2016 – the year that has finally seen Singapore-English pop acts headlining at venues that were previously beyond them. In June, Gentle Bones performed at two sold out nights at the Esplanade Concert Hall (capacity: 1,600). On 22nd July it is the turn of The Sam Willows to expand the boundaries of what a Singapore-English pop act can achieve by playing at The Coliseum, Resort World Sentosa – a venue that can hold 5,000 people, although record label Sony Music expects about 3,000 fans to attend that night.
In its press release for the concert, Sony promised that the performance would be “a show full of surprises; from special guests, mesmerising visuals, never heard before songs and much more.” The year has been a good one for the quartet, with its debut LP generating over 7 million plays on Spotify and a well-received showcase performance in Philippines. A successful show will reinforce the current ascendancy of Singapore-English pop music, which hopefully will go from strength to strength in the years ahead.
Tickets are available from http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/willows0716
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