All the Upcoming Concerts in Malaysia to Look Forward to in 2023

Concert season in KL is finally in full swing, and thankfully, there are more acts to look forward to in 2023. From Louis Tomlinson to Muse, what are you waiting for? Start planning and get your dancing shoes on.

Are you ready to sing your heart out to your favourite tunes? Because KL’s music scene is bound to be eventful. So far, we’ve been graced by show-stopping acts like Blackpink, Westlife, Simple Plan, Blue, Sting, Bryan Adams and more. If you’re still craving for more and suffering from post-concert depression, don’t stop there and ride on the wave by booking another gig on your wishlist.

Bookmark and stay tuned for more as we update the page with the best concerts in KL throughout 2023.

All the concerts to look forward to in KL throughout 2023:

Louis Tomlinson | 26 April 2023

Kicking off our Concerts in KL guide for 2023 is none other than this charming heartthrob. Louis Tomlinson is no stranger to the music industry.

The former One Direction member is having a moment lately, thanks to the worldwide debut of his latest “All Of Those Voices” documentary. With the release of his 2022 second studio album, “Faith in the Future”, the “Written All Of Your Voice” star will make his way to KL for the first time. Held in the Plenary Hall, the tour will also travel across various cities in Asia, like Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Bangkok, Taipei and Singapore, apart from Malaysia.

Address: Plenary Hall, 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Time: 8 PM

Price: RM298 – RM598

Tickets: Purchase here

EXO-SC | 14 May

K-Pop duo EXO-SC is making their way to KL for their ongoing ‘Back to Back’ fancon tour. Famed for their albums ’1 Billion Views’ and ‘What A life’, fans can expect members Chanyeol and Sehun to perform their hits live. With ticket prices ranging from RM388 to RM898, fans can enjoy incredible benefits from the VIP to PS1 ticketholders. When you purchase a VIP ticket, you will get invited to the press conference and receive a signed poster based on a lucky draw. Apart from that, you will receive a lanyard and a VIP laminate too.

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Address: MIECC, MIECC, Jalan Dulang, Mines Wellness City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Time: 5 PM

Price: RM388 – RM898

Tickets: Purchase here

NCT Dream | 20 May

Are you ready for round two of NCT Dream? Since their show at the Seen Festival in January 2023, it seems that the K-Pop group can’t get enough of Malaysia.

Get ready to sing your heart out (again) to ‘Hello Future’ and ‘Candy’ as they grace their presence one more time to the Malaysian fans. The Dream Show 2 World Tour will make a pit stop in Malaysia, Manila, Singapore and Macau for the year’s second half.

At the moment, there are no updates on location and ticket prices. Stay tuned for more info.

Address: Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil

Time: 5PM

Price: At the moment, tickets are sold out.

Honne | 21 May

Not sure where to head off for date night? Surprise your lover with a ticket to Honne. Adored for their soulful synth-pop tunes, the loveable duo are heading to the Zepp KL since their last visit four years ago. The English electronic music duo is kicking off their May 2023 Asia Tour in Taipei and ending it in Kuala Lumpur.

Widely known for their tracks “Day 1” and “Warm on a Cold Night”, James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck will be playing their popular tracks and songs off their recent 2022 album “​​LET’S JUST SAY THE WORLD ENDED A WEEK FROM NOW”.

In addition, VIP tickets (RM1,008) are available, which include 1 ROCK ticket, a short acoustic performance before the show, a Q&A session with the band, a group photo with the band, exclusive VIP merch items, first access to merch and an early entry to the show.

Address: Zepp KL, B2-01-02, Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

Time: 7.30 PM

Price: RM1,008 (VIP), RM238 (ROCK), RM208 (CAT 1 numbered seating)

Tickets: Purchase here

Sunset Rollercoaster | 17 June

Hailing from Taiwan, Sunset Rollercoaster is all set for their return to Kuala Lumpur. Adored for their jazz-meets-funk tunes, the five-piece band will bring their laidback vibe for an evening to remember. Notable tracks include “I Know You Know I Love You”, “Vanilla”, and “My Jinji”. Held at the Zepp KL, the tickets will be priced between RM175 and RM195.

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Address: Zepp KL, B2-01-02, Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

Time: TBC

Price: RM175 (Upper Zone) – RM195 (Rock Zone)

Tickets: Purchase here

Cigarettes After Sex Asia Tour | 15 & 16 July

Dreamy and sensual – Cigarettes After Sex is heading back to Malaysia.

Known for their popular tracks like “Apocalypse”, “K”, “Sweet”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, the American alternative brand will bring their hazy romantic ballads to Zepp KL for not just one but two nights. However, it’s clear that CAS fans are eager to watch them live, as tickets for both shows are currently sold out. 

Apart from their show in Malaysia, the band will visit Hong Kong and Taipei before flying over to Kuala Lumpur on 15 & 16 July.

Address: Zepp KL, B2-01-02, Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

Time: 8.30 PM

Price: RM280 – RM800

Tickets: Purchase here

FKJ | 26 July

Set to take place on 26 July at the Zepp KL, French producer and singer French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) is returning to Malaysia after seven long years. As a multi-instrumentalist, FKJ has won the hearts of many with his soulful tunes. Famed for his famous tracks like ‘Tadow’, ‘Skyline’ and ‘Lying Together’, the singer is also known for his unforgettable live performances where we’ll witness the artist swap between various instruments. Apart from his signature tunes, FKJ also recently released his third studio album titled ‘Vincent’ last year.

Address: Zepp KL, B2-01-02, Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

Time: TBC

Price: TBC

Tickets: Tickets will go on sale on 25 May at 10 am.

For more details, head over to the website here.

MUSE: Will Of The People World Tour 2023 | 29 July

Muse fans, are you ready to ‘Plug in Baby’? This band needs no introduction. Formed in 1994, the English rock band waves through their melancholic alternative rock style. If you missed your chance to see them live in 2007, now is your chance to catch them. To celebrate their anticipated ‘The Will of the People’ album, Muse has chosen Malaysia as their only stop in Asia – what an honour.

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Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if you’ve had them on your wishlist for a while now.

Address: Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort, Jalan Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Time: 8 PM

Price: RM350 – RM950

Tickets: Purchase here

Lauv: The Between Albums Tour | 6 & 7 September

Adding to our Concerts 2023 guide in KL is Lauv. Known for his breakout tunes “I Like Me Better” and “Paris in the Rain”, Lauv (AKA Ari Staprans Leff) is set to return to Kuala Lumpur once again. It’s clear that fans can’t seem to get enough of the 28-year-old pop sensation because he will be performing for two days at the Plenary Hall. During the tour, Lauv will also make a pitstop in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Singapore, Cebu, and Manila.

Address: 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Time: 8.30 PM

Tickets: At the moment, tickets are sold out.

For more info, head over to the website here.

Coldplay: Music of the Spheres World Tour | 22 November

Are you ready to witness a sky full of stars? We know we are and this band needs no special introduction. Coldplay is heading to Kuala Lumpur as part of their world tour for the first time ever – and we’re ecstatic. Set to play at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the tickets will be available for purchase on 16 May 2023 (for CIMB Cardholders) and will go on sale on 17 May 2023 at 10 AM. It’s time to start planning – good luck!

Address: Jalan Barat, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Time: 8.30 PM

Tickets: RM228 to RM3,088

For more info, head over to the website here.

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.