7 gigs in Singapore that’ll take you back in time

We could barely contain our excitement after learning that Foals and Sigur Rós will be coming to town for Neon Lights 2016, but that weekend in November is still a few months away. Fortunately, we have no shortage of nostalgic concerts to hit up before then. Here are 7 gigs that will take you back a century or two.

Weezer (Aug 15)

This legendary American alt-rock band is back in town, and you can expect one heck of a night, from classics of our time like “Say It Ain’t So”, “Buddy Holly” and “My Name is Jonas” to new material from their fourth self-titled album (a.k.a. The White Album). Tickets are $98-168 from Sistic. 8pm, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601 – 604.

Panic! At The Disco (Aug 16)

Led by vocalist Brendon Urie, this American band whose sound is a mish-mash of everything from pop, punk, electronica to psychedelic and jazz, will be returning with their newest album, “Death Of A Bachelor”. Rock out to latest hits like “Victorious” and “Emperor’s New Clothes”—and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a nostalgic sesh with 2005’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”. Tickets are $98-$148 from Sistic. 8pm, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601 – 604.

Simple Plan (Sep 5)

No longer just kids, this energetic Canadian pop-punk quintet will be back in Singapore with their newly released fifth studio album, “Taking One For The Team”. Aside from new tracks like “Singing in the Rain”, expect your favorite classic chart-toppers like “Perfect” and “Addicted”. Tickets are $138 from Sistic. 8pm, The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore Resorts World Sentosa.

Bring Me The Horizon (Sep 27)

Later this year, Fort Canning will bear witness to a night of killer riffs and towering vocals as the flagbearers of modern British metal take the stage with their number one hit single, “Drown” and more tracks from their new studio album, “That’s The Spirit”. Tickets are $108 from Sistic. 8pm, Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park.

Mayday Parade (Oct 16)

Seems like our little island is a magnet for rock bands this year, with the boys from this American rock quintet joining the party at the newly opened dance Club Luxi at St. James Power Station. They’ll be performing tracks off their fifth studio album, “Black Lines” such as “Letting Go”. Tickets are $79 (early bird price) and $89 (standard) from Upsurge Productions. 7pm, Luxi, St. James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway.

Scorpions (Oct 21)

After 15 years, these German old school rockers are still loving you and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in Singapore with famous anthems like “Winds Of Change”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and “No One Like You”. Tickets are $98-168 from Sistic. 8pm, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601 – 604.

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. Tickets are $78-148 from Sistic.The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green.