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Ed Sheeran Live in Singapore: Fans Advised Against Purchasing Resale Tickets

Ed Sheeran Live in Singapore: Fans Advised Against Purchasing Resale Tickets

Ed Sheeran will be headlining at the mammoth National Stadium on Friday, 26 April 2019. It comes as no surprise seeing as he performed to sold-out shows at the 5,000-capacity Star Theatre in 2015; and two nights at the 10,000-capacity Indoor Stadium in 2017. Performing his largest show yet, Ed Sheeran’s return to Singapore is part of his ‘Divide World Tour’, which spans over two years. If you like Ed Sheeran and rock, you are in for a treat; as ONE OK ROCK will be performing as a special guest for Ed Sheeran’s shows during the Asia leg of his…
His Music Still Lives: Avicii’s First Posthumous Track ‘SOS’ is a Heart-Rending Call for Help

His Music Still Lives: Avicii’s First Posthumous Track ‘SOS’ is a Heart-Rending Call for Help

No one has forgotten how Avicii – one of the biggest names in the EDM scene – was found dead in Oman on April 20 2018, with his family later confirming that he had committed suicide. Almost exactly a year later, SOS – a track from the Swedish DJ’s posthumous album TIM – is taking the internet by storm. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was close to finishing his new album when he passed away. Thankfully, music composers Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark helped to complete and produce what may very well be his last album ever. His…
Skechers Sundown Festival 2019: Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a Massive Lineup

Skechers Sundown Festival 2019: Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a Massive Lineup

Skechers Sundown Festival – Asia’s definitive music and arts festival – will be back in Singapore for its 10th edition from 19 to 21 April 2019 at Siloso Beach Sentosa. Organized by Red Spade Entertainment and presented by Skechers, the festival’s biggest event to date is designed for anyone with a love for Asian music and its diverse entertainment scene. The festival is programmed to celebrate all things Asian and promote its values and spirit during the 3D2N event, through an exhilarating lineup of music, food, art, and culture. Catch award winning design architects, films and musicians representing China, India,…
Quick Beats: Events for April 2019

Quick Beats: Events for April 2019

Buckle up, folks! April is packed with a line-up of world-class music and theatre performances on our sunny island. Here is a rundown of what you can catch this month: 3 to 20 Apr – The Truth No one can resist a good story, and Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is bringing the West End play, The Truth, to KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT from April 3. Written by French playwright Florian Zeller, this highly reviewed stage production tells a tale of wedded infidelity experienced by two middle-aged couples. With elements of sex, deceit, and humour, this witty comedy…
Sabrina Carpenter Brings “The Singular Tour” to Singapore this April

Sabrina Carpenter Brings “The Singular Tour” to Singapore this April

Sabrina Carpenter will be making her first appearance in Singapore as part of her Singular Tour on 11 April 2019 at the Kallang Theatre. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter’s music career started four years ago with the release of her debut album ‘Eyes Wide Open’, which reflected her life over the previous three years. She then went on to release ‘EVOLution’, which launched her first sold-out fall 2016 EVOLution Tour, travelling across over 35 cities in the United States. In 2017, Sabrina co-wrote and released her RIAA-certified gold single ‘Why’, which became a hit on Top 40 radio and was hailed as…
Quick Beats: Music Events for March 2019

Quick Beats: Music Events for March 2019

Forget March Madness – we’re bringing you music madness! Here’s a line-up of music performances happening this month. 22 Mar – Dreamcatcher Concert: Invitation From Nightmare City To everyone who requested for Dreamcatcher to perform in Singapore at MyMusicTaste, your wishes have been answered! Be prepared to be thrilled by the members’ dark, edgy, yet irresistible charms and unparalleled performances. This tour marks the South Korean girl group’s third tour that were made through fan requests on MyMusicTaste, an online service that allows fans to request their favourite bands to their cities. This comes as no surprise, given how their…
Garden Beats Festival: Singapore’s Eco-Friendly Music Festival Is Back

Garden Beats Festival: Singapore’s Eco-Friendly Music Festival Is Back

Singapore’s sustainable music and picnic festival, Garden Beats, returns for its fifth year anniversary this Saturday on 9 March 2019. For the first time ever, Garden Beats has specially curated new back-to-back programmes alongside its stellar line-up of artistes to keep you going all day long! The Music Lineup This year, Garden Beats will be broadening its music horizon with veteran English Indie band, The Kooks, and a brand new mix of R&B acts, Alina Baraz and Masego. For the festival’s core electro-loving crowd, Black Coffee, Alle Farben and Coran will be gracing the stage alongside Disco Funk artist, Yung…
Canadian Rockers Nickelback to Hold First-Ever Concert in Singapore

Canadian Rockers Nickelback to Hold First-Ever Concert in Singapore

Canadian rock band Nickelback will finally be making its live debut in Singapore on 20 February 2019 at [email protected], as part of their Feed The Machine Tour. Released in June 2017, Nickelback’s highly anticipated, ninth studio album Feed The Machine clinched a spot in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Since its release, the band has spent the better part of 2017 and 2018 in their Feed The Machine Tour; with over 80 sold-out shows around the world. Formed in Alberta, Canada in 1995, Nickelback currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake on guitars, Mike…
Quick Beats: Events for February 2019

Quick Beats: Events for February 2019

16 Feb – Arunika: A Musical Scene from the Arunika Musical Rehearsal ICN is an arts and cultural community that produces theatrical works every year, initiated by Indonesian students in NTU. Get ready for ICN’s latest creative production Arunika: a Musical. Arunika is the name of the half Dutch, half Indonesian protagonist of the musical contextualized in the 19th century slavery of Indonesians by the Dutch. It is also a symbolic title as the musical deals with the perspectives of both the Indonesians and the Dutch. This is a rare feat considering most stories today focus on the side of the oppressed…
Exclusive Interview: for KING & COUNTRY Talks Crazy Rich Asians & Teases New Film

Exclusive Interview: for KING & COUNTRY Talks Crazy Rich Asians & Teases New Film

Two-time Grammy Award-winning duo ‘for KING & COUNTRY’ will be performing at Gateway Theatre on 11 February 2019. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, the duo is currently in the midst of their world tour titled after their latest release, Burn The Ships. We’ve recently sat down with Joel Smallbone over Skype, who told us more about their lil’ crazy obsession with Crazy Rich Asians, and teased about a new film in the works. How would you describe your music to those who have never heard of ‘for KING & COUNTRY’? It’s theatrical, and it’s got a lot of…
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