It was a bit weird that Paramore only came to Kuala Lumpur nearly 1 year after they went to Singapore. Shouldn’t they stop by KL before/after their Singapore concert which was on 19 December 2009? Well anyway, after 6 years of touring (according to Hayley Williams, Paramore’s lead vocalist), they managed to make their way to Kuala Lumpur on the 19th of October 2010.
The concert was held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium (outdoor one, the indoor one is the Putra Stadium) at 8pm. Luckily it rained during the afternoon, so the rock zone fans wouldn’t be standing in the rain when the show started.
Super Junior Super Show 2 was held at Stadium Putra on the 20th of March 2010. Even though the concert was slated to start at 8pm, thousands of fans thronged the venue and booked spots at the entrance at as early as 3pm. The hot and sunny day was no deterrent to the hardcore fans, most of them wearing blue t-shirts, as the official color for Super Junior was Pearl Sapphire Blue.
It was not Super Junior’s first visit to Malaysia, though, they have already been here twice previously, one to film a music video, and the second, for the MTV Asia Awards 2008 (at Genting). The concert this time is organized by Redstar Presents and managed now-industry veterans Marctensia (who brought in quite a few big names in the past including Jason Mraz and Akon). Super Junior, of course is under the management of SM Entertainment.
This is the second part of the 2-part coverage. Check out the coverage of the Indie and Chillout stage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2010/01/09/rock-the-world-9-indie/. The heavy afternoon rain forced most of us to take shelter in the media tent, foregoing performances by bands such as Blind Tribe (they were playing when the rain started, and continued playing), Saturnine, Yuna and Disagree.
There was the usual local clothing labels around the venue, this on in particular, the newer Envelove, who stocks the famous Badger (from Bandung, Indonesia) brand.
Republic of Brickfields is no stranger to the local music scene and is a staple band at the Rock The World series (no Koffin Kanser this year though). Recently, they opened for Search at Mon’t Kiara and today, they had a real surprise in store for fans.
Rock The World 9 was held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium Carpark on the 26th of December 2009, or also known as Boxing Day. The event was originally supposed to be held at Sunway Lagoon on the 19th of December, but things did not go as planned, hence the venue and date change.
If you might have noticed from the event flyers section, the Radio Rosak Grand Finale was also supposed to be held on the same day, but at Stadium Negara instead. It also faced some nasty hiccups along the way and had to postponed instead. From what I heard, it is scheduled to be held sometime during in March 2010.
Ray Gaban and Haniff of XFM taking control of the Indie Stage
In this part, I will concentrate on some of the bands which performed at the Indie and Chillout stage, the smaller stages at this year’s Rock The World event. The Indie Stage started out earlier in the morning, at around 11am, with Kyoto Protocol taking the honors of being the first band to perform.
You can check out the Main Stage coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2010/01/14/rock-the-world-9-main-stage/
DigiMusic Live was postponed due to Tyson (the vocalist) having an accident but The All-American Rejects did come back to perform after Tyson recovered and they were well rewarded for it.
The event was supposed to be held at Central Park Avenue, 1 Utama but the postponement caused the event to be relocated to the car park of the Bukit Jalil stadium instead. Both venues were good locations for this event but I reckon the Bukit Jalil had the upper hand of being just next to the LRT station (which had extended its operating hours to 12:30am that night).
Approximately 10,000 fans packed the venue that night, some coming even as early as 12 in the afternoon to book the front row location. There was a long snaking line from the entrance of the fenced up crowd area at about 6pm. If you were hungry, you could get some food from the stalls outside, or even inside, as there was a Pizza Hut stall inside.
Here’s some more pictures of The All-American Rejects performing during the DigiMusic Live event at Bukit Jalil on the 31st of October 2009. (View the event coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/07/digimusic-live-feat-aar/http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/07/digimusic-live-feat-aar/)
The DiGi Music LIVE Concert that has been postponed due to The All-American Rejects‘ lead singer’s accident will be happening this coming weekend, 31st October 2009 at the Car Park A of the Bukit Jalil Outdoor Stadium (same venue as the other Bukit Jalil gigs).
Of course, The All American Rejects will be the headlining act, but our local boys, Disagree, Pop Shuvit and One Buck Short will be the opening bands on that day. Show will start at 6pm onwards, expected to end around 10pm, just in time to catch the LRT home before it stops operating.
How to attend? Well, this is a free event, but you will need tickets. You can head over to the DiGi Music Unlimited counters at GSC 1 Utama, TGV escalator at Sunway Pyramid, or at the Lifestyle Avenue at Sungei Wang Plaza.
Customers who have collected their free concert tickets for the October 10th event do not need to exchange them for new ones.
For more information, you can head over to the official website at http://www.digimusic.com.my/live/index.html
The Rhythm of Unity concert was set to improve ties between Malaysia and Indonesia but what turned out was really unexpected.
The event was supposed to start at 5pm and when we got to the venue at 4pm, the stage was still being constructed halfway. Rumor has it that the organisers could not afford to pay the second payment after the stage has been built, prompting the stage company to deconstruct the stage. The organisers then managed to contact another event company for the stage to be built on Saturday afternoon itself, just before the event starts.
Luck was not on their side though as it started to rain at around 6.30pm, just before the lighting and main speakers could be lifted up to be secured on the main boom. The heavy thunderstorm roared for 2 hours before finally giving way. It took the stage crew another 2 hours
Rhythm of Unity Concert is organized by eBlitz Communication Sdn. Bhd. cooperating with Mahaka Entertainment Indonesia. This concert aims to create unity between Malaysians and Indonesians through music which presents Slank (IND), Letto (IND), One Buck Short (MAL), Bunkface (MAL), ESTRANGED (MAL), and Hujan (MAL) as the lineups.
The concert will be held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium carpark on the 23rd of May and will start from 5pm all the way till midnight. Tickets will cost RM55 though, you can purchase them from Axcess Ticketing (http://www.axcess.com.my/s_ryhthmofunity09.asp?id=3691836967676211263638541123464324642977)
There’s a 20% for VISA users, which will bring the ticket price down to RM45. Be quick!
Do check out Part 1 (http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/10/24/kami-the-concert-part-1/) and Part 2 (http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/10/28/kami-the-concert-part-2/) first.
The Times took stage right after Bittersweet’s rendition of the Hari Raya song. They started off with Singapura Ke Kuala Lumpur, a crowd favorite, taken from their latest album, Modern Minimalist Glamour. They chugged through the night, churning out Khayal Khayalan, Tunjuk Perasaan and also the title track from the same album.