The Actors Studio is presenting its first rock concert in three years — Rewind, an unplugged offshoot of its wildly successful Let’s Rock series — at klpac. It is helmed by director Ian Chow, who will be transforming klpac’s versatile Pentas 2 space into a concert arena with a theatrical twist, putting the performers in the centre of stage — with this layout, everyone has a front row seat.
Rewind welcomes back Let’s Rock headliner Fuad Alhabshi of Kyoto Protocol, along with vocalists Priscillia Xavier, Kirsten Long, Evan Cheah and Cynthia Gan. They will be accompanied by a four-piece acoustic band comprising music director cum pianist Jacqueline Teng, guitarist Jeremy James Kong, drummer Alex Lee and bassist Timothy Voo, as well as cellist Eugene Chong.
Besides the exciting line-up and unique layout, Rewind boasts another interesting feature. Much like two sides to a tape, there will be two programmes performed back-to-back in one night but sold separately. Audiences can pick one, which features 13 songs each, or attend both programmes to make it a 26-song marathon.
Programme A is an homage to female rockers and bands including Alanis Morisette, Avril Lavigne, Evanescence, Hole, Joan Osborne, Natalie Imbruglia, No Doubt, Paramore, Sixpence None The Richer, Sheryl Crow, The Cardigans, The Cranberries and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Programme B serves up hits by male-fronted bands like Blur, Counting Crows, Greenday, Hoobastank, Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, REM, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, U2 and The Verve Pipe.
'Rewind' runs until Aug 22 at Pentas 2, klpac, Sentul Park, KL. Tickets are priced at RM65 for one programme and RM100 for two of any show/date combination. Visit here to purchase.
This article first appeared on Aug 15, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.