In 2022 we saw a surge of live concerts and shows return to Malaysian shores, and now, we look into what 2023 might have in store for us for concerts in Malaysia. Read on to discover concerts set to show in KL in 2023.
As we bid a (hopefully) permanent farewell to virtual events, more and more concerts, comedy shows and other events find their way back to our shores.This includes K-pop girl band Blackpink. The announcement made back in August 2022 by the ultra-famous group marked the return of live events and concerts in KL, as more and more huge acts were announced for 2023. However, they are not the only ones set to rock the stages in Malaysia, as plenty more will be flocking their way to KL to entertain Malaysians.
Here’s a guide to all the concerts and other events in Malaysia confirmed for 2023:
Honne May 2023 Asia Tour – 21 May 2023
This May, alt pop duo Honne will be making their way to Asia, with six stops including Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, and in a final flourish, Malaysia. Where are they going to perform? None other than the newly-unveiled ZEPP KL. After four long years, we bet local fans are more than excited to see members Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher in person again.
Ticket prices range from RM208 to RM1008. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Louis Tomlinson Faith in the Future World Tour – 26 April 2023
If you’re a former One Direction fan, then this is an unmissable experience. For the first time ever, Louis Tomlinson will be making his way to Malaysia to croon at fans. For this maiden concert in Malaysia, he’s going to be rocking on the stage at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur. The tour will see this 31-year-old belting out his second studio album, Faith in the Future, an album which has been his all-time best so far, debuting at No. 1 in the UK.
Ticket prices range from RM298 to RM598. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Sting ‘My Songs’ tour with Special Guest Joe Sumner – 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.
Sheila Majid Big Band Live in Kuala Lumpur – 18 March 2023
Marking the legendary Malaysian singer’s first solo concert after 2017, you have a chance to catch Sheila Majid live on stage for this one-night-only concert at Dewan Merdeka At the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL). This won’t be just a regular concert; accompanying this musical powerhouse are 23 talented musicians, invigorating Sheila’s performance with their jazz instruments.
Ticket prices range from RM288 to RM1288. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Dayang Nurfaizah & MPO Belagu – 11 March 2023
The undisputed Malaysian R&B royalty that is Dayang Nurfaizah is returning to the grand stage to delight the audience this year. This time around, she’s set to hold a one-night show at Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Expect classic hits from her award-winning album Belagu and even the soon-to-be-released album, Belagu II.
Ticket prices range from RM255 to RM650. At the moment, tickets are sold out.
Bryan Adams So Happy It Hurts Tour 2023 – 11 March 2023
Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling musician Bryan Adams is returning to Malaysia for his Asia tour. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the world, Adams has earned numerous accolades, including three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and a Grammy Award.
As one of the most thrilling live musicians in the world, he is sure to captivate audiences with his energetic performance, effortless stage presence, and remarkable vocals at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting.
Ticket prices range from RM298 to RM798. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Simple Plan The Harder Than It Looks Tour – 8 March 2023
When news broke that Canadian rock band Simple Plan is making its way to Malaysian shores, fans erupted in excitement. Doubly so because the showcase is taking place at Kuala Lumpur’s latest entertainment gem: ZEPP KL. This will be their first concert in Malaysia after eight long years, and Kuala Lumpur is the second stop of the band’s Asian leg of the tour.
At the moment, tickets are sold out.
Shila AMzah Journey to the Future Live Tour – 4 March 2023
The highly anticipated tour will kick off at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur, before making stops in Penang, Sabah, Singapore, and Indonesia.
This marks a new milestone in the career of Asia’s Sweetheart, as it will be her first tour since becoming a mother in 2019. The tour will feature award-winning producer Lee Nai Kong as its music director, overseeing the arrangements and overall direction. Fans can look forward to a world-class visual and audio experience, as Shila performs her chart-topping hits and internationally beloved songs with the support of a full band and string performers.
Ticket prices range from RM238 to RM638. Tickets are available for purchase right now,
Blackpink confirmed ‘Born Pink’ concert in Malaysia for 2023 – 4 March 2023
Fans of the global sensation K-pop group are in for a treat: Blackpink is set to hold a concert in Malaysia on 4 March 2023. This gig is part of Blackpink‘s “largest world tour in the history of K-pop girl groups,” and fans in Malaysia are getting a taste of what the show is going to offer. Set to take the stage at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil, concert-goers will be experiencing this show in a newly-refurbished stadium, as the site is scheduled to undergo repair and refurbishment work before the concert.
At the moment, tickets are sold out.
OneRepublic to croon hits on 1 March 2023
It’s official: Grammy-nominated American pop-rock band OneRepublic is coming to Malaysia in 2023 as part of the Asian leg of the ‘OneRepublic: Live in Concert’ tour. For one night only, the band will be rocking the stage at KL Convention Centre on 1 March 2023. The concert will not be focusing on any particular album, but instead will feature many of their single hits from recent drops such as “West Coast” and “I Ain’t Worried”, a song that played in the hit film, Top Gun: Maverick. Alongside those songs, sing along to familiar tunes like “All The Right Moves”, “Secrets”, “Apologize”, and more.
Tickets are available for purchase right now.
DFP Presents: Stacy – 25 February 2023
After 15 long years in the entertainment industry, local Dancing Queen, Stacy (AKA Stacy Anam) is finally getting her big solo moment—and it’s at none other than Malaysia’s prestigious stage, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Here’s the icing on the cake: Joining her on that evening will be Akim. The two will make the night a memorable one with their epic duets, on top of Stacy’s array of chart-topping hits.
Ticket prices range from RM169 to RM369. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Westlife the ‘Wild Dreams’ Tour – 23 and 24 February 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 prices range from RM294 to RM884.
Russell Peters: Act Your Age World Tour – 20 February 2023
Make your Monday and book an appointment with the Canadian comedic master Russell Peters. Having voiced multiple characters in iconic animated shows like Bob’s Burgers, BoJack Horseman, and Family Guy, you can count on his humour to have you laughing all night long. He is set to play at KLCC’s Plenary Hall at 8.30 pm.
Ticket price ranges from RM258 to RM888. Tickets are available for purchase right now.
Featured image credit: Bunga Cinta Lestari; Hero image credit: Blackpink