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More fans all over the world will get access to the highly anticipated concert day of the PPOP Convention 2023 as iWantTFC and TFC IPTV will stream the concert live worldwide on July 16, 6 PM.

Also known as the “ultimate fan gathering and celebration of Pinoy pop culture and music,” PPOP Convention 2023 concert day will feature the return of international P-pop sensations such as SB19, BGYO, BINI, MNL48, 1ST.ONE, KAIA, Alamat, Press Hit Play, and VXON. Also joining the lineup are Josh Cullen, Felip, Sheki, G22, PPOPGEN, Dione, Calista, Yes My Love, and Hori7on, who will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. P-pop fans abroad are in for more treats with world-class performances and surprises from their favorite groups live this July 16.

Tickets are still available on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV for Concert with Red Carpet Access (PHP 1,490 or USD 29.99) and General Admission (PHP 999 or USD 19.99). For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://tickets.iwanttfc.com/.

Gloria The Tour: Sam Smith Live in Manila 2023

Award winning music superstar, Sam Smith is making a Manila comeback for the third time and Smith is bringing his current tour, Gloria The Tour, at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 2023.

Live Nation Philippines presents
Gloria The Tour
Live in Manila 2023
October 21 – 8pm
SM Mall of Asia Arena

Floor 1,2,3 – Php16,250
Floor 4,5,6 – Php16,000
Lower Box A Premium – Php14,500
Lower Box A Regular – Php14,000
Lower Box B Premium – Php13,500
Lower Box B Regular – Php13,000
Upper Box Premium – Php6,500
Upper Box Regular – Php6,000
General Admission – Php2,750
*All seats are reserved seated sections*

-UnionBank Presale May 30, 10AM – 11:59PM (EXCLUSIVE TO UNIONBANK CARDHOLDERS only)
-LNPH Presale May 31, 10AM – 11:59PM
-General On-sale June 1, 12PM onwards
Tickets will go on-sale via SM TICKETS outlets and online: www.smtickets.com


NIKI announces NICOLE World Tour 2023, includes MOA Arena show on Sept. 13

Today, Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI announces her upcoming “Nicole World Tour” this summer and fall. To coincide with this announcement, NIKI also unveils the music video for fan favorite track “Backburner” and releases her new live album Live at the Wiltern, out now via 88rising.

Following her sold-out North American headlining tour last fall, NIKI is bringing her live show to cities across the globe with her 2023 world tour which will span across North America, Asia, and Europe. The run also includes performances at festivals including Head in the Clouds NYC, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. Tickets will be on sale to the public on Thursday, May 18th at 10AM local time, following local presales on May 16th and 17th. The full list of dates is below; please visit https://nikizefanya.com/ for more information.

Directed by Isaac Ravishankara, the new music video for NIKI’s fan favorite track “Backburner” is deliberate and intimate. NIKI takes viewers into her world as she watches old footage recorded on her camcorder and re-lives fond memories of a past relationship. Watch the “Backburner” music video HERE.

NIKI’s first ever live album Live at the Wiltern features live recordings performed at the final show of NIKI’s sold-out headlining tour at the Los Angeles venue last October. The live album includes performances of tracks from her sophomore album Nicole as well as previous standout songs including “Lowkey,” “Every Summertime,” and more.

Last summer, NIKI released her sophomore album Nicole, a project that sees her where she shines, returning to her singer-songwriter roots in a carefully crafted coming-of-age juncture that sees present-day NIKI meet with her teenage self. The album was released to critical acclaim by the likes of NPR, Billboard, Vanity Fair, and V Magazine, who hailed Nicole as “NIKI’s piece-de-resistance that kicks off an exceptional new chapter for the burgeoning songstress.”

Following the release of Nicole, NIKI also made her acting debut in her short film But I’m Letting Go. The film is a moving retelling of her first love story and heartbreak and expands upon the story previously seen in the music videos for her songs “High School in Jakarta,” “Oceans & Engines,” and “Before,” allowing viewers to gain an even deeper insight into NIKI’s personal story during her teenage years in Jakarta.

NIKI has had an impressive career thus far, amassing over 2.1 billion streams worldwide and opening for Taylor Swift on tour when she was just 15. In addition to performing at Coachella and embarking on her headlining North American tour last fall, she has also performed at 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles, Manila, and Jakarta, and is set to perform at Head in the Clouds in New York City later this month.



Dream Theater Manila show moves to New Frontier Theater

This is it, Dream Theater fans!

Ready your energy as we move to a more nostalgic vibe and a more vantage-point venue for the upcoming Dream Theater concert.

In an announcement made by Ovation Productions on April 29, 2023, on their social media accounts, Dream Theater’s upcoming Manila concert will now be moved to the New Frontier Theater. The concert is happening on May 4, 2023, and it will be a more exclusive experience for all the DT fans as they celebrate their reunion up-close with the band.

The Grammy-winning progressive metal band composed of James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, and Mike Mangini were very excited to perform live again in the Philippines for the second time.

The New Frontier Theater is a very sentimental place to both Dream Theater and their fans, as they were able to have their first-ever intimate rock-and-roll night together in the venue last September 25, 2017, during their concert tour. The tour was part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of their 1992 studio album “Images and Words”.

Now, they are returning to the country for their “Top of the World Tour” to treat their fans as they perform the songs live from their new album “A View From The Top Of The World.” The tracks included in the album are: The Alien (9:32), Answering The Call (7:35), Invisible Monster (6:31), Sleeping Giant (10:05), Transcending Time (6:25), Awaken The Master (9:47), and A View From The Top Of The World (20:24).

Meanwhile, for fans who purchased for Smart Araneta Coliseum, tickets will be assigned with equivalent seats at the New Frontier Theater.

For the fans who purchased online, your Smart Araneta Coliseum ticket will be voided and a new electronic ticket for the New Frontier show will be emailed to you starting May 1, 2023.

And, for those fans who bought thru Box Office and Outlet/s, your Smart Araneta ticket must be surrendered at the Ticketnet Box Office starting May 1, 2023 and your new tickets will be issued in exchange. Ticketnet Box Office is open daily from 10am to 8pm, including weekends

The band promises to give their fans the same joy and energy, as they showcase their riffs and chops similar to their first Manila Concert.

Tickets are still available at ticketnet.com.ph. Tickets are priced at PHP 2,750 (lower box), PHP 4,750 (patron C), PHP 5,750 (patron B), PHP 6,750 (patron A), and PHP 7,250 (VIP).

Another good news for all the fans and ticket holders. Ovation Productions and the official media partner, Tap Go TV, are giving away Dream Theater concert tickets. Visit their official Facebook pages to see the full giveaway promo mechanics.

For more details and inquiries about the concert, please check the official website and Facebook page of Ovation Productions at https://ovationproductionsmanila.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ovationproductions

Karpos Live Presents: Kodaline Live In Manila 2023

The Dublin-based modern rock group’s emotional, heartfelt, and powerful anthems make them no stranger to the Filipino audience.

Kodaline first performed in the country as headliners of Wanderland Music & Arts Festival in 2018 before holding a solo show the following year in 2019.

With the likes of “High Hopes”, “All I Want” and “The One” at the forefront of their emotionally-charged and intimate soundtracks, a Kodaline show brings a special kind of energy rooted from a deep connection between the music and the listener.

If you’ve listened to any of their tracks, it certainly sounds like they wear their heart on their sleeves when writing them. Kodaline has a way of tugging at your heartstrings with their reflective lyricism and endearing musicality, leaving you stunned with their ability to speak to you through their music.

It’s no wonder their live performance feels like a warm embrace—because when the music speaks to you, it’s even better when shared with others.

Their latest release, Our Roots Run Deep, is a testament to that. The live stripped down album highlights that raw connection between the music and the audience. “We’re able to showcase the strength of our songs through this album,” frontman Steve Garrigan says. There are no loud gears, noises, and outside distractions to contend with—just the song at its core and the crowd singing it back more.

It’s a perfect Karpos Live world, where only music + you matters.

Experience it first-hand with Kodaline on September 14, 2023 at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Tickets go on sale on April 10, 10AM via tickelo.com.

GA Pre-sale (LIMITED): PhP 3,985 (April 10-May 9 only or until supplies last)

GA Regular: PhP 4,775
GA Door: PhP 5,300

Prices inclusive of ticket service fees.

Presented by: Karpos Live

Official Ticketing Partner: Tickelo

Made Possible By: Karpos Multimedia

Finally! ALANIS MORISSETTE heading back to Manila, set for AUG. 2023 at MOA Arena

This is it, Philippines!

Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, will finally perform her special one-night concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 1, 2023, to celebrate the 28th anniversary of her most recognized and iconic album, Jagged Little Pill.

Her upcoming show in Manila is part of her tour celebrating the supposedly 25th anniversary of her album and was originally scheduled to take place at the MOA Arena on April 2020 but it was moved on December 2021, and November 2022, the shows have been postponed three times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jagged Little Pill captured the zeitgeist of the mid-’90s by crossing the line between Gen-X cynicism and self-realization. It was pitched somewhere between glitzy mainstream pop and angst-ridden alternative rock. The album, which produced a string of Top 10 songs like “You Oughta Know,” “Hand in My Pocket,” and “Ironic,”. It also won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Making the 21-year-old Morissette the youngest performer to ever win the prestigious honor, the album was ranked number 69 on Rolling Stone’s list of “the 500 best albums of all time.”

Morissette won a total of seven Grammys and was nominated fourteen times. Included among her finest songs are You Learn, Head Over Feet, All I Really Want, Thank You, Mary Jane, Uninvited, Perfect, Forgiven, Right Through You, Wake Up, and many more.

And she has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter musicians in contemporary music since 1995. Her deeply expressive music and performances have received widespread praise from critics. Jagged Little Pill, Morissette’s debut album from 1995, was followed by nine more eclectic and acclaimed albums. She has composed music for theatrical releases and appeared in films both big and small. Aside from entertainment, she is a strong advocate for female empowerment, as well as spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being. Alanis Morissette launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette in 2016, a monthly podcast featuring conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists on a wide range of psychosocial topics ranging from spirituality to developmentalism to art.

On December 5, 2019, “JAGGED LITTLE PILL” the musical made its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. The show was nominated for fifteen Tony Awards and won 2 Tony Awards at the 2021 ceremony. In July of 2020, Alanis released her ninth studio album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, to rave reviews. In August of 2021, Alanis kicked off her sold out world tour celebrating 25 years of Jagged Little Pill. The tour became the #1 female-fronted tour from 2021 and one of the Top Worldwide Tours of 2021 selling over 500,000 tickets. Alanis also stars in Fox’s sitcom, “The Great North,” which has returned for season 3 in 2022.

Alanis Morissette’s upcoming concert in Manila is presented by Ovation Productions with TAPGO.TV as media partner.

Tickets go on sale starting March 29, 2023, via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. Tickets to the previous dates will not be honored. Ovation Productions to give instructions regarding tickets refund and purchases. For updates and inquiries please visit Ovation Productions social media accounts https://ovationproductionsmanila.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ovationproductions/ or call (02) 8470-2222.

The Boyce are back for Valentines! Boyce Avenue in the PH 2023

The independent American pop-rock band from Florida, Boyce Avenue, has become an increasingly popular name in the Philippines since their first performance in Manila in 2009. After a numerous sold-out concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Boyce Avenue has continued to gain fans across the Philippines.

This month, Boyce Avenue will be returning to the Philippines. Fans can expect a fantastic Valentine show featuring the band’s popular hits, as well as some of their newer songs. The tour is set to kick off in Manila on February 11 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and will also include venues such as Waterfront Hotel in Cebu and SMX Convention Center Davao on February 12 and February 14 respectively.

To drum up excitement, the boys recently held an online press conference and here are some cool things we learned.

1.The boys are looking forward to immersing themselves in the talents of their local tour buddies. With an eclectic mix composed of Adie, Nobita and The Juans, we’re pretty sure it’s gonna be sweet.
2.Boyce Avenue is looking to explore collaborating with Moira. The trio expressed their admiration to our local hugot gem. This surely sounds like a wonderful collab waiting to happen.
3.They can’t wait for the cuisine! The band shared their excitement on trying out the local flavors in the stop of this 2023 tour. Which one they’re most ecstatic? Durian in Davao.

It’s happening in a few weeks so better get your tickets now online or via ticketnet.com.ph and www.smtickets.com for Cebu & Davao shows! Boyce Avenue’s 2023 tour in the Philippines is sure to be a memorable one, and Filipino fans are eagerly awaiting the band’s return.

“Boyce Avenue Live In Concert for Valentines” is presented by Wilbros Live.

The Harder Than It Looks Tour: Simple Plan Philippine Tour 2023

Canadian rock band Simple Plan will be returning to Manila for the first time in 11 years as part of the group’s Harder Than It Looks Asia Tour in support of their sixth studio album. The show will be held in Manila and in Davao on March 2023. This will be Simple Plan’s 1st ever show in Davao City while it will be the group’s fourth appearance in Manila. Their last show was held at the Big Dome in 2012.

Wilbros Live presents
Harder Than It Looks Tour
Philippine Tour 2023

March 10, 2023 – New Frontier Theater (Manila)
March 12, 2023 – SMX Convention Center (Davao)

VIP Seated (Left & Right)- Php4,725
Moshpit Standing – Php4,425
Regular Standing – Php3,675
Loge (Seated) – Php3,675
Balcony 1 – Php3,150
Balcony 2 – Php2,625

VIP Seated – Php4,740
Mospit Standing – Php4,240
Gold (Free Seating) – Php3,160
Silver (Standing) – Php1,260

Tickets will go on-sale starting January 15, 2023 – 10am via Ticketnet (Manila) and SM Tickets (Davao)


CARLY RAE JEPSEN confirms Wanderland debut this March 2023

Carly Rae Jepsen is returning to Manila to play a full headlining set at Wanderland: The Comeback!

Wanderland Music & Arts Festival has officially announced Carly Rae Jepsen as a headliner for their festival happening on March 4 & 5, 2023.

The festival has been dropping sneaky hints about Jepsen’s addition to the lineup with dedicated fans dissecting each post and breaking down her tour schedules just to prove that a Carly Rae Jepsen return to the Philippines was in the books.

What better way to make a comeback than at Wanderland: The Comeback! We really really really really really like full-circle moments like this.

Carly Rae Jepsen has been renowned as a modern-era pop genius, consistently putting out records with the kind of energy that never loses her sparkle. If E·MO·TION (2015) won us over with ‘80s-influenced synth-pop classics, Dedicated (2019) was packed with ‘70s-inspired glossy yet sassy pop. The release of The Loneliest Time (2022) continues down that path, giving us her signature sound infused with new dynamic influences.

Jepsen has undeniably mastered the art of creating music that’s strikingly pop paired with a serious lyrical punch–maybe that’s why listeners can’t keep away from her.

A huge party for everyone awaits when the fan-favorite Canadian superstar hits the Wanderland stage, so make sure you score your tickets now with the Wanderful Christmas Promo!

Wanderland’s co-presenters, GCash and foodpanda, are offering an exclusive 15% discount on Regular and Star Wanderer tickets for their users and subscribers. Visit GCash and foodpanda’s pages for more details.

Promo runs from December 19, 2022-January 12, 2023 or until supplies last.

Carly Rae Jepsen joins Phoenix (FR), Sunset Rollercoaster (TW), Men I Trust (CA), No Rome (PH), Stephen Day (US), Balming Tiger (KR), George (KR), Blaster and The Celestial Klowns (PH), Leo Wang (TW), August Wahh (PH) and The Sundown (PH).

More acts to be announced. Full lineup will be released soon—stay tuned to our socials to stay in the loop.

We Wander. We Win.

Wanderland: The Comeback
Co-Presented by: GCash and foodpanda
March 4 & 5, 2023
Filinvest City Events Grounds

Wanderland set for a big comeback this 2023 with Phoenix included on the 1st wave lineup

After a three-year long wait, Wanderland Music & Arts Festival is officially back on track after announcing their first wave of artists for their highly-anticipated return set on March 4 & 5, 2023.

The Wave 1 lineup consists of 11 acts that span across the globe with different styles, flairs, and influences, so there’s plenty to be excited about.

Let us give you a rundown.

Phoenix makes pivotal return
Right off the bat–Phoenix, a pop-alternative band from France, was announced to headline next year’s season.

Phoenix has been well-loved by Filipino fans, many who have been following them since the early 2000s. The opportunity to catch the band’s electrifying sounds and infectious melodies live is a champion move and is something one simply cannot pass up–again.

Wanderland 2023 will mark Phoenix’s third visit to the country and we can only imagine what a spectacle it will be.

Soulful, swoon-worthy superstars
Fall into a dream-like state with soft, lush, and sentimental tunes from Men I Trust (CA) and Stephen Day (US). With carefully-curated melodies and thoughtfully-written lyrics, both artists lead the pack for music that’s perfect for embracing and romanticizing life.

If there’s something that could get you feeling like you’re on cloud nine, you’ve found your go-to’s.

Applaud to Asian acts
Wanderland also sets the stage for discovery and celebration of Asian music. Hailing from Taiwan are alternative-indie pop rock band, Sunset Rollercoaster, and singer-rapper, Leo Wang and making waves from South Korea are alternative K-Pop band, Balming Tiger and K-HipHop artist, George. They are all set to make their debut in the Philippines next year and we’re pumped to experience the diversity and exciting talent from our friends in the region.
It’s about time we make more noise for Asian music!

Locals with versatile sounds and vocals
No Rome, a homegrown artist now based in London, is known for his collaborations with The 1975, Charli XCX, and dijon, but don’t be fooled—his solo music gets you even more hooked through his mix of shoegaze, R&B, and electronic dream-pop guaranteed to fall into your last song syndrome list.

Blaster, who recently pursued a solo career from the band, IV of Spades, made headlines when he debuted DISKO FOREVER (Japanese Version)—yes, the song is completely sung in Japanese! If this is any indication of what an experimental journey his music holds, then we’re all ears (and dance shoes ready) for what he has prepared for his festival performance.

August Wahh has been establishing her name in the music scene not only locally, but internationally, having been invited to the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival and opening for artists like Daniel Caesar and RAC. If you’re looking to get into the vibe of neo-soul music, August Wahh is your girl.

The Sundown, based in Cebu and champions of Wanderbattle 2020, is finally making their way to Manila to bring their nostalgic anthems and tasteful Cebuano sounds on the Wanderland stage. As their name suggests, should we have them play the sunset slot?

It’s already a packed roster but it’s just the beginning of the greatest comeback of team Wanderland.

Newsletter subscribers can enjoy a limited WANDERMAIL EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT beginning Nov. 24, 10AM – Nov. 30 or until supplies last. To unlock the discount, a code will be sent via email to each subscriber.

Regular Wanderer tickets: PHP 6,500+
Star Wanderer (VIP) tickets: PHP 11,000+

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We wander. We win.


March 4 & 5, 2023
Filinvest City Events Grounds, Philippines
Official Ticketing Partner, Tickelo
A festival by Karpos Multimedia