Ten of Malaysia’s best rock and indie bands will perform at four Hard Rock locations on Sundays in August and the first week of September. Those who can’t be there can still watch the performances by streaming the [email protected] Tour ‘live’ on the Raku app for Apple iOS and Google Android.
Each concert will take place over four hours on Sundays, between 3-7 pm, at the Hard Rock Cafes in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Sabah and Penang. The tour kicks off on 9 August in Malacca, followed by 16 August in Penang, 23 August in Sabah, before culminating in Kuala Lumpur on the 6th of September.
Some of bands performing include Ipoh’s Bittersweet, metalcore maestros Massacre Conspiracy, Tres Empre, Love Me Butch, Plague of Happiness and the rap rock acts Dragon Red. Other acts like Pretty Ugly, Bill Musa, Hazama, and Misgiven (Sabah) will also participate in the tour.
RAKU is working with entertainment outlets like Backyard, Laundry, Rootz and No Black Tie to enable the live streaming of local acts. The goal is to enable every Malaysian, regardless of their location, to enjoy a unique and memorable music experience, it said.
With Music Freedom, Digi customers can listen to music, including RAKU, all day on their smartphones without being tied down to a WiFi signal or worrying about bill shock. From now until 30 September, music lovers can activate this service for free and get 120 days of unlimited music streaming.
Jake Abdullah, CEO of Astro Radio said, “RAKU has ramped up its suite of features to include functions like offline listening, digital radio stations and a web player which can be embedded on websites outside of RAKU. Video content will also be available soon, which will allow users to experience live local music on the go.”
Since launching in April, RAKU’s app have been downloaded 87,000 times. At the same time, the number of songs on RAKU grew from its initial 2 million to 8.5 million.
“In keeping with music’s evolving consumption patterns, local artists are also now launching their new singles or albums first on RAKU, such as Amy Mastura and Dragon Red,” Jake added.
More details on the RAKU website.