Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee to perform in Singapore on 3 February

Namewee will be performing for the first time in Singapore. (Photo: Mode Productions)

Malaysian singer-songwriter Namewee, known for the Mandarin hit song, “Stranger In The North” featuring Wang Lee Hom, will be having a concert on 3 February 2018 at The Star Performing Arts Centre at 8pm, concert organiser Mode Entertainment announced on Thursday (23 November).

Priced from $88 to $168 for the VIP category (excluding booking fees), tickets will be sold via the APACTix website, hotline and all SingPost outlets. Tickets will go sale on Monday (27 November). Those who purchase VIP tickets will be able to take a solo photo with Namewee at a meet-and-greet session after the concert.

This is the first time that Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, will be performing in Singapore. The concert tour, titled “4896”, when pronounced in Hokkien, sounds like sibei gao lat, which describes a very strong and powerful person.

Namewee will start his concert tour in Taipei on Saturday (25 Nov), and Singapore will be the next stop after the Taipei concert. He is also set to perform in Hong Kong, Sydney and Beijing.

Poster for Malaysia singer-songwriter Namewee 4896 World Tour (Photo: Mode Productions)

The 34-year-old started out as a YouTube star who made satirical videos about his life in Malaysia. He was arrested in Malaysia late last year for allegedly insulting Islam in a video.

His single, “Stranger In The North”, featuring Taiwanese singer Wang Lee Hom, has amassed more than 95 million views on YouTube. He is also known for hits such as “Thai Love Song” and “High Pitched”.

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