Foo Fighters pull out but the shows go on

Foo Fighters’ front man Dave Ghrol has been advised against performing for the Asia Leg of their world tour. The band released the following statement on the cancellation:

“We deeply regret having to cancel. It wasn’t an easy decision by any stretch but after carefully considering medical advice, we felt we had no choice. Dave’s been told by more than one doctor that he has to take it easy on his voice. We hate to disappoint our fans in Singapore and hope you’ll all understand and that we’ll see you all in the not too distant future.”

So what’s next for concert fans hit by the sudden cancellation of Foo Fighters ‘live’?

Well, the second week of March still offers a decent line up of other concerts for disappointed Foo Fighters fans to channel their refunds towards. Foo Fighters fan or not, get ready for a week packed with high-energy concerts in three awesome venues around town.

Charice fans in Singapore have much to celebrate on Monday, 5 March, as the YouTube sensation will be in town to wow with her powerful vocals at the Kallang Theatre. What makes this concert even more special is that this is Charice’s first ‘live’ concert in Singapore since she shot to fame in 2008. Concert-goers can expect this night to be a showcase of her vocal talents, amplified by the recently spruced-up audio system in the theater. Tickets are still available.

Fans can expect a complete genre switch on Wednesday night, 7 March, at Fort Canning when Death Cab for Cutie finally makes their long-awaited drive into the heart of town. Featuring songs from their highly anticipated album “Codes & Keys” (released in May last year), this is definitely one show hardcore music fans cannot miss. Tickets, anyone?

The week culminates with the potential Concert Of The Year in Singapore, with the band that made music video the all-important asset it is to the music industry today. Yes, fans of Duran Duran, young and old, will be psyched to know that Simon Le Bon & Co are here for a one-night concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 10 March. However, tickets for the concert are already almost sold out; and that’s not surprising because true fans know that this is their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch this stellar band on home soil. Tickets for selected categories are still available… but probably not for long. Better hurry!

It seems like March won’t begin too badly for the music scene in Singapore after all… and there are even more scheduled concerts to look forward to with stars like Olivia Newton-John (from the hit musical movie, Grease) towards the end of March.

Stay tuned for more previews of hit concerts in April here on The Supplementary Paper. Still to come: The Cranberries ‘live’ in Singapore, and the Avenged Sevenfold Gig exclusively at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.

By Killswitch_X
Music & Entertainment Columnist
The Supplementary Paper


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