At the age of 4, Shila Amzah was already in the recording studio. She then kicked off her professional career at 9 and has been breaking barriers both in Malaysia and internationally. She recently took part in “Gegar Vaganza 2022” where she placed 3rd and won “The Masked Singer Malaysia” season 2.
If seeing the gifted Malaysian powerhouse singer on these reality singing competitions have left you wanting more, you’re in for a treat! The 32-year-old has just announced that she’ll be embarking on the “Journey to The Future” Live Tour, starting in our local shores, right here in Kuala Lumpur. Here are 7 reasons why fans will love Shila’s upcoming concerts:
What is “Journey to The Future”?
Fans will get to see a different side to Shila Amzah. “This concert tour will allow me to showcase my capabilities when it comes to music and genres. I want to be able to fully express myself through my artistry to my audience,” she said. After a tumultuous past year, Shila is eager to put the past and the drama behind her. The goal is to enjoy the present moment and see where this journey takes her.
Working with music director Lee Nai Kong
For those unaware, Lee Nai Kong is an award-winning producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in showbiz like Jacky Cheung, Alan Tam, Jordan Chan, Ekin Cheng, Li Ronghao, Justin Lo, Namewee, Siti Nurhaliza, and now overseeing Shila’s biggest project at the moment. “There are a lot of creative arrangements that I’m keen to explore with Shila, and also to tap into the stories she wants to tell. From this concert, fans will also get to experience a lot of different sonic sounds and music fusion,” he told us. “There are singers. There are entertainers. And then, there are iconic performers – Shila belongs in the category of icons of the highest calibre.”
Fans can expect popular cover songs
“She’s really fun, but the best thing about Shila is her ability to nail every song perfectly – sometimes even better than the original rendition,” Lee Nai Kong had nothing but praise for the singer. “And every time I visit China, people would always remember Shila. So it makes me very proud as a Malaysian.” If you follow Shila on her YouTube channel, then you’ve probably enjoyed watching her sing various covers in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and French. Perhaps we’ll get to hear some of the covers live?
The concert set list
“I’ve probably given Lee like 40 songs before we shortlist them. This concert will see me performing the most Malay songs I’ve ever performed in my life. 80% – 90% of the setlist will consist of Malay tracks. But local fans will definitely get a 1 Malaysia experience and perhaps songs in other languages too,” Shila teased. “As of now, we’ve come up with 5 segments and there will be 4 costume changes.”
Guaranteed songs on the concert setlist
Although the songstress is pretty tightlipped about her concert setlist, she did reveal some shoe-in tracks that concert-goers can expect in person. “‘Memori Tercipta’ is my graduation song so that’s compulsory. Fans will probably riot if I don’t sing ‘Memori Tercipta’. I’m also excited to sing a special song that I wrote for my fans back in 2015 titled “Tulus”, and also “Patah Seribu”. More than half of my own Malay tracks will be in included in the Malaysia shows,” Shila added.
Every concert will have a different setlist & different music guest
“There’s already a strong candidate in mind for my first concert venue in KL. Some of the guests are people I’ve collaborated onstage before, but nothing is 100% confirmed yet,” Shila shared. As far as setlist goes, it will differ depending on which country she performs in. For instance, her concert in Singapore will include many more Mandarin songs. “For each place I visit, I’ll try and incorporate some local elements into my show,” she added. “It’s not going to be the same exact setlist. There will be some changes here and there in terms of repertoire, not forgetting guest performers as well.”
How were the venues like Penang & Sabah determined?
After kicking off the “Journey to The Future” Live Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Shila will be taking her concert to Penang and Sabah. So why those specific states? “IMC Live Global actually has a team who had curated the data of which city my largest fan base live in. The crowd in Penang has always been amazing to me. I was quite surprised to learn that I have many fans in Sabah. Not many artists get to perform in Borneo right? So even though we’re performing in Sabah, this will also give the opportunity for fans in Sarawak to come to the show as well,” the singer told us.
The details for “Journey to The Future” are as follows:
- Date: 4th March 2023 (Saturday)
- Time: 8pm
- Venue: Plenary Hall KLCC
- Ticketing: RM638 (VIP), RM438 (Cat 1), RM338 (Cat 2), RM238 (Cat 3)
- VIP ticket holders will receive a photocard and group photo opportunity with Shila Amzah.