Bid goodbye to 2018 and ring in 2019 with a playful twist at Clarke Quay’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring a line-up of bands, DJs and MCs who will rave up the party atmosphere with music and entertainment at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square. This year’s NYE’s block party theme PLAY will see specially constructed three-dimensional, solid-shaped play block structures designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
There’s never been a better time to unleash your inner child then this New Year’s eve. Vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks symbolizing the four main enclaves of Clarke Quay will be fabricated to create the main stage and various play areas. Expect to find a pedal-powered LED wall that will light up the harder you pedal; converting cycling power into beautiful illuminating patterns and lights.
Set your imagination free the minute you enter Clarke Quay where roaming, dancing, green “toy soldiers” and The Unicorn Parade (3m tall unicorn mascots) will interact with party-goers; providing many instagram-worthy photo moments to strike a pose and put on your best smile for the new year.
LAMC Productions is excited to announce that global rock superstars, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, will be performing in Singapore, on Jan 19, 2019 at The Pavilion @ Far East Square at 8pm!
If you can’t believe that Taking Back Sunday have been around for 20 years, you’re not alone, because they can’t either. Although the pride of Long Island have had a handful of member changes over the years, the current lineup of the band – vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist John Nolan, drummer Mark O’Connell and bassist Shaun Cooper – have all been there since the beginning.
Twenty is a celebration not only of those career-defining moments but of the landmark albums that chronicle the band’s story: 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, 2004’s Where You Want To Be, 2006’s Louder Now, 2009’s New Again, 2011’s Taking Back Sunday, 2014’s Happiness Is and 2016’s Tidal Wave, all of which are represented on this collection. Whether your introduction to the band was singing along to “A Decade Under The Influence” in a sweaty club or hearing “MakeDamnSure” or “Sink Into Me” on the radio, Twenty is a look back at some of the highlights from this unlikely group of musical misfits.
Additionally, fans will be able to hear two newly recorded songs, which hint at the direction that Taking Back Sunday are heading in the coming years. Musical legacy aside, ultimately what’s most impressive is the fact that after two decades and countless successes, Taking Back Sunday have managed to preserve that initial spark that excited them as teenagers.
That fact alone is one worth celebrating, so turn it up, listen loud and don’t miss this concert!
Lushington Entertainments is proud to announce Years & Years will perform live in Singapore on 27 February 2019 (Wednesday) at The Star Theatre, in support of their second album ‘Palo Santo’. This will be the British synth-pop band’s first full concert here.
Tickets from S$88 will be on sale on 23 November 2018 (Friday), 10 amvia www.apactix.com, hotline +65 3158 8588, Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets.
Years & Years are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen. Formed in 2010 in London, the trio’s keyboard- and electronics-based sound first gained exposure when the single “Traps” was released in 2013. In 2015, the band released their debut full-length album Communion, featuring hit singles “King” and “Shine”. The well-received album debuted at number one in the U.K. and peaked in the Top 50 of the U.S. Billboard 200. With Communion, Years & Years made a palpable new tribal impact on pop.
In July 2018, Years & Years released their hugely-anticipated second album Palo Santo. The album is stuffed full of meaningful hits including “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me”, a transitional leap from the lay-lines of the homespun pop majesty of Communion toward something of the crystalline magic that ran once through the Jackson family fingertips. Throughout, Years & Years have crafted their own special landmarks that feel intuitively connected to great British pop classicism while standing bolt upright on a world stage next to Drake, The Weeknd and Rihanna.
Palo Santo is a whole new universe created from the imagination of frontman Olly. ‘Where can I be my freest self, not tied to a gender or sexuality. I’ll just create my own world where those things don’t exist, where anybody can be any gender and sexuality that they like.’ In this thrilling parallel universe, light years from here and now, a utopia has been sketched out. It will be revealed across all the media surrounding Palo Santo, in videos, narratives online and off, finally climaxing in every sense of the word onstage in the all new Years & Years show.
‘It came from loads of different ideas of what Years & Years is about and what I am about,’ Olly says. ‘I felt like creating that space and playing around in there would be a good thing to do. It has all my favourite things combined: sci-fi, spiritualism, performance and identity.’
Catch Years & Years perform their biggest hits and tracks off their new album Palo Santo live in Singapore this coming 27 February!
London-based songwriter and electronic musician William Phillips makes yearning, bittersweet dance tracks under the name Tourist. Phillips initially made a splash in 2010, when he was using the moniker Little Loud; his remixes of indie artists such as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and HEALTH circulated online and received notice from music websites such as Pitchfork.
He debuted the Tourist pseudonym in 2012 with a self-titled EP (also referred to as Placid Acid) on Make Mine, which also released an early single by Disclosure around the same time. The release’s sunny, ’80s-inspired synthesizer melodies and leisurely tempos were in line with the chillwave subgenre, but his subsequent work took a darker, more poignant turn. The Tonight EP appeared in 2013 on the Monday label, and the release marked the shift in Tourist’s sound toward U.K. garage and house, with choppy vocal samples and more urgent melodies.
Tourist completed high-profile remixes for Chvrches and Haim, and EP Patterns arrived on Disclosure’s Method Records in 2014. Featuring guest appearances by Lianne La Havas and Will Heard as well as the single “Together,” the EP was Phillips’ most well-received release yet. Phillips co-wrote Sam Smith’s smash hit “Stay with Me,” which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Song of the Year. He continued to release Tourist singles and collaborated with Years & Years and Josef Salvat & Niia in addition to co-writing Låpsley’s single “Hurt Me.”
Tourist’s debut album, U, inspired by the end of a four-year relationship, arrived on Monday in 2016. Phillips returned in the summer of 2017 with the Tourist and Ardyn collaborative single “We Stayed Up All Night.”
Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. They have released 13 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world.
In their live shows over the last 30 years, Pet Shop Boys have created an original and influential style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists including Derek Jarman, David Alden and David Fielding from the English National Opera, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood and Es Devlin.
Over recent years, Pet Shop Boys have headlined and performed at many of the World’s most prestigious & best festivals, including Glastonbury in the UK twice, Roskilde Denmark thrice, Sonar Barcelona twice, Primavera Spain, Latitude UK, Electric Picnic Ireland, Vivid Australia, Corona Capital Mexico Rock in Rio, Supersonic Korea, Coachella USA and Summer Sonic in Japan. They are looking forward to bringing their Super Tour to Asia for the first time.
This marks their return to Singapore since their last performance here at the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix.
Lushington Entertainments is proud to announce pop breakthrough Anne-Marie will be back in Singapore for a one-night only performance on 9 April 2019 (Tuesday) at the Capitol Theatre.
2018 has been a hugely triumphant year for Anne-Marie. The Essex-born star released her UK Top 3 debut album ‘Speak Your Mind’ in April. On her debut offering, Anne-Marie’s playfully infectious pop spirit entwines with her celebrated humour, charisma and idiosyncratic storytelling. Now certified Gold in the UK, ‘Speak Your Mind’ has sold over 130,000 copies in her home market and has spawned a swarm of monster hit singles including her Ed Sheeran co-write and Top 3 hit “2002” and the five million-selling “FRIENDS” with Marshmello, which hit #2 on the USA’s Top 40 radio chart, as well as achieving 36 #1 positions on iTunes across the globe!
Having toured with Ed Sheeran, taken on the charts with her hit singles and sold out multiple headline shows across the region, the UK’s biggest-selling breakthrough artist of 2018 continues the success of her debut album, sending a beautiful message of self-love with the newly-released video for her uplifting track “Perfect to Me”. Anne-Marie also recently teamed up with James Arthur to put their own spin on the popular track “Rewrite The Stars” from the blockbuster musical The Greatest Showman.
Don’t miss Anne-Marie performing her chart-topping tunes live in Singapore this April!
Following the overwhelming response of the first show on 15 May 2019, Lauv is thrilled to announce a second show in Singapore, to be held on 16 May 2019 (Thursday), at the Capitol Theatre!
Independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv has announced today he will be returning to Asia in May 2019, with a run of extensive dates throughout the region. Lauv will perform live in Singapore on 15 May 2019 at the Capitol Theatre. This will be Lauv’s third time returning to Asia, second run of headline dates after touring with Ed in the Fall of 2017.