THOSE who like the gig scene are really whooping it up – if you’re not already tired out from the sheer number of gigs (and we’re not even counting the Mosaic Music Festival). Here’s a roundup of highlights you can expect in the near future (unless otherwise stated tickets are from Sistic).
ADAM LAMBERT. The American Idol contender become the first artiste to perform at Universal Studios Singapore, in this invite-only showcase. Mar 12,8.30pm, Hollywood Pantages Theater, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa.
* Fans still stand a chance to watch Adam’s exclusive showcase. Just buy the deluxe edition of For Your Entertainment. Only announced winners on www.adamofficial.com/sg on Mar 10, 8pm, will be able to attend this event.
BLAZIN’ SADDLES. A benefit show for local band The Pinholes to raise some cash so they can perform at the South By Southwest (SXSW) 2010 music festival in Texas later this month. Mar 5,7pm, Home Club, The Riverwalk. Tickets $15 (plus one drink) at the door. Supporting acts: ETC, The Lost Hat, The Rejeks and more.
* You can download their latest single Preferably off their upcoming album at their website (www.thepinholes.net). It’s free.
STEREOPHONICS (above). Welsh rock icons make their second appearance here. Apr 30, 8pm, Fort Canning Park. Tickets at $88 (early bird till Mar 31), $98 (from Apr 1 to 29), $110 (show day). For more details, visit www.lamcproductions.com
SUNDAY JAMMIN’ SESSION. Students from Lasalle College Of The Arts, get a chance to show their mettle. Their performance graded by a panel of judges, including a course director or lecturer from Lasalle. (FYI: This is part of their curriculum). Guest judges will also be invited from time to time. Every Sunday(until Apr 28), 6pm at Yello Jello, Clarke Quay.
TEARS FOR FEARS. ‘80s Brit band best known for hits like Shout, Mad World and Everybody Wants To Rule The World. May 4,8pm, Compass Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets at $168, $148, $128, $98. For more details, visit www.livenation.asia or www.lamcproductions.com
TOM JONES (above). Another Welsh act, this time it’s singer best known for hits like Delilah, Thunderball and It’s Not Unusual, his collection of women’s underwear, as well as cool collaborations with Tori Amos, Jools Holland, Stereophonics and Art Of Noise returns to our shores again. Mar 26, 8pm, Compass Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets at $358, $188, $128, $88.
TIMBRE ROCK & ROOTS FESTIVAL. Two nights of some of the biggest names in rock and roots music, including The Fray, Buddy Guy, Jools Holland (above), Gipsy Kings, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Gugun & The Blues Shelter and our very own Blues Train. Mar 26 and 27, 7pm, Marina Promenade (F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer). One-day pass ($108), two-day pass ($178), available from Bytes (www.bytes.sg), The Arts House box office, and Timbre outlets.