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Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015-2016

Finnish band Nightwish.
Finnish band Nightwish.PHOTOS: IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT, LAMC PRODUCTIONS, THE SUBSTATION, SUB:SHAMAN

NIGHTWISH ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR 2015-2016

The two terms "symphonic" and "metal" are unlikely bedfellows except, perhaps, when it comes to describing the music of Finnish band Nightwish - they might well convince you that they go together like a song. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015) is the title of their latest album and it is taken from a quote by naturalist Charles Darwin on evolution. This is the first time they are performing in Singapore.

WHERE: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Monday, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 (standard) available from Sistic. Go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555


WALK THE MOON LIVE IN SINGAPORE

The biggest hit from American pop-rock outfit Walk The Moon (above) is Shut Up And Dance, which rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard's rock and alternative songs charts. There are more infectious tracks from the band to groove to, including their breakthrough single Anna Sun.

WHERE: Fort Canning Green MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $78 early-bird tickets available from Sistic, $98 at the door.


RIE FU BAND LIVE IN SINGAPORE - LIFE IS LIKE A BOAT

Singer-songwriter Rie fu (above), who performs in Japanese and English, has been making music since 2004. Even if her name is unfamiliar, you might have heard her songs if you are an anime fan. Her works include I Wanna Go To A Place..., used as an ending theme for the popular mecha anime series Gundam Seed Destiny (2004-2005), and Life Is Like A Boat, heard in the fantasy series Bleach (2004-2012). At her gig, she will be collaborating with some members of Singapore band Goodfellas.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $40 for a standard ticket. Available from riefu-life-is-like-a-boat.peatix.com.


ALL THINGS NEW: SUB:SHAMAN

Check out local indie band Sub:shaman (above) and their adventurous blend of rock, jazz and electronica at this Esplanade gig. Find out why acclaimed music producer Steve Lillywhite (U2's The Joshua Tree) picked them when he was looking for bands to record for his workshop here in 2013.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 6.30 and 8pm ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - BCPICKS15'. Print Edition | Subscribe