Legendary Filipino rock group, Eraserheads will be returning to Manila’s concert scene as they scheduled to headline a one night only show at the SMDC Festival Grounds this December 2022. The group held their last major concert back in March 2009, toured worldwide in 2012 to 2013, and appeared for a corporate shows in 2014 & 2016. The group also released two new songs in 2014: “Sabado” and “1995” as part of Esquire: Eraserheads Special.
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The highly-anticipated first major concert by award-winning collective Ben&Ben that was postponed last September 3 due to poor weather has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 18 at the SMDC Festival Grounds (in front of the Solaire Resort & Casino Manila).
In a statement released through Ovation Productions, the producer of the concert, Ben&Ben apologized to the fans who were eagerly anticipating the show that was originally supposed to be a send-off for Ben&Ben as they embarked on their first ever North American tour that is slated for this September to October 2022.
“We want to extend our gratitude to those who showed and lined up outside CCP Open Grounds last September 3 despite the inclement weather conditions. We also want to thank the rest of the ticket buyers for their patience and understanding,” said the band.
“We are delighted to announce that the Ben&Ben Send-Off Concert will now be held on December 18 at SMDC Festival Grounds.”
Ovation Productions and Ben&Ben also released guidelines for those who purchased tickets.
Option A: Carry forward your existing tickets as they will be honored. Previously purchased tickets are still valid for the new date with no further action required.
Option B: Request for a full refund. Ticket holders who are unable to make the new date will be allowed a refund from the period of September 12-30, 2022. Emails will be sent to ticket holders notifying them of how to apply for the refund from 12 Sep 2022 onwards.
Fans may contact Ovation Hotline numbers at (+63 969 632 7948) or email email@example.com for further inquiries.
The December 18 concert will be helmed by Ben&Ben creative director Karen dela Fuente, who will be working with director Paolo Valenciano as well as Pat Tiu of Bad Student and Big Bulb team. Shakira Villa-Symes will once more serve as lighting director.
Prior to the departure for their North American Tour, Ben&Ben recently released their latest non-album single, “The Ones We Once Loved” which according to the band’s co-vocalist and guitarist Miguel Guico, “is a song about closure and the courage to admit when a love isn’t meant to be.”
The collective also did a video collaboration with Indonesian singer-songwriter Pamungkas for a re-imagination of Ben&Ben’s “Paninindigan Kita” into an English song, “Stand By You” last August.
Ben&Ben is made up of twin brothers Miguel and Paolo Guico on acoustic guitars and vocals, Poch Barretto on guitar, Keifer Cabugao on violin, Andrew de Pano and Toni Muñoz on percussion, Pat Lasaten on keyboards, Agnes Reroma on bass, and Jam Villanueva on drums.
The nine-piece collective has endeared itself to their legion of fans for their heartfelt songs, solid musicianship and their electric live performances, and their dedicated fan engagement. Their repertoire of songs sings of love, peace, friendship, and positivity.
Ovation Productions’ Ben&Ben Send-Off Concert is sponsored by Angkas and Smart in cooperation with Pru-Life UK and TapGo TV as its major media partner.
Last year, the world’s biggest-selling Soprano and legendary GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman entertained her first-ever Christmas tour Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony … and it warmed hearts of both fans and critics alike, being named the ultimate holiday event! Given the overwhelming response, and in celebration of her favorite time of the year, Sarah begins a new Christmas tradition, by taking her A Christmas Symphony Tour internationally for the first time! The tour will be coming to Manila on December 7, 2022 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Presented by Wilbros Live and Smart Araneta Coliseum. Accompanied by orchestra and a choir, this beautiful holiday show will feature Sarah Brightman performing show-stopping renditions of classics from the Christmas canon, along with personal holiday favorites and many of her greatest hits.
Known as the world’s best-selling Soprano and UNESCO Artist for Peace Ambassador, Sarah Brightman has amassed sales of more than 30 million, receiving awards in over 40 countries. She originated the role of Christine Daaé in the world-renowned The Phantom of the Opera on both West End and Broadway stages and has performed at such prestigious events including the Concert for Diana, The Kennedy Center Honors and the Barcelona and Beijing Olympic Games.
Sarah’s albums Eden, La Luna, Harem, Symphony and Dreamchaser were each chart-topping Billboard hits and were all accompanied by world tours. Her most recent full-length studio album HYMN was released in 2018 and debuted at #1 on the Classical and Classical crossover Billboard charts.
The HYMN world tour began in South America in September 2018 and concluded in her hometown of London, England in November 2019. Brightman has been recognized for her outstanding contribution to music and theatre with a ‘STAR’ on the world-renowned, majestic Hollywood Walk of Fame, in addition to receiving an Honorary Doctor of Arts (Hon DArt).
Tickets to Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony in Manila goes on-sale on Saturday, September 10 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph, TicketNet outlets nationwide or Call 8911-5555 for more information.
88rising’s globally recognized Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival is set to debut in Manila, The Philippines December 9-10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City.
With the LA flagship boasting over 60,000 attendees at the iconic Rose Bowl and having been dubbed “Asian Coachella”, 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival of its kind devoted to celebrating Asian artists from around the world.
Selected by Fast Company as one of the top 10 most innovative live events companies in 2022, the first editions of Head In The Clouds Jakarta and Head In The Clouds Manila will feature top charting & trailblazing artists from around the world, unique and immersive live production plus culturally-inspired art & food experiences.
“We’re incredibly proud to bring Head in the Clouds to Manila and the Philippines, a city and country so close to so many of our hearts and families. We’re excited to build an unforgettable experience for our fans at Head in the Clouds Manila, because for us, that means everything” says 88rising CEO Sean Miyashiro.
Promoted by LiveMNL, the event and activation agency of Philippine media company KROMA Entertainment whose mission is to bring world-class talents to greater heights through multimedia mediums, the forthcoming collaboration of the two teams will be one to watch with homegrown creatives at the helm of creating a must-experience music event. LiveMNL head, Denise Seva shares that “Head In The Clouds Festival is a unique cultural celebration in itself, and not just another music event. LiveMNL believes that bringing HITC to Southeast Asia seals 88rising’s reputation as a top-notch curator and supporter of growing Asian youth influence worldwide.”
Two-day passes will be on sale this Thursday, August 11th at 10AM at MNL.HITCFESTIVAL.COM. Follow the official @hitcmanila, @hitcfestival and @88rising social media accounts for more updates.
Asia’s longest running dance music festival ZoukOut Singapore is back after a three-year hiatus and it returns more electrifying than ever with a stellar lineup. Partnering with AEG, producers of world-renowned Coachella, ZoukOut 2022 is set to bring an unrivalled festival experience that will transport festival-goers to a theme of The Futuristic City of Dreams. As per previous years, the festival will see the vast array of international and local talents taking on a crowd of up to 30,000 revellers in a party that will take party-goers on a journey that transcends time into a future of make-believe.
The dusk-to-dawn revelry that has been running strong since 2001 promises top-notch local, regional and global acts, festival attendees can expect a full-fledged festival ground with the return of a food village, experience booths, custom installations, roving acts and spectacular stage designs.
Zouk Group and AEG Presents Asia ZOUKOUT Singapore 2022 December 2 – December 3, 2022 Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore
VVIP: Dedicated VIP entry + Re-entry privilege Access to Premium Main Stage viewing Access to designated VIP area Access to private washrooms within the VIP area ZoukOut Official Gift One complimentary drink/day
VIP: Dedicated VIP entry + Re-entry privilege Access to designated VIP area Access to private washrooms within the VIP area ZoukOut Official Gift
Ben&Ben are redefining the virtual concert-going experience with the biggest headline show of their career.
Aptly titled Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert, the Filipino nine-piece collective are pushing the boundaries of music shows in the new normal setting by integrating creative disciplines such as drama, dance, orchestra, and technology with a live performance. Their highly anticipated major concert will be staged at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, and will be streamed live on December 5, 2021, from 8pm to 11pm via digital streaming platform, KTX.ph.
“We can’t deny the fact that it’s the biggest project we’ve undertaken so far, and I think you just somehow know that it’s a leap of faith when the streams of guidance and providence lead you to the right people who believe in the same vision you have: To bring the music and the messages they carry to life,” the award-winning group said. “This spirit of collaboration was one of the defining themes of our album ‘Pebble House Volume One: Kuwaderno’ and it was only by natural desire that we brought the same spirit and attitude when we began working on the concert. As for the play between grand and intimate, we really wanted our listeners to relish in the grandiosity of what their support means to us. Doing a concert on this scale and bringing them closer into that bigger picture is our way of expressing immense gratitude to them as well.”
The audio-visual spectacle promises to bring the immense joy of experiencing live music and give an impression of conceptual grandness that are at par with the most memorable concerts in recent history. From mounting multiple-stage setups to performing in one of the biggest live music venues in the country, Kuwaderno aims to open new possibilities despite the limitations of the platform, and intimately build a connection with the audience all over the world.
The awe-inspiring creativity and ambition that Kuwaderno dares to achieve, wouldn’t be possible without the collaborators that painstakingly put their heart and soul into the project. Concert director Paolo Valenciano, along with co-director Maribel Legarda, Philippine Theater Association (PETA), and veteran light designer Shakira Villa-Symes—to name a few, understood Ben&Ben’s unique vision and translated them so clearly to create a cohesive piece of work. Ben&Ben attest to how significant their contributions are, not only in turning the concert into a reality, but in making sure that they are able to nurture a creative environment that promotes healthy exchange of ideas. “Working closely with them on this concert only made it clearer to us why they are the biggest names in the industry. The flow of ideas and creative energies really went on naturally because of their openness, and their generosity to share with us their thoughts, but what makes them more admirable is their skill to work within the limitations that we have and to adapt when faced with challenges. We definitely learned a lot from their work ethic.”
Believing in the magic that happens when different forms of art intertwine, the prolific folk-pop asserts that some feelings are best conveyed not just by the music elements alone. This prompted Ben&Ben and their team to include actors and dancers as part of the visual narrative to give the audience a semblance of being physically present with them throughout the concert journey. “Movement and dance and the entire visual narrative of it all woven into our music brought our songs to life,” the band said in a statement. “The talented dancers we’ve worked with, headed by choreographer Gio Gahol, are from different dance groups as well. It is amazing to see how they seem to get along and dance so passionately with each other easily.”
In terms of production design, the team stepped up their game in being more in line with the times, and pushing the envelope in terms of how the music can be represented visually. According to the nine-piece ensemble, each stage has its own purpose, its own symbolisms and visual elements. Even the lighting has its own poignant significance. “We want our listeners to know that each piece of the puzzle was thoughtfully included, and we’re excited to see them piece everything together when they watch the full show.”
The band is confident that Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert will not only deliver unparalleled innovation to local concert productions, but also bring light to a lot of people suffering in silence during the most challenging of times. “Having the opportunity to do so during the pandemic, we also felt such a huge responsibility to be able to inspire more people with stories of humanity and hope. We’ve received a lot of messages from Liwanag (the fan club) telling us how the band has helped them get through the tough times. Hopefully through this concert, we’ll be able to use our platform in making them feel that they’re not alone in this fight.”
Ms. Val Guico, the General Manager of Ben&Ben Music Productions, is also equally grateful to the people involved in the production for making strides in pulling off an envelope-pushing event. According to her, one of the main goals of mounting Kuwaderno is to extend help to the production team whose livelihood and work have been greatly affected by the pandemic. “Bulk of the concert earnings will be shared to everyone behind the scenes,” the concert producer reveals. “They are the unsung heroes of the show. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to bring Ben&Ben’s vision to life.”
Tickets to Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert can be purchased via the KTX website. The TINATANGI package (priced at PHP 8,000), which gives you access to the online concert, plus an Exclusive 1 on 1 Harana Session with the band on Zoom and a raffle entry to the Exclusive Ben&Ben House Tour, is already SOLD OUT. Other ticket tiers that are still available include KAIBIGAN (priced at PHP 1,000), MAGKA-IBIGAN (priced at PHP 3,500), and MAHIWAGA (priced at PHP 5,500)—all containing different packages and inclusions.
Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert is brought to you by Ben&Ben Music Productions and SMART Telecommunications Inc., and is co-presented by Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Sony Music Philippines, Big Bulb, Chapters, Robinson’s Mall, KTX.ph, Elesi, Cream Silk, Primo, Phirst Park Homes, Novotel, JB Music, Urban Smiles, Summit, Philippine Red Cross, Sennheiser, Verona Audio Design, and Jilla Sara. Special thanks to the media partners: MYX, 96.3 Easy Rock, and Wish 107.5.
Sometimes in love we are left with choices that could make us free and happy or leave us chained and regretful. Sometimes it’s having to choose between following your heart or being rational. And sometimes, it’s the easiest choice that makes the hardest step to take.
Following her successful and most talked-about performance alongside International Group OneRepublic on their latest hit “Better Days”, Claudia continues to make waves as she drops her latest single, “Conflicted”.
Claudia proves to be one of the emerging contemporary R&B hitmakers of her generation with her latest release “Conflicted” now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.
“Conflicted” is featured in 8 New Music Friday Playlists: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
Fresh from their 18th Anniversary show dubbed Mayonna18e – attended by a limited number of fans due to restrictions, but watched by thousands of people when it was aired online; OPM alt-rock band Mayonnaise has finally unveiled their 8th studio album: Friends & Family.
In the world of sneakers, “Friends & Family” is an extremely exclusive collection that one can only cop if they are connected to the designer or manufacturer. They are not made for the public and while they do become available in time, they’re likely very expensive.
To Mayonnaise, 18 years in the business and an 8th studio album are things they take seriously, and would not have gotten without the support of the people they worked with in the industry, and of course their fans (Mayonation).
The tracks from this album are Mayonnaise’s best music yet, including collaborations with the biggest names in the OPM industry. Mostly produced during quarantine, the unexpected free time gave the band members an opportunity to truly reflect on their message and artistry, working their creative juices and carefully crafting every aspect of the album.
Released under Yellow Room Music Philippines, the album contains remastered versions of four previously released collaborations with Manila String Machine, I Belong to the Zoo, Raymund Marasigan, and Barbie Almalbis. Fans are also in for a treat with the five new songs unveiled in this album. Must-listens include “Gen-Y” with Gloc-9, “Sniper Training” with Josh Villena of Autotelic, and “Butanding” with Steve Bandiola of Typecast.
Looking to end this very long year with a bang with their album release, there’s definitely more to watch out for from Mayonnaise and Yellow Room Music Philippines in 2021.
Jessie J returns for a global livestream straight from Los Angeles, California. It will be held via Dreamstage. The livestream will be available global except for China.
Join multiplatinum BRIT Award-winning and GRAMMY Award-nominated songstress Jessie J in an ultra high resolution studio audio quality livestream on Dreamstage! Having been unable to perform due to the Global pandemic, this concert marks the first time in over a year that Jessie J will return to what she loves most, giving her global fans a chance to see her live. Not since her incredible headliner moment at 2019’s Rock in Rio, has Jessie J been able to return to the stage for a concert with her full band. Wielding seismic vocals that register on the Richter scale, unbridled soul, confessional lyrics, and empowering attitude, Jessie J touches hearts every time she steps up to a microphone. With over 14 billion global streams, countless gold and platinum certifications, and 31 million global songs sold to date, the singer’s voice continues to ring out in nearly every corner of the globe. Her show with Dreamstage will connect with fans like never before, uniting audiences across the globe* together at the same time for a very special, intimate performance. The event will be streamed live in HD one-time-only around the world. Buy your tickets now!
Nothing’s going to stop Gorillaz from performing LIVE for you. Up at the crack of dawn to unleash their music, fans down under (well sort of) will be the first to watch Gorillaz play since 2018. A full-blown production, from the creative minds of Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett. Blending mixed animated realities with live music and appearances from mystery guests. ANYTHING can happen during each live show. They’ll be playing songs from their new album: “Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez” as well as the group’s classic hits. The show will be held virtually via Live-Now.com
Fans can decide performances from 3 different timezones
Performance 1: December 12, 2020 (7pm) Performance 2: December 13, 2020 (8am) Performance 3: December 14, 2020 (3am)
Standard Access Pass: Php700
Round The World Pass: Php1,500 (Access to all 3 streams for one user)
4 Livestream Access + Virtual Party Pack: Php1,800 (4 access pass, watch together on video virtually and chat live and Virtual Party Pack: including digital backgrounds, screensaver, a custom countdown to the show and a pre-show playlist)