Kuala Lumpur has been killing it in the first half of 2023 with some amazing concerts that have left music lovers absolutely buzzing. And guess what? There’s even more music goodness on the way! The latter half of the year promises to deliver an array of electrifying concerts with an exciting mix of international sensations and beloved local acts.

So, prepare for an unforgettable series of performances that will keep your heart pounding and your feet moving; here are 16 upcoming concerts to grace us.

1. Good Vibes Festival 2023 – 21 to 23 July

Get ready to immerse yourself in an incredible three-day celebration of music and fun as the Good Vibes Festival takes over Sepang International Circuit from 21 to 23 July. This year’s lineup is set to blow you away with performances by acclaimed artists like The 1975, The Kid Laroi, and (gasp) The Strokes.

From The 1975’s infectious pop-rock anthems to The Kid Laroi’s captivating hip-hop prowess and The Strokes’ legendary indie rock sound, there’s something for everyone to groove to. Rain or shine, this festival guarantees an unforgettable experience filled with great music, good company, and a vibrant atmosphere that will leave you with lasting memories.

Don’t forget to bring your positive energy (and a raincoat, just in case) and get ready to embrace the good vibes! Secure your spot by grabbing tickets from the official website, offering a range of options, including single-day passes and full VIP three-day passes!

2. Radwimps Asian Tour 2023 – 25 July

Japanese rock band Radwimps is set to captivate Kuala Lumpur fans as part of their Asian Tour 2023, with a highly anticipated concert on 25 July at Zepp Kuala Lumpur. With a dedicated fan base, Radwimps has gained worldwide acclaim through hits like ‘Zenzenzense’, ‘Dream Lantern’, and ‘Sparkle’, and their musical journey has taken them on extensive tours around the globe.

After their successful collaborations with renowned filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, including the award-winning soundtrack for Suzume, Radwimps is thrilled to reunite with their fans, expressing their excitement and anticipation for the upcoming concerts.

Tickets for the Kuala Lumpur show are currently sold out.

3. Muse: Will of the People Tour – 29 July

Popular British rock band and recipient of two Grammy Awards, Muse, has unveiled the dates for their highly anticipated global tour, ‘Will of The People,’ with Malaysia being the sole Asian destination.

The upcoming concert on 29 July, at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil, marks Muse’s return to Kuala Lumpur after a remarkable 16-year hiatus since their last show in 2007. Excited fans can expect an unforgettable night filled with electrifying performances of fan-favourite hits like ‘Uprising’, ‘Starlight’, ‘Supermassive Black Hole’, and more.

Ticket prices range from RM350 to RM950, and they are available for purchase now.

4. SoundCircus Festival – 29 July

Presented by Harley-Davidson and Bro Asia, SoundCircus Festival is returning to MAEPS on 29 July to celebrate Art of Speed’s 12th anniversary. From its humble beginnings as an indoor gig in 2017 to a massive outdoor concert attracting over 5,000 attendees, SoundCircus has become a major highlight during Art of Speed’s indoor events at MAEPS.

Enjoy a night filled with punk rock and ska madness, featuring performances by 10 incredibly talented indie groups, including Superman Is Dead from Bali, Indonesia, No Good, Plague of Happiness, MC16, Skudap Skudip, Dum Dum Tak, Krusty, Restraint, Naratu, and Armpunk Sindicate.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be one of the first 1,000 ticket buyers who will have the opportunity to enter the AOS2023 Online Lucky Draw. Grab your tickets here!

5. Tyga Live in Kuala Lumpur – 9 August

Compton-born rapper, Tyga will finally making his way to Kuala Lumpur this August!Known for his chart-topping hits like ‘Taste’ and ‘Loco Contigo’, Tyga will take the stage at Zepp Kuala Lumpur on 9 August. Get ready for a night of high-energy trap and hip-hop as this acclaimed artist brings his infectious beats to the Malaysian audience.

Tickets for this concert are already available! Prices range from RM248 to RM588, depending on the seating category. Secure your spot and get ready to experience Tyga’s undeniable talent and energy firsthand!

6. Bruno Major: Tour of Planet Earth – 20 August

English singer-songwriter Bruno Major is set to embark on his highly anticipated Tour of Planet Earth, with Kuala Lumpur being one of the stops on the Asia leg of the tour. On 20 August, fans will have the opportunity to witness Bruno Major’s performance at the renowned Zepp KL, where he will serenade the audience with his heartfelt ballads, including beloved tracks like ‘Easily’, ‘Places We Won’t Walk’, and ‘The Most Beautiful Thing’.

Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, Bruno Major never fails to captivate his audience, leaving them yearning for more.

Tickets are priced between RM258 and RM298. Get yours today before they are sold out!

7. Dean Lewis – The Future is Bright Tour 2023 – 20 August

Prepare for an enchanting evening of heartfelt music as Dean Lewis, the Australian singer-songwriter, brings his talents to Malaysia as part of his Asia tour. Scheduled for 20 August, this concert promises an unforgettable experience for fans of his soul-stirring hits like ‘Be Alright’ and ‘Waves’.

Presented by Live Nation, the concert will take place at The Bee, Kuala Lumpur. Be prepared to be swept away by his emotional vocals and touching lyrics as he takes the stage in this eagerly awaited event.

Tickets will be out soon; stay tuned here for more info.

8. LANY: First The Moon, Then The Stars: A Tour Before A World Tour – 24 August

Okay, so tickets for this LANY concert have already sold out, which showcases the immense popularity of the American band. Still, we couldn’t help but include it in the list. Known for their catchy tunes, soulful lyrics, and electrifying stage presence, LANY has built a devoted fan base worldwide.

The fact that they’ve chosen to return to Kuala Lumpur shows that they have a strong bond with their fans in Malaysia. This upcoming concert promises to be a night of unforgettable music and high energy, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

For those lucky enough to have secured their tickets, get ready to experience the magic of LANY live.

9. Kodaline: Asia Tour – 7 & 8 September

Irish rock band Kodaline is back after a three-year hiatus and will perform at Zepp, KL, this September as part of their 2023 Asia tour. Fans can expect a soulful concert featuring their greatest hits like ‘High Hopes’ and ‘All I Want’. Due to overwhelming demand, an additional show in Kuala Lumpur has been added on 8 September.

Limited tickets are still available for the general admission category on 8 September, while all other ticket categories are sold out. Don’t wait too long; grab your tickets now and get ready to be captivated by Kodaline’s extraordinary talent.

10. Lauv: The Between Albums Tour – 7 September

Lauv, the American singer-songwriter, is set to make his highly anticipated return to Malaysia for a live performance in Kuala Lumpur on 7 September. As part of his ‘The Between Albums Asia Tour,’ Lauv will grace the stage at the Plenary Hall in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Joined by special guest performer Alexander 23, the concert promises an enchanting night filled with Lauv’s mesmerising hits like ‘I Like Me Better’ and ‘Paris In The Rain’, along with newer tracks like ‘All 4 Nothing (I’m So In Love)’. Brace yourself for a night of pure musical bliss you don’t want to miss.

At the moment, tickets are sold out.

11. The Music of Whitney Houston – 14 October

Experience the magic of bridging pop and classical music as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) pays tribute to the timeless music of the incomparable Whitney Houston in an unforgettable concert on 14 October.

Led by conductor Brent Havens and featuring the mesmerising vocals of Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott, the MPO will showcase Whitney’s extraordinary legacy in a symphonic masterpiece at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Prepare to be captivated as they perform iconic hits like ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘Greatest Love of All’, and ‘It’s Not Right But It’s Okay’.

Tickets are available at various price levels, from RM198 for the Green section to RM688 for the Diamond section; all promising an evening of musical brilliance.

12. Music of Hans Zimmer – 27 to 29 October

Another MPO performance presents the iconic music of film composer Hans Zimmer. With a repertoire of over 150 films, Zimmer’s compositions have become synonymous with gripping storytelling and emotional depth.

Witness the symphonic power of his unforgettable soundtracks, including selections from Dune, Interstellar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Inception, and The Dark Knight. Experience the magic as the MPO masterfully blends electronic elements and symphonic textures to bring Zimmer’s music to life.

At the moment, tickets are all sold out. For those who managed to book tickets, get ready for an unforgettable evening of cinematic splendour.

13. DFP Presents: Khai Bahar – 11 November

This November, the MPO presents a special concert featuring the remarkable talent of Khai Bahar. From his humble beginnings on platforms like YouTube and Smule, Khai Bahar’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

With hard work, perseverance, and determination, he has amassed over 50 awards and released over 30 songs and two studio albums. A concert that celebrates his young and flourishing career, fans can witness his soulful performances in person!

Ticket prices range from RM189 to RM399. Meet and greet opportunities with the artiste are also included in the RM399 ticket package, adding an extra layer of excitement to this unforgettable event.

14. A Night with Aina Abdul 3.0 – 18 November

Aina Abdul, known for her captivating music, is set to grace the stage with her upcoming concert at Axiata Arena in November. Fans can anticipate an unforgettable performance featuring her popular hits, including the memorable track ‘Shoot’.

Stay tuned for ticket availability, as this is a show you won’t want to miss.

15. Coldplay: Music of the Spheres – 22 November

Ready for a night sky full of stars? This November, the iconic British rock band Coldplay makes their long-awaited debut in Malaysia. Who could forget the ticket debacle? Performing live at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Coldplay will bring their electrifying Music of the Spheres world tour to fans in the country.

With a setlist featuring their chart-topping hits like ‘Yellow’, ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’, ‘The Scientist’, ‘Viva La Vida’, and ‘Something Just Like This’, the concert promises to be an unforgettable experience.

As tickets have already sold out (on the day of ticket launch!), we secretly hope that Coldplay will consider adding a second show to accommodate the overwhelming demand. Stay tuned for any updates, and let’s keep our hopes high for a second show.

16. DFP Presents: Meet Uncle Hussain – 2 December

Prepare to be transported back to the golden era of Malaysian indie music with Meet Uncle Hussain. This concert promises to reignite the passion and raw energy that defined the indie music renaissance. Get ready to sing along to the band’s iconic hits that have become anthems of a generation.

Taja’s unique and intricate arrangements, combined with the mesmerising vocals of Meet Uncle Hussain’s leads, will create a captivating experience. For fans of this revolutionary rock band, this is a must-watch concert that you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are available now, ranging from RM199 to RM369. For an extra special experience, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists with the exclusive package at RM369.