Music

Published: Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 9:10:53 AM

Upcoming concerts in Malaysia

Foals will be performing in Kuala Lumpur next week.

Foals will be performing in Kuala Lumpur next week.

Get ready to party! Pharrell Williams, Rick Astley, Steve Vai and more are heading our way next month.

THE month of March will bring music to many ears, literally. From indie rock and K-pop to electronic dance music and hip hop, local music fans are spoiled for choice next month. Take your pick from a three-day music festival in Kuala Lumpur to a Yuna show all the way in Sungai Petani, Kedah. And if you’re worried about being broke by the end of the month, don’t worry. There’s a free concert happening as well.

Planet Eupe Music Festival

When: March 1, 6pm

Where: The Carnivall, Cinta Sayang Resort in Sungai Petani, Kedah

Price: RM90, RM190 (free standing), RM290 and RM390 (numbered seating)

Ticketing info: www.ticketcharge.com.my / 03-9222 8811

Organised by property developer Eupe Corporation Berhad, this event is set to feature Mandopop sensation Wang Lee Hom sharing the stage alongside singer-songwriter Yuna, South Korean boyband U-Kiss and Taiwanese electro-pop singer Jeannie Hsieh. The event will also see performances by local acts like Najwa Latiff, Orange Tan, Da.Mon.Ster, Kah Jun and Mint G.

Upfront Arena Presents Foals

When: March 4, 8pm

Where: KL Live, Life Centre in Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM187

Ticketing info: www.ticketpro.com.my

Formed in 2005, this five-piece band from England consists of vocalist Yannis Philippakis, drummer Jack Bevan. guitarist Jimmy Smith, bassist Walter Gervers and keyboardist Edwin Congreave. With three studio albums to their name and a solid reputation for being one of Britain’s best live acts in recent times, fans can expect a rocking good time. Look out for songs like Balloons, This Orient and Inhaler.

The Avril Lavigne Tour

When: March 14, 8pm

Where: Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM88, RM168, RM358 (rock zone), RM388 and RM488

Ticketing info: redtix.airasia.com/Events/AvrilLavigne / 03-8775 4666

Canadian pop punk princess Avril Lavigne returns to Kuala Lumpur to promote the release of latest self-titled studio album. Lavigne, 29, will be performing new singles Let Me Go and Here’s To Never Growing Up. Of course, fans can also look forward to the petite singer belting out signature hits like Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I’m With You and My Happy Ending.

Il Divo – A Musical Affair

When: March 14 and 15, 8.30pm

Where: Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands in Pahang

Price: RM183, RM283, RM393, RM534, RM793 and RM983

Ticketing info: www.rwgenting.com / 03-2718 1118

This concert by classical crossover group Il Divo is inspired by its successful week of performances at the Marquis Theatre in New York back in 2013. The multi-platinum selling quartet will performing iconic Broadway show tunes like The Lion King’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Memory from Cats and West Side Story’s Tonight. These songs and more are also featured on the group’s latest album Il Divo – Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live. The concert will also feature guest artiste Lea Salonga.

Multi-talented singer Pharrell Williams brings the rumble to the jungle that is Future Music Festival Asia on March 15
Multi-talented singer Pharrell Williams brings the rumble to the jungle that is Future Music Festival Asia on March 15.

Future Music Festival Asia

When: March 13-15, 4pm

Where: Bukit Jalil National Stadium Showgrounds in Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM208, RM248 (single-day pass) and RM588 (three-day VIP access)

Ticketing info: www.galactix.asia/FMFA2014

For the party animals out there, get set to roar in this jungle. Future Music Festival Asia 2014 kicks off on March 13 with performances by Deadmau5, Adventure Club, R3hab and Will Sparks. March 14 will see Armin Van Buuren takeover the festival with his A State Of Trance 650: New Horizons show. He’ll be joined by Markus Schulz and Paul Van Dyk. Then, the festival ends with a bang on March 15 with performances by Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Yuna, Tinie Tempah and more.

Guitar hero Steve Vai takes the KL Live stage on March 22
Guitar hero Steve Vai takes the KL Live stage on March 22.

Steve Vai Live Tour in KL

When: March 22, 8pm

Where: KL Live, Life Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM199 (regular), RM299 (rock zone), RM399 (free standing the pit)

Ticketing info: ticketcharge.com.my / 03-9222 8811

Fans who have been waiting for Steve Vai to make another appearance in KL since the ill-fated Rentakasia music festival in 2000 are in for a treat. This time, the guitar virtuoso returns with his own concert. Expect to hear the former Whitesnake guitarist perform instrumental masterpieces like Tender Surrender, Juice, Whispering A Prayer and Lotus Feet.

Rain returns to Kuala Lumpur on March 29 with the free Twin Towers @Live concert in Plaza Petronas, KLCC.
Rain returns to Kuala Lumpur on March 29 with the free Twin Towers Alive concert in Plaza Petronas, KLCC.

Twin Towers @Live

When: March 28 and 29, 5pm

Where: Plaza Petronas, KLCC 

Price: Free

Ticketing info: www.facebook.com/TwinTowersAlive

Get set for the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix weekend with this concert featuring vocal powerhouse Christina Aguilera, South Korean sensation Rain, 1980s crooner Rick Astley and singer-songwriter Craig David. Fans can also look out for performances by local acts Altimet, Oh Chentaku, Joe Flizzow and SonaOne. And the best part is, the concert is free.

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Future Music Festival Asia, Planet Eupe Music Festival, Foals

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