Welcome to the summer of spending.

 

John Legend

 

The American soul singer/songwriter known for hits like "All of Me," "Beauty and the Beast" featuring Ariana Grande and "You & I (Nobody In The World)" will take the stage as part of his "Darkness and Light World Tour 2018." Tickets start from B2,800 at Thaiticketmajor.
Mar 23. Bitec Bangna (Hall 106), 88 Bangna Trat Rd.
 
 

 

James Blunt

 

The British pop singer best known for his chart-topping 2004 hit "You're Beautiful," is set to serenade Bangkok once more. He'll be performing at Royal Paragon Hall on Mar 27, as part of a wider Asia tour to promote his latest album, The After Love. Tickets start at B1,500 from Thaiticketmajor.com.
Mar 27. Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., 02-262-34-66.

 

 

The Avalanches

 

The Aussie electronic music outfit known for their sample-heavy, anything-goes approach to music will perform a DJ set as part of a Full Moon party-inspired event at Siwilai City Club on Mar 31. They’re best known for their 2000 album Since I Left You, a patchwork of reportedly more than 3,500 vinyl samples that spawned hits like the title track and "Frontier Psychiatrist." Their 2016 follow-up, Wildflower bore indie hits like "Because I'm Me" and collaborations with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Danny Brown and Ariel Pink. Opening acts are Raji Rags (Boiler Room/Livin’ Proof) and the Teddy Ska Band. Tickets are B1,500 at Ticketmelon.com or B1,800 on the door.
Mar 31, Siwilai City Club, 5/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5631.
 
 

 

Lany

 

The American indie trio will return for their second live performance in Bangkok on Apr 2. The performance at Moonstar Studio 8 is just the Bangkok leg on a larger Asia tour. Fans can expect debut-album favorites like “ILYSB”, “Good Girls,” “13” and “Super Far.” Tickets are B2,500 at www.ticketmelon.com/event/lany
Apr 2. Moonstar Studio 8, Ladprao Soi 80. 

 

 
 
 
 

Katy Perry 

 

The shape-shifting pop singer is coming back to Bangkok to promote her fifth album, Witness, and hits like "Chained to the Rhythm," "Bon Appetit" and "Swish Swish." Tickets are B2,000-6,500 from Thaiticketmajor.
Apr 10. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.
 
 

 

The Wedding Present

 

The Leeds-hailing indie-rockers who’ve released some 30 LPs since forming in the mid-'80s bring their blazing guitars and angst-ridden lyrics to the stage, supported by Hariguem Zaboy and DJ Fatboy Tim. Tickets are B950 from www.ticketmelon.com/event/wedding-present-live-in-bangkok.

Apr 19. The Public Restaurant & Bar, 491/1 Prasert-Manukitch Rd., 084-019-2442.

 

 

The Script

 

The Irish soft rockers will perform at Impact Arena on Apr 28 in support of their brand new album, Freedom Child. Head to thaiticketmajor.com where tickets are priced from B2,000.

Apr 28. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.
 
 
 

Bruno Mars

 

The American pop and R&B singer, who last visited in 2014 when he famously went shopping for bootlegs of his own CDs, will bring his 24K Magic world tour to Bangkok. Expect hits both old—"Just the Way You Are," "The Lazy Song," "Uptown Funk"—and recent—"That’s What I Like" and "Versace on the Floor."  Ticket prices start at B3,500 from Thaiticketmajor.
Apr 30. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.
 
 
 

Jake Bugg

 

The retro-styled British singer/songwriter will perform live at the appropriately old-school Scala theater on May 1. The concert is part of the troubadour’s world tour in support of his fourth album, Hearts That Strain. Expect singalong hits like “Broken,” “Two Fingers” and “How Soon the Dawn.” Tickets available on Mar 17 at B2,600 via Thaiticketmajor.com.
May 1, 8pm. Scala Theater, Siam Square Soi 2.
 
 
 

Harry Styles 

 

The ex-One Directioner has been making headlines around the world for stepping away from the boy band sound and towards '70s soft rock. Expect new singles "Sign of the Times" and "Kiwi," with possibly some guilty-pleasure One Direction hits too. Tickets are B2,040-5,040 via Thaiticketmajor.
May 7. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.
 
 

 

Rhye

 
The LA-based R&B artist will visit Voice Space on May 23 and perform indie hits like “Taste” and “Please” from new album Blood, as well as familiar favorites like “The Fall” and “Open.” Tickets are B1,800 at www.ticketmelon.com/rhyebkk.
May 23. BBD Building, 197 Viphavadi Rangsit Rd., 02-261-3883. 
 
 

Metz 

 

The Canadian punk rockers make their Bangkok debut on Jun 2 as part of an Asia tour to promote their 2017 album on Sub Pop records, Strange Peace. Expect an energetic set filled with tracks like “Drained Lake” and ”Cellophone.” Support from local rockers Death Of Heather, Pistols99 and Bobkat, with a DJ set from Nyon. Tickets will be on-sale for B650 at the end of Mar via www.eventpop.me or B850 at the door.
Jun 2, 7pm. NOMA, RCA Block C, 21/66 Rama 9 Rd., 080-939-7899. B650-850.
 

 

Celin Dion

 

The Canadian pop singer will belt out weepy classics such as “All By Myself,” “Because You Loved Me” and the Titanic refrain “My Heart Will Go On.” Advance tickets start at B2,000 on Thaiticketmajor.com.
Jul 23. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.
 
 
 

Nothing But Thieves

 

Brit-rock five-piece Nothing But Thieves take over Moonstar Studio 8 on Aug 2 with passionate tracks like “If I Get High” and “Amsterdam,” as well as more from their latest album, Broken Machine. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmelon.com this Mar 11 at the early bird price of B2,300 (rising to B2,600).
Aug 2, 8pm. Moonstar Studio 8, Ladprao Soi 80. B2,300-2,600.
 
 

Sam Smith

 

The Grammy award-winning British crooner makes his Bangkok live debut on Oct 28 as part of his massive world tour on the back of his latest album The Thrill Of It All. Smith rose to recognition in 2012 through "Latch," a collaborative single with electronic music duo Disclosure. His debut album, In the Lonely Hour, followed in 2014, blending soul, pop, R&B and a touch of vulnerability in hits like “Lay Me Down” and “Stay with Me.”
Ticket details TBA. Oct 28, 8pm. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.