2023 has been an exciting year for live music concerts and festivals in Singapore. Global superstars like BLACKPINK, TWICE, and Tomorrow by Together have graced our shores with high-octane performances. Now it’s time to plan your calendar for the best exciting live music concerts and festivals in Singapore for 2024.
Firstly, British rock band Coldplay will kick off 2024 and perform a series of shows at the National Stadium in Singapore come January. In fact, they are the first-ever music act to sell out a record-breaking total of six shows for this Music of The Spheres World Tour.
Coldplay last performed at the same venue back in 2017 over two nights for their A Head Full of Dream Tour. They were also the first music act to achieve the record for the highest number of tickets sold in a single day in Singapore at more than 200,000. Notably, tickets for this gig are sold out.
Taylor Swift finally heads to Singapore for her The Eras Tour
Then, there’s Taylor Swift. The multi-hyphenate GRAMMY award winner will bring her highly-anticipated The Eras Tour to Singapore in March 2024. The city-state will be the only Southeast Asia stop for the Asia leg, the other being Tokyo, Japan.
Swift will play six shows across two weeks in March 2024. She last performed live in Singapore in 2015 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for her 1989 World Tour. The American singer-songwriter is a frequent performer in Singapore too – for her The Red Tour in 2014 and Speak Now Tour in 2011. Tickets to Swift’s The Eras Tour are also expected to sell out.
Don’t lose hope if you didn’t score any tickets. It’s known that organisers will secretly release restricted view seats or ‘magically’ add in more seats (speaking from experience). Therefore, stay alert and monitor their social media accounts.
Besides headlining tours by Coldplay and Taylor Swift, look out for festivals that bring in major music artists. They include Mandarin musicians for the Huayi Festival of the Arts at the Esplanade and the annual Formula 1 Singapore circuit race that features a live music section. The latter has past acts like Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, and Westlife.
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Here are the best and most anticipated music concerts and festivals in Singapore for 2024:
ENHYPEN | World Tour ‘FATE’ in Asia: Singapore stop – January 20 and 21
K-pop boyband ENHYPEN will finally hold a concert in Singapore, their first since debuting in 2020. Formed through survival music reality show I-land, the seven-member group comprises of Jungwon, Heesung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo and Ni-Ki. The group is also managed by BELIFT LAB, a subsidiary of HYBE Corporation.
ENHYPEN is scheduled to make a comeback on 17 November with Orange Blood, their fifth mini album. Furthermore, this record is said to be a sequel to Dark Blood. Expect the septet to perform songs from Orange Blood live for the first time during this Asia leg.
ENHYPEN | World Tour ‘FATE’ in Asia: Singapore stop happens at Singapore Indoor Stadium on January 20 and 21. Tickets start from SGD148.
Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour – January 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 and 31
British rock band Coldplay returns to Singapore next January for their Music Of The Spheres World Tour, which broke records for being the first act to hold six concerts at the Nation Stadium.
The quartet will definitely hype the audience with classic hits like ‘Something Just Like This’ and ‘A Sky Full of Stars’. They may also surprise us with guest performers at their stop here for ‘My Universe’ as seen at their Buenos Aires stop.
Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour happens at the National Stadium on January 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 and 31. Ticket prices start from SGD$68.
Melanie Martinez: Portals Tour in Singapore – January 25
Making her way down to Asia to perform for the first time is alternative pop singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez. The Voice alumni will be exclusively performing as the otherworldly new creature rebirth of her alter ego “Cry Baby” for this tour.
Her newest release, Portals, is her highest-charting album to date with a Billboard 200 #2 debut. The album features the official first single ‘Void’, written and produced by Martinez, along with ‘Death’. In addition, both songs made history as Martinez’s first original songs to debut on the Billboard “Hot 100.” Therefore, expect an avant-garde theatrical artistic performance that’ll leave you in awe.
Melanie Martinez: Portals Tour in Singapore happens at the Singapore Expo on January 25. Ticket prices start from SGD$108.
Ed Sheeran | + – = ÷ x Tour in Singapore – February 16
One of Taylor Swift’s best friends is also heading down to Singapore for a gig in 2024. Currently scheduled for a one-night-only concert (we doubt so), Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Asia shows will be his first since 2019.
This concert will be in support of his recent albums – ‘-ʼ (Subtract) and Autumn Variations – released earlier in May and September 2023 respectively. Taking a leaf off Swift’s book, Sheeran also worked with The National’s Aaron Dessner on both full-length albums.
Ed Sheeran’s + – = ÷ x Tour in Singapore happens at the National Stadium on February 16. Ticket prices start from SGD$88.
STAYC first world tour “[TEENFRESH]” in Singapore – February 16
Budding K-pop girl group STAYC will make a stop in Singapore for their inaugural world tour. Titled [TEENFRESH], the six-member act will perform a setlist which showcases the “TEENFRESH” genre – derived from a combination of the words “teenager” and “fresh” – and is aimed at bringing out the confidence of teenagers through their music that holds a strong core message of self-love and empowerment.
They are the first girl group to be entirely produced by legendary K-Pop producer group Black Eyed Pilseung. Expect energetic live stages of their hits like “ASAP” (2021), “STEREOTYPE” (2021), “RUN2U” (2022), and most recently “Bubble” (2023).
STAYC’s first world tour “[TEENFRESH]” in Singapore happens at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore on February 16. Tickets start from SGD148.
Eric Nam ‘House on a Hill World Tour’ in Singapore – February 18
In support of his newest album of the same name, global superstar and singer-songwriter Eric Nam will return to Singapore to stage his House on a Hill World Tour. Expect Nam to perform singles like the title track and ‘Don’t Leave Yet’ from House on a Hill live.
The album also features notable productions from UK-based artists – HONNE and Oh Wonder – and longtime collaborator, producer Rabitt. In other news, Nam will soon make his acting debut as the lead in the psychological thriller Transplant from the production company behind Fruitvale Station.
Eric Nam’s ‘House on a Hill World Tour’ in Singapore happens at The Theatre at Mediacorp on February 16. Tickets start from SGD98.
IVE | The First World Tour ‘SHOW WHAT i HAVE’ Singapore stop – February 24
Less than a year from their last visit to Singapore for a fancon, K-pop girl group IVE will return to the city-state for their first headlining concert and world tour ‘SHOW WHAT i HAVE’.
If their fancon was a teaser, expect high-octane live performances of IVE’s hits like ‘Eleven’, ‘Love Dive’, ‘After LIKE’, and ‘I Am’. This tour will also support the it girl group’s newest Korean EP album release, I’ve Mine, which includes chart-topping singles ‘Baddie’, ‘Either Way,’ and ‘Off The Record’.
IVE’s The First World Tour ‘SHOW WHAT i HAVE’ in Singapore happens on February 24 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Ticket prices start from SGD158.
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Singapore stop – March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9
Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour has got to be one of the most in-demand live concerts now. As one of the most recognisable musicians of the current generation, the American singer-songwriter is a pop culture mainstay whose songs certainly touched millions of fans.
Making her only stop in Southeast Asia at Singapore, you can see her perform hits across her 17-year career. Hence, The Eras Tour. According to her setlist, she will include more songs from album releases after 1989 – Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights – as her previous world tour, the 1989 World Tour, features tracks from that namesake album.
Budding American singer Sabrina Carpenter will support Taylor Swift for the Singapore stop. Managed to snag a ticket or two? Look forward to experiencing a blissful state for approximately three hours of your life.
Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour in Singapore happens at the National Stadium on March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9. Ticket prices start from SGD108.
Jack Johnson: Live in Singapore – March 7
Best known for hit songs ‘Good People’, ‘Upside Down’, and ‘I Got You’, American singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is set to serenade Singapore come March 2024. 22 years into his career, Johnson has released seven studio albums and two live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
In addition to being a musician, Johnson is also a social activist. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry. For instance, his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Furthermore, he also founded the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide.
Johnson will perform tunes like singles ‘One Step Ahead’ and ‘Don’t Look Now’ from his latest studio album Meet The Moonlight, released in 2022.
Jack Johnson: Live in Singapore happens at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore on March 7. Tickets start from SGD99.
Jeff Satur ‘Space Shuttle No.8 Asia Tour’ in Singapore – March 16
Rising Thai singer-songwriter and actor Jeff Satur will showcase his musicality and talent via “Space Shuttle No.8 Asia Tour”, his solo headlining concert. Signed to Warner Music Thailand, he has released eight singles since November 2021 and amassed an impressive 361 million streams to date.
Besides his contemporary compositions, you may know Satur from the hit Thai series KinnPorsche The Series La Forte (2022). He also recently participated in one of China’s biggest reality shows, Call Me By Fire 3 (披荆斩棘第三季). Witness his growth as an artist and musician with his performances on stage, which will feature a fresh and modern genre-bending setlist like pop, R&B, rock, hip-hop, and 80s sounds.
Jeff Satur’s ‘Space Shuttle No.8 Asia Tour’ happens at Capitol Theatre on March 16. Tickets start from SGD$108.
Rod Stewart “Live in Concert, One Last Time” tour – March 16 and 17
Here’s your chance to catch legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sir Rod Stewart live for the last time. The 78-year-old music veteran is set to perform hits from his impressive illustrious 50+ year career catalogue like “Have I Told You Lately”, “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” “Rhythm of My Heart,” and “Forever Young”, among others.
Sir Rod Stewart kicked off this multi-year tour in 2022 and is touted to be one of the biggest tours of his career. This gig is also part of Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Live concert series, which started in 2014. Fans can certainly experience an unforgettable night of nostalgia performances, backed by 12 band members and backup vocalists in total.
Rod Stewart’s “Live in Concert, One Last Time” tour happens at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Sands Grand Ballroom, Level 5 on March 16 and 17. Tickets start from SGD150.
Niall Horan: “THE SHOW” Live On Tour 2024 in Singapore – May 9
Currently a judge on The Voice (Season 23 and 24), Niall Horan is certainly staying active in the music industry. The former One Direction member will return to Singapore for a gig in May 2024, six years after his 2018’s Flicker World Tour.
Horan’s tour also supports his most recent album release of the same name, titled The Show. This album is described as an endlessly spellbinding statement on following your heart to its absolute truth. Besides the latest singles ‘Heaven’ and ‘Meltdown’, don’t miss this chance to see him perform tunes from all of his three solo albums, including The Show, live.
Niall Horan: “THE SHOW” Live On Tour 2024 in Singapore happens at Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 9. Tickets start from SGD108.
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