After going on a hiatus for over a year to welcome her firstborn Siti Aafiyah, Siti Nurhaliza is plotting her comeback in 2019 – and it’s going to be major.
The songstress is embarking on a grand tour spanning four countries – Indonesia (Feb 21), Singapore (March 2), Malaysia (March 16) and Britain (Apr 22) – which is estimated to cost RM10mil.
The hefty price tag may have to do with the fact that international musicians will be flown in including an American vocal coach. There’s also Indonesian singer-songwriter Tulus who will open three of the four shows, besides joining Siti for a number of duets.
Another interesting fact is, for the British leg of the show, Siti is returning to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, where she first performed 14 years ago.
Tickets to the Malaysian show at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil – priced at RM1,295 (includes meet-and-greet), RM495, RM355, RM255, RM155 and RM105 – are available on myticket.asia.
Misha Omar slowed down considerably after releasing her third album in 2008 and was warmly received in 2016 when she returned with a duet with Hafiz, Terimaku Seadanya.
Misha proved she has still got it, with the song placing second at the following year’s Anugerah Juara Lagu. Her latest single Sampai Bila is also expected to do well at this year’s edition of the song competition.
Misha will no doubt be performing these new hits as well as old favourites like Bunga-Bunga Cinta, Pulangkan and Dedebu Cinta during a one-night-only solo concert at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas on Aug 5. Ticketing details will be announced soon.
Siti Sarah, Misha Omar, Noryn Aziz
Besides Misha, other seasoned singers who have been away from the spotlight for years have been gradually making their comeback recently.
Siti Sarah – who made waves in the early 2000s with hits like Kesetiaan and Sandarkan Pada Kenangan, a duet with Jamal Abdillah – had a resurgence in popularity when she finished second in the 2016 edition of Gegarvaganza, a reality singing series for seasoned singers.
Noryn Aziz, who debuted as part of musical duo Sister-Sister in the mid 1990s, also reignited her career through last year’s Gegarvaganza, where she emerged champion.
Siti Sarah, Noryn and Misha are joining forces for a two-night performance on April 5 and 6. Konsert Soul Sisters will see the three singers bringing their years of musical experience and soulful sound on one stage at Istana Budaya. Tickets, priced at RM167, RM272, RM377, RM587 and RM797, are available via airasiaredtix.com/soulsisters.
Get ready to rock out with local rock queen Ella at Istana Budaya on March 29, 30 and 31. Ella finally put out new material in 2017, releasing her first album in 10 years, Peace.Love.Rindu.
Besides playing songs from the album and her signature hits like Layar Impian, Sembilu and Gemilang, what’s interesting is the three-night concert will see Ella performing a segment dedicated to irama Malaysia songs.
Tickets – priced at RM159, RM169, RM189, RM289, RM389, RM489 – are available on proticket.com.my
Rapper Altimet will be taking the stage at PWTC on Feb 16 for one last hurrah before retiring from the music industry. Titled The Last Altimet Show, the 40-year-old – who got his start as part of a hip hop group Teh Tarik Crew in the early 2000s – will be retracing his music journey from the very beginning and revisiting some of his biggest hits.
There will also be guest performances by Aizat Amdan, DJ Fuzz, Zizi Kirana, Awi Rafael and Aman Ra. Tickets, priced at RM79 (presale) and RM109 (at the door), are available on altimet.com.my/concert.