Kuala Lumpur’s concert front is firing on all cylinders and alongside the music and arts extravaganza Urbanscapes, a trio of heavyweight performances mark the month. It’s big names all the way as Guns N’ Roses, Kenny G and Charlie Puth touch down at various venues to deliver an incredible set of live shows.
Just in case you’ve been under a rock for the past two decades and don’t already know who these three acts are, here’s a heads-up.
The year was 1966 when a 10-year-old Kenneth Bruce Gorelick became entranced with a musician playing the saxophone on The Ed Sullivan Show. The next day he picked up his first saxophone, started taking lessons and began on a lifelong love affair with the instrument that would see him become one of contemporary music’s biggest selling artistes.
The king of smooth jazz and easy listening, Kenny G has enjoyed an illustrious career that spans over four decades and he has not lost his lustre one bit. The only thing as recognisable as his mane of curly hair is his signature velvety sound, be it on alto, tenor or soprano sax. Whether it’s drifting out of elevator speakers or belted out live in an arena, his melodies are iconic.
Don’t miss the original G this month as he returns to light up the Arena of Stars.
Kenny G World Tour 2018 in Malaysia
WHERE Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands, Pahang
WHEN 8.30pm (11 Nov)
TEL 03 2718 1118
Guns N’ Roses
A group that needs little introduction, Guns N’ Roses carved out a genre-defining path from the moment they dropped Appetite For Destruction in 1986. That album shot to number one, becoming the best-selling debut album ever, and overall one of the best-selling records of all time. What followed was a slew of amazing records until 1993 when the band started undergoing its multiple line-up changes.
Responsible for anthems like Sweet Child o’ Mine, November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City and countless others, the group’s live tours have become legendary and together with their carefree rebelliousness and wanton hedonism, they earned the nickname ‘the most dangerous band in the world’.
The Not in This Lifetime Tour sees classic line-up members Axl, Slash and Duff reunite on stage for the first time since 1993’s Use Your Illusion Tour. Don’t miss history in the making at Sunway Lagoon!
Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour
WHERE Sunway Lagoon, Selangor
WHEN 8pm (14 Nov)
TEL 03 2282 2020
To Charlie Puth, music is second nature. Quite literally, as the songwriter is blessed with perfect pitch – the ability to hear any note, know exactly what it is, and recreate it without a reference point. Puth leveraged on this ability at an early age and started his own YouTube channel which would amass millions of views and eventually lead to a record contract with Atlantic.
In 2015 the pop/RnB singer released his first single, Marvin Gaye, which went multi-platinum and shortly after the massive See You Again, performed together with rapper Wiz Khalifa for the late actor Paul Walker. That song dominated the charts for 12 consecutive weeks and received multiple awards.
You can expect to hear this smash hit when Puth steps into Malawati Stadium this month, plus plenty of material off his critically acclaimed second album Voicenotes released earlier this year.
Charlie Puth Voicenotes Tour Live in Malaysia
WHERE Stadium Malawati, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 8.30pm (14 Nov)
TEL 03 7493 3010