An updated list of all the live acts and concerts for the year

2019 has been an amazing year so far, with visits from international acts like Kodaline, BTS and Slash already keeping fans thoroughly satisfied. More acts have been announced since, and to gear you up for a year of nonstop entertainment, here's an updated list of live gigs and concerts here.

5566 (Jul 6)

Yes, they’re still around and yes, they’re still as wholesome as ever. Since their big break 17 years ago in Taiwanese drama My MVP Valentine, 5566’s Mandarin bops have been karaoke staples for years. Relive Mando-pop numbers from the early-2000s when former teenage heartthrobs play the Singapore Indoor Stadium next.

Tickets from $128. More info here.

Jesse McCartney (Jul 14)

Multi-talented, Grammy-winning songwriter and certified Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney will make his live debut here after 15 long, McCartney-less years. Slated to take on the Gateway Theatre on Jul 14, the popstar will be getting the hearts of both the young and young-at-heart skipping beats. Expect to hear all the classics ("Beautiful Soul", "She's No You") along with his newer hits "Wasted" and "Better Than You".

Tickets from $108. More info here.

Local Natives (Jul 15)

American indie quintet Local Natives have been making their appearances on every cool kids’ playlist, and it’s easy to see why. Following the release of their freshly-pressed Violet Street in April, the dreamy indie charmers will be heading over to grace The Pavilion at Far East Square with a gorgeous blend of soulful and organic vocals and instruments. Catch their genre-defining killer three-part harmonies while tickets are still available.

Tickets from $75. More info here.

Bazzi (Jul 17)

Andrew Bazzi, or simply Bazzi, is the 21-year-old behind Billboard charter “Mine”, and has grasped the attention of various pop icons including Taylor Swift and BTS. The pop/R&B rapper/singer-songwriter quickly rose to fame when a portion of “Mine” from his 2017 debut album Cosmic became a meme on the internet. Debuting at the Star Theatre in July, Bazzi’s infectious melodies are not to be missed.

Tickets from $78. More info here.

Russ (Jul 24)

American-Sicillian rapper Russ will be dropping by for a headlining show this July. Set to perform songs such as “Missin’ You Crazy” from his sophomore album, get ready for a night of chilled R&B, courtesy of the Soundcloud rapper.

Tickets from $118. More info here.

Death Cab For Cutie (Jul 25)

90’s rock veterans Death Cab For Cutie returns for the second time since their 2016 gig at the Coliseum. For one night only, the American indie rockers will take on the Esplanade Theatre with smash hits “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and “Soul Meets Body”.

Tickets are fully sold out. More info here.

Lany (Aug 10)

No stranger to performing on our shores, it seems like Lany will soon be making their return to Singapore for their Malibu Nights World Tour. The news comes after the release of their latest record Malibu Nights, which is chockfull of synth-pop goodness that we can’t wait to groove along to.

Tickets from $108. More info here.

Westlife (Aug 10)

It has been 20 years since they first swore it, and two decades later they are still swearing it all over again. Westlife celebrates 20 years of groundbreaking hits with the aptly named The Twenty Tour that will take Singapore and our neighbouring nations by storm. The perennial Irish pop band has a total of 10 studio albums currently, spanning from the pure babyfaced-pop tunes of Westlife, to the wholesome numbers of Gravity; promising a solid setlist for the upcoming gig.

Tickets from $108. More info here.

Snow Patrol (Sep 1)

Ready your tissues—Snow Patrol is returning after seven years since they first pulled the strings of our hearts with emotionally raw rock ballads. Back with an acoustic set, expect the night to be filled with extra soul-stirring stripped-down classics in the intimate setting of the University Cultural Centre at NUS. If you’ve forgotten the words to "Chasing Cars", now would be the time to brush up.

Tickets from $98. More info here.

Feeder (Sep 14)

Adding to the anticipation of the release of Welsh rock duo Feeder’s upcoming album Tallulah that’s slated for August this year, cop a ticket to their set at The Pavilion @ Far East Square that happens the following month. Widely known for their 2001 track “Buck Rogers” that echoes major Weezer vibes, Feeder’s pop punk-reminiscent tones and snappy guitar riffs will make for an unforgettable gig.

Tickets from $118. More info here.

The 1975 (Sep 16)

The boys are making their highly-anticipated return to Singapore since their last show at Laneway Festival in 2015. As part of their Music for Cars project, this leg of the tour would see The 1975 play not just their current discography but also some new music off their upcoming companion record, Notes on a Conditional Form; which Matt has teased would be released in 2019.

Tickets from $88. More info here.

Devin Townsend (Sep 18)

Progressive metal songwriter-vocalist-guitarist Devin Townsend debuts in Singapore for an intimate acoustic performance mid-September. Often compared to the likes of Frank Zappa and Phil Spector, the heavy metal virtuoso will be sure to put on a hell of a show—even on the clean strings of his acoustic guitars. With a repertoire of 10 solo studio albums across almost two decades, an evening with Devin Townsend is unlikely to be a miss.

Tickets from $118. More info here.

Singapore F1 Grand Prix (Sep 20-22)

The annual F1 party rolls around once again, with a promising lineup that encompasses the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Muse, Fatboy Slim, and Gwen Stefani. The 2019 setlist is slightly rock-heavy as compared to previous years, and we’re all for it. As for local talent, Glen Wee who came in forth for reality TV show The Final One, will be joining the international rockstars with hits such as "House of Stone" and "Sound of Clouds".

Tickets from $98. More info here.

Shawn Mendes (Oct 4)

Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes will be back in October, this time as a newly minted Grammy nominee for the gripping ballad "In My Blood", from his latest self-titled album. Two years have flown by since he last paid our shores a visit, and Mendies will have already marked their calendars to hear the 2018-released Shawn Mendes live. Of course, Mendes won't leave fans without performing the smash hits that threw him onto the global radar: "Stitches" from his debut album Handwritten and "Treat You Better" from second album, Illuminate.

Tickets from $88. More info here.

Backstreet Boys (Oct 30)

Before One Direction and BTS, was a five-piece pop group that arguably led the revolution of the new-age boy band scene. Backstreet Boys—now technically Backstreet Men—are making their return to Singapore in October this year, as part of their international DNA Tour. The tour aims to promote their 10th studio album, including their first Billboard charter in over 10 years, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, while sprinkling in a generous heaping of old-timey fan favourites the likes of “I Want It That Way” and “As Long As You Love Me”.

Tickets from $168. More info here.

Elton John (Nov/Dec)

After half a century of glittery retro shades, outrageous fashion and incredible piano-playing, we received a rather bittersweet announcement from Sir Elton John himself calling fans to gather one last time before leaving the tour bus for good. Exact dates are TBC but you know we’ll be awaiting "Rocket Man"’s last mission.

More info here.

U2 (Nov/Dec)

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, perhaps a ticket to the upcoming U2 gig might help. Dropping by as part of their Joshua Tree Tour 2019 are Bono and gang with decade-defying ultimate rock classics like “With Or Without You” and “Beautiful Day”. Though a date has yet to be set for the Irish rock phenomenons to take over our shores, something tells us it’s going to be a beautiful day when they arrive. 

More info here.

Bonus: Trevor Noah (Aug 19)

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s satirical humour will be taking centrestage at The Star Theatre in August. After an overwhelming response to the first announced date, a second date has been added for a larger capacity. Unfortunately, if you haven’t gotten your tickets by now, both shows have been sold out. But we're sure that ain't gonna stop some of you.

More info here.