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Gigs Picks: Huayi 2019: In::Music Julia Wu "1994"

Julia Wu
Julia WuPHOTO: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY
Pet Shop Boy: Neil Tennant (right) and keyboardist Chris Lowe.
Pet Shop Boy: Neil Tennant (right) and keyboardist Chris Lowe.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/PET SHOP BOY
Josh Groban
Josh GrobanPHOTO: BRIAN BOWEN SMITH

HUAYI 2019: IN::MUSIC JULIA WU "1994"

Australia-born Chinese singer-songwriter Julia Wu's debut R&B-infused album 1:28 was released to critical acclaim in 2017.

Her 2018 follow-up record, 1994 Yi Jiu Jiu Shi (1994 Old Affairs As Before), references her year of birth and also lends the gig its name.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Feb 23, 4pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


PET SHOP BOYS THE SUPER TOUR

The most successful duo - singer Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe - in British music history bring their current world tour to Singapore. It started as a four-night residency called Inner Sanctum at London's Royal Opera House in 2016, which The Daily Telegraph described as "(encompassing) high culture, club culture, theatre, cinema, political satire and a mind-bending laser show".

The Pet Shop Boys formed in 1981 and their long list of hits includes It's A Sin, Go West and I'm With Stupid. Super (2016) is their 13th studio album.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: March 26, 8pm ADMISSION: $128 to $228 from Sistic


JOSH GROBAN BRIDGES TOUR

Award-winning American singer-songwriter Josh Groban finally holds his first concert in Singapore. His rich baritone has powered hits such as You Raise Me Up and You Are Loved (Don't Give Up).

The tour is named after his eighth studio album Bridges (2018), which contains a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's classic Bridge Over Troubled Water.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Feb 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 to $328 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe