Here are some gigs you should not miss in the next few months

Muse.
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Ramli Sarip.
Ramli Sarip.PHOTO: ST FILE
JJ Lin
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Laura Fygi.
Laura Fygi.PHOTO: LAURA FYGI

Here are some gigs you should not miss in the next few months

POP

MICHAEL LEARNS TO ROCK: 25 LIVE

What: One of Denmark's biggest pop exports Michael Learns To Rock celebrate their silver jubilee with a return show here.

Where: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green

When: Friday, 8pm

Admission: $68 to $168 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

NATHAN EAST & HIS ALL STAR BAND

What: American musician Nathan East has played on iconic recordings for mega acts such as Michael Jackson and Eric Clapton.

Where: TAB, 02-29 Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road

When: Aug 4, 8pm

Admission: $128 and $300 for VIP package from Sistic

SING50

What: One of the biggest concerts of the year, Sing50 celebrates 50 years of Singapore's most popular songs and its line-up includes Stefanie Sun and Ramli Sarip.

Where: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive

When: Aug 7, 7.30pm

Admission: Donate $20 via Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshubtix.sg) for a ticket. Proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund

CODY SIMPSON LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2015

What: Australian pop idol Cody Simpson is best known for hits such as All Day and On My Mind.

Where: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk

When: Aug 10, 8pm

Admission: $68 to $118 from Sistic

AGAINST THE CURRENT LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: Against The Current are an American pop-rock act with a massive following on YouTube.

Where: *Scape, The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link

When: Aug 31, 7.30pm

Admission: $88 from atcsg.peatix.com

INDIE/ALTERNATIVE

CONTINUUM ALBUM LAUNCH & CONCERT

What: Home-grown art-rock, experimental stalwarts The Observatory will play songs off their newest release, Continuum.

Where: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street

When: Tomorrow and Friday, 7pm

Admission: $18 from continuum.peatix.com

JOHNNY MARR LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: Acclaimed British guitarist Johnny Marr, best known as guitarist for indie icons The Smiths, plays his first gig here.

Where: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore (NUS), 50 Kent Ridge Crescent

When: July 30, 8pm

Admission: $78 to $148 from Sistic

LOST WEEKEND ALBUM LAUNCH

What: Home-grown indie-pop band Lost Weekend play a show to launch their new album.

Where: SingJazz Club, 101 Jalan Sultan

When: Aug 2, 7.30pm

Admission: $15 from lostweekendsg.peatix.com

PASSION PIT - LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: American indie/electronic outfit Passion Pit are best known for songs such as Take A Walk.

Where: *Scape, Ground TheatreWhen: Aug 11, 8pm

Admission: $90 and $140 from passionpit.peatix.com

ECHOSMITH LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: Californian indie-pop band Echosmith are best known for their 2013 hit Cool Kids.

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

When: Aug 11, 8pm

Admission: $78 from Sistic

THE GATHERING WITH KIMBRA

What: Grammy-winning singer- songwriter Kimbra performs songs off her The Golden Echo album.

Where: Boutique, 05-20 Orchard Plaza, 150 Orchard Road

When: Aug 12, 7pm

Admission: $78 and $88 from EventCliQue (www.event clique.com), $100 at the door

KODALINE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SHEPPARD LIVE IN SINGAPORE!

What: Irish indie rockers Kodaline, the band behind hit tune All I Want, perform with Australian indie pop band Sheppard.

Where: *Scape, Playspace,

2 Orchard Link

When: Aug 13, 7.30pm

Admission: $108 from Sistic, $118 at the door

IGNITE! MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

What: An annual music festival by Republic Polytechnic with acts such as Riot !n Magenta.

Where: Republic Polytechnic Lawn, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9

When: Aug 21 and 22, 4pm

Admission: Free

ROCK/METAL

VENT BOX 2015 UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL: AGE OF EVOLUTION

What: A gathering of metal bands from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Where: The SubstationWhen: Aug 1, 2pm

Admission: $20.99 from ventbox2015.peatix.com

IMAGINE DRAGONS SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR

What: The American band behind stadium-rock singalongs such as Demons play their first show here.

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk

When: Aug 25, 8pm

Admission: $98 to $168 from Sports Hub Tix

MUSE LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: British alternative and progressive rock trio Muse are back to play their arena-sized anthems.

Where: Singapore Indoor StadiumWhen: Sept 26, 8pm

Admission: $108 to $228 from Sports Hub Tix

DEF LEPPARD LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: British rock veterans Def Leppard will play their iconic hit tunes in their first show here in more than two decades.

Where: Halls 601 to 604, Level 6, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard

When: Nov 24, 8pm

Admission: $108 to $168 from Sistic

ELECTRONICA

GARDEN BEATS FESTIVAL

What: Touted as Singapore's first Electric Picnic Festival, with a line-up that includes international and home-grown acts Mowe and Vandetta.

Where: Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate

When: Saturday, 1pm

Admission: $65 and $85 (on event day), $55 each for groups of five or more, from gardenbeats.peatix.com

CLEAN BANDIT

What: Grammy-winning British classical-dance quartet Clean Bandit play their debut gig here.

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

When: Nov 25, 8pm

Admission: $68 from Sistic

HIP-HOP

IAM LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: The French hip-hop veterans are known for their lively shows.

Where: Kallang Theatre

When: Sept 12, 8pm

Admission: $90 and $110, $130 (on event day) from EventCliQue

SINGER-SONGWRITER

JOSHUA RADIN - LIVE!

What: American singer-songwriter Joshua Radin's songs have been used in the soundtracks of more than 100 films and TV series.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive

When: Sept 4, 8.30pm

Admission: $48 to $88 from Sistic

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH GAYLE NERVA

What: Artist Gayle Nerva is best known as a contestant on the 2006 season of Singapore Idol.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive

When: Sept 5, 8pm

Admission: $35 from Sistic

ASIAN POP

QING SHAN TIMELESS LIFE IN CONCERT

What: Taiwanese "King of Songs" Qing Shan, or Ching Shan, sings his classic hits dating back to the 1970s.

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

When: Sunday, 7.30pm

Admission: $48 to $148 from Sistic

TOUCH MI SAMMI CHENG WORLD TOUR LIVE IN SINGAPORE

What: Popular Hong Kong singer-actress Sammi Cheng is back after a five-year hiatus.

Where: Singapore Indoor StadiumWhen: Aug 1, 8pm

Admission: $118 to $228 from Sports Hub Tix

TAIWAN CAMPUS FOLK SONGS CONCERT

What: Taiwan's campus folk artists bring their 40th anniversary show to Singapore.

Where: The Star Theatre

When: Aug 28, 7.30pm

Admission: $78 to $168 from Sistic

WAKIN CHAU 2015 WORLD TOUR

What: Wakin Chau, one of Mandopop's chattiest stars, returns for a show after a two-year absence. Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

When: Aug 29, 8pm

Admission: $98 to $198 from Sports Hub Tix

XINYAO 33 REUNION CONCERT

What: Home-grown xinyao legends return to sing some of the genre's most iconic songs.

Where: The Star Theatre

When: Aug 29, 7.30pm

Admission: $68 to $138 from Sistic

JJ LIN TIMELINE: GENESIS WORLD TOUR

What: One of Singapore's most successful Mandarin pop exports brings his JJ Lin Timeline: Genesis World Tour home.

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

When: Sept 5, 8pm

Admission: $78 to $198 from Sports Hub Tix

9 SONGS THAT KEEP US TOGETHER 9

What: Taiwanese singers Zheng Yi, Zhang Ke-fan, Ye Ai-ling and Chen Ai-mei sing their hits dating back to the 1980s.

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

When: Sept 5, 8pm

Admission: $48 to $148 from Sistic

JIMMY YE IN CONCERT

What: Home-grown singer-songwriter Jimmy Ye will sing his most famous tunes together with special guests.

Where: Esplanade Concert HallWhen: Sept 12, 7.30pm

Admission: $58 to $168 from Sistic

EGOIST LIVE IN SINGAPORE A LIVE IS WORTH A THOUSAND PIX

What: Japanese pop duo Egoist are best known for their soundtracks to anime series such as Guilty Crown.

Where: University Cultural Centre Hall, NUS When: Sept 12, 7pm

Admission: $138 and $148 from Sistic

ASHA BHOSLE - THE LAST EMPRESS

What: Iconic Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle performs songs from her six decades in the entertainment industry.

Where: The Star Theatre

When: Sept 26, 7.30pm

Admission: $128 to $248 from Sistic

JAZZ

MOSAIC MUSIC SERIES: KENNY BARRON AND JEREMY MONTEIRO PIANO DUO

What: Acclaimed American jazz pianist Kenny Barron and home-grown star Jeremy Monteiro play their first show together.

Where: Esplanade Concert HallWhen: Aug 26, 7.30pm

Admission: $48 to $88 from Sistic

LAURA FYGI 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

What: One of Holland's most prominent jazz singers, Laura Fygi, celebrates her 25th year as a solo singer.

Where: The Star Theatre

When: Sept 9, 8pm

Admission: $88 to $168 from Sistic

MOSAIC MUSIC SERIES: ELEVEN WITH CHOK KERONG

What: Home-grown musician and composer Chok Kerong blends jazz, soul/R&B, pop and classical music with the help of collaborators such as Soh Wen Ming and Charlie Lim.

Where: Esplanade Recital StudioWhen: Sept 11 and 12, 7.30pm

Admission: $35 from Sistic

MOSAIC MUSIC SERIES: 70 STRONG - STEVE GADD BAND

What: American drum luminary Steve Gadd celebrates his 70th birthday with a return show.

Where: Esplanade Concert HallWhen: Sept 14, 8pm

Admission: $48 to $88 from Sistic

FORUMLA ONE

2015 FORMULA ONE SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

What: International pop's It-boy Pharrell Williams, rock veterans Bon Jovi, British new wave icons Spandau Ballet and popular pop band Maroon 5 are the headliners.

Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit

When: Sept 18 to 20

Admission: From $68. Go to www.singaporegp.sg or call 6738-6738

Info: For full details and updates, go to www.singaporegp.sg.

PESTA RAYA - MALAY FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2015

KOTARAYAKU (MY CITY) BY ALTIMET

What: Rapper Altimet, one of Malaysia's best known hip-hop artists, will take the Esplanade stage with a 10-piece band.

Where: Esplanade Recital StudioWhen: Aug 14, 8pm

Admission: $30 from Sistic

SI CEMPAKA BIRU - CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF NONA ASIAH

What: The music of Malay doyenne Nona Asiah dating back to the 1940s will be celebrated by contemporary singers such as Imran Ajmain and Sarah Aqilah.

Where: Esplanade Concert HallWhen: Aug 14, 8pm

Admission: $25 to $65 from Sistic

MERANTAU SANG NUSA (THE NUSANTARA VOYAGE) BY PITAHATI

What: Progressive and experimental rock outfit Pitahati comprise three members who are sons of contemporary Malay music icon M. Nasir.

Where: Esplanade Recital StudioWhen: Aug 15, 9pm

Admission: $25 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - EDGIGS22'. Print Edition | Subscribe