Update: Details for Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are below.
It’s been a long time coming, but indie rock wunderkind Jake Bugg is finally coming to Southeast Asia.
BEC-Tero Live Nation announced today the 24-year-young old soul is playing an acoustic show in Bangkok on Tuesday, May 1 at Scala Theatre. The visit is an extension of a live tour supporting his fourth album, Hearts That Strain, that kicked off last November.
Unlike previous tours, Bugg opts for smaller, more intimate venues from theatres, chapels to former town markets to highlight his individual talent without a backing entourage. It’s still unknown if more dates will be announced for Asia.
A Nottingham native, Jake Bugg rose to won international acclaim with 2012’s self-titled debut album that features hits “Two Fingers”, “Lighting Bolt” and “Simple As This”. He released three multiplatinum-selling followups in the span of the next five years, namely Shang-ri La, On My One, and Hearts That Strain which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Here’s his latest single, “How Soon The Dawn”.
Update (Mar 4): Live Nation Singapore confirmed Jake Bugg will be performing in Singapore on Saturday, April 28 at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre.
Live Nation Members can exclusively purchase tickets on March 5 from 10am-11.55pm. General sale is March 6, 10am onwards. Visit Live Nation Asia for more information.
Update (Mar 15): Jake Bugg will also be making his Kuala Lumpur debut at The Bee Publika on Sunday, April 29.
Tickets are RM120 (early bird) / 140 (pre-sale) and 160 (regular), going on sale March 19 through Galactix. The show is brought to you by Upfront, in collaboration with IME Asia, In Tour Live and Live Nation.