After the thrills and spills of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix and all the concerts that came with it, you would think that the live music scene might take a breather for a while. Not a chance in hell!
The original shock rocker is playing his first show in Singapore with guitar prodigy Orianthi and acclaimed guitarist Steve Hunter in his touring band. Alice Cooper pioneered the over-the-top theatrical brand of hard rock designed to shock way before Marilyn Manson came onto the scene. The legend’s current “No More Mr Nice Guy” tour is in support of his much overdue release of his latest album “Welcome 2 My Nightmare”, out in mid September.
Event:Alice Cooper "No More Mr Nice Guy" Tour
Date: 5 October 2011
Time: 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets: $120 (standing) from SISTIC. At the door $130.
Headlined by superstar Jay Chou, this two-hour music extravaganza also features popular band Sodagreen, sultry Taiwanese singer-actress Landy Wen and the multi-talented sassy newcomer Cindy Yen. It’s an attractive line-up but the main draw will be Jay Chou who will be performing solo on the piano and guitar.
If ‘80s music is your thing, then Retrolicious 2011 is not to be missed. The Human League, Belinda Carlisle and Bananarama will roll back the years at this outdoor festival that celebrates the wonderful decade of shoulder pads, big hair, mega hoop earrings, neon leggings and oversized tees. So come decked out in your favourite ‘80s look and fashion and be prepared to dance the night away.
British band Level 42 is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special tour and making a stop in Singapore on 15 October. Fronted by singer and acclaimed bassist Mark King, the funk-jazz-pop band had several big hits in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s such as “Running In The Family”, “Lessons In Love” and “Something About You”. Level 42 is renowned for their virtuoso musicianship and fans who were at the band’s first concert in Singapore years ago will tell you that the band is incredible live.
Event: Level 42 World Tour Asia
Date: 15 October 2011
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Tickets: Standard $118 / Event Day $138 (inclusive of first drink) from SISTIC
After years out in the wilderness, Chinese pop icon Faye Wong is making a highly anticipated return to the pop scene. The pop goddess first burst onto the Chinese pop charts in the early 1990s like a breath of fresh air and has been an enigma since. Faye Wong 2011 Concert Tour has garnered rave reviews and wowed both fans and critics in Asia. Expect Faye to raise the bar once again for a Mandarin concert production.
Forever young at heart, Patrick Chng loves going to gigs and checking out Singapore bands. He has also been playing in bands since the late 1980s, writing about music and being an important mover and shaker in the Singapore indie music scene. When he's not checking out or playing gigs, he's at home playing with his guitars and updating his Facebook.