Halsey, Sam Smith, And More Major Artistes Who Are Not Coming To Malaysia In 2018

*sigh* Why can't we have nice things. :(

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Coldplay, Britney Spears, Harry Styles - these are just some of the big names who brought their music to Southeast Asia last year... but somehow overlooked the little peninsula north of Singapore a.k.a. us.

Well, this year is no different. Check out this pretty impressive list of major artistes who are giving Malaysia a miss in favour of our neighbours in 2018:

1. Enter Shikari (25 April, Bangkok & 26 April, Singapore)

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In support of their latest album 'The Spark', the British alternative rock band will be performing at The Rock Pub, Bangkok on 25 April, followed by The Substation, Singapore on 26 April.

Tickets are priced at THB1,200 (RM149) at the door for the Bangkok show (click here for early bird or pre-sale ticket prices), while tickets for the Singapore show are priced at SGD65 (RM193) for online sales (available on Peatix) and SGD75 (RM222) at the door. 

2. Fall Out Boy (30 April, Singapore)

Fun fact - Fall Out Boy has never set foot in Malaysia. On that note, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman are bringing their M A N I A tour to [email protected] in Singapore on 30 April.

Tickets to their only show in Southeast Asia, priced at SGD148 (RM438) for standard tickets and SGD168 (RM497) for priority access tickets, are now available for purchase via Sistic.

3 5 Seconds of Summer (2 May, Singapore)

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After a two-year hiatus, the boys of 5SOS are finally back with a brand new single 'Want You Back' as well as a third album to be released in June. Kicking off a brand new tour, the Australian band will be playing at Singapore's Capitol Theatre on 2 May.

Tickets, priced at SGD118 (RM350) and SGD128 (RM379), are available for purchase via APACTix.

4. Harry Styles (3 May, Singapore)

After playing to a sold-out crowd in November last year, the 1D heartthrob is stopping by Singapore for the second time on 3 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Tickets, priced from SGD98 (RM290) to SGD228 (RM675), can be purchased online via Sports Hub, via hotline (+65 3158 7888), or in person at the Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets.

5. Stereophonics (8 May, Singapore)

Having just hit the big 1-0 in their discography following the release of their latest album 'Scream Above the Sounds', the Welsh rock band are returning to Singapore on 8 May at [email protected].

Tickets, priced at SGD118 (RM350), are currently available for purchase via Sistic.

6. Kehlani (23 May, Singapore)

After turning up the heat with tour mate Demi Lovato last week, expect Kehlani to bring it when she performs at the [email protected] in Singapore on 23 May

Tickets, priced at SGD98 (RM290, early bird) and SGD118 (RM350, regular), are now available for purchase via Sistic.

7. Air Supply (5 June, Singapore)

You may be all out of love, but you'll never be all out of music at Air Supply's upcoming concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 5 June

Tickets, priced from SGD88 (RM260) to SGD178 (RM527), are now available for purchase via SportsHubTix.

8. Niall Horan (12 June, Singapore)

Following in his 1D bandmate Harry's footsteps, Niall Horan will be making his solo debut at Singapore's The Star Theatre on 12 June

Tickets are priced from SGD88 (RM260) to SGD148 (RM438) and are currently available for purchase via APACTix.

9. Celine Dion (3 & 4 July, Singapore; 7 July, Jakarta; 23 July, Bangkok)

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The Canadian diva will be embarking on a seven-city tour of Asia this year, which will see her performing in Tokyo, Macau, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila, and Bangkok. Much to our disappointment, Malaysia - which she last visited in 2008 for her 'Taking Chances World Tour' - is noticeably missing from the line-up.

Celine will be performing at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom on 3 and 4 July, Jakarta's Sentul International Convention Centre on 7 July, and Bangkok's Impact Arena on 23 July.

Ticket details for the Singapore shows have yet to be announced, though you can already buy tickets for the Jakarta and Bangkok shows online via Loket and Thai Ticket Major respectively. 

10. Halsey (8 August, Singapore; 11 August, Jakarta; 12 August, Bali)

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The 'Bad In Love' singer is set to conclude her 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' world tour with final dates in Asia, including Seoul, Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, and Manila.

Halsey is scheduled to perform on 8 August at The Star Theatre, Singapore as well as two shows in Indonesia - 11 August at the ONOFF Festival in Gandaria City, Jakarta and 12 August at the Potato Head Beach Club, Bali

Ticketing details have yet to be announced, so keep a look out on the official tour website for updates. 

11. Boyzone (21 August, Singapore)

Irish boyband Boyzone is still going strong after more than two decades in the scene, with an anniversary tour and a new album on the way. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Ronan Keating and co. will be performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 21 August.

Tickets, priced from SGD98 (RM290) to SGD188 (RM556), will be available for purchase from 13 April, 10am onwards via SportsHubTix.

12. Paramore (Jakarta, 25 August)

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Initially scheduled for 16 February, the Hayley Williams-fronted band has postponed their only Asian show this year to 25 August at the ICE BSD Halls 5 & 6 in Jakarta.

Tickets are now available for purchase online via Book My Show.

13. The Piano Guys (25 September, Singapore)

The Piano Guys became an online sensation when they began posting piano and cello compositions covering both classical and contemporary hits on YouTube. The quartet will be performing at the The Star Theatre @ The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore on 25 September

Tickets, priced from SGD98 to SGD178, will be available for purchase from 12 April, 10am onwards via Sistic.

14. Sam Smith (2 October, Singapore & 28 October, Bangkok)

The British crooner who brought us hits like 'Stay With Me' and 'Too Good At Goodbyes' is set to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 2 October and Bangkok's Impact Arena on 28 October

Ticketing details for both concerts have yet to be announced. Follow Midas Promotions (Singapore) and Live Nation BEC-Tero (Thailand) for the latest updates.

15. Mariah Carey (6 November, Indonesia)

It's nothing but the most unique location for the elusive diva, as Mariah Carey is set to perform at the Borobodur Temple in Central Java, Indonesia on 6 November

Ticket prices have yet to be announced, though they are expected to go on sale from 20 April onwards via Tiket Apa Saja.

This list will be updated as more announcements come in

On the bright side, we do have some pretty cool concerts lined up for this year:

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