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To say that time flies fast would be an understatement. It genuinely feels like it was just yesterday when we witnessed Pierce The Veil tear up *SCAPE Warehouse. But then again, maybe we’re just having too much fun.
It has been however, a year that has been filled with thrilling concerts ranging from the most recent Bring Me The Horizon debut to Fall Out Boy’s Comeback of the Year so as the end is nigh for 2013, we might as while just go out with a bang. With more concerts of course!
Thanks to our friends at Live! Empire, we have your tickets to ALL of their upcoming shows, starting with Boyce Avenue’s first ever full headlining gig at The Coliseum this November. The details of the imminent debut of the promising YouTube phenoms can be found below.
Boyce Avenue Live In Singapore
The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore Resorts World™ Sentosa
Tickets: $68 (early bird), $88 (standard), $108 (VIP)
Wrapped up nicely as an early gift from Santa, the impressive double bill of We Came As Romans and Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know” cover boys, Crown The Empire, have their sights set on conquering Singapore in a single night of metalcore magic. With standard tickets flying fast at only $78, it really is quite a steal to catch these two exceptional bands performing side by side.
We Came as Romans Live in Singapore with special guests Crown the Empire
The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore, Resorts World™ Sentosa
Tickets: $78 (standard), $108 (VIP)
Rebounding with a killer record, Arizonan metallers Blessthefall, will also be making their return to Singapore after opening for August Burns Red last year. It will be their first headlining date here. Talk about kicking off the year with a great start!
Blessthefall Live! in Singapore *SCAPE Warehouse Tickets: $60 (standard), $78 (at the door)
With already an overwhelming number of awesome acts planned on taking us by storm, you’d think the organisers would be more than sated with the sheer number of shows coming up. Yet the steady stream of shows does not end there but merely meanders into an even larger pool of bigger names. Your Demise might be calling it a day come next March so all the more to catch them in action one final time this February. York’s very own Asking Alexandria on the other hand, is very much alive and kicking, making their date on 28 April an unmissable one.
As your staunch gateway to free concert tickets and the occasional meet-and-greet pass, it might be best if you could stick around because who knows what you might walk away with?
Photo Credit: Live! Empire
I think it's safe to say that The Sam Willows is currently the biggest band in Singapore as of this moment. If you're still unconvinced, just check out the band's brilliant new music video, Glasshouse.
This re-recorded version of the band's most acclaimed hit was actually recorded by five-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Steve Lillywhite (who has previously worked with the likes of U2, Jason Mraz and The Killers). No wonder it sounds so damn good. For those unfamiliar to The Sam Willows, imagine Of Monsters And Men mixed Imagine Dragons with a dash of Mumford And Sons, and voila! You get this super talented and not forgetting, good-looking, quartet.
As for the video, it must have been inspired by the recent Colour Run held in Singapore, and I thought that it managed to complement the triumphant song perfectly. For some reason, watching the video made me feel really serene and at peace. Check it out below:
Served with catchy tunes, heartfelt lyrics, and infused with psychedelic elements is a local music treat by electronic pop band I Hate This Place.
Based in Singapore, the trio, made up of vocalist Sean Nerney, guitarist Roman Tarrasov and singer-host Gayle Nerva are a dream team. And what is this treat they're dishing out to us exactly?
Their single Summer Valentine is a surprise of sorts that pulls us right in from the first beat. The video and song are highly reminiscent of the times where we were young and full of naivety, with the ignorance that hearts couldn't be broken (that wasn't so long ago...)
Yet, I really like the beats and refreshing friendliness it brings to the local scene. It was the June heat in your eyes/It was the fireworks in July/It was August when I said goodbye are innocent, memorable lyrics. Our verdict? Promising.
Now excuse me while I dance to this track.
Give Summer Valentine a spin and get their album Closer on iTunes here.
Fans of the Disney Channel congregated on Sunday at the Sky Terrace at *Scape for the exclusive Disney Channel Fan Fest, and got a chance to interact up close with their latest teen stars, Maia Mitchell and Bridgit Mendler. The event was held to promote Mitchell's first lead starring Disney original movie (Teen Beach Movie) and Mendler's debut album, Hello My Name Is....
If these names don't ring a bell, well, it would be wise to pay attention now, because these two ladies are both talented in their own right, and judging by the screams in the screening room that day, their fanbase in Singapore is ever-growing. While their time on stage was limited as the event was mainly to screen Mitchell's movie exclusively to fans prior to its television debut in Southeast Asia on Aug 4, Mendler was able to perform three songs from her album, much to her fans' delight!
Having reviewed Mendler's album previously, I knew that her singles Hurricane and Ready or Not would be very well-received. Her other song choice, 5:15, was equally catchy and engaging. She even mentioned after the performance that it was "baffling" and "the most amazing thing" to have people from another part of the world sing the words to a song she wrote two years ago (Ready or Not). Just like in the videos I've seen on YouTube, her live performance was almost flawless, and given that she had just touched down in the morning, it would seem jetlag wasn't about to faze her. Such a pro you have to give kudos to her. Mendler was also very engaging as a performer, walking left and right and waving to fans. The small room also provided her and her band an intimate acoustic setting to showcase her distinct vocals. Check out our Instagram for more pictures and videos!
Shortly after, Australian actress Maia Mitchell came up onto stage to introduce tween fans to the new movie, which also stars Ross Lynch (of pop-rock band R5 and Austin & Ally fame). The musical-movie sees Mitchell as Mackenzie, who with Brady (played by Lynch) are surfers who try to hit a last wave, but ends up being transported into a 1960s surf-and-turf Romeo and Juliet movie, Wet Side Story! As with a Disney original movie, the songs are catchy and for Teen Beach Movie, the 1960s influence is particularly evident with its swing beats and dance cheoreography.
Cruisin for a Bruisin', one of the songs in the movie, is an example and is one of my favourites!
The next ditty that caught my attention was the love song, Fallin For Ya, sung by Grace Phipps, a Carly Rae Jepsen lookalike, with an old-school vibe going on.
Lastly, the kid-friendly event ended with an autograph signing session with Mitchell and Mendler, who were all smiles as they greeted their enthusiastic, wide-eyed fans. Great way to end the day!
Ronan Keating is no stranger to Singapore. Having been here several times, the Irish singer and member of the 90s boyband Boyzone, is now holding a concert here on July 8!
The concert will take place at the Star Performing Arts Centre and more than 4000 people are said to be attending the event! Keating himself appears to be excited for the show as he took to Twitter to announce it: Exciting News. Just about to announce Singapore and Bangkok tour dates. #firesasia Check website for details.
Date: 8 July 2013
Venue: Stars Performing Arts Center
Ticket prices: $168, $148, $128, $98
Call ticketing hotline at 6348 5555 or log onto SISTIC to book your tickets. Be sure to stalk our blog and Twitter for opportunities to snag some golden concert tickets!