Live concerts around Southeast Asia in 2023 that are worth the trip

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By Marissa Chin

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Live concerts around Southeast Asia in 2023 that are worth the trip

2023 has been a great year for music lovers with live concerts now back in full swing. So far, we’ve already seen the likes of  Blackpink and Simple Plan performing for the Malaysian crowd—with more exciting acts still to come! 

In saying that, there are some artists who are, unfortunately, not making a pitstop in Malaysia for their tour. Before you get disappointed, though, we’ve compiled the most exciting artists and bands that are travelling to our Southeast Asian neighbours that are totally worth the extra mileage. Plus, we even went ahead and included some live concerts happening in 2024 so you can snag those tickets and plan your holiday out early!

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Charlie Puth Presents The “Charlie” Live Experience


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Another chart-topping artist making his way around the SEA region is none other than Charlie Puth! The American singer-songwriter became an overnight sensation with See You Again which was featured in Fast and Furious 7. Since then, he has gone on to produce many hits such as Attention, One Call Way and even collaborating with BTS’ Jungkook for Left and Right. The Berklee graduate is also known to have a perfect pitch which you can hear for yourself in any of these SEA countries:

  • Thailand, 6 October 2023
  • Indonesia, 8 October 2023
  • Singapore, 10 October 2023

Tickets can be purchased here.


Sam Smith Gloria the Tour


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Still vibing to his viral hit Unholy? Whether you’re a fan of Sam Smith’s new music or not, you can’t deny that the English singer has some catchy songs! Known for his deep and soulful vocals, Smith rose to fame with emotional pop ballads such as Too Good at Goodbyes, I’m Not The Only One and Fire on Fire. Now, the artist has embraced a totally new and more provocative sound for his fourth studio album, Gloria. You can catch the singer-songwriter performing in these Southeast Asian countries:

  • Thailand, 3 October 2023
  • Philippines, 21 October 2023

Tickets are available for purchase here.


Post Malone: If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying World Tour 


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It’s time to get lit with Post Malone as he will be making his way through Southeast Asia real soon! After breaking out with White Iverson in 2015, the American rapper continued to gain millions of fans around the world with tracks such as Sunflower, Circles and Better Now. His fifth album Austin drops on 28 July 2023. Catch the chill rapper on these dates:

  • Thailand, 14 September 2023
  • Philippines, 18 September 2023

Find tickets here.


P1Harmony [P1ustage H : P1oneer] Live Tour 

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Debuting in 2020, P1Harmony captured fans around the world with their hip hop beats and eye-catching performances. The six-membered K-pop group formed by FNC Entertainment is currently on their world tour which kicked off in January 2023. Consisting of members Keeho, Jongseob, Soul, Intak, Jiung and Theo, catch the boys perform some of their popular hits such as Do It Like This, Siren and Jump in these Southeast Asian countries:

  • Philippines, 9 September 2023
  • Singapore, 17 September 2023
  • Thailand, 7 October 2023

Find tickets here.


Sabrina Carpenter emails I can’t send Tour


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From her crazy catchy songs to her infectious personality, it’s hard not to see why Sabrina Carpenter is making waves these days. She started gaining the attention of fans worldwide after she dropped because I liked a boy in 2022 about an infamous breakup involving another Disney star (cough, the one about a driver’s license). Most recently, you’ve most likely seen her viral TikTok dance challenge with her hit song Nonsense and probably even dabbled in it yourself. If you would like to catch her singing that live, here are two Southeast Asian countries she’ll be visiting:

  • Philippines, 25 July 2023
  • Singapore, 27 July 2023

Tickets are available for purchase here.


Taeyeon: The Odd of Love Tour


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Sones, get your lightsticks ready! The Girls’ Generation leader and vocalist will be making her way around Southeast Asia in the latter half of July. She will be performing songs from her latest studio album INVU which is also the same name as her hit title track. Despite having debuted in 2007 with Girls’ Generation, Taeyeon remains one of the most popular artists in K-pop for her incredible vocals and sweet disposition. Here are her concerts in Southeast Asia:

  • Indonesia, 22 July 2023
  • Philippines, 30 July 2023
  • Thailand, 12 August to 13 August 2023
  • Singapore, 20 August 2023

Ticketing details have yet to be announced.


Rini Past the Naked Eye 2023 Asia Tour


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R&B lovers, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Rini live—even if you have to travel out of the country! Justerini Sandova, more commonly known as Rini, is a Filipino-Australian artist who has some 240 million plays on Spotify alone and is an online sensation for his smooth buttery vocals and soulful numbers. Hailing from Melbourne, the singer-songwriter and producer has been on tour since March last year and Southeast Asian fans won’t be waiting long to catch him soon! Some of his most popular songs include sentimental tracks such as Meet Me in Amsterdam, My Favourite Clothes and most recently, My Luv. Here’s where you can find him in SEA:

  • Singapore, 17 July 2023
  • Philippines, 19 July 2023

Tickets will be available for purchase here.


NMixx Nice to Mixx You Showcase Tour

K-pop girl group NMixx has been making waves since its debut on February 2022. As NMixx comes from JYP Entertainment, one of the K-pop industry’s ‘Big Three’, all eyes were set on them as they were the company’s newest girl group after Itzy. A departure from JYP’s usual catchy pop sound, NMixx is described to have a genre of their own called Mixx Pop which combines two or more genres in one song to create a truly unique and distinct musical experience. With songs such as O.O, Dice and Love Me Like This, fans can enjoy NMixx’s trademark experimental sound and hard-hitting choreography live in the following Southeast Asian countries:

  • Indonesia, 9 June 2023
  • Singapore, 23 June 2023
  • Philippines, 30 June 2023

Tickets are available for purchase here.


Agust D D-Day World Tour


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Another famous boy group member making his way around Asia for his solo tour is none other than Suga from BTS. The announcement of his tour came to an overwhelmingly positive response as this would be the South Korean megastar’s first solo tour as Agust D. For the uninitiated, Agust D refers to the artist’s solo work outside of BTS and when read backwards means DT Suga—DT standing for Daegu Town, his hometown. Suga has released numerous mixtapes and ARMYs will finally be able to hear him perform hits such as Daechwita, People and Give It To Me live in these Southeast Asian countries:

  • Indonesia, 26 to 28 May 2023
  • Thailand, 10 to 11 June 2023
  • Singapore, 17 to 18 June 2023

Find tickets here.


Harry Styles Love on Tour 2023


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Arguably the it-boy in the male solo artist game right now, Harry Styles needs no introduction. From Watermelon Sugar to As It Was, the British singer has been churning out hit after hit since One Direction’s indefinite hiatus. Donning bold and spectacular outfits on stage, Styles is known to be especially interactive and playful with his fans while on stage. While Malaysian fans would’ve loved to see him perform in Malaysia, all hope is not lost as the artist will be touring these neighbouring countries for Love On Tour Asia 2023:

  • Thailand, 11 March 2023
  • Philippines, 14 March 2023
  • Singapore, 17 March 2023

Tickets are available for purchase here.


Arctic Monkeys Asia Tour 2023


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Hailing from Sheffield, Arctic Monkeys is a band with a huge cult following behind them since their debut in 2002. From topping four Billboard charts and becoming the first independent label band with five consecutive number-one albums in the UK to boasting close to 40 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Arctic Monkeys is one of England’s greatest bands. Their albums such as Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, AM, and Tranquility Base & Casino have all received critical acclaim, and their musical influence reaches far and wide across the globe. While they are not stopping by at Malaysia for the Asian leg of their tour, it would still be a treat to catch the English rock band live in any one of these countries:

  • Singapore, 28 February 2023
  • Philippines, 6 March 2023
  • Thailand, 9 March 2023
  • Indonesia, 18 March 2023 

Tickets are available here.


Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour


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For a group that debuted back in 1993, Backstreet Boys have been active for close to 30 years (29 years, to be specific)! Given how fast-paced and competitive the music industry is, seeing such an iconic group thriving to this day is not an easy thing to come by. While they’re still making music, you should consider seeing the legendary boy group in the flesh at their DNA World Tour by taking a trip to one of these countries:

  • Philippines, 20 February 2023
  • Singapore, 22 February 2023

Tickets are available here.


Phoebe Bridgers Reunion Tour


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If Phoebe Bridgers’ relatable lyrics and melancholic melodies are what got you through the pandemic, you might want to think about flying down to the Lion City to see her. The indie rock singer-songwriter was gradually gaining a fanbase of her own but it was the release of her album Punisher in 2020 that catapulted the star on regular radio waves. She will only be visiting Singapore in Southeast Asia for her Reunion Tour so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

  • Singapore, 15 February 2023

Tickets can be purchased here.  


Kehlani: Blue Water Road Trip

With 14.5 million followers on Instagram and 13 million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s safe to say that Kehlani has amassed a legion of fans who love her for her powerful dancing and sensual beats. The American singer-songwriter first found fame on America’s Got Talent Season Six as a member of the group Poplyfe. After going solo, Kehlani found mainstream success in singles such as Toxic, Nights like this, Gangsta and more. She is currently touring for her album Blue Water Road. Unfortunately, Kehlani doesn’t have Malaysia on her Asia tour, but you can consider travelling to these neighbouring countries to watch her show:

  • Indonesia, 4 February 2023
  • Singapore, 6 February 2023

Tickets are available here.


Enhypen: Manifesto World Tour


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The popular K-pop boy group is embarking on the first world tour of their career since their debut in 2020. Formed as a joint effort by Belift Lab, CJ Entertainment and Hybe Labels, fans have had eyes on them ever since their pre-debut due to the fact that the group was formed from a competitive survival show, I-Land. Since then, they’ve had multiple successful hits such as Fever, Polaroid Love which went viral on TikTok and their latest title track, Future Perfect (Pass the Mic). While they have yet to perform in Malaysia, you can catch the seven members performing songs from their latest mini album, Manifesto: Day 1 here:

  • Thailand, 28 January and 29 January 2023
  • Philippines, 4 February and 5 February 2023

Find tickets here.


Bonus: Coldplay Music of the Spheres World Tour

We know this is not in 2023 but we just had to include it on the list as many Malaysians did not get the opportunity to nab tickets for Coldplay’s show in KL. It’s time to rejoice again as you will get not one, two or three but four choices of dates to score tickets to the highly coveted concert in Singapore! The legendary band is playing an unprecedented four-night show in the city of the Mer-Lion, the first act to perform on such a scale at the venue. Ticket sales for Singapore and Thailand go on sale in June 2023, all the best!

  • Singapore, 23 to 24 January and 26 to 27 January 2024
  • Thailand, 3 February 2024

The general ticket sale will happen on 20 June 2023 here.


Bonus: Taylor Swift The Eras Tour


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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The international dates for her historic The Eras tour are out and Asia is on the list! While Malaysian Swifties are no doubt mourning over the lack of a Malaysian stop, dry those tears because the Anti-Hero singer will be coming to Singapore for three whole nights at the National Stadium! It’s her only Southeast Asian destination (as of now) so be sure to mark your calendars for when the ticket sales go live in July. If you’re a dedicated Swiftie, this is one concert you don’t want to miss out on as she will be performing songs across all her record-breaking albums such as Speak Now, Red, Reputation and more.

  • Singapore, 2 to 4 March 2023

UOB card members are eligible for the presale happening from 5 to 7 July 2023 at 12pm MYT. The general sale will take place on 7 July 2023 at 12pm MYT. Tickets can be purchased here.


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