The group, Daughtry will rock Kuala Lumpur next month...
But in sleepy Sabah, most music fans are grateful to catch the evergreen Air Supply, which performed at Magellan Sutera Harbour in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah two nights ago (23 June 2008) as part of their 2008 "From the Heart" world tour.
International artists performing in Sabah is a very rare occassion. The last 'concert' was in the early 1990s (if my memory serves me correctly) by Michael Learns to Rock, the biggest internationally successful soft-pop musical band to come out of Denmark, at the Likas stadium during the height of their popularity. But that was not a very successful concert with many complaints from both fans and artists alike.
For the Air Supply concert, the jam-pack hall of about 5,000 to 6,000 people (even though the press reported only about 2,000 in the audience, I'd counted the number of seats earlier on) at the Magellan Grand Ballroom were well-entertained by the Aussie duo who despite their age (Air Supply was formed 33 years ago), still managed to perform and sing magnificently. The sound system and lighting were excellent to say the very least.
Hopefully, with development and tourism growing strongly each year, Sabah may well become a popular stop-over for many contemporary artists not too long from now.
So, Daughtry, Linkin Park or Coldplay to rock Sabah soon? Hmmm..., Air Supply will do just fine for now.
Here're some pics for your viewing pleassure.