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Concerts in Singapore 2019: John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Troye Sivan and other pop artistes who are headlining the first half of the year

Concerts in Singapore 2019: John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Troye Sivan and other pop artistes who are headlining the first half of the year

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Text: Isabel Joy Kua

Editor: Aravin Sandran


Kodaline
When: 8pm, 5 March
Where: Zepp@Big Box Singapore
Why you need to get a ticket: The Irish alternative rock quartet will be finally returning to Singapore — four long years since their debut concert here  to promote their latest album Politics of Living, which features sweeping pop anthems "Follow Your Fire" and "Brother". It's going to be an emotionally charged evening of lyrical poetry so hold on to your heartstrings.

Tom Odell
When: 8pm, 29 March
Where: SCAPE The Ground Theatre
Why you need to get a ticket: The British singer-songwriter's piano-led ballads stir such emotional rawness that he has been deservedly likened to music legends Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen. Those who have consciously uncoupled in recent memory would feel some kind of validation in heartbreak hymns such as "Another Love" and "If You Wanna Love Somebody".

John Mayer
When: 8pm, 1 April
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Why you need to get a ticket: Besides his well-documented whirlwind trysts with celebs including Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift, singer-songwriter John Mayer has bagged a whopping seven Grammys for hit singles such "Your Body is a Wonderland" and "Waiting on the World to Change". In April, Mayer will be staging An Evening with John Mayer, his highly-anticipated first ever arena show in Singapore that'll feature a setlist with enough acoustic swagger to bring his young female fanbase to its knees.

Anne-Marie
When: 8pm, 9 April
Where: Capitol Theatre
Why you need to get a ticket: Nothing captured the beautiful nostalgia of young love better than Anne-Marie's "2002" in 2018. She's far from a one-hit wonder though; her credits include "Rockabye" alongside Clean Bandit and Pitbull as well as the vocalist for drum and bass band Rudimental. Get your dancing shoes ready 'cause you'll be on your feet all night long for this one.

Ed Sheeran
When: 8pm, 26 April
Where: National Stadium
Why you need to get a ticket: Ed Sheeran might be the most down-to-earth musician right now, but his guitar-led jams such as "Shape of You" and "Perfect" are as epic as love songs come these days. Save this date for that romantic night out with that special someone and Sheeran's charming melodies will do half of the courting for you.

Troye Sivan
When: 8pm, 3 May
Where: The Star Theatre
Why you need to get a ticket: Troye Sivan has skyrocketed from a young YouTuber to a global LGBTQ pop icon in a matter of a few short years. The Aussie's synth-heavy singles "Wild" and "Youth" from his debut album Blue Neighbourhood climbed the Billboard Top Ten charts steadily in 2015. He has followed up that success in 2018 by proudly coming into his own with his sophomore offering Bloom as well as acting credentials in the critically acclaimed film Boy, Erased.

Lauv
When: 8pm, 15 and 16 May
Where: Capitol Theatre
Why you need to get a ticket: Ari Staprans Leff aka Lauv jumped on the scene with his catchy breakout single "I Like Me Better" in 2017. In January 2019, he released "i'm so tired..." featuring young queer popstar Troye Sivan with its official MV dropping in mid-February. The American musician is set to perform for two nights, but tickets are being snapped up fast. Expect to pay a premium on the resell market if you're not fast enough.

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