All the exciting live concerts in KL to look forward to in 2023

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By Marissa Chin

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All the exciting live concerts in KL to look forward to in 2023

Concert SZN is back in full swing! In 2022, Malaysians rocked out to a plethora of live concerts and shows by their favourite local and international artists. Thankfully, 2023 is going to be no different as huge acts such as K-pop megastars Blackpink, hitmakers OneRepublic and Joji are confirmed to show up on our shores, with more still to come.

Ahead, here are the confirmed live concerts happening in Malaysia in 2023.

(Note: This article was originally published on 28 November 2022 and will be updated with more concert updates when they become available.)


Jay Chou: Carnival World Tour 

When: 15 January 2023

Where: National Stadium Bukit Jalil 

Price: Tickets start from RM288

Catch Jay Chou, the famous Mando-pop singer-songwriter and performer in action at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil. If the name of his world tour is anything to go by, concertgoers will be in for a night of spectacles, high-production effects, and of course, good tunes. The Carvinal world tour was originally scheduled for 7 January but has since been rescheduled to 15 January 2023, so do take note of this change.

Tickets are currently sold out, but you can find more info and updates on the Ticket Charge website.


Ne-Yo: Live in Malaysia


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When: 21 January 2023, 8pm

Where: Plenary Hall, KLCC

Price: From RM288

If you’re a fan of Ne-Yo’s groovy riffs and sleek dance moves, the singer will be having a concert of his greatest hits and songs from his latest album, Self Explanatory, brought down to Kuala Lumpur by digital partner Mola TV. Unfortunately, tickets are currently sold out, but you can bookmark the website in case any tickets free up!

Tickets are available on Hitman Live.


Seen Festival 2023

When: 28 January 2023, 6pm

Where: Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil

Price: From RM388

Malaysian K-pop fans, this one is for you! We are already getting huge K-pop stars performing live in Kuala Lumpur but now you get to see even more of your favourite idols in one place. Featuring a stellar lineup such as NCT Dream, WayV, Kard and Alice, this festival is unlike any other because eye contact will be the focal point of this concert. Every fan dreams of getting the attention of their favourite celebrity and now, lucky K-pop enthusiasts can make that a reality as you will have the exhilarating opportunity to meet the eyes of your stars in a special ‘Seen’ zone!

Purchase your tickets on Book My Show here.


Blue: Heart & Soul Tour


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When: 10 February 2023, 8pm

Where: Plenary Hall, KLCC

Price: From RM188

As part of their 20th-anniversary celebration, Blue will be stopping in KL for the Asian leg of their world tour! The popular British boy band, who debuted back in 2000, is known for their crooning vocals and satisfying harmonies. Catch the talented group live as they perform all of their greatest hits such as Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word and All Rise as well as singles from their new album, Heart & Soul.

Purchase your tickets on Hitman Live here.


Mamamoo: My Con World Tour

When: 11 February 2023

Where: Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam

Price: From RM298

Malaysian MooMoos, assemble! The South-Korean quartet will be serenading audiences with their sweet vocal harmonies and fun performances very soon in early February. My Con is Mamamoo’s very first world tour, and Kuala Lumpur is the fourth concert of the Asian leg of the tour. Don’t miss out on a chance to see the vocal powerhouses of Solar, Wheein, Hwasa and Moonbyul live!

Tickets can be purchased via Excitix.


Westlife: The Wild Dreams Tour


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When: 23 and 24 February 2023

Where: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur

Price: Tickets start from RM294

Iconic Irish vocal group, Westlife, is set to croon their biggest hits on the Malaysian stage as early as February next year. The quartet is one of the UK’s most successful and prolific musical acts, with 14 number-one singles and over 25 million combined album sales in the UK alone. Their latest album of the same title, Wild Dreams, was released in 2021. Fans can expect the band to perform their newest songs along with other iconic tunes such as Uptown Girl and Flying Without Wings.

To purchase tickets, head to Excitix here.


OneRepublic: Live in Concert


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When: 1 March 2022

Where: Hall 5, KL Convention Centre

Price: RM388

March will be a busy month for music lovers as the popular American band, OneRepublic, will be performing in KL for one night only. The tour will not focus on a specific album so fans can expect to rock out to classic hits such as Stop and Stare, Apologise, Secrets, and newer tunes such as the megahit I Ain’t Worried, featured in Top Gun: Maverick!

To purchase tickets, visit Live Nation’s website here.


Blackpink: Born Pink World Tour


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When: 4 March 2023, 8pm

Where: National Stadium Bukit Jalil  

Price: From RM388

Blinks will get to jam out to Blackpink’s latest singles off of their Born Pink album together with the members IRL as the quartet will be coming to Malaysia in March. YG Entertainment has also stated that Blackpink’s world tour will be the biggest of any K-pop girl group yet, so Malaysian blinks will be in for a treat come March 2023. 

To purchase tickets, visit Go Live Asia here.


Simple Plan: Harder Than It Looks Tour


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When: 8 March 2023, 6pm

Where: Zepp KL

Price: From RM258

Another iconic boy band will be making their way to our shores in March! The punk rock group hailing from Canada was formed in 1999 and still has fans jamming to old-school hits such as Perfect and Welcome To My Life even now. Promoting their latest album, Harder Than It Looks, Simple Plan will be bringing their rock riffs to Malaysian fans on 8 March during the Southeast Asian leg of their tour.

Purchase tickets on My Ticket Asia.


Treasure: Hello Tour

When: 11 March 2023

Where: Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam

Price: From RM398

The 10-member boy group hailing from South Korea will be embarking on their first Asia tour and fortunately, Malaysia is one of the stops! With hits such as Jikjin and Darari, Treasure has been steadily on the rise and is currently promoting their latest mini album, Hello. As per YG style (record labelmates include the likes of Big Bang and BlackPink), the group is known for their powerful and energetic performances.

Purchase tickets on Book My Show here.


Bryan Adams So Happy It Hurts Tour 2023


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When: 11 March 2023, 8:30pm

Where: Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting

Price: From RM298

Widely regarded as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the world, rock lovers should not miss catching Bryan Adams live! The platinum-selling artist has several prestigious accolades under his belt, including three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and a Grammy Award. He is also one of the best-selling artists of all time who is estimated to have sold between 75 million to more than 100 million records and singles worldwide. Watch the legendary singer grace the stage with popular singles such as Heaven, Summer of 69 and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You with his powerful vocals and exhilarating performance.

To purchase tickets, visit Resorts World Genting’s website here.


Sting: My Songs Tour


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When: 20 March 2023

Where: Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

Price: From RM398

Legendary singer Sting, who was the former frontman of the New Wave rock band, The Police, will be showcasing the latest songs from his 14th studio album, The Bridge, for Malaysian rock fans. The artist released the album in celebration of his 70th birthday and with the new singles also come reworks of some of his most iconic songs such as Desert Rose and Every Breath You Take. His son, Jon Sumner, will also be touring with him so fans can anticipate a music synergy like no other on stage. 

To purchase tickets, visit Live Nation here.


Exo-SC Back To Back Fancon Tour


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When: 14 May 2023, 8pm

Where: Mega Star Arena, Sungei Wang Plaza

Price: From RM388

Exo-Ls, are you excited? Chanyeol and Sehun from the popular South-Korean boy group Exo are visiting Kuala Lumpur for one night! The rappers formed the subunit and debuted in 2019 with What a Life and sold 900,000 units in album sales. The duo then released a studio album titled 1 Billion Views in 2020 and now fans will be able to catch Sehun and Chanyeol after a two-year break very soon!

Tickets are available for purchase on BookMyShow.


NCT Dream: The Dream Show 2


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When: 20 May 2023, 5pm

Where: Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil

Price: From RM298

Malaysian NCTzens are definitely getting fed well this year as NCT Dream is officially returning back to Malaysia! The seven-member boy group performed in KL this January for the Seen Festival and announced that fans will be seeing them again very soon for their solo world tour. There are currently no further details about their concert in Malaysia but fans can always expect NCT Dream to bring their high energy and youthful charm to the stage as they perform hits such as Hot Sauce, Go, and more.

Tickets are available for purchase on StarPlanet.


Lenka Live in Kuala Lumpur


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When: 1 May 2023

Where: Zepp, Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM189

Just enjoy the show with Lenka as the Australian singer makes her way to KL for a night of nostalgic hits and singles from her most recent EP, What Goes Up and On My Side! The 44-year-old singer who is famous for her whimsical, fairy-like vocals and quippy melodies first announced her Malaysian concert in February and it’s one you shouldn’t miss if you’re still jamming to Trouble Is A Friend and The Show.

To purchase tickets, visit My Tickets Asia here.


Honne May 2023 Asia Tour


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When: 21 May 2023

Where: Zepp, Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM288

Get excited because another band returning to KL is Honne! The electronic music duo hailing from London first made their debut in the music scene in 2016 and their second album, Love Me/Love Me Not in 2018 quickly catapulted them to higher heights of fame. Known for their hazy and dreamy sound and contemplative lyrics, Honne’s music has been capturing the hearts of Asian fans in particular so it seems as no surprise that the pair are treating their growing fandom to familiar and new music from their latest album, Let’s Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now, What Would You Do?.

To purchase tickets, visit Song Kick’s website here.


Damien Rice Live in Malaysia

When: 7 June 2023

Where: Plenary Hall, KLCC

Price: Tickets start from RM392

From his beginnings with Irish rock band Juniper to embarking on a solo career in 2001, Damien Rice has been steadily pacing himself in the music scene with cult-favourite hits like 2004’s The Blower’s Daughter, which has been popularly used by TV shows and feature films, along with Canonball and Volcano. Best known for his reflective, emotionally raw and stripped-down songwriting style, the singer’s folk music is characterised by his acoustic guitar and unique vocal style.

To purchase tickets, check out Lushington Entertainments here.


Woodz OO-LI 2023 World Tour


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When: 11 June 2023

Where: Zepp, Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM398

On 23 March, South-Korean singer and rapper Woodz announced on his social media that he will be embarking on a world tour in May much to his fans’ delight! The talented artist, who is known for his songwriting and composing prowess as well as his captivating performances, was in Bangkok in September 2022 in celebration of his fourth mini album Colourful Trauma and now, audiences can catch him in many more countries in Asia including KL! The OO-LI tour is named after his upcoming fifth mini album which will drop on 26 April. Born as Cho Seungyoun, the 26-year-old K-pop star first debuted in the scene under the group Uniq in 2014 before the group went on an indefinite hiatus in 2015. Since then, Woodz gained international fame after joining a South Korean survival reality show where audiences vote to create an idol boy group in 2019. He finished fifth out of the lineup of 11 idols.

To purchase tickets, visit Ticket Charge here.


Dimash Qudaibergen Stranger World Tour 

When: 24 June 2023, 8:30pm

Where: Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil

Price: From RM388

For the first time ever, Dimash Qudiabergen will be performing in Kuala Lumpur this summer! Audiences are guaranteed to be in for an auditory feast as the Kazakh singer first went viral in 2017 after performing in a singing competition show in China and displaying his incredible vocal range. With the ability to reach six octaves and two semitones (a rare trait especially for male singers), he is able to reach anything from whistle notes to low baritone depths, making it seem as if two people are performing the same song. Also with a pension for flair and theatrics, the 28-year-old singer will put on an unforgettable show for lucky audiences.

To purchase tickets, visit Ticket2U here.


Cigarettes After Sex Asia 2023 Tour


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When: 15 July 2023, 8:30pm

Where: Zepp Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM280

No, this is not a false alarm—Cigarettes After Sex is coming to KL! The American pop band first formed in 2008 and quickly became an Internet phenomenon, particularly on Tumblr for their soft yet grunge aesthetic. The band is known for their ethereal and dream-like musical style that will put listeners in a euphoric and melancholic state. Enjoy frontman Greg Gonzalez’s famously androgynous vocals as he croons out popular singles such as Apocalypse and Sunsetz.

Fans were super quick to cop tickets so they are unfortunately all sold out at the moment on Live Nation. We wish you the best of luck in finding tickets!


Muse: Will of the People World Tour 2023


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When: 29 July 2023, 8:00pm

Where: Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort

Price: From RM354

As part of their Will of the People World Tour, Muse will be making only one stop in Asia which is none other than Kuala Lumpur—what a gift to Malaysian Muse fans! The trio went on a hiatus to re-energize after years of back-to-back touring and after four years, they have returned with the release of their album, Will of the People. The two-time Grammy award-winning English rock band are ready to hit the road once more to perform some of their greatest hits such as Uprising, Starlight and of course, the iconic Supermassive Black Hole. This will be the band’s second return to Malaysia in 16 years since their concert in 2007.

Tickets are already selling fast so don’t miss out! To purchase tickets, visit Ticket2U here.


Ronan Keating Concert Live in Malaysia 2023


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When: 19 August 2023, 8:30pm

Where: Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting

Price: From RM158

Ready to sing out the iconic lyrics of When You Say Nothing At All for a night? If you’re a fan of nostalgic 90s songs, Ronan Keating’s first live performance in Malaysia in years is one you shouldn’t miss! The Irish pop singer will also be performing several other classic favourites such as Time After Time, If Tomorrow Never Comes and This I Promise You. In case you didn’t know, Keating was actually a member and lead singer of the popular boy group Boyzone. Since going solo in 1999, the charismatic vocalist went on to release twelve studio albums and sold over 20 million records worldwide.

To purchase tickets, visit Resorts World Genting here.


LANY: First The Moon, Then The Stars: A Tour Before A World Tour


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When: 24 August 2023, 8:30pm

Where: Zepp KL

Price: TBA

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the pair live in August last year at the Axiata Arena, here’s your second chance! If you did see them live, there’s still every reason to snag those tickets as the American pop duo is preparing to release a new album, i really really hope so, on 29 September. The first four singles will drop on 7 June, which means more new songs to sing along to with the crowd live. Consisting of Jake Clifford Goss and vocal frontman Paul Klein, LANY is known for its enigmatic and “chill bedroom” sound with hits such as Malibu Nights, ILYSB and I Quit Drinking.

General on-sale will take place on 6 June 2023 at 3pm on LiveNation Malaysia here.


Lauv: The Between Albums Tour


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When: 7 September 2023

Where: Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

Price: From RM298

Ready your hearts and get ready to sing at the top of your lungs because Lauv is returning to Malaysia as part of his Asia world tour! The American singer-songwriter was last in KL in 2019 and has gone on to produce even more hits that Malaysian fans can’t wait to sing along to in September. What’s more, the KL crowd will even be treated to a special guest performance by American singer Alexander 23. As the title of the tour suggests, concert-goers can look forward to Lauv performing an array of songs from all his previous hit albums, including popular singles such as I Like Me Better, Feelings, I’m So Tired and more. Tickets go on sale on 5 May, good luck!

To purchase tickets, visit Go Live here.


Kodaline Asian Tour 2023


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When: 7 to 8 September 2023

Where: Zepp Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM270

It’s time to revisit your teen angst days with Kodaline live in KL. Before you start freaking out over having to choose between Lauv and the Irish rock band, fret not as a second show was announced—so now, you can go to two back-to-back concerts! The four-membered group first debuted in 2005 and is behind hits such as High Hopes, All I Want and Brother. They released their latest album, Our Roots Run Deep, in October 2022. Most tickets have already sold out so don’t miss your chance to catch the quartet live this September.

To purchase tickets, visit Good Vibes here.


Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour

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When: 22 November 2023, 8:30pm

Where: National Stadium Bukit Jalil

Price: From RM228

The universe has heard your wishes and the stars have finally aligned for this one magical night! For the first time ever, Coldplay is performing in Kuala Lumpur for their Music of The Spheres World Tour. The iconic British band needs no introduction as they have garnered millions of fans all around the world for their alternative pop-rock sound, poignant lyrics and incredible live performances. Since they embarked on their tour in March 2022, Coldplay has sold more tickets than any other artist in the world, receiving rave reviews from fans and critics. They also won Favourite Touring Artist at the 2022 AMAs and Tour of the Year at the 2023 iHeartRadio Awards. You don’t want to miss this chance to hear Yellow, Viva La Vida, Fix You, Hymn for the Weekend and more live!

CIMB cardholders are eligible for an exclusive presale via Go Live Asia on 16 May 2023. General on-sale will take place on Live Nation Malaysia on 17 May 2023.


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