Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Jerry Seinfeld: Here’s all the major names performing in Singapore in 2024

Singapore is slowly becoming the destination for global stars to showcase their talents. A testament to that statement can be found in the various performances the country is scheduled to host in 2024. Big names like singers Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay and comic legend Jerry Seinfeld will perform in Singapore as part of their tours.

Not just them, the country will witness performances from veterans and upcoming stars from K-Pop to J-Pop and the international music scene.

While some of these performers will do one show, several others, including Swift and Coldplay, will put up multiple performances.

Coldplay will return to Singapore after seven years to rock the music lovers in the country. The British rock band was here in 2017, as part of the two-night A Head Full of Dream Tour. This year, Chris Martin and his band will perform in a series of six shows.

The performances for the Music of The Spheres World Tour will take place at the National Stadium, which had also hosted their gigs seven years ago.

The six shows would be held on January 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31. As per ticketmaster.sg: “All SIX of Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres shows in Singapore are now sold out! Coldplay is now the first act ever to play six nights at Singapore’s National Stadium.”

Coldplay isn’t the only band who’ll rock Singapore in January.

Jam-packed January for music lovers

Come January 7, Los Angeles-based Indie-pop duo Fly By Midnight will perform at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. The line-up, comprising singer-songwriter Justin Bryte and producer/singer-songwriter Slavo, will perform as part of their Anemoia 24 tour. Attendees will have to pay S$108 to be a part of this standing-only gig.

On January 11, Japanese duo YOASOBI will perform at the Resorts World Sentosa Ballroom. Band members and J-pop artistes Ayase and Ikura had a dream run in 2023, smashing various records and accumulating 400 million streams. The tickets for this show have already been sold out.

K-Pop stars Jungwon, Heesung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo and Ni-Ki of the group ENHYPEN will perform twice during their Fate World Tour in the country. These performances will emanate from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on January 20 and 21. Tickets start from S$148.

American singer-songwriter-actor Melanie Martinez will enthrall the crowd with her alter ego ‘Cry Baby’ on January 25. The alt pop singer’s Portals Tour will take place at the Singapore Expo. Tickets start at S$108.

Ed Sheeran’s tour to highlight February

February’s music shows in Singapore will be spearheaded by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The 32-year-old’s + – = ÷ x Tour will take place at the National Stadium on February 16. Tickets start from S$88.

Sheeran had last performed in the country in 2019.

February 16 will witness a clash, leaving music lovers spoilt for choice. While Sheeran will play at the National Stadium, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore will host K-pop girl group STAYC.

The emerging group comprises band members Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seeun, Yoon, and J. They’ll perform as part of their inaugural world tour — TEENFRESH. Tickets start from S$148.

Singer-songwriter Eric Nam will bring his House on a Hill World Tour in Singapore on February 18, 2024. The performance will take place at The Theatre at Mediacorp. Ticket prices start from S$98.

After STAYC, another K-pop girl group, IVE, will perform in Singapore in February. An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo will belt out their hits at the at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24 February.

The ticket prices for the group’s SHOW WHAT i HAVE world tour start from S$158.

Six Taylor Swift dates in March

A fresh billionaire, singer Taylor Swift will bring her acclaimed The Eras Tour to Singapore in March. The winner of 12 Grammy Awards will perform on 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 March at the National Stadium.

All tickets for her shows have been sold out, as per ticketmaster.sg.

Apart from Swift, March 2 will also witness the performance of K-pop boyband SHINee. The veteran group will be performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Another of Swift’s dates will clash with the performance of a different band! This time, it’s Canadian rock band Sum 41, who will perform for one last time, before parting ways.

The Farewell Tour will take place at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre on March 4. Ticket prices start from S$98.

The Star Theatre will also play host to singer Jack Johnson’s live show on March 7. Tickets are available from S$99.

On March 16, Thai singer-songwriter Jeff Satur will play at the Capitol Theatre, as part of his Space Shuttle No.8 Asia Tour. The solo concert might see him perform his recent singles. Tickets start from S$108.

Singing legend Rod Stewart will mesmerise music lovers with dual shows — on March 16 and 17 — at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Sands Grand Ballroom, Level 5. The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is in the middle of his Live in Concert, One Last Time multi-year tour, which started in 2022. Tickets start from S$150.

American singer-rapper-songwriter Amber Liu will perform at The Theatre at Mediacorp on 20 March. The Can’t Go Yet singer will make a stop in Singapore while travelling for her No More Sad Songs Tour. Tickets start from S$88.

If you want a different flavour, attend stand-up comic Atsuko Okatsuka’s show at Golden Village x The Projector at Cineleisure. The shows will take place from March 29 to 31. Tickets for the Full Grown Tour start from S$68.5.

Niall Horan and Jerry Seinfeld

After a brief gap, the country will host former One Direction member Niall Horan. The singer will perform at the Indoor Stadium on May 9. Tickets start at S$108. Horan last performed in the city-state in 2018, as part of his Flicker World Tour.

In June, renowned comic Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The legend’s one-night only show will take place on June 14. Tickets are available and start from S$142.

Growth in tourism

The presence of big stars such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift will draw crowds from not just Singapore, but also other neighbouring countries.

This will also help in the growth of tourism in the country. The impact is so deep that it has led to the coinage of a new term — Music tourism. As per Tricky Travellers, it is one of the fastest growing trends in the world.

Travellers are no longer keeping themselves content with just exploring sites in a country. They now want a hands-on cultural feel. French President Emmanuel Macron has a typical habit, wherein he enjoys performances from local musicians upon his visit to a country.

In 2023, he visited prominent Bangladeshi folk singer Rahul Ananda’s residence to enjoy a spontaneous performance during his short visit to the South Asian country.

At times, fans of a certain band/singer also follow them, thus travelling to countries the artiste does. With growing interest, the trend is likely to supplement Singapore’s tourism in 2024.

Taylor Swift’s concert a big pull for Indians

Several hearts were broken when Taylor Swift announced her Eras Tour and India didn’t feature in it. The country has a growing Swiftie (fans of Taylor Swift) population. While they were sad with the omission, the inclusion of Singapore made many of these Indian fans happy.

Even though Singapore is a foreign country, it’s still affordable for many Indians to watch a live show in the city-state as compared to a nation in Europe of North America.

As per an India Today article, Deepashree, a Swiftie, will be travelling to Singapore to be a part of Swift’s concert. She admittedly became a full-fledged fan of the singer after listening to her 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’.

“I then ended up listening to all her songs, analyse the lyrics and decided that I had to see her live,” Deepashree was quoted as saying by the news outlet.

Deepashree is not alone. She is one among the many fans who are going the extra mile to ensure they see the 34-year-old singer perform live.