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 in action, and although we were thrilled with the news of Justin Bieber’s arrival in Malaysia, the singer announced on 6 September that he is again taking a break from touring to focus on his health. The Canadian pop singer posted in June 2022 on his recovery after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, forcing him to cancel several shows across America. Currently, the ‘Justice World Tour’ is postponed to 2023 in Malaysia.

Justin Bieber may have cancelled a part of his world tour, but there are other exciting acts to look forward to in Kuala Lumpur. With three more months left till 2023, plenty more will be progressively jetting in to entertain Malaysians who have been musically deprived. This includes Epik High, Jack White, LANY, KESHI, Boy Pablo, and much more.

In 2023, we have Blackpink and OneRepublic to look forward to.

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

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 play at Malaysia’s Rock On Fest, joined by our homegrown acts Midnight Fusic, One Buck Short, Fugo and Time Machine and more. The festival will be held at The Grand Hall at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.

Presale tickets are now available online, while general admission will cost RM149. However, for the full VIP experience, purchase the Rockiss Pass at RM239 for early entrance access via their express lane, along with other cool merchandise. Visit their website for more info.

Where: 1, Jalan Taylors, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

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

Justin Bieber Ramsay Hunt
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 7 September 2022:

Justin Bieber has announced that he is once again taking a break from touring to focus on health.

Quoted from AEG Presents Asia, “We are aware that Justin Bieber has decided to take a break from touring and wish Justin a speedy recovery and admire his decision to put his health first. We can’t wait to see him back on the road. Our understanding is the Asia leg of the tour is set to continue as scheduled. Please stay tuned to AEG Presents Asia for any updates of the Justice World Tour Asia Leg.”

Stay tuned for more info.

Update as of 20 July 2022:

Justin Bieber is heading back on tour! Get ready to sing your heart out this October 2022.

As quoted by AEG Presents Asia @aegpresentsasia, “Justin Bieber announced today the Justice World Tour will resume at Lucca Summer Festival, Italy on 31 July 2022. Justin will set off across a run of European festivals and continue on his international world tour with performances in South America, South Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.”

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

Jack White “The Supply Chain Issues” Tour on 16 November 2022

Mark your calendars – Jack White is heading to Kuala Lumpur for the first time by performing at Zepp KL. As a 12-time Grammy winner and founding member of The White Stripes, the singer-songwriter is set to bring his “The Supply Chain Issues Tour” to Asia by kicking off his journey in Manila and ending it in our beautiful city.

In 2021, Jack White debuted his first solo single after four years called “Taking Me Back” before announcing the release of his two solo albums, “Fear Of The Dawn” and “Entering Heaven Alive”, which are out now on all streaming platforms. Ticket prices start at RM228 for free standing.

Tickets are available for purchase now through LiveNation.

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

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

Epik High on 2 December 2022

In May 2022, South Korean alternative hip-hop trio Epik High announced an Asia Pacific tour to Singapore, Melbourne, Jakarta, Sydney and Bangkok. However, Malaysian fans won’t have to travel out to catch them live as they’ve recently added Kuala Lumpur to their list, along with Manila and Taipei. 

Happening on 2 December, Tablo of Epik High, along with band members Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz, have announced, “Epik High is here: Asia Pacific Tour Chapter 2 begins! Mark your Calendars, and we will see you in Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. More stops to be announced; stay tuned!”

Famed for their soulful tunes, Epik High is composed of three members – Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz – whose music is known to be a “lyrical piece of literature”. Since their debut in 2003, the group has released 11 studio albums, with their latest 2022 album splitting into two parts, “Epik High Is Here (Part 2)”. In 2016, the trio made headlines for being the second Korean act to perform at Coachella. 

Stay tuned for more updates on their ticket details and venue.

Where: TBA

Keshi on 3 December 2022

Keshi is heading to Kuala Lumpur! Famed for his alternative R&B tunes, the 27-year-old singer will kick off his HELL/Heaven Tour in Asia, starting with Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, before heading to KL city. The remaining tour consists of South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan. He is widely known for his hit tracks, “Like I Need U”, “Beside You”, and “Right Here”. Priced at RM188, the concert will be held at LIVE 8, KL Convention Centre, on 3 December 2022, starting at 8.30 PM. 

Purchase your fan club pre-sale tickets here while the Live Nation Members pre-sale begins on 13 July 2022. At the moment, the Keshi VIP Experience Upgrade is currently sold out. General tickets are on sale from 14 July 2022. 

Where: LIVE 8, KL Convention Centre

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.

Where: Plenary Theatre, KL Convention Centre

Jimmy O. Yang 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.

Where: Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

Jackson Wang on 13 December

If the recent Good Vibes Weekenders at Sunway Lagoon has leaving you wanting more Wang, then this is just the news you’re waiting for. This just in: Jackson Wang has confirmed his attendance in Kuala Lumpur for his first solo world tour, ‘Magic Man’. Before heading to the Middle East and Europe in 2023, the Chinese singer will be making several stops across Asia: Bangkok on 26 November, Kuala Lumpur on 17 December, and Singapore on 23 December.

Ticket booking details will be announced later, so be sure to keep this page bookmarked.

Upcoming concerts in 2023

Jay Chou’s ‘Carnival’ World Tour arrives in Malaysia on 15 January 2023

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concerts KL 2023, jay chou carnival 2023 in kl

Mandopop star Jay Chou is coming to Malaysia as part of his ‘Carnival’ World Tour. If you’ve heard of the show’s postponement, fret not, as it’s only pushed a week later, and if you’ve purchased tickets, it should be good for the 15th. The sold-out show will be held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium and is priced between RM288 to RM938. This show marks Chou’s eighth concert tour and is to celebrate the multi-award-winning singer’s two decades in the music industry.

At the moment, tickets are sold out

Westlife the ‘Wild Dreams’ Tour is coming on 23 and 24 February 2023

westlife live in kl 2023
westlife live in kl 2023

Similar to OneRepublic’s show, Westlife will put on a show comprising of their best all-time hits. Set to take the stage of Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, tickets go on presale at 11 am, 10 October 2022 at Main Atrium, Lalaport, Bukit Bintang City Centre. Tickets will be made available online the following day at the same time here.

Ticket price ranges from RM294 to RM884.

(written by Najihah Rashid/Prestige Online Malaysia)


Sting ‘My Songs’ tour with Special Guest Joe Sumner on 20 March 2023

The former frontman, songwriter, and bassist for acclaimed new wave rock band The Police, Sting and son Joe Sumner will be heading towards Malaysia to bring his 14th studio album come to life at the Plenary Hall, KLCC. Peppered with fifteen reworked versions of his most recognised songs from across his career, you will get to sing along to tracks like “Desert Rose”, “Brand New Day”, “Every Breath You Take”, and more.

Ticket prices range from RM398 to RM1,288. Fan Club Presale starts 26 October 2022, Live Nation Member Presale starts 27 October 2022, and general sale starts on 28 October 2022, 10 am onwards.

(written by Najihah Rashid/Prestige Online Malaysia)

OneRepublic on 1 May 2023

Oh yes, we’ll be counting stars. American pop rock band OneRepublic is returning to Malaysia on 1 May 2023. Fans can expect a mix of their latest and classic tunes such as “Secrets” and “Counting Stars”. With Malaysia as their fourth stop on their Asian tour, the band is also making a pitstop in other cities such as Manila, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and Tokyo. It may be some time before we can sing our hearts out with OneRepublic, but tickets are already on sale right now. Priced at RM388, the Fan Club presale will begin on 27 September at 10 AM. For Live Nation members, presales start on 28 September, while general ticket sales are officially available to the public on 29 September at 10 AM.

Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

Where: KL Convention Centre, 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


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

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