Noah's Ark at Mayday concert

When Taiwanese rock band Mayday came here in 2010, they brought with them a towering Transformer robot.

In June, they will be recreating Noah's Ark at their ninth concert in Singapore in June.

Their singer-songwriter Ashin, 37, said this Monday at an event unveiling Music Anywhere, a online music application from StarHub and Taiwanese music service KKBox, which will be launched locally next month.

The June 14 and 15 concert here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, titled the Nowhere Tour and is based on the concept of new beginnings, is almost sold out.

Only limited seats are left for the second night.

At The Gig in St James Power Station on Monday, the band also revealed that they will be touring until September this year.

This leaves them hardly any time for anything else - especially not adding to their families.

When asked if he is considering to have another baby this year, drummer Guan You, a 39-year-old father of two, lamented: "We have neither the time nor energy to do so since we're giving it all to our concerts."

Masa, the band's bassist, explained that their heavy concert schedule is not just for profit in an age of declining CD sales worldwide.

"We are a band and we enjoy performing live," said the 35-year-old.

He also commented on the pros of online music applications that the band have been known to use frequently such as KKBox and the upcoming Music Anywhere, which allows users to follow their favourite singers and chat online with the stars.

"As artists, we want our music to be heard by many people and this is a good tool."


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