Following the release of “Heaven”, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Calum Scott announces his biggest headline Asia tour to date, the BRIDGES Asia Tour, including his debut shows in Tokyo, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. He will come back to Manila on October 20, 2022 at New Frontier Theatre. Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets will go on sale on Wednesday June 15 at 10am local via ticketnet.com.ph
British multi-platinum singer-songwriter Calum Scott’s sublime new single “Heaven” has been refreshed with a spanking new Southeast Asian twist. Acclaimed pop artists in the region hailing from Philippines (Darren Espanto), Malaysia (Diana Danielle), Vietnam (Hoàng Duyên) & Indonesia (Lyodra), reimagines Calum’s latest soulful ballad with their own distinctive touch, yet keeping to the essence of the track at its core. Scheduled for release on 9th June 2022, the four forthcoming collaborative singles captures the ethereal feeling of falling in love into the concept of an unimaginable paradise, a universal feeling that certainly transcends boundaries.
Calum will kick off the Asia tour in Tokyo, Japan on October 18 before performing in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.
CALUM SCOTT ‘BRIDGES’ ASIA TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
October 18 Tokyo, Japan Ex Theater Roppongi
October 20 Manila, Philippines New Frontier Theater
October 22 Bangkok, Thailand Moonstar Studio
October 25 Jakarta, Indonesia Bengkel Space SCBD
October 27 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
October 28 Singapore, Singapore Capitol Theatre
Says Calum, “It feels so incredible to announce my Asia tour! It’s been a long time coming and a lot of planning but after the last few years we’ve had, you can just tell how excited people are for live music again and I’m so happy to be a part of it. I am coming back with my band to play the songs that people discovered me on, as well as new songs from my second album which I would say is my best and most personal work yet - I can’t wait to see you there.”
Calum has announced that his highly awaited sophomore album Bridges will arrive on June 17. The fourth single released from Bridges, “Heaven” once again reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. “As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back,’” says Calum, who co-wrote “Heaven” with Hayley Warner (an Australian singer/songwriter who’s also penned songs for artists like Katy Perry and Tori Kelly). “‘The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.”
The follow-up to Calum’s 2018 full-length debut Only Human—a widely acclaimed effort that hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 21 countries across the globe, in addition to selling more than 3.6 million in adjusted album sales and garnering over 7.5 billion combined streams —Bridges will also feature the previously released singles “If You Ever Change Your Mind”(a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin, an eight-time GRAMMY Award® winner known for his work with Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Adele), “Rise”(a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst), and “Biblical”(a heart-on-sleeve ballad Calum later followed with an American Sign Language version made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre).
Calum Scott ‘BRIDGES’ Asia Tour Manila
Date: October 20, 2022, Thursday
Venue: New Frontier Theatre
Ticket Price: P3,750.00
The SEA collaborations of "Heaven" features some of the most prominent stars in the region from Darren Espanto, one of the Philippines’ most successful male pop artists in the last decade, to Lyodra, the winner of Indonesian Idol 2020 and a household name known for her vocal prowess, to Diana Danielle, a multi-hyphenate with an impressive social following of more than 6 million and Hoàng Duyên, recognized as one of Vietnam’s most promising rising artists.
Calum Scott: I am so excited to be working with these incredible artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam! I have always had a special place in my heart for Asia so to sing with local talent from across the region is a real honour. Each of these artists have brought something new to our collaboration of “Heaven” and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them.
Diana Danielle: It was a very exciting experience being able to collaborate with Calum on “Heaven”. Being able to work on a beautiful song with an artist of his calibre whilst being chosen to represent Malaysia is an experience I’ll always hold dearly to.
Darren Espanto: I'm really excited about the collab. I've been listening to Calum since he officially released “Dancing On My Own” after his Britain's Got Talent journey. One of my favourite songs to sing to is “You Are The Reason”. Now, I have the opportunity to collaborate with him on his song and showcase the track with other artists across Southeast Asia. I hope to perform this track with Calum live on stage someday soon!
Hoàng Duyên: Personally, I really love listening to such healing songs, they are like the chicken soup for the soul. “Heaven” sounds exactly like its name. The song is filled with positive energy. This is such a precious opportunity for a young artist like me. Both Calum and I have worked on this project wholeheartedly. We cannot wait to share this song with you. Hope you will love this duet from us!
The triumphant and timeless ballad reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. Threaded with lyrics that offer a certain poetic wisdom, “What good is life if we’re all just waiting to dance in the sky?”, the result is a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by fully surrendering to love.