SO HERE’S what happened: On Sunday, your Abang received news that Muse, world’s second greatest live band after Radiohead (IMHO anyway), would be in town next Feb.
Naturally, I spent so much time telling everybody about it, I forgot to mention it here and in the paper.
Then just now, the good folk at LAMC Productions and NTUC annouced that Hoobastank will be here for a New Year’s Eve party called Party On! Singapore. So this time, I’m making you read it here first.
Now, I know all you detractors are going, “Oh no! Not that band who sang that boring song called The Reason that’s been played ad nauseum since its release years ago!”
I understand. I was once like that. But that was before I saw these guys kick out the jams at MTV Worldstage in Malaysia earlier this year. And now mine eyes have seen … well, not the glory, but at least I know they’re not as boring as detractors would have us think.
And I haven’t seen anyone who can get 15,000 people pogoing to the strains of Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters since, well, Ray Parker Jr. Would be interesting to see if they can create the same effect here.
Party On! Singapore happens Dec 31 at Downtown East, 8pm. Tickets on sale now at all Tickets.com outlets. Log on to http://www.tdc.sg or call 6296-2929 for bookings. Early bird ticket prices till Dec 3 at $70 ($55 for NTUC members). Standard tickets at $75 ($60 for NTUC members). At the door: $80 ($65 for NTUC members).