5 rocking facts about Hoobastank

Win a lunch date with Hoobastank.
Win tickets to Hoobastank concert!

Hands up, those who remember belting out Hoobastank’s “The Reason”. Ruling the airwaves back in 2004, this was the anthem for those going through a slice of life otherwise known as heartache.

And now the band behind the monster ballad is back for a one-night only gig on 30 November 2014 at The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore.

Hoobastank concert in Singapore at The Coliseum 2014

In anticipation of their upcoming gig, here are 5 rocking facts about them.

  1. Having heard lead singer Doug Robb, then a bass player, sing in a high school battle of the bands, it was guitarist Dan Estrin who convinced him to make the permanent switch from bass to vocals.
  2. Doug and Dan went to the same high school as Mike Shinoda, the co-vocalist of Linkin Park.
  3. The very first album that Dan bought and led him to finding his own musical path was “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns ‘n’ Roses.
  4. The band members have expressed their desire to stay away from the wilder antics of some of their peers. They consider music as their job, and don’t come to work drunk or high. In fact, Doug said: “None of us do drugs. I’ve never even smoked a cigarette.”
  5. The band had intended to leave their unusual name behind when they became more successful, even signing their record label contract as “the band formerly known as Hoobastank.” But it was too late – by the time they signed, their loyal following knew them as Hoobastank, and it stuck.

So whether it’s in wistful reminiscence or head banging glory, be electrified with past hits as well as songs from their latest album!

Grab your tickets now and prepare to rock out with the band.

Catch Hoobastank Live in Singapore 2014

Hoobastank Singapore concert

Date: 30th November 2014
Venue: The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Time: 8.00pm (Doors open at 7.00pm)
Event Hashtag: #hoobastankSG

Ticket Price:
VIP: $188 (include free flow of beer and Meet & Greet Session)
Early Bird: $78 (until 30th Aug or until sold-out)
Standard: $98
At Door: $118
On sale until Nov 30, 2014 7:00:00 PM
*All ticket prices include ticket fee.

UPDATE: Get 15% discount when you pay using Mastercard on Sistic.

Hoobastank in Singapore

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Win a lunch date with Hoobastank

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Ever wish you could lunch with Hoobastank? Now here’s a chance to do just that!

Tune in to Kiss92 FM from now until Friday 23:59. When you hear a Hoobastank song (it can happen anytime), call in. The ninth person to call in stands a chance to win an invite to lunch with Hoobastank on 30 November at Hard Rock Café Sentosa!

There’ll be two winners. Each winner gets to bring 3 friends for the lunch date. Stay tuned to Kiss92 FM!

Win tickets to Hoobastank’s concert

RWScoop is giving away two pairs of tickets to Hoobastank Live in Singapore 2014, happening on 30 Nov at 8pm.

Here’s what you need to do, in the comments section below:

  1. Tell us your favourite Hoobastank song (tagging Hoobastank’s Facebook page by typing @Hoobastank.)
  2. Include the link to the song from Hoobastank’s official Youtube channel (HoobastankVEVO).
  3. Tell us why you love the band.
  4. Tag a friend (or family member) you want to bring to the concert.
  5. Add the hashtag #HoobastankSG.
  6. Share your entry on Facebook by ticking the box.

Contest ends Sunday 23 November 11:59pm and only comments posted before that time will be considered in the running.

We’ll pick two lucky readers who will win a pair of tickets each and announce the results on Monday, 24 November so stay tuned for the Facebook notification.

Winners will collect the tickets at the main gate at Coliseum from 7pm onwards on the concert date.

Even if you have bought tickets to the show, spread the news to your friends!

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