Live events, concerts and shows in KL we look forward to for the rest of the year

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Looking forward to live concerts in KL throughout 2022?

Concerts are back and with it Justin Bieber. While the superstar might have broken the Internet when his ‘Justice World Tour’ was resurrected for October 2022, he wouldn’t be the only artist to croon before a live audience in KL this year 2022. Plenty more will be progressively jetting in to entertain Malaysians who have been musically deprived.

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A list of concerts, comedies and other events in KL confirmed for 2022:

Justin Lo’s ‘Fresh Start’ on 30 April 2022

Taking place at Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Hong Kong-American heartthrob Justin Lo will be among the first international artists to perform in person since Malaysia reopened on April 1. 

He is known for his string of Canto-pop hits ‘第一秒 or First Second’, ‘命硬 or Die Hard’ and ‘好人 or Good Guy’.

Tickets range from the democratic RM188 to RM788 for a VIP seat. Resorts World Genting members are entitled to a small discount. The concert in KL 2022 starts at 8.30pm. 

Get your tickets here.

Where: Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting

‘Lost in Karak’ from 26 till 30 May 2022

The myths of lost souls patrolling the Kuala Lumpur–Karak Expressway in the depth of the night, as well as that of a yellow vehicle piloted by a phantom driver, are purportedly among the country’s most infamous paranormal activities. This May, an immersive pop-up horror experience jointly presented by Pepsi, Hauntu and The Livescape Group will breathe life into the hair-raising tales of the highway bisecting the Titiwangsa Mountains, through a series of compelling storytelling, lifelike characters and terrifying effects. 

Taking place at The Linc 11am-10pm, ‘Lost in Karak’ isn’t for the faint-hearted. But that’s the reason you will be there – you aren’t terrified, are you? Tickets are priced at RM29 per pax before May 1, or RM39 per pax after the promo ends.

Get yours here.

Where: The Linc KL. 360, Jln Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Le French Film Festival in KL from 9 till 26 June 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Alliances Françaises revives Le French Film Festival throughout major cities in Malaysia. The 20th edition will be hosted in KL (June 9-26), Penang (June 30-July 10), Johor Bahru (July 7-10) and Kota Kinabalu (July 14-17) at participating Golden Screen Cinemas, showcasing the best of French cinema this year. Over the course of the festival, 21 films will be aired, from tear-jerking drama, to laughter-inducing comedies, to award winners. Apart from films like ‘Aline’ – a hilarious and touching quasi-biopic on legendary crooner Céline Dion – other activities include gastronomic workshops, exclusive exhibitions and eclectic concerts.

Click here for the schedule. Get your movie tickets starting June 2 via the GSC app, website, and e-kiosks at selected GSC cinemas. 

Nigel Ng’s ‘Haiyaa World Tour’ on 17 June 2022 

Thanks to a hilarious yet brutally scathing put down of a fried rice recipe originally aired on BBC, the YouTube comedian turned Internet sensation has been sought out by Michelin-star chefs for peer approval. The August Man Malaysia cover star will return to his homeland to dish out more laughter – this time before a live audience at the KL Convention Centre. 

Adopting the Uncle Roger persona, Nigel has raked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. But why watch YouTube when you can be humoured in person?

Tickets range from RM128 to RM228. The show starts at 8pm. 

Get your tickets here.

Where: Plenary Hall, KLCC. 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Billie Eilish ‘Happier Than Ever, The World Tour’ on 18 August 2022

Seven-time Grammy winner Billie Eilish is heading to KL for the first time. Presented by Live Nation Malaysia, The Happier Than Ever: World Tour will be held in the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil on 18 August 2022 at 8.30 PM. As her first live debut in Asia, the tour will kick off in Manila and conclude in Tokyo, with exciting additional dates in Malaysia, Singapore, Bangkok, and Seoul. 

The tickets will be priced at RM308, RM408, RM508 and RM598. Pre-sale will begin on 24 June 2022 at 10 AM for Fan Club members, while Live Nation members’ pre-sale will be available on 25 June at 10 AM. Head over to Live Nation for more info.

Where: Bukit Jalil National Stadium. Jalan Barat, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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It’s happening! Billie Eilish is heading to KL this August 2022


Boys Like Girls live in Malaysia on 15 October 2022

American rock band Boys Like Girls are lending their edge to KL. Originally slated for July 2021, the Asia-Pacific leg of their world tour was pushed to October 2022. They are set to appear in KL a week before Justin Bieber’s tropes. While details including the venue, tickets, etc are scant as of writing, it is expected that they will perform their 2006 eponymous album in its entirety.

Where: TBA

Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice World Tour’ on 22 October 2022

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 18: Justin Bieber performs onstage during the “Justice World Tour” at Pechanga Arena on February 18, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Justin Bieber)

Postponed ad infinitum due to the global Covid outbreak and subsequent complications on tour, ‘Justice World Tour’ is finally back on the card for Beliebers in Malaysia. Justin Bieber is known for successive chart-topping numbers ever since he burst onto the scene as an adolescent with the infectious ‘Baby’.

His versatile talent has taken him from dance pop to ballads and even Christmas specials. The set list will include ‘Where Are U Now’, ‘What Do You Mean?’, among others.

If you’re clamouring for a ticket, we wish you luck. They have long been sold out. The concert is held at the National Stadium. 

Where: Bukit Jalil National Stadium. Jalan Barat, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Update as of 13 June 2022:

The Canadian pop singer recently posted a three-minute video on Instagram and announced he will be focusing on recovery due to his health condition in the midst of his Justice World Tour. Diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, the pop sensation is forced to cancel his shows in Washington DC, New York and Toronto.

According to Reuters, Charles Nduka, a consultant plastic reconstructive surgeon in Britain had mentioned that Bieber is showing signs of recovery in the three-minute Instagram video. At the moment, there is no official announcement on whether the Kuala Lumpur concert will be cancelled or postponed. Stay tuned for more updates.

Russ’ ‘The Journey Is Everything’ on 3 November 2022

Live concerts in KL continue late into 2022 as American rapper Russ is bound to spellbind fans again in Malaysia with his groovy beats and rapid delivery. Supported by fellow rap artist Bugus, Russ will hit the stage at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon. His prior appearance in Malaysia was at the Good Vibes Festival 2019 held in Genting Highlands.

The rapper’s hit singles include ‘What They Want’, ‘Losin’ Control’ and ‘Best on Earth’. Tickets go on sale 15 April 2022, starting from RM155.

Get your tickets here.

Where: Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon. 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Boy Pablo on 25 November 2022

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concerts in kl 2022

Famed for his hits “Everytime” and “Dance, Baby!”, the Chilean–Norwegian indie rock singer Nicolas Muñoz AKA Boy Pablo, is set to perform his infectious tunes at Zepp KL Bukit Bintang. Get ready to sing your heart out to his latest 2020 release, “Wachito Riko”, and popular hits. Priced between RM175 and RM250, the concert tickets are available for purchase now via Onion Production. If you haven’t heard his latest track, tune in to “La Novela”, with Cuco now.

For more info, head over to the website.

Where: Zepp KL. Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Lany “A November To Remember” on 6 November 2022

 

American pop-rock duo LANY is returning to Kuala Lumpur for the second time since their ‘Malibu Nights’ tour on 27 July 2019. Located in Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, the one-night show is priced between RM298 and RM1008. Besides general admissions, fans can enjoy a Diamond Club Experience (RM1008) and Rose Gang Experience (RM788) for an exclusive VIP adventure. Highlights include a Q&A session, pre-show soundcheck and early entry.

In addition, the Asia tour is making stops in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Taipei. Get ready to sing your heart out with LANY as the pre-sale goes live on 8 June 2022. If you miss the pre-sale, mark your calendars for 10 June 2022 at 10 AM via GOLIVE Asia.

Where: Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil. Enterprise 4, Technology Park Malaysia, Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Iliza Shlesinger’s ‘Back In Action’ Tour on 5 December 2022

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger is coming to town this 5 December. After a long Covid-19- induced hiatus, the new mother returns to the stage with all-new material that will have you giggling and guffawing in the crowd. If you’re not yet acquainted with this brilliant comedian star, head to Netflix and catch her stand-up comedy specials — all five of them. If that’s not enough, she also stars in her own sketch show (also on Netflix), and a movie she wrote from her personal experience, Good on Paper.

Tickets start at RM198, and you can book them here.

Jimmy O. Yang at the Plenary Hall on 7 December 2022

Just two days after Iliza Shlesinger, Hong Kong-American comedian Jimmy O. Yang takes the KLCC Plenary Hall stage to keep the cheer going. The star of HBO’s Silicon Valley and Netflix’s Space Force will make Kuala Lumpur his first stop in the Asian leg of his tour. If you’re looking for more Jimmy O. Yang-related content, check out his book ‘How To American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents.’

Tickets are on pre-sale here right now, and price starts at RM198.

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Hero and feature images: Justin Bieber/ @justinbieber/ Instagram

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