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While Singapore might be regarded as a prime destination for musical acts in Asia, we also do get deprived of concerts from time to time.

There’s Paul McCartney who played a show in Japan earlier this year and Liam Gallagher of Oasis who recently visited The Philippines, leaving Singapore slightly jealous.

They say you can’t have it all, but 2017 would’ve been better if these bands also stopped by Singapore for a show while they were in Asia:

 

1. The Kooks

Indie rock band The Kooks were at We The Fest and Good Vibes Festival in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur last August. It would’ve been a thrill to finally hear some songs from Inside In / Inside Out, but I guess we’ll have to wait.

 

2. New Hope Club

New Hope Club might not be a household name (yet), but the rising boy band sure has a large following in The Philippines, which they visited earlier this month together with The Vamps.

 

3. The Vamps

The British quartet played shows in The Philippines and Japan for their Middle of the Night Tour and we sure hope they’ll visit us in Singapore soon after their well-received gig in January 2016.

 

4. Kodaline

It’s been 2 years since indie folk band Kodaline made their Singapore debut with Sheppard. But the Irish lads skipped our country this time despite stopping by Indonesia and Malaysia for We The Fest and Good Vibes Festival.

 

5. Phoenix

Let’s just say August wasn’t as great of a month for me as I succumbed to watching videos of Phoenix on social media while others saw them play live in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and The Philippines. It would’ve been a dream come true to experience their psychedelic show and see their kaleidoscopic stage set up in person after missing their show in Singapore 3 years ago. But yet again, one can hope.

Photo credit: Hollywoodbowl.com, Shemazing, Project U, Press, Last.fm

On 18th October, a few days after he posted about his bicycle accident, Ed Sheeran had some unfortunate news to share regarding his Asia tour, which was supposed to commence this weekend in Taipei:

AEG Presents Asia also posted the news on Facebook, with details of the posptponed concerts:

While Singapore's shows on 11th and 12th November are still in place, the dates are only a week after the postponed shows in Hong Kong, which looks a little concerning to us. Given the serious nature of Ed's injuries, one extra week isn't a lot of time for rest and recovery. His injuries (fractures in right wrist and left elbow) are truly unfortunate considering how he plays the guitar live during his concerts. 

Fingers crossed for a swift recovery before his show in Singapore!

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Backstreet Boys will be performing at the National Stadium this weekend in conjunction with the 2017 WTA finals. In fact, Singapore is extremely lucky as this show is their only stop in Asia before they return to Las Vegas for their residency show.

If you are attending the show and it has been a while since you listened to their tunes, we have got you covered. We sieved through all 8 BSB albums and curated these top 7 throwback bangers.

This is just a teaser of what’s to come!

 

1.     Larger Than Life

 

2.     The One

 

3.     Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely

 

4.     As Long As You Love Me

 

5.     Shape Of My Heart

 

6.     I Want It That Way

 

7.     Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

 

If these have hit you with major nostalgia feels, we wish you all the best this Saturday!


Picture Credits: Gif from Backstreet Boys performing "I Want It That Way" live on the MDA Telethon, Billboard.

Us The Duo finally posted a full cover of The Foundations’ pop hit, Build Me Up Buttercup!

This is after a year of uploading a short version of the song that certainly left many fans hanging, myself included.

For someone who grew up loving the original version, I refrained from listening to covers that would potentially ruin the song for me. But as expected, Us The Duo did not disappoint.

Blending in their signature harmonies, the ‘60s song was delivered with an acoustic twist.

Carissa and Michael Alvarado still carry with them the alluring charm that captivated the Internet in 2013.

Vine might no longer exist, but the six-second video sharing application undoubtedly left us with a talented set of husband-and-wife that’s here to delight us with long(er) song covers.

Watch the full cover of Build Me Up Buttercup here:

 

Photo credit: UsTheDuoVEVO on Youtube

Oh boy, it has been awhile…

The last time Taylor Swift performed at a concert was well over eight months ago in Houston at the pre-Superbowl concert. In August, she shocked the world with a surprise comeback track Look What You Made Me Do and ...Ready For It. We surely were not ready for that!

Next month, Taylor will release her comeback album Reputation. Even though she has not revealed any headline tour for the upcoming album, she has announced her participation in a couple of the Christmas shows happening in the USA later this year. 

Before she returns to the stage, let us look back at 5 things we missed about her performing live.

 

1.     Countless Outfit Changes – She just looks stunning in every outfit she puts in, HOW!

 

2.     Insane Stage Set Ups – From flying above the audience to probably the biggest elevated platform ever

 

3.     Amazing Crowds – The crowds just seem to get larger and larger every tour

 

4.     Surprise Guests – During her 1989 tour, Taylor invited special guests to join her on stage each night

 

5.     Of Course, Her Vocals!! – Need we say more?

 

 

We are very excited for what’s to come! Are you?


Picture credit: Vanity Fair, Elle, Daily Mail, Vulture, Hello Canada, Mirror, Whiskey Swifty on Tumblr, Billboard