April is all about the music with Sing Jazz 2018, intimate shows from One Republic and Jake Bugg, and concerts from mainstream acts like Katy Perry, Zedd and Fall Out Boy
Another month, another lineup of eclectic big gigs to catch in Singapore. Live music from mega pop acts like Katy Perry and One Republic to danceable sets from Zedd and Yung Bae, as well as Grammy Award-winners giving us cool cats some real time jazzy vibes at Sing Jazz 2018, April is all out to treat gig-goers everywhere. Here’s what’s on…
Sing Jazz 2018
Heads up, jazz junkies! Hope you cool cats are hanging tight because it’s finally official — the Singapore International Jazz Festival returns to Marina Bay Sands from 6 to 8 April. Keeping with the tradition of curating mega lineups, you can bet that Sing Jazz is one-upping itself yet again with a stellar bevvy of local and international musicians like Grammy Award-winners Estelle, Jamie Cullum and the epic Ms Lauryn Hill.
Sing Jazz 2018, 6-8 April 2018, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. Tickets are available via Sing Jazz 2018.
If EDM hits like ‘Stay’ and ‘Clarity’ (featuring songstresses Alessia Cara and Foxes respectively) are continuously played on repeat by you, you’ll be stoked to know that the mega DJ-producer Zedd will be whipping out his thundering sets this month. The club and festival headliner will no doubt get your rave on with his signature energetic tracks and high-octane remixes.
EP!C Presents: Zedd, 7 April 2018, Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022. Tickets are available via Zouk.
It’s time to witness the litness! Mega pop icon Katy Perry returns with her highly anticipated world tour. The energetic, zany artist will be busting your fave tunes like “Firework”, “Roar” and “Dark Horse”, as well as club offerings from her latest LP release, Witness. If it’s anything like its razzmatazz 2015 Prismatic World Tour gig in Singapore, expect a full-blown sensory overload next year.
Katy Perry Witness: The Tour, 8 April 2018, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk. Tickets are available via Sports Hub Tix and Apactix.
Seems like the Irish trio can’t get enough of our sunny island (just as Singapore fans can’t get enough of them), The Script returns for its fourth stage takeover. With its fifth studio album in the bag, one of the world’s biggest band is set to set the stage on fire with hottest tracks like “Breakeven” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Move”.
The Script Live in Singapore, 12 April 2018, Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets are available via Sports Hub Tix.
Johnny Hates Jazz
Jump back in time with Johnny Hates Jazz as the British band performs in Singapore as part of its 30th-anniversary celebration. The Turn Back the Clock tour will see them perform hits from their multi-platinum debut album, including the mega unforgettable single ‘Shattered Dreams’.
Johnny Hates Jazz, 14 April 2018, MES Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507. Tickets are available at SISTIC.
If seeing them headline the Singapore Grand Prix last year wasn’t enough, fans of One Republic are in for a treat. The anthem-rockers will be back for an intimate show at The Star Theatre. Singalong to their string of chart-topping hits like ‘Apologize’, ‘If I Lose Myself’, ‘Counting Stars’, and red-hot tracks from their last offering like ‘Kids’.
One Republic, 23 April 2018, The Star Theatre, #04-01, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617. Tickets are available at Apactix.
For some funky goodness, check out the LA-based producer known for his danceable tracks that incorporates disco, funk, R&B, and even Japanese “city pop”. Yung Bae (formerly known as Dallas Cotton) has worked with many Asian artists and labels, including 88 Rising Crew, as well as international acts such as Mura Masa, Josh Pan, and Louis Child. Catch him in all his groovy glory this April.
Yung Bae, 21 April 2018, Gallery & Co., National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957. Tickets are available at Moonbeats Asia
Imagine a melting pot of King Krule, Frank Ocean and Mac Demarco, and what do you get? Southeast London artist Cosmo Pyke knows just how to put a spring in your step with his fusion of neo-soul, jazz, and blues with a hint of hip-hop. Who would’ve thought the skater/artist/model has the chops to make us fall in love with his warm, dreamy vocals?
Cosmo Pyke, 26 April 2018, The Pavilion at Far East Square, #01-01, 28 China Street, Singapore 049570. Tickets are available at Moonbeats Asia
Away from the skiffle vibes of his debut album, Jake Bugg has gone a long way as apparent in his fourth album ‘Hearts That Strain’ released last year, and produced by Bugg himself and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Straight outta Nottingham, the English singer-songwriter will be bringing out his guitar for a Bob Dylan-esque solo acoustic performance in Singapore.
Jake Bugg, 28 April 2018, *Scape Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978. Tickets are available at Universe.
Fall Out Boy
Known for their clever, campy long song titles (ie. ‘Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued’), the Chicago-based pop-punk band Fall Out Boy will be making a comeback to our shores as part of their ‘M A N I A’ tour, also their upcoming album due in January. Besides Parick Stump’s impressive gut-wrenching vocals, guitar-swing Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz’ endless punk jump, the energetic drums of Andy Hurley, and coupled with a mega setlist of headbanging hits, there’s no denying that guys still got it.
Fall Out Boy: M A N I A Tour, 30 April 2018, Zepp@Big Box Singapore. Tickets are available via SISTIC.