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Book now for Muse, Happy Mondays, a cappella Oxford Gargoyles

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 June, 2015, 11:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 June, 2015, 11:16pm

Muse: Their signature moody mid-tempo anthems have made the English trio one of the biggest-selling bands in rock with album sales of 17 million and counting. But it's their incendiary live shows that keep fans coming back for more. Latest album Drones — the band's seventh studio set — is a back-to-basics affair dominated by guitar, bass and drums that leaves behind recent dalliances with dubstep and ambient noodling. It's a sound much better suited to a stadium setting. September 28, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Lantau, HK$780 (all standing) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288

 

Artist of Light by iLuminate

This touring stage show weaves music, dance and technology to tell a tale of adventure and romance. Performers wear LED light suits that create a mesmerising atmosphere and earned the troupe second runner-up spot on America's Got Talent in 2011. August 21 and 22, 8pm; August 23, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, HK$150-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

 

Happy Mondays

No band embraced rave culture quite as enthusiastically as Manchester's Happy Mondays. And the fact that they're all still around to talk about it is testimony to the resilience of the human body. The original line-up of brothers Shaun and Paul Ryder, Gary Whelan, Paul Davis, Mark Day and Mark "Bez" Berry will all take to the road to mark the 25th anniversary of the band's career-defining third album, "Pills'n'Thrills and Bellyaches". July 28, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$650 (advance) pelago.events. Inquiries: 9709 2085

 

Oxford Gargoyles Tour

A cappella is undergoing a full-throated renaissance, so don't miss this chance to catch the revered Oxford University vocal jazz collective in the flesh. They will also hold a series of choral workshops for budding young singers. July 2, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, HK$160 (students), HK$190 (members), HK$240 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251; July 15, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Road, HK$160-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3761 6661; July 16, 8pm, agnès b. Cinema, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3761 6661; July 17, 7pm, Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Inquiries: 2705 2155; imaffairs@ymca.org.hk