Jonas Anderson has toured extensively nationwide as a Thai lookthung artist performing for audiences as large as 100,000 people, in major cities and remote villages, for audiences of every age and demographic. He specializes in entertaining audiences with a variety performance featuring his broad repertoire and connecting with the audience in a personable and light-hearted way, often spicing up the show with jokes in local dialects.
Beyond just performing in Thailand, Jonas feels particularly privileged to have had the unique opportunity of taking Thai music and culture beyond Thailand’s borders to an international audience, packing out concert halls and open air venues from Anchorage to Zurich.
His international concert tours have taken him to such global capitals as New York, Singapore and Melbourne, or such remote places as Hawaii and small towns is the Swiss Alps. For the most part audiences consist of Thais living abroad, but there have been notable occasions where he has had the chance to showcase Thai music and culture to a non-Thai audience.
Notable international concerts:
In October, 2009, Jonas Anderson became the first and only Thai lookthung artist to have staged a performance abroad backed up by a full team of Thai musicians and dancers, when his troupe performed two nights at the prestigious Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden. Södra Teatern is the oldest theater still in use in Sweden – over 150 years old! – and is famous for bringing in exotic foreign acts. Jonas and his team’s performance was the first Thai show to be staged there. On the same trip Jonas Anderson’s full ensemble performed on nationwide live Swedish television, also a first for a Thai artist! They went on to perform at Sundsvall’s Theater further north. All three concerts were fully sold out to enthusiastic audiences comprising both Thais and Swedes.
Jonas Anderson was invited by the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok to stage a performance in Vientiane, Laos commemorating Swedish-Lao relations. Jonas and Christy Gibson performed both Lao and Thai songs to a capacity crowd of over 20,000 Laotian fans. They were joined by local guest artists and a full team of dancers from Thailand.
Jonas and Christy have performed thrice at the annual Thai Songkran Festival in Thai Town, Hollywood. This event is recognized by the city of Los Angeles and draws over 100,000 visitors – both Thai and non-Thai – every year.
Jonas and Christy did a concert in Freedom Square, Washington DC at a Thai Fair organized by the Royal Thai Embassy. This provided a good opportunity to present Thai music and culture to a primarily non-Thai audience.
The Thai Ministry of Labor invited Jonas and Christy to mainline a morale-boosting concert for Thai workers in Taiwan. The event was hosted at a sports stadium and attended by over 50,000 Thai laborers.
Jonas Anderson staged a concert tour in Israel, on the invitation of the Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv, for Thai workers stationed in numerous agricultural centers around the country.
Many more concert tours have been held in countries spanning the globe, including: Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, Dubai (UAE), Cambodia, Burma, and in many cities and states across the United States such as New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, San Diego, Philadelphia, Denver, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, Hawaii, Alaska, etc.