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EXO Planet #3 - The Exo'rdium - In Singapore, Armin Only Embrace Singapore 2017, and more

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EXO PLANET #3 - THE EXO'RDIUM - IN SINGAPORE

Despite changes in the line-up and high-profile lawsuits over contracts, the South Korean-Chinese boyband are still going strong. As the title indicates, this marks EXO's third concert tour since their debut in 2012. Their third studio album Ex'Act (2016) sold more than one million copies and won the Mnet Asian Music Award for Album of the Year.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Sunday, 4pm ADMISSION: $128 to $288 from Apactix (go to www.apactix.com)


SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL & THE LATE SHOW 2017

Let's see some jazz hands for this edition's line-up of class acts, including neo-soul British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, American jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding (above) and American guitarist Ray Parker Jr.

WHERE: Main stage at Event Plaza; The Late Show at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall F; Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today, from 5pm; tomorrow and Sunday, from 4pm ADMISSION: From $108 for one-day general admission advance booking from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


ARMIN ONLY EMBRACE SINGAPORE 2017

Fret not if you did not manage to get tickets for the sold-out Coldplay concert this weekend as there are plenty of other options to get your groove on. Superstar Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren (above), ranked No. 1 by DJ Mag a record five times, will be playing a solo set that draws on his last album Embrace (2015), which featured Dutch musicians such as Mr Probz and Eric Vloeimans.

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: $161 at the door


SANTANA TRANSMOGRIFY TOUR 2017 - SINGAPORE

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and guitar icon Carlos Santana (above) returns for his Transmogrify tour after selling out his 2013 show in Singapore. His band's newest album, Santana IV (2016), features the reunited classic line-up from the early 1970s, last heard together on disc on Santana III (1971).

WHERE: Halls 601 to 604, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $89 to $299 (US$1 or S$1.40 from each ticket will be donated to The Milagro Foundation) via Apactix and SingPost outlets

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2017, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe