Super Show 9: Super Junior Road in Manila

South Korean pop icons, Super Junior will be returning to Manila as part of their Super Show 9 World Tour which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 2022. This will be the group’s 6th Super Show in the Philippines with their last show was held in December 2019.


Pulp Live World presents
SUPER JUNIOR
Super Show 9: Road in Manila
August 6, 2022 – 5pm
Mall of Asia Arena

TICKET PRICES
Super Standing E/L/F – Php12,000
Super Seated – Php12,000
Upper Box A – Php7,500
Upper Box B – Php6,500
General Admission A – Php4,500
General Admission B – Php3,500
*Exclusive of Ticketing service charges*

Tickets will be available starting July 17, 2022 – 12noon via SM Tickets outlets and via online: http://www.smtickets.com.

He’s Into Her: All Access at the Big Dome

Award winning Filipino rom-com TV series, He’s Into Her will be headlining their finale concert at Araneta Coliseum on August 2022. The show starred by phenomenal love team Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano. The series currenly on their second season.


He’s Into Her: All Access at the Big Dome
August 27, 2022 – 7pm
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Starring: Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Jeremiah Lisbo, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree, Joao Constancia, Criza, Turs Daza, Dalia Varde, Ashley Del Mundo, Gello Marquez, Limer Veloso, Mikha Lim, JC Alcantara, Shania Gomez, Rajo Serrano, Zach Castaneda, River Joseph, CJ Salonga, Reich Alim, and more special guests

TICKET PRICES
VVIP – Php3,500
VIP – Php2,900
Patron A – Php2,000
Patron B – Php1,500
Lower Box – Php1,000
Upper Box – Php500
General Admission – Php200

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Tickets are now available via Ticketnet outlets and online at www.ticketnet.com.ph.

Ben&Ben LIVE! The Send-Off Concert (Postponed)

The country’s best-selling folk/pop-rock group, Ben&Ben set to headline their biggest headlining show as part of their send-off show prior to their 2022 US Tour. Their Manila send-off concert will be held at the open grounds of Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 2022 which the venue can accommodate up to 30,000+ fans.


Ovation Productions presents
BEN&BEN
The Send-Off Concert
CCP Open Grounds

TICKET PRICES
Leaves: Side of stage – Php2,500 (Reserved Seating)
Maybe The Night: Side of Stage – Php1,500 (Reserved Seating)
Araw-Araw – Php1,000 (Standing)
Paninindigan Kita – Php500 (Standing)


OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Postponed Ben&Ben Manila Show

Toycon PH 2022 – the big show returns for a grand homecoming

For long-time TOYCON fans, it’s no secret that Voltes V holds a special place in this convention’s heart. This iconic robot has never missed a spot among the collage of colorful characters on our poster since the very start, and on special milestone years it has even become the central symbol of our show, with the huge Voltes V statue in 2016 when we first moved the convention to the SMX in Pasay, the fleet of Voltes V ships gracing our 2017 merchandise, and TOYCON’s launch of the Tamashii Nations Super Electromagnetic Machine VOLTES V, Bandai Spirits DLX Soul of Chogokin in 2020.


It’s been too long since the community of pop culture fans and collectors have come together since the pandemic struck. For many, this long drought without any gathering to celebrate our common love for all things creative, innovative and collectible has gone on way too long. And so with the effects of CoVid winding down, we just cannot wait to see you all, our fans and loyal community, finally come home.


And this year, our 19th year of putting on an onsite convention, Voltes V takes center stage again as part of a promise made by our event partner, Quiccs, back in 2019 to launch his trademark TEQ-63 in unmistakable Voltes V style only at TOYCON! And this year, in partnership with TOEI Co. Ltd. Telesuccess, we’re all set to finally launch it! At the heart of the Voltes V story is a tale of a family divided, of struggles suffered and surpassed, but ultimately a reunion of love. Which is really what TOYCON is about too, isn’t it? It is a yearly reunion, and for this year, a homecoming, as we return to the place where it all started.


BACK TO BASICS
TOYCON was started as a gathering of people of like minds, and this year as it has been every year, it is a collaboration of many to put together the biggest pop culture event in the country and in South East Asia. It is an alliance, which this year, goes back to its roots, as we put on a TOYCON which feels familiar but still is the cutting-edge show it has been which other shows have imitated but never duplicated.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Our event highlights this year will include:
●The biggest Voltes V Licensing and merchandise exhibit in collaboration with Telesuccess Productions Inc.
●Surprise Celebrity appearances (to be announced soon!)
●Funko Funatics Philippines release of exclusives and celebrity signings
●Top toy studios and designers from the region on exhibit
●TOYCON Creator’s Alley – co-organized by the Bulletpunk Network where the top Filipino toy creators meet the up and coming young upstart creators
●Artist Alley – co-organized by Komiket with some of the Philippines top comic book artist/s assembled for signing and sketching
●The TOYCON Collectors Gallery c/o the Philippine Toy Groups Association
●Toy Art and Toy Customizing competition
●ToyClick and Cosclick Photography contest
●The TOYCON Cosplay Competition and the World Cosplay Summit
●Collectors and Customizers Panel discussions
●The Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Awards
●And the Biggest collectibles retail floor of more than 250 booths

WHAT NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION?
●Online selling seminars, live auctions and livestreams brought to us by Lazada
●VIP access, NFT workshops and Bulletpunk BitWars art brought to us by Smart Signature


Come home to a very familiar, yet still a whole new playground as the TOYCON PH 2022 happens on July 8 to 10, 2022 at Megatrade Halls, 5/F of the SM Megamall Building B. The event is organized by VLAC Event Management Inc and co-presented by Lazada and Smart Signature.


Sponsored by Telesuccess Productions, MaxiCollector, Great Toys Online, Legendary Beasts Studios, EC Collectibles, Filbars, Toy Empire, Bully Boy Collectibles, and DHL.
In cooperation with
Vans, Yori, Funko Funatic Philippines, Warner Brothers, and The Linden Suites
With media partners, ABS-CBN, 106.7 Energy FM and FPS PH.
And event partners Anime Alliance, Ex-Link Events, Komiket, PICOF, and the Philippine Toy Group Association.


For event details go to: www.toyconph.com or Like ToyConPh on Facebook and Twitter
Tickets are available online at SMTickets.com and the TOYCON 2022 store on Lazada.

Lauv connects with his inner child in new single“Kids Are Born Stars”

Today, multi-Platinum and chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv releases his new single and video “Kids Are Born Stars”, available everywhere now via Virgin Music Label and Artist Services. “Kids Are Born Stars” serves as the third single off of Lauv’s highly anticipated second full-length album, All 4 Nothing, set to be released on August 5th. The new music video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU as well as the Paramount Times Square billboards, and Lauv is also featured on today’s New Music Daily playlist with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “Kids Are Born Stars” follows previous song releases “26” and the stunning title track “All 4 Nothing (I’m So In Love)”, which is currently #22 at Top 40 Radio and climbing.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Doja Cat), Lauv meets and connects with his younger self in the new video. On the inspiration behind the release, he shares, “When I started making this album, I was doing a lot of inner child meditation work and this song was me getting back in touch with my 8th grade self and giving him a little dose of confidence because Lord knows he would’ve needed it back then. As an adult I had lost touch with my sense of confidence too and making this song and the whole album helped me get back in touch with the person I really am.”

On his upcoming album, All 4 Nothing, Lauv expands his signature sound like never before. He focused on the storytelling and crafted an immersive and irresistible body of work steeped in moments of nostalgia, conflict, and ultimately, self-empowerment. He says, “My album ‘All 4 Nothing’ curates an energy of openness, wonder, and excitement, but also vulnerability and realness. I hope it opens up a vortex to something you haven’t felt in a while—a place where you can build yourself up from.”

Lauv’s North American headline tour will kick off August 11th, with stops in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom, Nashville at Ryman Auditorium, and Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre. Hayley Kiyoko will open on all dates. To purchase tickets, please visit www.lauvsongs.com/tour.

Lauv Tour Dates
Aug 11th – Minneapolis, MN – The Amory
Aug 12th – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Aug 13th – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater
Aug 15th – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
Aug 16th – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
Aug 17th – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Aug 19th – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Aug 20th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Aug 21st – Cincinnati, OH – Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park
Aug 23rd – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
Aug 25th – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Aug 26th – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center
Aug 28th – Ashbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug 30th – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 31st – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Sept 1st – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Sept 3rd – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Sept 4th – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sept 6th – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Sept 7th – Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheater
Sept 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Sept 11th – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sept 12th – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Sept 15th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
Sept 17th – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Sept 20th – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater

B.I 1st Fan Meeting in Manila

South Korean rapper and former member of KPOP group, B.I, is returning to Manila and scheduled his first offline fan meeting event which will be held on August 2022 at New Frontier Theater.


Three Angles Production presents
B.I
1st Fanmeeting in Manila
August 27, 2022 – 7pm
New Frontier Theater

TICKET PRICES
SVIP Package – Php13,500
VIP – Php10,500
Orchestra – Php7,500
Loge – Php5,500
Balcony – Php2,500
*Exclusive of Ticketing service charges*

FAN BENEFITS

TICKETING ON-SALE DATES:
-Pre-selling: July 2, 2022 at Monet 3, Novotel Manila (10am to 5pm)
-General ticket selling: July 3, 2022 – 10am via Ticketnet outlets and online: http://www.ticketnet.com.ph

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“Hayaan Lang” marks ffficial solo debut of ‘The Voice Teens’ alumnus Jay Garche under Universal Records

Jay Garche first introduced himself to the music industry after joining the Philippine reality singing television competition The Voice Teens Philippines in 2020. And right now, he’s finally to kick off his career as one of Universal Records Philippines’ freshest and most promising artists with this debut single called “Hayaan Lang.”

The Bacolod born and raised singer spent months of preparation honing his incredible raw talent before finally emerging this month on the local music airwaves. “Sobrang overwhelming ng lahat ng nangyari kasi parang ang bilis lang. Parang kahapon lang ako nag-audition, ngayon andito na ako,” he recalls.

Jay said that he really felt fortunate that he was able to release such a high-quality emotional ballad under UR because he personally finds this song so meaningful. According to him, the song details a perspective of a true friend that always reminds you to keep going because bad days don’t last forever.

He states: “Yung ‘Hayaan Lang’ po is mostly about parang perspective ng friend na nagbibigay po ng message na kahit may pinagdadaanan ka, hayaan mo lang ‘yung mga nangyayari kasi lilipas din ‘yun.”

He can still happily recall how the song itself touched and comforted him while recording it.

“Noong nirecord po naming ‘yung, medyo timing din po talaga dahil marami akong pinagdadaanan noong time na ‘yon. Kaya sobrang na-touch po ako tsaka na relieve habang kinakanta ko po ‘yung song kasi napakaganda po ng message at napaka meaningful,” the young singer shares. “Hayaan Lang” is an optimistic single that’s both soulful and powerful, making Jay assert himself as one of most promising solo artists right now.

Aside from this very special release of his debut single, Jay Garche recently had a wonderful journey towards self-improvement and he told the whole story of it by releasing a series of vlogs on his 129,000-strong YouTube channel. A couple of months ago, he underwent Rhinoplasty and he detailed every step of the procedure and treatment on his inspiring vlogs. In case his followers are wondering if the said surgery could affect his singing voice, Jay clarified it is not. He tells: “‘Yung after Rhinoplasty, ‘yung feeling ko po dati ganun pa rin po ngayon. Exactly the same. Ang sabi po ng doctor, ‘yung function po ng nose ‘di naman po magbabago. Yung appearance lang po.”

Jay hopes that his debut as a UR recording artist along with this single will help his career take off towards a breakthrough 2022. Moreover, he expressed his gratitude since he feels fortunate and blessed after being part of the major record label.

“Sobrang alaga po ako ng UR kaya sobrang happy po ako and feel ko ang fortunate ko talaga. Parang ang swerte ko na napunta ako sa UR kasi ‘di ko maimagine ‘yung self ko na mapunta sa iba. And sobrang comfortable ako around sa mga tao rito. Yun naman po talaga ‘yung nagmamatter sa akin.”

Lastly, he hopes that this track becomes a beacon of hope, comfort, and healing for its listeners.

“Kung need mo ng comfort, music is always there. ‘Hayaan Lang’ is always there for you.”

“Hayaan Lang” out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide under Universal Records.

At Pardon My French, We Are Ready to Have Fun Again

When the pandemic struck, nightlife had gone from full steam to nothing in what seemed like a blink. In a very real sense, the lights switched off for an entire sector and without warning, the music stopped. Restaurants, bars, clubs sat vacant with dance floors, crockery, and wine bottles gathering dust for over two years. But here we are: one of the final recreational tiers finally being unlocked.

With renewed optimism and the re-emergence of leisure pursuits, Pardon My French has opened its doors, so you can experience great entertainment in a relaxed setting and listen to live performances with a diverse portfolio. There is nothing quite like listening live to some of the best bands, while taking to the dance floor and letting loose. This July, you can experience exactly that at Pardon My French.

Kicking off its Artist Series where a featured artist takes up residency for a month, Pardon My French will feature South Border singer and songwriter, Jay Durias. Interestingly, Jay will be performing songs from his album “Songs I Grew Up With” at the same venue where he launched it around 12 years ago.

“This series of shows that I’ll be having at Pardon my French this July is very special to me because I’ll be playing songs that have created a great impact on my musicality. Most of the songs that I’ll be doing are from my project album ‘Songs I Grew Up With,’ which I completed in the US back in 2007,” Jay reveals.

Pardon My French is providing space for artists like Jay to let their art and ideas evolve and give audiences a dopamine hit while at it. The Artists Series will start on July 2 and will be playing on the first four Saturdays of July.

“I hope to share this musical experience with everyone, especially to Filipinos who are known to be sentimental music lovers. This is going to be a lot different from the usual Southborder gigs where we play progressive pop, R&B, and some Top 40 stuff including our originals. This time, it’s a trip down memory lane with my own version of these memorable songs. Plus, I get to play with a group of talented young musicians, so it’s going to be a divergent interpretation of the beautiful songs that I grew up with,” Jay shares.

The nostalgia that accompanies these songs will offer an escape hatch from the present back into the exuberance of our youth. Feel like taking a trip down memory lane? Jay’s performance is the live mixtape of your yesteryears.

Artist Series featuring Jay Durias at Pardon My French:
Dates: July 2, 9, 16, and 23
First Set: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM – Jay Durias
Second Set: 11:00 OM- 12:30 PM – The Plug
Ticket Prices with consumable food and drinks exclusive of service charge:
Areas with direct view of stage: 3500++/person
Other areas: 2500++/person

Pardon My French is located at 110 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati.

For reservations, contact 0917 823 0091.

Gary Valenciano premieres new music video for “Pwede Pang Mangarap”

OPM icon Gary Valenciano shares a brand new accompanying music video for his latest heart-on-sleeve and empowering single, “Pwede Pang Mangarap.” The recently released track is a collaborative effort between Gary’s team and his home label for over 30 years, Universal Records, and is a motivational anthem inspired to empower MSMEs to overcome the dream-crushing effects of the pandemic, as well as to revive our economy and our lives.

The #GaryVPwedePangMangarap music video also celebrates an awe-inspiring father-son tandem in spirit of Father’s Day this year, since it’s a lovely effort from Mr. Pure energy himself and his son Gabriel Valenciano, who directed the brilliant three-minute visual under Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management. Inc and GV Productions Inc.

Carrying the torch of his signature Pinoy Pop sound and recently hailed as MEGA MAGAZINE’s Musical Icon of the Year, Gary V’s flavorful performance scenes in this music video are simply top-notch. Kudos to Soundcheck for making sure that each frame is well-lit and aesthetically pleasing and for assuring top quality sound and lighting reinforcement as Direk Gab and the rest of the crew shoot the scenes.

Truly, he approaches his new projects with the same sense of effort and dedication he’s put into his past works. The new IDOL Philippines judge just came back from Bicol after a successful concert with Gab which drew 12,000 fans! He then launched the song live in ASAP NATIN TO on the day the video was uploaded on his Gary Valenciano YouTube channel.

In addition, the arrival of this music video wouldn’t be possible without the help of PLDT FOUNDATION and the Association Of Filipino Franchisees Inc.

“Pwede Pang Mangarap” is out now worldwide on Gary Valenciano’s YouTube channel.

Zack Tabudlo offers words of reassurance through his new single

“It’s about someone who doesn’t realize their worth,” says Zack Tabudlo of his new single, “and [my song makes] them realize [that] they deserve more than they think.” The song is “Anghel,” yet another inspiring track from one of Southeast Asia’s younger hit-makers. Produced and recorded entirely by the artist, the track drops on June 24, 2022 on major streaming services.

Zack’s previous hits, most notably “Give Me Your Forever,” have dealt with various aspects of love. In writing this surprise for his many devoted listeners, he turns his attention this time to something that is real for many people in this uncertain age. Self-doubt, which is what “Anghel” is about, is something that, on one level, we encounter at one time or another. For those with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, such a feeling can make things worse.

However, the lyrics of “Anghel” still connect the theme of self-doubt to another aspect of love. In a way, Zack reminds us of a classic definition of love attributed to a noted thinker from many centuries ago [Thomas Aquinas], “Love is willing the good of the other.” The lyrics urge the beloved to be better than their wounds and see themselves as the angelic figure they could really be. This song is a timely reminder that those of us who love others, regardless of what our relationships are with them, sometimes need to reassure them of their worth.

While Zack’s song falls into a tradition of songs of reassurance and comfort, he says that the song “came out of nowhere,” adding that he hasn’t been listening to much else that would have inspired it. He also notes how the song takes on a different tone from the others he has written, emphasizing his sound’s blues and soul roots in a stronger way than usual.

A soulful song for such a time as this, “Anghel” is sure to be one that will resonate with Zack’s many listeners.