From Billie Eilish to Blackpink, here’s a guide to live gigs in Malaysia through March 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, August 16 Live concerts are finally returning to Malaysia after a difficult period over the past three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A few months away from lowering the curtains on 2022, malaysian mail has compiled a list of upcoming live shows taking place in Malaysia until March 2023.

From top K-pop and Bollywood artists, to multi-award winning Western artists due to perform in Malaysia as well as local favorites, 2023 is also shaping up to be a huge year for live events.

August 2022

August’s programming for partying. — Image via Twitter and Facebook/ Billie Eilish, Betadia Malaysia and Kunto Aji.

For the first time ever, multi-Grammy award-winning artist Billie Eilish will grace the stage at Bukit Jalil National Stadium this August 18 for her. Happier than ever: around the world concert.

The 21-year-old singer will kick off her Asian tour from Manila, Philippines on August 13 and conclude it in Tokyo, Japan on August 26.

On August 19, Indonesian singer and songwriter Kunto Aji, who won Best Alternative Male/Female Solo Artist at the 2019 Indonesia Music Awards, will perform at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC).

He will perform with a group specially from Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Bollywood singer and performer, Jubin Nautiyal will also travel to Malaysia on August 26 where he will perform alongside 15 professional musicians at Plenary Hall, KLCC.

Viewers were promised a two-hour performance set consisting of approximately 20 songs for Jubin to perform.

On August 27, the famous South Korean artist Rain will perform at the Night Betadia taking place at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.

The 40-year-old will also be joined by Malaysian Mandopop singers Andrew Tan and Jess Lee.

Although admission is free, spectators must obtain an e-ticket in advance.

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Meanwhile, famous Indonesian rock band Nidji and Anugerah Juara Lagu 36 winners from local band Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG) will perform on August 31 at the City Concert x The Fest happening at the Sabah International Convention Centre.

September 2022

(G)I-dle is heading to Zepp KL this September 9 as it's two days of music at Good Vibes: Weekender on September 23-24.  — Photo taken via Instagram and Twitter/ Good Vibes Festival and (G)I-dle.

(G)I-dle is heading to Zepp KL this September 9 as it’s two days of music at Good Vibes: Weekender on September 23-24. — Photo taken via Instagram and Twitter/ Good Vibes Festival and (G)I-dle.

K-pop girl group (G)I-dle are turning up the heat in September, taking center stage in Zepp, Kuala Lumpur.

It will be part of their Just me ()I-Dle world tour which took off in South Korea in June after the release of their new album I never die last March.

On September 10, legendary Indonesian rock band, Dewa19 will perform at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil in collaboration with their 30 Years Dewa19 Anniversary Tour.

The group will feature four singers, including those who have previously been part of the group in Ari Lasso, Once Mekel, Virzha and Ello.

Meanwhile, on September 23 and 24, get ready for a two-day event packed with local and international artists at the Good Vibes: Weekendtaking place at Sunway Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon.

The festival will feature not one but two K-pop megastars in former 2NE1 CL singer as well as South Korean boy group GOT7’s member Jackson Wang.

UK-based pop duo Oh Wonder, American R&B singer Pink Sweat$ and indie-electronic singer and producer Shallou also join the lineup.

Local artists who will also grace the stage include girl band Dolla, indie disco pop band, Late Night Frequency as well as genre fluid band, The Peachskins, as well as rappers, Joe Flizzow and Sonaone.

October 2022

Indonesian indie folk band Fourtwnty and Canadian singer Justin Bieber in action in Malaysia in October.  — Photo via Instagram/Fourtwntymusic and AEGPresentsAsia.

Indonesian indie folk band Fourtwnty and Canadian singer Justin Bieber in action in Malaysia in October. — Photo via Instagram/Fourtwntymusic and AEGPresentsAsia.

Meanwhile, October will kick off with a two-day showcase by Indonesian indie folk band Fourtwnty at Zepp KL on October 1-2.

The solo concert invented as Heliotropism originally planned for one night only.

The group however decided to add another date following the request of the public.

Canadian idol Justin Bieber will continue his Justice World Tour live at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on October 22 after recovering from battling Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which caused the singer to experience facial paralysis.

Danish soft-rock crooners Michael Learns To Rock will return to Malaysia on October 22 where they will perform at the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands.

The showcase will be part of their Back on the road world Tour.

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Calum Scott will also return for the second time in a live concert at KLCC’s Plenary Hall on October 27.

It will be part of his Bridges world tour which started in August 2022.

Taking a spin on live performances, the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands will host a hologram concert by the late Taiwanese singer, Teresa Teng.

Invented as the Teresa Teng ‘The Legend’ Hologram ConcertResort World Genting, in collaboration with California-based visual effects and digital production house, Digital Domain, will present a state-of-the-art holography featuring the late singer this October 29.

On October 29 and 30, the KLCC Plenary Hall will host a charity concert titled Rhythm of Legends: Live Concert featuring local artists such as Zamani, Datuk Hattan, Mawi, One Nation Emcees, Asmidar and Rojer Kajol.

The charity concert aims to raise funds to be directed to local NGOs as well as the underprivileged community.

November 2022

Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza will be serenading the Plenary Hall, KLCC on November 5-6, while Indonesian rock band Gigi will be heading to Zepp, KL on November 5.  - Photo via myticket.asia Mytickets.com.my

Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza will be serenading the Plenary Hall, KLCC on November 5-6, while Indonesian rock band Gigi will be heading to Zepp, KL on November 5. – Photo via myticket.asia Mytickets.com.my

Atlanta-based rapper, singer, and producer Russ kicks off November with his show at Sunway’s Surf Beach this November 3.

The show will be part of his Travel is everything Around the world and it will be the rapper’s second time performing in Malaysia.

Hong Kong’s Joey Yung will perform at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands on November 5th.

The first Chinese singer to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2011, Yung’s show is called Love in Genting.

November will also see another famous Indonesian rock band take center stage at Zepp KL in Gigi.

Scheduled for a showcase on November 5, the January 11 the group’s KL show is called Gigi ‘Nakal’ from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian songbird Datuk Sri Siti Nurhaliza will perform a two-day set at the Music of the Soul: An Evening with Datuk Sri Siti Nurhaliza Live from the Plenary Hall, KLCC November 5-6.

The award-winning singer will be joined by legendary rocker, Datuk Awie, who will be Siti’s guest of honor during the show.

American pop rock band LANY is also visiting Malaysia for the second time.

The group will continue its An unforgettable tour in November in Asia from November 1 in Zepp, New Taipei and will perform at Axiata Arena this November 6.

December 2022

Legendary Malaysian rockers Datuk Awie, Ella, Muss as well as Man Kidal will perform at the prestigious Istana Budaya while Sarawak will host a two-day festival dubbed Sunbear Festival.  — Image via Facebook and Instagram/ Sunbearfest and Menara Network.

Legendary Malaysian rockers Datuk Awie, Ella, Muss as well as Man Kidal will perform at the prestigious Istana Budaya while Sarawak will host a two-day festival dubbed Sunbear Festival. — Image via Facebook and Instagram/ Sunbearfest and Menara Network.

Local rock fans rejoice as legendary Malaysian rockers take center stage at the Rock On 40: the legends concert which will begin at Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur on December 2 and 3.

The concert covers the journey of rock music in Malaysia for over 40 years and will feature prominent names such as Datuk Awie, Ella, Muss, as well as guitar hero, Man Kidal.

American singer-songwriter Keshi will be heading to Live 8, KLCC on December 3 for his Visit Hell/Heaven.

In Kuching Sarawak, the Sunbear Festival will take place on December 9 and 10.

The festival will feature international and local artists such as Indonesian rapper Ramengvrl, Chilean-Norwegian singer Boy Pablo as well as local artists Lunadira and Plague of Happiness.

Other lineup artists are expected to be announced soon.

2023

2023 will kick off with a concert by the King of Mandopop, Jay Chou while in March world famous K-pop girl group Blackpink will rock Malaysia.  — Image via Facebook and Twitter/ TicketCharge and Blackpink.

2023 will kick off with a concert by the King of Mandopop, Jay Chou while in March world famous K-pop girl group Blackpink will rock Malaysia. — Image via Facebook and Twitter/ TicketCharge and Blackpink.

The new year is set to open with a concert by Taiwanese king of Mandopop, Jay Chou, who will perform at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on January 15, as part of his Carnival World Tour which is Chou’s eighth concert tour to celebrate the multi-award-winning singer’s 20 years in the music business.

Meanwhile, on March 4, Malaysia will once again welcome one of the world’s most famous K-pop girl groups, Blackpink, who announced Kuala Lumpur as part of The Born Pink World Tour.

The girls will kick off their world tour from Seoul, South Korea in October this year and will be touring the world in the coming months.

The word on the street is….

With more names scheduled to perform here, we have it on good authority of some of the big acts that may soon be heading to our shores.

Names include American rock band My Chemical Romance, The Killers as well as British band Muse.

There are also whispers of Indonesian band Sheila On 7 heading to Malaysia soon while local singer Yuna is also planning a show in conjunction with the release of her latest album. Y3.

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