The coming week sees a blast from the past as well as some of the most in-demand bands at the moment gracing the stage in Singapore. They include British rockers Muse, hot new acts Florence and The Machine and their opening act, The xx, as well as legendary punk icons Echo & the Bunnymen.

 

Muse

Singapore Indoor Stadium

3 February

Back in Singapore after their memorable sold out gig in early 2007, white-hot rock band Muse is set to rock our shores again. Easily one of the best live acts around today, Muse has picked up countless accolades over the years for their rich and varied musical repertoire which fuses many music genres including progressive rock, classical music and electronica.  Fans can expect more of Matt Bellamy and co’s signature high-octane live performances which promise to meld old school circus with futuristic fluorescent extravaganza this time round.


Chicago rockers Rise Against and rising stars Southern California quintet Saosin round out the line-up for Big Night Out, but we know who we’re really there to see.

 

Florence & The Machine + The xx

Esplanade Theatre

7 February

Fiery-haired ingénue Florence Welch and her band, The Machine, finally debut in Singapore with what promises to be a scorching virgin performance. Touted by the BBC as one of 2009’s hottest properties, fans can expect to be enthralled by the band’s sparkling lyricism, eclectic mix of music and dramatic performances. What elevates this into a can’t-miss is the inclusion of opening band, The xx. These indie darlings can do no wrong with their star rising to giddy heights since their debut, with their seamless fusing of harmonizing voices, synthetics and live instrumentation blowing both fans and critics away.



Echo & The Bunnymen

Esplanade Theatre

8 February

Props to Echo and the Bunnymen for making a successful comeback after their split in 1993. With hits such as The Killing Moon, Silver, Nothing Lasts Forever and acclaimed album classics Crocodile and the groundbreaking Ocean Rain, one can safely say the band has left an indelible stamp on the indie rock landscape as we know it today. Go to relive your teen punk yesteryears, even if you may not know the lyrics to their latest album The Fountain.