Kuala Lumpur

  1. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  2. Erykah Badu Concert In Malaysia Canceled Over Allah Body Art

    February 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Muslim-majority Malaysia on Tuesday banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body. The American R&B singer was ...

  3. Adam Lambert To Play It Safe For Malaysia Concert

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adam Lambert has pledged to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage and wearing revealing clothes for a concert this week, a show organizer said Tuesday (Oct. 12). The "Am ...

  4. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Th ...

  5. Brandon Flowers, Kelis, KT Tunstall Join Guinness Arthur's Day Bill

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers, Kelis and U.K. singer-songwriters KT Tunstall have been added to the line up for the second annual "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 at various locat ...

  6. Beyonce Won't Be 'Naughty Girl' At Malaysia Show

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles has sung about partying like a "naughty girl," but Malaysians can expect her to be on her best behavior for a concert in this Muslim-majority country next month, the event's organizer said Thursday. The R&B super ...

  7. Beyonce To Finally Play Malaysia

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform her first concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct. 25, two years after she withdrew from a show over issues with the local dress code. The Sony Music artist courted controversy after booking the 2007 show, which led to protes ...

  8. Malaysia Bars Muslims From Black Eyed Peas Concert

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Malaysia's government has barred Muslims from a concert by U.S. hip-hop stars the Black Eyed Peas next month because the event is organized by Irish beer giant Guinness, an official said Thursday. The prohibition comes amid a clampdown on alc ...

  9. Black Eyed Peas Head Guinness Celebrations

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas top an international bill of artists set to honor the 250th anniversary of Guinness. It was announced today (May 13) that the Grammy Award-winning act will perform in Asia on Sept. 24 as part of Guinness' global anniversary ce ...

  10. MTV Networks Snags Global Green Day Exclusive

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will be the global on-air and online outlet for the premiere of Green Day's new video "Know Your Enemy" (Reprise) on April 24. It is the lead single from their long-awaited new set "21st Century Break ...

  11. Rihanna Delays Malaysia Show After Alleged Attack

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pop superstar Rihanna has postponed a concert in Malaysia this week, organizers said Tuesday, following reports that she accused her longtime boyfriend Chris Brown of assault. Rihanna's Los Angeles-based representatives informed Malaysia' ...

  12. EMI Southeast Asia Staff Facing Cull

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As many as 150 EMI Music employees in Southeast Asian territories stand to lose their jobs following the recently signed deal whereby Warner Music Group will market and distribute EMI's worldwide repertoire in the region, local industry insid ...

  13. Avril Lavigne To Perform In Kuala Lumpur

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will perform in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 29 after the Malaysian Cabinet approved the show, despite opposition from the youth wing of the country's Islamic opposition party. The fate of the concert was unclear follo ...

  14. Malaysian Govt Pulls Avril Show

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Malaysian Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Mohammed Shafie says Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's Aug. 29 concert at Kuala Lumpur's 45,000 capacity Stadium Merdeka has been postponed. "The concert cannot be held on Aug. 29 a ...

  15. Islamist Protests Over Avril Malaysia Concert

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has called for a ban on Avril Lavigne, who is due to play an Aug. 29 concert in Kuala Lumpur's 45,000-capacity Stadium Merdeka. In a memorandum issued to the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry and ...

  16. MTV Asia Awards Head To Malaysia

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Malaysia is playing host to the MTV Asia Awards ceremony for the first time this year. The eighth edition of the annual show will be held at the 6,000-capacity Arena of Stars in Genting, northeast of Kuala Lumpur, on Aug. 2. Hosting the event will ...

  17. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  18. Barkah Named As Universal Indonesia Head

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Indonesia has turned to the digital music sector to hire its new GM, Bimbom Barkah, appointed with effect from today (Jan. 25). Jakarta-based Barkah was previously managing director of Jakarta-based digital-download Web site Import ...

  19. Malaysian Singer In Hot Water Over Shirtless TV Stunt

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer Faizal Tahir has been reprimanded by Malaysia’s Ministry of Information for baring his chest on a TV show. The 29-year-old artist removed his T-shirt -- exposing a Superman-style red "S" painted on his chest -- while performing li ...

  20. KL's Live & Loud Fest Ready For Launch

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Live & Loud music festival, billed as one of Asia's biggest live-music events, kicks off here Nov. 23. The 10-day festival is divided into three categories - "main," "thematic" and "fringe" even ...

  21. MoS Terminates Indian Club Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ministry of Sound International has pulled the plug on its New Delhi club. The dance music brand has terminated its license agreement with New Delhi-based Indus Renaissance Partners Entertainment Private Limited, which in February launched the Lon ...

  22. Fergie To Cover-Up For Malaysia Gig

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie will tone-down her outfits for the band's concert tomorrow night in Malaysia. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the performance at the Genting Highlands casino resort, near Kuala Lumpur, band member will ...

  23. Beyonce Set For November Jakarta Concert

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at an as-yet-unannounced venue on Nov. 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to her Los Angeles-based booking agency, International Creative Management (ICM). The announcement follows the cancellation of a performance that was sc ...

  24. Beyonce's Malaysian Debut Axed

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's Nov. 1 Kuala Lumpur concert has been cancelled following protests by local Muslim groups and what industry sources say is the American artist's refusal to abide by the country's strict dress code for performers. Kuala Lump ...

  25. Universal Music Thailand Names GM

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ron Kamnuanthip has been named GM of Universal Music Thailand, effective Sept. 5, according to Universal Music Group International (ASEAN) senior VP Sandy Monteiro. Based in Bangkok and reporting to Kuala Lumpur-based Monteiro, Kamnuanthip will be ...

  26. Universal Music Exec Monterio Advances

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sandy Monteiro moves up the ranks as senior VP, Universal Music South East Asia, overseeing the company's operations in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Monteiro continues in his current post as managing director, Universa ...

  27. Video Competition Extends Lifespan Of Alleycats' Songs

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Technology and art have formed a symbiotic relationship to ensure that the songs of popular Malaysian recording group the Alleycats live on through a video competition. The Alleycats have recorded 29 albums with Universal Music since their 1969 de ...

  28. Licensing Problems Halt MoS' India Party

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Ministry of Sound was forced to briefly close its New Delhi club due to some "temporary licensing issues," according to executives closely involved in the start-up. The British-based dance music powerhouse opened the doors to its new ...

  29. Indonesian Divas Spread Their Wings To Malaysia

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three of Indonesia's most popular female singers -- Kris Dayanti, Ruth Sahanaya, and Titi DJ -- billed as the "Three Divas," are due to step outside their home base for their first concert together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Marc ...

  30. Ministry Sounds On In India

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading international dance brand Ministry of Sound has opened its first club in India. London-based Ministry of Sound International president Michael Wilkings visited the capital New Delhi for the opening of the club, the first such club brand to ...

  31. Malaysian Officials Raid Suspected Pirate Operations

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three arrests made. Following a two-week surveillance operation, Malaysian officials on Oct. 12 raided two premises in Penang that were linked to four pirate Web sites, arresting three suspects. Motion Picture Assn. specialists in Kuala Lumpur, Lo ...

  32. Malaysian Officials Raid Pirate Operation

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven men arrested. Malaysian officers raided a licensed optical disc production factory suspected of manufacturing pirated VCDs and DVDs in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (Aug. 4). They arrested seven men and impounded two DVD and one VCD factory product ...

  33. IMG Opens Office in Singapore

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agency to develop local and pan-Asian live events. IMG Artists, the London-based international talent agency and management group, has opened in Singapore its new Asia regional headquarters. The move follows the recent strategic alliances formed w ...

  34. IMG Opens Office in Singapore

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agency to develop local and pan-Asian live events. IMG Artists, the London-based international talent agency and management group, has opened in Singapore its new Asia regional headquarters. The move follows the recent strategic alliances formed w ...

  35. Cheah Takes MD/CEO Duties For Warner Singapore

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music Singapore, with immediate effect. Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music ...