Finally, concerts are back! This time, it’s not virtual—it’s face to face. The era of streaming from home is slowly drifting to be replaced by the way concerts have always been enjoyed by true-blue fans. Local artists are welcomed back on stage as Ayala Malls hosts a series of physical, mallwide concerts running all the way until June. The event, known as ALive!, spotlights rising and established artists including Zack Tabudlo, Arthur Nery, Adie, Sud, Nadine Lustre, and more.
ALive! artist breakdown
First on the lineup is the fast-rising singer-songwriter/producer, Zack Tabudlo, who’s set to play at Market! Market! on April 23 and Ayala Malls Manila Bay on April 24. The “Binibini” hitmaker under Island Records Philippines has been touring Ayala Malls since early March to serenade audiences with his latest hits like “Asan Ka Na Ba,” “Pano,” and other favorites from his breakout album, “Episode”.
Twenty-three year old Arthur Nery is sharing his jazzy, feel-good sound as he performs at Solenad on April 24; Fairview Terraces on May 8; Cloverleaf on May 13; Alabang Town Center on May 21; Ayala Malls Feliz on May 28; MarQuee Mall on June 4; and Harbor Point on August 6. The CDO-local, who is now under Viva Records, broke into the scene in 2019 after releasing his album, “Letters Never Sent.”
“While many artists became more known through digital platforms during the pandemic, nothing beats physical live performances in front of the crowd,” says Vic del Rosario, founder and chairman of Viva Entertainment, Inc.
Other Viva Records stars to grace the stage include Adie, the Biñan, Laguna native who quickly rose to fame with over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 67 million plays for his breakout hit, “Paraluman.” Fans can finally watch the wonderboy live at Solenad on April 23; MarQuee Mall on May 13; and Harbor Point on June 17. Meanwhile, mega-superstar Nadine Lustre will be at Market! Market! on April 24 for a one-time only concert. Fresh from Siargao, audiences can expect a mix of upbeat and soulful vibes from the “Wildest Dreams” singer.
As one once said, two is better than one! Audiences can catch two-in-one performances from Warner Music talents at Ayala Malls Manila Bay’s “Live at The Garden”. Playing onstage are modern rock-funk-pop, Lola Amour, and singing-songwriting girl-duo, Leanne & Naara on May 1; Boogie-fusion band, Basically Saturday Night, and rising star, Arthur Miguel, on May 8; and “Forever Alive” singer, Keiko Necesario, and indie rock/jazz fusion band, Sud, on May 14.
Finally, Happy Plays Music Festival features some of the country’s biggest names in music including the following main acts: Sandwich, 6cyclemind, Moonstar88, Imago, and Gracenote. Catch the group perform live at Market! Market! on April 30; Solenad on May 14; Ayala Malls Manila Bay on May 28; Alabang Town Center on June 4; Glorietta on June 11; and U.P. Town Center on July 22
“We thank Ayala Malls for giving artists and fans the opportunity to gather within a safe and comfortable space. Ayala Malls is the perfect venue for the comeback of face-to-face performances because of its controlled environment and convenient accessibility,” muses del Rosario.
“We want to continue creating amazing experiences for our patrons by bringing live entertainment back in our malls. This goes hand-in-hand with our goal to support Filipino music and local artists especially after all the lockdowns and quarantines we’ve been through,” says Tintin Enriquez-Yabao, Ayala Malls Consumer Marketing Head.
Summary of show dates
Join the quest of amping up Filipino music by marking your calendars!
April 23: Adie at Solenad
April 23: Zack Tabudlo at Market! Market!
April 24: Zack Tabudlo at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
April 24: Nadine Lustre at Market! Market!
April 24: Arthur Nery at Solenad
April 30: Happy Plays Music Festival at Market! Market!
May 1: Lola Amour and Leanne & Naara at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 8: Basically Saturday and Arthur Miguel at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 8: Arthur Nery at Fairview Terraces
May 13: Adie at MarQuee Mall
May 13: Arthur Nery at Cloverleaf
May 14: Keiko Necesario and Sud at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
May 14: Happy Plays Music Festival at Solenad
May 21: Arthur Nery at Alabang Town Center
May 28: Arthur Nery at Ayala Malls Feliz
May 28: Happy Plays Music Festival at Ayala Malls Manila Bay
June 4: Happy Plays Music Festival at Alabang Town Center
June 4: Arthur Nery at MarQuee Mall
June 11: Happy Plays Music Festival at Glorietta
June 17: Adie at Harbor Point
July 22: Happy Plays Music Festival at UP Town Center
August 6: Arthur Nery at Harbor Point
For updates and announcements, tune in at Ayala Malls social media pages @AyalaMalls360 on Facebook and @iloveayalamalls on Instagram.