[Sponsored] Just four years since its inception, The Star Performing Arts Centre has hosted a starry lineup of performers at its plush, 5,000-seat venue that offers concert-goers a top-notch audio-visual experience.
Tame Impala at The Star Performing Arts Centre, photo credit: Amos Wong
Music fans will remember that an impressive roster of major international superstars gracing our shores in the last six months, the latest being legendary showmen Elton John and Tom Jones, and even indie darlings like Tame Impala and Bon Iver—all massively popular artists who have headlined hot-ticket concerts there.
But if you’ve missed their shows, there’s still a chance to watch more of music’s bigwigs in action at this iconic destination venue, conveniently located next to Buona Vista MRT. Here are the ones you can’t miss:
Damien Rice (Jun 4)
The Irish singer-songwriter brings his warbly brand of melancholy to The Star Performing Arts Centre in his third Singapore showcase. Fans who are familiar with his work will know that Rice’s tales of heartbreak, anguish and meandering musings are best heard in an intimate “studio” setting. Expect hits like “The Blower’s Daughter”, “9 Crimes” and “I Don’t Want To Change You” from his albums O, 9 and My Favourite Faded Fantasy at his biggest concert yet. $68-148. Book Now!
Tegan and Sara (Jul 29)
Tegan and Sara
Noughties indie-pop icons Tegan and Sara are returning to Singapore to promote their eighth studio album Love You To Death. You might want to put on your dancing shoes, as the identical twins’ interesting blend synth-pop will bring you to your feet—known for tracks like “Fix You Up”, they have credited an eclectic mix of artistes such as Nirvana, Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins and even Taylor Swift as musical influences. $68-228. Book Now!
Kenny Rogers (Aug 6)
This one’s for the folks—award-winning, multi-hyphenated American crooner Kenny Rogers is making a stop here for his final world tour. If your parents are huge fans of the country and pop legend, who has an impressive string of 24 Number One hits under his belt, there’s no better time to treat them to an evening of classics like “The Gambler”, “Lucille” and “Something’s Burning”. $88-228. Book Now!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Sep 20)
Macklemore, photo credit: Amanda Rhoades/San Francisco Foghorn
We teared when hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis put up a historic Grammy’s performance with Queen Latifah and Madonna, which saw 34 couples of diverse identities getting hitched on the world stage to their pro-unity hit “Same Love”. Now, rapper Ben Haggerty and producer Ryan Lewis are making their way down to Singapore for the first time. For fans of tracks like “Thrift Shop”, this high-octane concert will be worth every penny. $68-168. Book now!
A1 (Oct 22)
For those who remember collecting Smash Hits posters of this noughties English-Norwegian boyband, be prepared for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Ben Adams, Mark Read and Christian Ingebrigtsen will be reuniting for a Greatest Hits World Tour in October. Live renditions of oldies but goldies like “Same Old Brand New You” and “Like A Rose” will make this one night-only showcase a real #throwback. $78-148. Book Now!
Hungry before the show? Then grab a bite from the wide selection of F&B outlets at the adjoining Star Vista or from The Star Theatre’s concession bars. The concert venue is also conveniently located next to Buona Vista MRT, so you don’t have to worry about getting a ride home.
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