‘How Was Your Day?’.
Dream-pop duo Still Corners hail all the way from London and will be performing on the same night, following their latest 2018 release ‘Slow Air’. You can expect a melange of songs from their discography such as ‘The Trip’, ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ and ‘Beginning to Blue’.
Mellow Fellow + Still Corners
Date: 12 April 2019
Venue: EBX Live Space
Price: S$60 (early bird, sold out), S$70 (standard)
8) Smash Mouth – Live at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019
Smash Mouth, comprising of day ones Steve Harwell and Paul De Lisle, along with Greg Camp, Michael Klooster and Randy Cooke have enjoyed a lofty musical career. Having had 25 years of musical experience under their belt, they’re still ‘All Stars’ and they’ll be getting their game on at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019 as they will be playing a string of some of their hits since their inception in 1994.
Smash Mouth – Live at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019
Date: 13 April 2019
Venue: Sports Hub
Price: S$88 – S$144
9) Wild Nothing – Live In Singapore
Virginia indie rock band Wild Nothing will be playing at EBX Live Space come mid-April. The band have been making music for close to a decade now, and each release has been said to be a gradual progression for founder Jack Tatum – from chasing for creative bursts to channeling it into his musical works. They most recently dropped ‘Blue Wings’ after their 2018 release ‘Indigo’ which feels like a nod to their debut work ‘Gemini’. Some of their biggest songs include ‘Shadow’ and ‘Chinatown’.
Wild Nothing – Live in Singapore
Date: 18 April 2019
Venue: EBX Live Space (Ebenex)
Price: S$40 (early bird, sold out), S$60 (standard)
10) Skechers Sundown Festival – Asia Music Wonderland | 19 to 21 April
Asian music has gone from burgeoning to going great guns in recent times. If you love and celebrate Asian music and its vibrantly diverse entertainment scene, then you won’t want to miss this The Skechers Sundown Festival! Expect a lot of music , food, art and culture at this mega star-studded event!
To give you a better idea of who will be performing, here’s the breakdown of the performing acts over the 3 days:
Sam Rui, Henry Fong, Sufi Rashid, rgry, Machi DIDI Andrew Chou, Allyson Chen, DJ Eclipse, Justin Oh, Ferlyn G, Max Lee, Big Ass, Joyce Chu, A$$KID, Cross Faith, Andrew T, DJ Roxy June, Keng Tachaya, DJ Koflow, Shiena Nishizawa
Laidback Luke, Higher Brothers, Linying, Charlie Lim, THELIONCITYBOY, Shigga Shay & GCC, Shogun, DJ Soda, DJ Alffy Rev, DJ☆Taku Takahashi(m-flo), Karencici, Joe Flizzow, MakeYouFreak, MFBTY, Yung Raja & Fariz Jabba, TIARA TYPINSKY, Professor H, Kumachan, PiHai Ryan, Nike Chen
TOKiMONSTA, iKON, HOAPROX, DJ moe
Skechers Sundown Festival
Date: 19, 20, 21 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Siloso Beach
Price:S$70 (1-day pass | one-time entry, no re-entry)
S$130 (2-day pass | unlimited entry)
S$160 (3-day pass | unlimited entry)
11) Sons of an Illustrious Father – Live in Singapore
Ezra Miller has been booked and busy with a series of coveted acting gigs; chances are, you would have seen in movie titles such as Justice League, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Batman v Superman. But he also finds a creative outlet in music with Josh Aubin and Lilah Larson as they form Sons of an Illustrious Father. They take pride in their genre-queer music, and are fresh off their latest 2018 release Deus Sex Machina: or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, which you can expect to hear at their upcoming gig.
Sons of an Illustrious Father – Live in Singapore
Date: 25 April 2019
Venue: *SCAPE Ground Theatre
Price: S$50 – S$70
12) Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019 (Sold Out)
He has penned hits that dominate the airwaves, whether it’s for himself or for his musical peers. He has snagged 4 Grammys in span of 5 years. His discography has scaled to ubiquity, as some songs have cemented themselves as mainstays at weddings and events. The linchpin of the pop music sphere performed two sold-out shows here in 2017 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and come end-April, he’ll be back at The National Stadium for his Divide World Tour 2019! You can expect him to play hits from his multi-platinum Divide album such as ‘Perfect’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Happier’.
Ed Sheeran – Divide World Tour 2019
Date: 26 April 2019
Venue: National Stadium
Price: S$68 – S$248
13) The Proclaimers
Come end-April, The Proclaimers, comprising of duo Craig and Charlie, make their return to Singapore after their last performance at the 2012 Singapore F1 Grand Prix.
Having been around for nearly three decades, the band has attained a status worthy of veneration that only few can claim to have. You may know them for their global hit, and live staple ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’, or some of their classics ‘I’m On My Way’ and ‘Sunshine on Leith’. Or perhaps you may have just begun getting into them from their fresh-sounding 2018 record ‘Angry Cyclist’.
Whatever it may be, they continue to storm the music scene with their amalgamation of pop, folk, new wave and punk – and you can certainly expect that from them at their upcoming live show here!
Date: 29 April 2019
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Price: S$98, S$118, S$148 (standing)
This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.
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