Archive | February, 2011

Review: Iron Maiden Live In Singapore

19 Feb

Singapore Indoor Stadium’s all-times attendance record for the venue was finally broken when 15,000 Iron Maiden’s fans came to watch the English heavy metal band from Leyton in east London, Iron Maiden, played in Singapore for the first time in history.

The Final Frontier World Tour is in conjunction with the band’s fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, that was released on August 16, 2010 worldwide.

I bought a Pen A ticket (S$178 + S$3) online on November 10, 2010. Not very sure that I can last standing for 3 hrs without sitting. Almost sold my ticket away to another fan but the deal was off when they were not prepared to pay the money first.

There were crowd control management, queue systems and ushering problems when I reached at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (7pm). Fans who came around four to five were not allowed in the stadium when it started to rain heavily. Everyone got drenched and pissed and broke through the barricade.

I was quite surprised that Pen A queue was from one end to the other end of the stadium entrances, while at Pen B, fans do not really need to queue.

These tells me that they were selling more Pen A tickets than Pen B tickets, not proportional to the original seat plan that Pen B should start from T12/T37 towards the end, but the Pen was moved to T11/T38. Why having Pen A & B when you have the power to make it one single Pen? For what I know, having two equal Pens is for crowd control purposes.

I decided to join the queue after 7.30pm. By the time I was in Pen A, Rise To Remain, a 5-piece London based metal-core band, lead by Austin Dickinson, son of Bruce Dickinson, had already started performing.

The crews took about 20 mins to setup the equipments for Iron Maiden to begin their show. While waiting we did the Kallang Waves. At almost 9pm, Bruce Dickinson, 3 Amigos (Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers), Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain finally emerged on the centre stage and performed their first song ‘Satellite 15… The Final Frontier’ from their ‘Final Frontier’ album.

Bruce Dickinson remarked that an Englishman he met had warned him about Singapore’s lifeless concert crowds. From my previous experiences watching concerts at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, I’m quite agreed with the Englishman. But this concert was different, I was surprised that most of the 15,000 fans were standing, clapping, swaying, singing and hopping like a rabbit! He also said that this will not be the first and the last concert for them.

Overall the concert was AWESOME! Bruce Dickinson was all over the stage, climbing up and down the higher stage. Their energetic performance and stamina shows that Rock will never dies. My SGD181 was well spend and paid the price for standing too long. I had problem walking properly in the middle of the night to go peeing. I won’t mind paying more if they come here again. The stage, the lighting and the sound system were all perfect. I loved the album covers backdrop that changes when the band was performing songs from the albums.

Some fans were moshing in Pen A. I think Moshing and Circle Pit are only suitable for hardcore/punk shows but not rock/metal shows. As we were try and make some space for the circle pit, those behind me were pushing forward. All sorts of trouble might happen if people do not cooperate. For those youngsters, please don’t do it again.

Enjoys the videos below.

Doctor Doctor (UFO song)


Satellite 15… The Final Frontier


El Dorado


2 Minutes to Midnight


Coming Home


Dance of Death


The Trooper


Blood Brothers


The Wicker Man


When the Wild Wind Blows


The Talisman


The Evil That Men Do


Fear of the Dark


Iron Maiden


Eddie, the heavy metal’s all time favourite mascot appeared.

Iron Maiden did an encore at around 10.30pm.


The Number of the Beast


Hallowed Be Thy Name


Running Free

The show end just before 11pm. Just nice for the fans to take the public transports and have a good rest before start working on the following day.

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Big Night Out 2011

17 Feb

Comedy’s New Rock Star SUGAR SAMMY is set to host BIG NIGHT OUT Singapore 2011! The Hollywood Reporter just named him one of the top 10 rising comedy talents from around the world, and Askmen.com dubbed him “Comedy’s New Rock Star”.

Attention Rockers! Grammy winning hard rock band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are headed to Singapore for the 3rd Annual BIG NIGHT OUT on March 11, 2011 at Singapore Indoor Stadium! Support acts include I AM GIANT and more to be announced.

Stone Temple Pilots

Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 90’s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up 15 singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a “Best Hard Rock Performance” GRAMMY in 1994 for for “Plush,” and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.

Of all their peers, STP alone had sustained commercial success, earning greater critical acclaim with each release, building a body of work that remains popular and its enduring acclaim has only highlighted the absence of the band, who quietly went their separate ways after the turn-of the millennium release of Shangri-La Dee Da. Despite the presence of the greatest hits album Thank You in 2003, there was a generation that has never witnessed the live power of the vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo,bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz live in concert. That all changed when the band reunited for a massive concert tour in 2008.

Attention Rockers! Hard Rock Guitar legend SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy is headed back to Singapore for the 3rd Annual BIG NIGHT OUT on March 12, 2011 at Singapore Indoor Stadium! Support acts include British heavy metal legends SAXON and Australian rock band TWENTY TWO HUNDRED.

Few artists in rock ‘n’ roll can carry off a single name, and carry it with gravitas. That is except Slash. And few guitarists command as much respect as Slash. So when he started making calls to his all-star wish list of singers and players he wanted to work with him on his current album, he didn’t hear no. Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, Dave Grohl and Fergie all artists who have the luxury of saying no to plenty of requests – all easily and quickly said yes. And so, Slash, was born.

Since emerging into the frontline of iconic rockers with the late-‘80s surge of his seminal band Guns N’ Roses, has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Iconic musicians are often looking to Slash to add that special touch to recordings. From Michael Jackson (“Black and White,” “Give In to Me”) to Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, directors Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronofsky (core contributions to the soundtrack of “Jackie Brown” and the signature sound of the score to “The Wrestler”), the top figures in modern music and popular culture have demanded the definitive rock guitarist of a generation. Critics and fans alike still debate the best rock riffs of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. And a Time Magazine survey placed Slash second only to Jimi Hendrix among electric guitarists. Slash is ever modest about his place in rock history, loathe to even consider it.

Slash’s history encompasses Guns N’ Roses, his own Slash’s Snakepit band and two global hit albums anchoring Velvet Revolver in recent years, but the Slash album will be his first solo effort. The album is centered around the theme that no matter who is singing, there’s an energy, excitement and, above all, musicality to the guitar playing that elevates and unifies the music throughout.

After Guns N’ Roses sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and dominated the music industry with its signature album “Appetite For Destruction”, Slash went on to see critical acclaim with Slash’s Snakepit and global success with Velvet Revolver. Fans have also flocked to imitate Slash style in Guitar Hero III: Legend of Rock where he is one of the most recognized playable characters. He is also know as a guitar connoisseur, owning more than 100 guitars, many custom made for him, and a Gibson Signature Slash model made in his honor.

The solo album comes on the recent heels of several other projects such as recording songs with Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones on his upcoming solo album, writing and performing his first full film score, sitting in with the Black Eyed Peas in concert, and co-writing his 2007 autobiography Slash. All signs indicate Slash won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

BIG NIGHT OUT 2011 Line up:

Day 1 – Fri, Mar 11th 7.00pm
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, I Am Giant and more to be announced soon

Day 2 – Sat, Mar 12th 7.00pm
SLASH, Saxon, Twenty Two Hundred and more to be announced soon

VENUE(S)
Singapore Indoor Stadium

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard
Cat 1 – S$168 (Free Standing)
Cat 2 – S$148 (Free Standing)
Cat 3 – S$148 (Reserve Seats)
Cat 4 – S$128 (Reserve Seats)
Cat 5 – S$98 (Reserve Seats)

Earlybird JAGERMEISTER Doubleshot Package!
Two Nights for the price of One!

http://www.sistic.com.sg

EAGLES Long Road Out of Eden Live In Singapore

13 Feb

SYNOPSIS
LUSHINGTON ENTERTAINMENTS are proud to announce legendary rock band, The Eagles on their Long Road Out of Eden World Tour. Fans no longer have to wait until hell freezes over as they will perform on 23 February 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The band – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform songs from their most recent No.1 album, Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic hits such as Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, The Best of My Love, Tequila Sunrise, Heartache Tonight and New Kid In Town. Fans will also be treated to solo hits from band members such as Boys Of Summer, Life In The Fast Lane and Dirty

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Eagles last performed in Singapore in 2004, also presented by Lushington Entertainments. This is part of a series of concerts marking the 20th Anniversary of Lushington Entertainments.

DATE
23 Feb 2011
Wed, 8.00pm

DURATION
Approx 90 mins

VENUE(S)
Singapore Indoor Stadium

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$499, S$368, S$268, S$168, S$98

http://www.sistic.com.sg

An Evening with ROB SCHNEIDER – Live In Singapore

11 Feb

SYNOPSIS
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LAMC Productions is thrilled to announce that Emmy-nominated actor and Saturday Night Live veteran Rob Schneider is coming to Singapore! Well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, Rob Schneider brings his hilarious new standup comedy show to Singapore for the very first time on February 18, 2011, 8pm at the Rock Auditorium.

After a nearly twenty year break, Schneider recently made a return to standup. He is receiving rave reviews for his international comedy tour which was just extended through spring 2011. He recently released his first comedy album Registered Offender to coincide with the tour.

Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues. After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network television debut in 1987 on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1990 Lorne Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” and hired him to be a regular on “Saturday Night Live.” During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.

Schneider is well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, The Benchwarmers, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Eight Crazy Nights, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds. Also for Happy Madison, Schneider co-wrote and starred in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick and The Animal. His other film credits include Big Stan, Shark Bait, The Waterboy and Big Daddy.

Schneider recently appeared in Happy Madison’s Grown Ups, a comedy about five old friends reuniting 30 years after their high school graduation.

Soon to be released, Schneider stars in Rob Hedden’s romantic comedy “You May Not Kiss the Bride.” He will also appear in Claire Kilner’s college comedy “American Virgin.”

Schneider is an active supporter of several charities. He founded “The Rob Schneider Music Foundation,” which helps provide music education for middle school and high school students.

DATE
18 Feb 2011
Fri, 8pm

DURATION
Approx 60 mins

VENUE(S)
Rock Auditorium

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$148, S$128, S$98
Restricted View – S$128, S$98

http://www.sistic.com.sg

IRON MAIDEN – The Final Frontier World Tour Singapore 2011

8 Feb

SYNOPSIS
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LAMC Productions is proud to welcome rock legends IRON MAIDEN on their first ever visit to Singapore. The concert will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 15 February, 2011 as part of The Final Frontier World Tour. IRON MAIDEN will be arriving in their specially customized Boeing 757 airliner Ed Force One which will be transporting band, crew and their entire 10 ton stage production 50,000 miles right around the globe and piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, a qualified Airline Captain.

Commencing in Moscow on Feb 11, playing 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries across 5 continents, Ed Force One will land for it’s last show in Tampa, Florida exactly 66 days later.

The tour is in support of a new Maiden studio album, ‘The Final Frontier’ released in August on EMI Records (UME in the US) which has proved to be their most successful chart-wise in the band’s illustrious career to date, being the No.1 selling album in 28 countries. Here in Singapore it reached No.5, the band’s highest debut in this country.

Founder member and bass player Steve Harris comments “It’s been a long-held ambition of ours to play in Singapore and we’re delighted the opportunity has now come around. We’re really looking forward to seeing our fans there for the first time and playing songs from the new album and of course many older fan favourites too! We’ll also be bringing a spectacular live show including the latest incarnation of Eddie who has to be seen to be believed! It’s going to be a really special night”.

IRON MAIDEN is an international phenomena in the rock and metal world with career sales of over 85 million albums after 30 years at the forefront of Metal and a major influence on many of the successful bands who have followed them. For The Final Frontier 2011 Tour, Singapore will experience for the first time the same extraordinary level of passion, total commitment and stunning musicianship as the band has always delivered. From the air-raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson, to the soaring melodies of “3 Amigos” guitarists Dave Murray, Janick Gers and Adrian Smith, all forged into one dynamic powerhouse by the thunderous rhythm section of Steve Harris on bass and Nicko McBrain on drums.

DATE
15 Feb 2011
Tue, 8.30pm

DURATION
Approx 3 hrs

VENUE(S)
Singapore Indoor Stadium

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$178, S$148, S$128, S$98

http://www.sistic.com.sg/

Eric Clapton Live in Singapore

7 Feb

SYNOPSIS
LUSHINGTON ENTERTAINMENTS is proud to announce Eric Clapton on his 2011 world tour. Clapton will perform in Singapore on 14 Feb 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Directly on the heels of Eric Clapton’s new album, “Clapton”, being released, the artist announced an initial set of dates for his 2011 tour that will encompass Ireland and the U.K. including four nights at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. Additional touring dates include Asia, which will take place in February 2011.

Critics are already raving about the latest Clapton album as a new and inspiring body of work by one of the world’s most legendary guitar players. Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the album features an all star cast of musical collaborations starting with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond—and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2011 tour which will consist of long-time touring partners: Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.

Eric Clapton is the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (as a member of both the Yardbirds and Cream and as a solo artist). He has also won or shared in eighteen Grammy Awards. Clapton has also contributed to numerous artists’ albums over the decades and toured extensively performing thousands of concerts around the globe. Throughout his career, critics and fans have viewed Clapton as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and #53 on their list of the “Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 2010, Clapton was ranked #4 on Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.

The 2011 concerts mark the return of Eric Clapton to these shores since his Far East Tour in 2007.

DATE
14 Feb 2011
Mon, 8.00pm

DURATION
Approx 90 mins

VENUE(S)
Singapore Indoor Stadium

TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$399, S$299, S$199, S$99

http://www.sistic.com.sg

Janet Jackson ”Live” Concert

3 Feb

SYNOPSIS

Janet Jackson has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and is one of the best-selling artists in contemporary music. 33 of Janet’s global #1 hits, plus the newly recorded single, “Make Me,” is available on one album—NUMBER ONES, released on November 17,2009.

Janet possesses an unprecedented list of achievements, and remains at the forefront of her craft, a true inspiration. Her vocal gifts, musical style, choreography, lyrical exploration, and awareness of the human condition has made her one of the top artists of our time as well as a leading influence on people around the globe.

She is the only artist having Grammy nominations spanning the Dance, Pop, Rap, Rock, and R&B categories and to have number one hits on every chart except country. She has accumulated 5 Grammys, multiple MTV Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards. Janet’s concerts are stunning events that stimulate all the senses. MTV presented Janet with inaugural mtvICON Award solidifying her accomplishments and effect on pop culture.

The Singapore performance will take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 7th making it the first city on Janet’s tour out of 35 global cities.

Janet has expressed her excitement for the upcoming performance in Singapore by stating, “I’ve seen the world, been to many places :). . . the one thing missing was you. We’ll be together in Singapore on February 7th and I can’t wait to sing, dance, and be up close and personal with all of you. Your votes are helping me decide where to bring this very intimate, very different show. It’s not about effects, it’s not an extravaganza, it’s not about being as big as in the past. This one is all about you and me. I love you Singapore. Let’s go!”

DATE
7 Feb 2011 Mon, 8PM

DURATION
Approx 3 hours

VENUE(S)
Singapore Indoor Stadium

TICKET PRICE (Exclude Booking Fee)
Standard – S$248, S$198, S$168, S$128, S$88

http://www.sistic.com.sg

JANET JACKSON’S WORLD TOUR WILL NOW KICK OFF IN SINGAPORE

12/28/10
The fans have chosen the second city to be announced for Janet Jackson’s largest ever world tour celebrating for the first time the Icon’s 35 number one hits in 35 global cities. An overwhelming amount of fans submitted suggestions to http://www.janetjackson.com to select the sites of her new tour. The second winning city is Singapore. The Singapore performance will take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 7th making it the first city on Janet’s JANET JACKSON Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour.

This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules in that she will perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD NUMBER ONES. There will also be a focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting. This show is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don’t look for special effects. Just look at Janet. Tickets will go on sale January 7th.

Janet has expressed her excitement for the upcoming performance in Singapore by stating,

“I’ve seen the world, been to many places :). . . the one thing missing was you. We’ll be together in Singapore on February 7th and I can’t wait to sing, dance, and be up close and personal with all of you. Your votes are helping me decide where to bring this very intimate, very different show. It’s not about effects, it’s not an extravaganza, it’s not about being as big as in the past. This one is all about you and me. I love you Singapore. Let’s go!”

Janet has also selected the first fan winner of the contest in voting for the cities. The winner will be announced on http://www.JanetJackson.com and they will receive an autographed copy of NUMBER ONES and an autographed copy of her upcoming book “True You” (on stands February 8th). In each of the 35 cities Janet will dedicate one of her number one songs to the city and she will also recognize 20 young people whose lives and work have enriched their communities in a major way. If you wish to submit someone you know in one of the selected cities please visit http://www.janetjackson.com.

Janet currently stars in Tyler Perry’s successful and critically acclaimed motion picture, “For Colored Girls.” Janet recently achieved number one iTunes status with her performance of “Nothing,” written and produced by her in association with Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri for the film “Why Did I Get Married Too?” for which she also starred. The tune is currently an awards contender as best song in a motion picture.

Her upcoming book “True You” is being published by Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster will be in stores on February 8th. Janet’s first book will reveal her unique, insider’s perspective on dieting and exercise-from her past, present and future-with help from her personal nutritionist, David Allen. True You chronicles Janet’s lifelong struggles with weight and self-esteem. The book is a self-help/esteem book where Janet will use anecdotes from her real life to illustrate the power of self-esteem and how she struggles and her continued growth as an artist and a woman.

http://www.janetjackson.com