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Concerts in Singapore 2019: A definitive list of all the major concerts taking place this year

Concerts in Singapore 2019: A definitive list of all the major concerts taking place this year

 

2018 gave us an abundance of concerts, and brought us shows from the likes of Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Chance The Rapper, Judas Priest and more; but with a new year comes new concerts - we've rounded up a list of all the live shows taking place this year, here's what we know so far.

Events are linked to pages with more gig details. Past gigs are listed at the bottom of the page.


KYLE

When: 4 January
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Chart-topping rapper Kyle will bless Singapore with a performance as part of his first-ever world tour in January 2019. Kyle was especially active throughout 2018. He followed through on the hype of his Internet-resounding 2016 single 'iSPY' with a string of high-profile collaborations that culminated in the May 2018 release of his brilliant debut album Light of Mine.


SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS

When: 8 January
Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

Grammy-winning guitar god, born Saul Hudson, but known across generations and immortalised in the annals of rock music, as Slash, will bless Singapore in the flesh in January 2019. He will play an exclusive, one-night-only show here with his legendary band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Expect hard riffs, slick guitar licks and the best of rock 'n' roll. 


SUPERORGANISM

When: 11 January
Where: The Pavillion@Far East Square

It’s about to get epically quirky – Superorganism is coming to town. Since forming in early 2017, Superorganism has quickly built a strong and loyal fan base, thanks to its indie-pop prowess and the band looks to prove to fans in Singapore why they're rapidly becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. Get ready of an uncompromisingly next-level dose of spectrum-blasting pop. 


ELEPHANT GYM

When: 18 January
Where: Decline

Taiwanese math track trio, Elephant Gym, has amassed a following rapidly since its inception in 2012 with its unique contemporary sound. The highly beloved trio is currently touring to promote its sophomore album, Underwater, a jazz-and-funk inflected project that will be sure to make the night one to remember.


BTS

When: 19 January
Where: National Stadium

K-pop mega-group BTS is set to return to Singapore in January 2019. The show will be the group's grandest as it performs at the National Stadium. Emerging as the second most streamed group on Spotify and clinching the mantle of Time magazine’s reader-anointed Person of the Year, the septet will go into 2019 as a legitimately world-moving/running force. That’s why this show will be characteristically epic.


TAKING BACK SUNDAY

When: 19 January
Where: The Pavillion @ Far East Square

Emo-turned-heartland-rock outfit Taking Back Sunday will be returning to our shores early next year. Catch Adam Lazzara and co. unspool genre-defining, staple-ready songs from its diverse catalog – feel the anthem swell of  ‘Cute Without the E’ and ‘Tidal Wave’. And there will be mic stunts, of course.


SEAN KINGSTON

When: 26 January
Where: Bang Bang

The American reggae fusion and hip-hop artist, who is behind some of the biggest chart-topping hits of our times such as 'Beautiful Girls' and 'Fire Burning', both of which are still played in dance clubs everywhere, is still at it. This year, he released several EPs, collaborating with artists such as Cher Llyod, Fabolous, and Dave Audé. 


CHROMEO

When: 1 February
Where: Kilo Lounge

Dave 1 and P-Thugg are finally coming to Singapore! They bring with them a singular arc: a superlatively irresistible handle on electro-funk incrementally perfected over the course of five nothing-like-‘em albums, including 2018’s Head Over Heels. Make no mistake: This will be the sweatiest, funkiest set of the year.


Jon Hopkins

When: 13 February
Where: Capitol Theatre

The British producer, widely revered for his left-leaning electronic music ethos, will hold court at the Capitol Theatre in February 2019. He released his fifth studio album Singularity in May 2018. Critically celebrated, the sprawling nine-tracker was influenced by Hopkin's experiences of trance-like states and his engagement with transcendental meditation.


Craig David

When: 14 February
Where: Zouk (Main Room)

Multiple-Grammy-nominated artist Craig David will be stopping by Singapore on his TS5 Asia Tour 2019. The singer-songwriter, rapper and producer has produced multiple chart-toppers over the years such as '7 Days'and 'Fill Me In'. He'll be entertaining us at Zouk's Main Room so grab your friends and some drinks and party all night.


BLACKPINK

When: 15 February
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

South Korean K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will be making its way to our sunny island in February. 2019 will certainly be an exciting year for the super group with its Asia tour and performance at one of the world’s biggest music festivals, Coachella, among the list. Don’t miss your chance to party with one of the most celebrated K-pop groups in the world right now.


CHINESE NEW YEAR LIVE SHOWCASE

When: 15 and 16 February
Where: Resorts World Ballroom

Kick your Chinese New Year celebration up a notch with A-Mei, when she hits our shores for a special showcase during the festive season. The Mandopop queen is a three time Golden Melody Award winner and has sold over 50 million records since her debut. She will be joined by her nieces, Anna and Eve Ai, for this highly anticipated 90-minute performance.


HYUKOH

When: 18 February
Where: Esplanade Theatre

HYUKOH more than proved worthy of its headlining status when they performed here in 2017, and 2019 will see an even more mature, experienced version of the quartet charm fans at the Esplanade Theatre. If you missed out on seeing the band when they last performed here, we highly suggest securing your tickets to see them in 2019. 


NICKELBACK

When: 20 February
Where: Zepp@BIGBOX

Iconic Canadian rock band Nickelback is set to make its long-awaited debut in Singapore in in 2019. With decades of experience and albums under its belt, the band looks to treat fans to an assortment of rock anthems from the 2000s. You're not going to want to miss this. 


SEUNGRI

When: 23 February
Where: The Star Theatre

Sure, Seungri performed in Singapore in September of 2018, but that show was but a glimpse into the full concert spectacle that he's bringing to Singapore in 2019. Fans will not want to miss this chance to see him live, as it might be the last solo tour before he has to return to South Korea and serve in the military. 


MITSKI

When: 23 February
Where: Kilo Lounge

Indie-rock princess, Mitski, makes her first ever appearance in Singapore. She released a highly emotive and powerfully moving album, Be The Cowboy, in August this year. This night will guarantee heart-pumping dance moves and raw emotions. So be sure not to miss the grandeur from one of indie’s royalty.


JOSH GROBAN

When: 25 February
Where: The Star Theatre

Josh Groban is finally coming to Singapore! Known for his powerful and operatic voice, Josh Groban has charmed a legion of fans worldwide over the course of his career and his debut performance in Singapore will be no different. Expect to have your spines chilled. 


YEARS & YEARS

When: 27 February
Where: The Star Theatre

British synth-pop band Years & Years will be performing in Singapore this February and is set to charm fans and concert-goers with catchy grooves and infectious bass lines. Trust us when we say you're not going to miss this show. 


PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH

When: 28 February
Where: DECLINE

Post-rock fans, get ready. Pianos Become The Teeth is coming to Singapore in 2019. The quintet, which is famed for its deeply emotive approach to the sound, is in the inner circle with other like-minded bands such as La Dispute and Touché Amoré, identifying as "The New Wave of Post-Hardcore".  The band will undoubtedly put on a show for the ages. 


BLUE

When: 2 March
Where: Zepp@BIGBOX

Beloved British boyband Blue is returning to Singapore for a one-night-only performance this March. Relive the nostalgia of the late '90s and early 2000s as Blue treats fans to a collection of its greatest hits including 'One Love' and 'All Rise'. 


JB DUNCKEL

When: 2 March
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio

One half of French duo, Air, JB Dunckel, will make his debut in Singapore as part of the Mosaic Music Series. The French DJ, known for his proficiency in math and science, uses the intricacies of the subjects as inspirations for his music. Enjoy tracks from his latest album, H+, which was released in March 2018, and from Air, on this night which will promise music filled with flecks of warped instrumentals and dreamy sequences.


KODALINE

When: 5 March 
Where: Zepp@BIGBOX

Platinum-selling Irish rock band Kodaline is set to return to the Lion City in March of 2019. Having released its third album Politics of Living earlier in September, the quartet will be touring the world in support of the record, with a stop in Singapore announced for 5 March. The band last performed in Singapore in August of 2015.


MAROON 5

When: 7 March 
Where: National Stadium

This will be a night of hyper-polished A-list contemporary pop music. Maroon 5’s arena-beckoning arrival will undoubtedly be one of the biggest shows of the year. You can expect a roll call of hits from every point of the band’s ascent to its present juggernaut status; a thrall that includes the poignant charm of Songs About Jane and the world-moving bounce of ‘Moves Like Jagger’.


WATAIN

When: 7 March
Where: Ebenex Live Space

Swedish black metal legends Watain are finally coming to Singapore. Known for their dark, fast and ferocious music, the band's Singapore debut will undeniably be one that the heavy metal community won't soon forget. While we're certain the band won't be bringing its usual antics to Singapore, the music itself is more than enough reason for any metal fan to attend the show. 


HONNE

When: 11 and 12 March 
Where: Capitol Theatre

Honne is returning to Singapore in March of 2019. Following two back-to-back sold out shows in 2016, Honne will be returning to Singapore for a second run of two consecutive shows that is guaranteed to be a sold-out affair as well. The British electro-R&B duo is currently touring the world in support of its latest album Love Me/Love Me Not


TOURIST

When: 16 March
Where: Kilo Lounge

Moonbeats Asia will be ushering in Grammy-winning producer and composer, Tourist, to Singapore, which will be his only stop in Asia. Known for working with several big names such as Sam Smith and Years & Years, his critically acclaimed tracks will be sure to keep the dance party going all-night-long.


CLAIRO

When: 17 March
Where: The Pavillion@Far East Square

Rising bedroom-pop princess Clairo has quickly been rising up the ranks with her quirky and sincere style cathcing the eyes of many around the world since her single 'Pretty Girl' went viral in 2017. The young talent is seemingly poised for greatness and her upcoming Singapore debut is guaranteed to be one of the best shows of the year to come. 


PET SHOP BOYS

When: 26 March
Where: The Star Theatre

Iconic British synth pop duo, Pet Shop Boys, will be performing at The Star Theatre as part of its The Super Tour in Asia. With global classics such as ‘West End Girls’ and ‘It’s A Sin’, it has solidified itself as a mainstay in dance music. The duo is currently working on a new album which is set to be released in 2019, so look out for new music at its show.


JOHN MAYER

When: 1 April 
Where: TBA

He made ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’ and he might very well play it before your eyes at his first-ever Singapore show. This is not an April Fool’s day gag – this the result of prayers answered and wishes granted. Equal parts master class and upper-echelon pop entertainment, this show will make a tour de force of an evening.


BELINDA CARLISLE

When: 6 April
Where: The Star Theatre

Legendary pop star Belinda Carlisle will return to Singapore for a very special show this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her third studio album, Runaway Horses. To mark the momentous occasion, Carlisle will perform Runaway Horses in its entirety along with other smash hits such as 'Circle In The Sand', 'I Get Weak' and 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth'.


ANNE-MARIE

When: 9 April
Where: The Capitol Theatre

UK's breakthrough pop star Anne-Marie is back. Just in October of 2018, the infectiously seductive singer stopped by our shores for the very first time for The Speak Your Mind Tour. And to be honest, we couldn't get enough of her body-blasting, chart-topping hits, so, we're glad she's back. We know we're in for a treat.


RIMI NATSUKAWA

When: 20 April
Where: Zepp@Big Box

Highly-acclaimed Japanese songbird, Rimi Natsukawa, will celebrate her 20th year anniversary with a special concert. Revered for enchanting vocals and compositional abilities, she has produced numerous tracks in various languages, including her smash hit, ‘Nada Sou Sou’, which has seen renditions from the likes of artists such as Mamamoo and Against The Current. Come and celebrate this momentous occasion.


ED SHEERAN

When: 26 April
Where: National Stadium

Ed Sheeran, the best selling artist of 2017 and the fifth most-streamed artist of 2018, is set to return to Singapore in April of 2019. The performance will follow his two sold-out dates in Singapore last year. The show will also be his largest yet as he performs at the National Stadium for the first time. 


THE PROCLAIMERS

When: 29 April
Where: Capitol Theatre

Scottish duo, The Proclaimers, will return to Singapore to perform at The Capitol Theatre. The brothers, who are behind the global classic, ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)’, released their latest album, Angry Cyclist, in August 2018. This will sure to be an enjoyable night filled with fun sing-a-longs for everyone.


TROYE SIVAN

When: 3 May
Where: The Star Theatre

Troye Sivan has had a whirlwind year. Having released his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Bloom, earlier this year, as well as collaborations with Ariana Grande and Charli XCX, Troye undoubtedly made 2018 his year. While he stopped by Singapore for a fan meet this year, fans have been clamouring for the emergent pop prince to play a full-fledged show so it’s great that the show is finally coming to fruition.


JASON MRAZ

When: 11 May
Where: The Star Theatre

It seems as though Singapore can't get enough of Jason Mraz. After an electrifying performance at the National Stadium in late 2018, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter is set to return to Singapore for a more intimate show as he performs at the Star Theatre in May. If you missed out on his show here in 2018, you might not want to miss this one, it's going to be a good time. 


LAUV

When: 15 & 16 May
Where: Capitol Theatre

Following an opening stint with Ed Sheeran in 2017, American singer-songwriter Lauv will return to Singapore for not one, but two headlining shows. Lauv has been making waves across the globe over the past two years, having released a slew of hits including 'I Like Me Better', 'A Different Way' with DJ SNAKE and most recently, 'There's No Way' with Julia Michaels. 


AIA GLOW FESTIVAL

When: 25 May
Where: Sentosa Island

AIA Glow Festival will be making its grand debut with a stellar musical lineup, with these two confirmed acts, English drum and bass band Rudimental, and Belgian DJ/producer Lost Frequencies. This single day health and wellness festival will be good time to nourish both your body and soul, so grab your friends and participate in activities such as yoga while bopping to feel-good music. And with more acts to be announced, its first edition is shaping up to be a spectacular one.


LANY

When: 10 August
Where: TBA

Southeast Asia’s favourite synth-popsters will return to Singapore a day after National Day in 2019, this time with their 2018 album Malibu Nights in tow. For an utterly contemporary pop-inflected and Internet-age take on young love and all its attendant joys and stresses, this show has no equal.


THE 1975

When: September 16
Where: The Star Theatre

The 1975 has finally announced that it will perform in Singapore next year. Local promoter Now/Live will be ushering the band to our shores. Recently, the band released its critically celebrated third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships into the world. Frontman Matty Healy shared the finer points of the album with us here.


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2019

When: 20 to 22 September 
Where: Circuit Park

The Singapore Grand Prix is set to return to Singapore in 2019 and with it, and incredible musical line-up that includes something for everyone. While the entire line-up has yet to be announced, its Phase 1 line-up is a sight to behold. With headlining acts the likes of MUSE and Fatboy Slim announced, the musical line-up for the Singapore Grand Prix 2019 is shaping up to be one of its best. 

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