In addition to being one of the world's top tropical performers, the Land of Smiles is increasingly attracting top bands from around the world to entertain local fans and also those in the mood to rock out at a gig while they are on vacation.
With 2014 coming to a close, many people will already planning their next trip to Amazing Thailand and every year the list of reasons to visit the country just gets longer.
The lure of the beaches and tropical surroundings is, of course, irresistible for many people from around the world, who make a beeline for islands like Phuket and Koh Samui. However, with a number of big names playing concerts in Bangkok in the first quarter of 2015, a few more visitors may be tempted to take a detour through the capital.
Below is a selection of top performances to enjoy on your way to or from Thailand's islands next year.
Ladies and gents that enjoy the smooth crooning of Canadian heartthrob Michael Buble will be delighted to learn that he is booked to play Bangkok’s Muang Thong Thani Impact Arena on January 24 next year. Presented by the Singha Corporation, the concert promises to deliver an unforgettable evening, as Michael is just as well known for his stage presence and humour as for busting out classic tunes.
If you (or your kids) are dedicated One-Directioners, you will be thrilled to learn that the five global heartthrobs will be playing a concert in Bangkok as part of their ‘On the Road Again 2015 Tour’. The tour takes in many locations the band has never played before, including South Africa and the UAE. In Bangkok, the venue will be Rajamangala National Stadium, and tickets went on sale in July, so if you want to take your kids along to the concert, then you will need to book fast before they all get snapped up online.
There are few contemporary rock bands that have enjoyed as much success in Asia as Incubus. Fans of the band will definitely want to put March 11th
in the diary when they will be swinging by the Land of Smiles to play a date as part of their tour of the Asia-Pacific region. Other locations on the tour include Singapore, Tokyo and Pasay City in the Philippines. Seating a grand total of 20,000 people Bangkok’s Thunder Dome in Muang Thong Thani is the venue. It's also Thailand’s second-largest and is guaranteed to ome alive to the soundtrack of this the legendary rock group.
The day has come that you have all been waiting for – the return of Mogwai. After selling out their only other Bangkok date back in 2011, it is no wonder that Mogwai’s second Thailand performance is generating plenty of excitement. If you want to enjoy the magnetic, explosive sounds of their music, stay tuned for tickets to go on sale for the gig, which will be held at Bangkok’s Moonstar Studio.
If you’re an indie lover, the prospect of seeing The 1975 in Bangkok, one of the best indie groups to come out of the UK in the past five years, will definitely appeal. Formed in Manchester, the band has enjoyed critical success over the past year since they released their first album, which debuted at No.1 in the UK. Playing Bangkok’s Centrepoint Studio on January 25, The 1975 promise to put on a powerful perfomance.