On February 1, 2023, Eraserheads members Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro joined WEU Event Management Services and DVent Productions at the Manila Polo Club to officially announce details of their upcoming Eraserheads Huling El Bimbo 2023 World Tour.
WEU Event Management Services and DVent Productions were two of the local promoters for the band’s reunion concert in Manila held last December 22, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque.
The following cities and dates have so far been confirmed:
DATE – CITY
May 19 Las Vegas
May 20 Los Angeles
May 25 San Francisco
May 26 San Francisco
June 3 Vancouver
June 9 Winnipeg
June 10 Edmonton
June 16 Toronto
June 17 USA New York
Francis Lumen, President, and Ronald Esguerra, Chief Operating Officer, of WEU Event Management Services; and Maria Diane Ventura, Managing Director, of DVent Productions, a multi-national film and music production company, have confirmed that they will be partnering with NY Entourage Productions for the North America and Canada legs of the tour.
NY Entourage Productions, represented by Nancy Yang and Angel Yang, is an international tour promotions and events company known to bring major Filipino artists to perform around the world.
“We’ll make sure the Eraserheads are well taken care of during their stops in North America and Canada,” said Nancy Yang, Promoter under NY Entourage Productions.
“It will be the most comfortable tour Eraserheads will have in their lifetime,” said Ronald Esguerra, COO of WEU Event Management Services.
During the contract signing, the Eraserheads also took time to sign artworks by Marcus Adoro and a D&D guitar designed by Parokya Ni Edgar’s Gab Chee Kee, which are being auctioned to help support Gab’s battle with lymphoma.
Each show will be a two-hour production featuring a set list of staple Eraserheads favorites. Fans can expect the band’s top hits to be performed, but each night will also include different songs unique to each city so no two shows are completely alike.
Cities and dates for the Middle East, Europe, and Asia will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks. More details on the Eraserheads El Bimbo 2023 World Tour will also be shared soon. Stay tuned to official social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for announcements.
The Eraserheads Huling El Bimbo 2023 World Tour (North America and Canada) is a production by WEU Event Management Services, DVent Productions and NY Entourage Productions.
Written by Kevin Pableo Photos by Danilo Factor, Kevin Pableo
It was a night of magical and greatest hits as iconic alternative rock group Eraserheads did their farewell Manila show titled Huling El Bimbo at the huge new concert venue, SMDC Festival Grounds last Thursday night. As a founder and co-owner of Manila Concert Scene, it was my dream for our brand to cover an Eraserheads show even though I’ve been to their 2008 reunion and 2009 Final Set show, and we’ve cover their 2016 impromptu reunion gig for PLDT/Smart rebranding. This time, my all time favorite group Eraserheads staged another historic show. This show just in time for our 13th anniversary week celebration as well. Eraserheads gave an early Christmas treats to their massive fans as the group reunited and performing their biggest songs on stage.
Attended by 75,000 fans from hardcore fans to casual listeners of HEADS including notable celebrities and musicians such as Vice Ganda and the whole Showtime family, couple Karylle & Yael Yuzon, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Ogie Alcasid, Bianca Gonzalez, Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Maxine Magalona, Barbie Imperial, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, and a lot more. The show was also broadcast LIVE worldwide via IWantTFC, and nationwide through Cignal TV PPV and Smart Livestream app.
Festivity started with a DJ set by duo Diego Castillo & Diego Mapa – The Diegos, playing the biggest hits from the 90s, songs from Razorback, Yano, Wolfgang, Mastaplann, Put3ska, Gary Valenciano, to Nirvana, Blur, Daft Punk. Warming up the crowd closer to the big 90s nostalgia set of Eraserheads. Ending their set with Whole Lotta Lovin by Francis M and Laklak of Teeth.
Eraserheads set opened with an epic intro video, 2-minute countdown featuring Heads’ timeless hits in remix fashion. Eraserheads – Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan was accompanied by the new Secret Weapon Posse: Jazz Nicolas of The Itchyworms, Mikey Amistoso of Ciudad, Audrey Dionisio of General Luna along with AHEB Musical cast as backup vocals, the show opened with Superproxy. They were also joined by siblings Elmo & Arkin Magalona, and Ely’s son Eon Buendia during this performance. During the rap part of the song, a hologram performance by the late great Francis Magalona appeared on stage, marking the first time in Philippine concert scene to feature a hologram performance just like Tupac’s performance in Coachella years before.
On the first set of the show, we saw Eraserheads playing all the songs from their biggest selling album of all time, Cutterpillow in its entirety and in order (except for the Bimbo, more of that later), celebrating the album’s anniversary month. Weeks prior to the show, Raimund hinted that the setlist will have an easter egg at the show that only Eheads fans will guess it and I think that’s the easter egg of the show. Songs such as Kamasupra, Overdrive, Poorman’s Grave, Yoko, Paru Parong Ningning, Fine Time and a lot more. Their performance sounds like from their studio album. Also, it was filled with colorful visuals and imaging lasers featuring the songs logo designed by the group’s tech crew Joey Navera on Cutterpillow album sleeve, 27 years ago. They’re quite messed up the first set including the Yoko set but eventually turned well. They’ve never played Yoko in decades prior to this show. First set closed with Ely’s acoustic performance of the song “Fill Her”
A 30-minute intermission featuring a brief DJ set by The Diegos, a surprise UP Pep Squad performance, and an action cam segment at the venue to warmed up the crowd for the second set.
On the second set, we saw a much better set of the Heads. Second set opened with Pop Machine. Heads now accompanied by AMP Orchestra conducted by maestro Mel Villena. My favorite moment was the band performing Lightyears with orchestra and it sounds sooooo great. The group did a rare performance of Saturn Return with Eon and Arkin on vocals. Buddy finally performed on the show singing his song Tama Ka which was co-written by his wife, Earnest Zabala for the album Natin99. In memories, the crowd from the Final Set show wanted Buddy to sing on that show. First time ever, Heads played their newer song Sabado at the show, which was released back in 2014 as part of a Magazine special.
Another rare performance of the band, Christmas Party from their Fruitcake album. Mr. Pure Energy, Gary Valenciano graced the song with his energetic vocals and percussion set. This was one of my favorite performances of the night. One of the emotional performance was during With A Smile as Ely said he was thankful that this song was chosen as one of inspirational songs during the pandemic era and after the song, it followed by fast paced song, Insomya. Heads played crowd favorites such as Ligaya, Maling Akala, Spoliarium, and Magasin to end the second set.
Now on their encore set, Ely tuned his guitar to snippets of More Than Words followed by another crowd favorite, Pare Ko. A loud 75,000 crowd sang along to the song, di ba? T*ngina? Followed by the song, Raims quite confused on the “script” as his setlist stated Alapaap instead of Minsan which Ely said “Kahit Kailan Talaga”, and Raimund jokingly “I quit”. Their Minsan set gave us another emotional set, remembering the peak years of Eraserheads while their Alapaap set gave the crowd jumped, savoring every moment of the show. Now down to the last song, Ang Huling El Bimbo. This song always made me cry. For the first time, Eraserheads playing this song with an orchestra LIVE on stage and never been done before. It was the best Ang Huling El Bimbo performance I saw ever. The last part of the song will always be my favorite part and made me emotional, remembering the great moments as a fan of this band. It was followed by a 5 minute grand fireworks display and a shower of confetti on the final part of the song. El Bimbo cover of Paul Mauriat and his orchestra played on the stereo and final bow to the crowd to end the show.
Despite the band didn’t perform any songs from their final album, Carbon Stereoxide, it was a great solid show. Performing a 3 & 1/2 hours set showcasing their biggest hits of all time. A show that defines reunion with our family and barkada, lots of surprises, huge production, and nostalgic feels. As Ely said on the show. “This has been an amazing journey to us, thank you for making it happen.” “It’s time to look at the future and honor the past”. I think this will be the group’s final concert ever in the country and for me, Huling El Bimbo show was a great send-off for Eraserheads but the legacy of their music will continue…
As the group to embark on a global tour this 2023. US, Canada, Singapore as being rumored countries included on the tour, more of it soon.
Great show to end our #2022ManilaConcerts season and as my last note for Eraserheads, thank you for the music and for the memories you guys gave to us in our music industry and on my personal side, thank you for inspiring me to create our brand, Manila Concert Scene. Without your comeback shows in 2008 & 2009, Manila Concert Scene wouldn’t be here.
SETLIST: -Superproxy (with Eon Buendia, siblings Arkin and Elmo Magalona, hologram Francis Magalona) -Back2me -Waiting For The Bus -Fine Time -Kamasupra -Overdrive -Slo Mo -Torpedo -Huwag Mo Nang Itanong -Paru Parung Ning Ning -Walang Nagbago -Poorman’s Grave -Yoko -Fill Her
2nd set -Pop Machine -Sembreak -Sabado -Ligaya -Lightyears -Saturn Return (with Eon Buendia and Arkin Magalona) -Maling Akala -Tama Ka -With A Smile -Insomya -Christmas Party (with Gary Valenciano) -Spoliarium -Magasin
3rd set -Pare Ko -Minsan -Alapaap -Ang Huling El Bimbo
Special thanks to WEU Event Management Services, Ant Savvy Creatives, DVent Productions, and Myriad Corporation.
Everything is all set for Eraserheads’ long-awaited and final reunion concert in the Philippines! With the event just one day away, organizers have released concert guidelines to ensure the safety of all goers. This comes after a meeting wherein the venue and city officials committed to ensuring a smooth and fun concert for all.
Gates now open at 2PM
Previously slated at 4PM, concert gates will now open at 2PM to lessen queue time for concert goers. This will also allow them to enter the concert grounds earlier to avoid overcrowding.
There will be three (3) designated entrances, arranged according to audience sections. Gate 4 will be open for Moshpit and VIP ticket holders; Gate 3 for Platinum, Gold, and Silver ticket holders; and Gate 2 for Bronze and Angkas (Gen AD) ticket holders. Entrances are located along Aseana Ave.
No stopping, no drop-offs
Organizers will strictly impose a no-stopping and no drop-off zone along Aseana Ave. Vehicles entering Aseana Ave will not be allowed to stop in front of the SMDC Festival Grounds. In line with this, concertgoers are asked to strictly follow designated pedestrian lanes leading up to the concert venue.
Concert goers bringing their vehicles must get ready to take a bit of a walk to the venue. Nearest parking options are located at the Aseana City Block 8 Open Parking (entrance via J.W. Diokno Boulevard), Open Parking by the Church of Saint John Paul, Bradco Parking near Nissan, Aseana Square Parking, Ayala Malls Manila Bay Mall Parking, SM Maax Parking, and SM Mall of Asia Parking. There are also designated drop-off and pick-up points near these parking options.
Get ready for an epic concert
Concert goers need not worry about food and drinks, as there will be concessionaires in each section. Portable toilets can also be found in each area and medics will be on standby. In case of a medical emergency, immediately head toward the nearest medical tent located on the left and right side of each section. Marshals will be at each area to guide and assist concert goers.
Save the event map above and take note of emergency exits nearest to you.
Fans are encouraged to come early so as not to miss any of the exciting moments and surprises the band has prepared for their fans.
Eraserheads will jam with OPM’s biggest artists including Gary Valenciano, Jazz Nicolas of Itchyworms, Mikey Amistoso of Ciudad, Audrey Dionisio of General Luna, the late Francis M, and the A.M.P. (Asosasyon ng Musikang Pilipino) Orchestra.
Show starts at 8 PM so don’t be late!
Fans unable to go to the concert can watch the show via livestream. In the Philippines, there are two options to secure front-row seats at home and online for only P650.
1. Postpaid Cignal subscribers can order via Pay-Per-View. Just login to my.cignal.tv, go to the Add-ons tab, and then click “Subscribe” to the Huling El Bimbo Pay-Per-View.
2. Stream via the Smart LiveStream app! Avail the live pay-per-view access at smart.com.ph/livestream from December 9 until December 22, 9 PM only.
For those residing abroad, iWantTFC is streaming live and on-demand with 48 hours access for US$29.99. Get online access through the iWantTFC app.
The Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 is a production by WEU Event Management Services, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment, Inc., DVent Productions and Myriad Entertainment Corporation. The event is presented by SMART, Coke Studio, PLDT, Angkas and Maya. This concert is co-presented by SM Supermalls, and in participation with San Miguel Corporation and Okada Manila. Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and online.
Indulge your Christmas wish and catch the highly anticipated Eraserheads’ Huling El Bimbo this month. Cignal TV, the event’s Official Live Philippine Broadcaster, is bringing front-row access to the much-awaited reunion concert right to your TV screens LIVE and in HD this December 22 for only P650.
Buckle up for this nostalgic ride and enjoy the moment with friends and family via Cignal Pay-Per-View offering on Ch 198 SD and Ch 298 HD. Postpaid subscribers may order online by logging in to my.cignal.tv, while Prepaid subscribers can go to their nearest Smart Load Retailer and text PPV650 (space) Cignal Account Number to 3443. The Eraserheads’ Huling El Bimbo concert is also available to SatLite subscribers.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime OPM concert of the year! Watch Eraserheads’ Huling El Bimbo live and in high definition on Cignal. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/HulingElBimboCignalPPV or follow Cignal TV’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
More exciting news for fans of Eraserheads and OPM! Gary Valenciano has just been announced to make an electrifying appearance at the band’s reunion show on December 22, 2022.
Hot on the heels of reports that Huling El Bimbo 2022 will now be available on pay-per-view livestream, the news of Gary V’s participation in the lineup of performances ups the ante even further.
It’s a family affair as Paolo Valenciano—Valenciano’s eldest son—directs the much-awaited concert. Not only that, more artists are also confirmed to amp up the band’s set, including Jazz Nicolas of Itchyworms, Mikey Amistoso of Ciudad, the late Francis M, and the A.M.P. Orchestra.
Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and online. Fans of Eraserheads in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao who can’t make it to the concert grounds can still jam with them live online with two options to secure front-row seats even when you’re at home for only P650.
Post-paid Cignal subscribers can order this Pay-Per-View, login to my.cignal.tv and go to the Add-ons tab and click “Subscribe” to the Huling El Bimbo Pay-Per-View. 2. Stream via the Smart LiveStream app!
Avail the live pay-per-view access at smart.com.ph/livestream from December 9 until December 22, 9 PM only. For everyone outside the Philippines, you can join in the fun with iWantTFC’s pay-per-view and 48 hour on-demand access! Get your online access available for your region through iWantTFC’s app.
The Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 is a production by WEU Event Management Services, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment, Inc., DVent Productions and Myriad Entertainment Corporation. The event is presented by SMART, Coke Studio, PLDT, Angkas and Maya.
This concert is co-presented by SM Supermalls, and in participation with San Miguel Corporation and Okada Manila.
There’s no more reason to miss this year’s most anticipated concert as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced that it will offer live pay-per-view access of Eraserheads’ “Huling El Bimbo” Concert 2022 via the all new Smart LiveStream App.
For only Php 650, fans can stream the iconic OPM rock band’s concert as they dish out their generation-defining hits like ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’, ‘Minsan’, ‘Magasin’, ‘Spoliarium’, and more.
The concert will be held on Dec. 22 at 8:30 p.m. at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque City. For Smart subscribers who were not able to secure tickets early on, the concert will be made available via the Smart LiveStream app, formerly known as GigaPlay.
This pay-per-view comes on the heels of the launch of Smart Live, which gives Smart subscribers first dibs access to perks in the country’s most epic happenings – from concerts, sports events, and more.
As part of Smart Live, Smart subscribers also enjoyed a special 10 percent discount on Eraserheads’ ‘Huling El Bimbo’ concert tickets last November. Smart also raffled off concert tickets exclusive to subscribers.
Subscribers can pay by charging it to their postpaid bill, prepaid load, or credit card. The live pay-per-view will allow users to livestream the full concert.
Download the Smart LiveStream App
Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Smart LiveStream App features epic live content optimized to stream seamlessly on the country’s leading wireless provider, transforming your mobile phone into a virtual concert and sports arena.
The video streaming app showcases top sports (FIBA, NBA, Gilas, UAAP, PVL) and premium music events.
The app is open to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, Smart Infinity, and TNT subscribers, who only need mobile data to access all exclusive content and experience high-quality videos, anytime and anywhere.
To make the most of the Smart LiveStream App, subscribers may register to Power All 99, which comes with 8 GB for all sites and apps, Unli TikTok, and Unli Texts to All Networks valid for 7 days for only Php99.
The upcoming concert of Filipino rock icons, the Eraserheads, will be their last in the Philippines as confirmed by the producers.
“This will be the last reunion of the group that’s why we want to give the fans one last epic show,” Francis Lumen, one of the producers of the concert and president of WEU, said.
This was confirmed by Diane Ventura, one of the co-producers of the concert and manager of lead vocalist Ely Buendia. “This is definitely the last reunion of the Eraserheads in the Philippines,” Ventura said.
The show was aptly dubbed as Huling El Bimbo, signaling that it is indeed the group’s final performance. Two weeks after the initial release of tickets, producers expanded the capacity to accommodate more concert goers.
Lead vocalist Ely Buendia said that the Huling El Bimbo isn’t like any other previous reunion concerts. “Because we love our fans, we want to give them something different here. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in our lives and we also want them to have a special memory of Eraserheads as we move forward,” Buendia said.
The concert promises an unforgettable experience of Eraserheads including an 18-piece orchestra, a drone show and a hologram of the late Francis M. The reunion concert is Eraserheads’ gift to fans as they kick-off the Christmas spirit before the yuletide celebrations.
The Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 is a production by WEU Event Management Services, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment Inc., DVent Productions and Myriad Entertainment Corporation. The event is presented by SMART, Coke Studio, PLDT, Angkas, and Maya. This concert is co-presented by SM Supermalls, and in participation with San Miguel Corporation and Okada Manila. Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com
As live events return to the Philippines with a vengeance, Smart, the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network, is making sure to bring the most dynamic event experiences as it launches ‘Smart Live,’ which gives subscribers first dibs, exclusive access, and perks in the country’s most epic happenings – from concerts, sports events, plus more.
Open to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Infinity, Smart Bro, and TNT subscribers, ‘Smart Live’ gives subscribers awesome privileges to power up their experiences, such as early ticket access, eligibility for discounts, raffle promos, express lanes, and exciting on-ground activities.
“On top of delivering the best mobile network to Filipinos, Smart has been going above and beyond when it comes to supporting our subscribers’ lifestyle and passions through exclusive experiences. With ‘Smart Live,’ we’re delighted to bring all these under one program so our customers can make the most of today’s much-anticipated events and make them even more memorable,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart.
For its opening salvo, Smart Live will power three of the biggest concerts in the country this December: The Seventeen World Tour ‘Be the Sun’ at the Philippine Arena on Dec. 17; Ben&Ben Send-Off Concert at the SMDC Festival Grounds on Dec. 18; and Eraserheads’ “Huling El Bimbo” concert at the SMDC Festival Grounds on Dec. 22.
For Seventeen World Tour ‘Be The Sun,’ Smart is set to offer exciting raffles for sought-after tickets.
On the other hand, for Ben&Ben’s Send-Off concert, subscribers can enjoy access to the “Smart Lane” to breeze past the usually long queues at the entrance.
While for Eraserheads’ “Huling El Bimbo,” Smart subscribers are entitled to a special 10% discount on concert tickets through a unique promo code. To claim this, simply register at https://smrt.ph/eheadspromocode from Nov. 17 to 22 and wait for your unique promo code via SMS. You can then type your unique code into the ticketing platform before completing your payment from Nov. 26 to 27.
Apart from these, Smart subscribers can also look forward to watching the live on-court games of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which will be held in the Philippines in 2023.
With ‘Smart Live’, subscribers can also make the most of their epic live experiences as they share all their best moments with the rest of the world powered by Smart, the first and only Philippine mobile operator to be recognized by Ookla as the Best Mobile Network.
Learn more about ‘Smart Live’ and its line-up of experiences by visiting smart.com.ph/pages/smartlive and following Smart on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
More tickets are now available for more fans to watch the Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 after producers expanded the capacity for each section and created an additional General Admission section. The highly anticipated concert is set to happen on December 22, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque City.
The millions of fans that followed the group over its three-decade run immediately snapped up the 50,000 tickets that were made available last October. Believing that it will be the last reunion of the iconic 90’s band, fans clamored for more tickets or additional concert dates.
“Heeding the call of the fans, the producers and the members of the band agreed to increase the capacity of the concert venue in order for more fans to watch them live. This is not just a regular concert, but a shared experience of the millions of fans and generations that grew up listening to their music,” Francis Lumen, producer of the concert, said.
The concert promises to highlight the Eraserheads that the fans loved over the years as well as showcase them in a different light with new arrangements of their greatest hits accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra. The band will also pay tribute to its honorary fifth member, the late Francis Magalona, by performing with him on stage through the magic of hologram.
The Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 will be the first reunion concert of the Eraserheads after their last public performance in 2009. At the speed of fans purchasing tickets, those who plan to watch the concert better grab their tickets while they still can. Tickets are available at all SM Tickets outlets and online.
The Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2022 is a production by WEU Event Management Services, Ant Savvy Creatives and Entertainment Inc., DVent Productions and Myriad Entertainment Corporation.
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.
WEU Events Management Services and Ant Savvy Creatives presents Huling El Bimbo THE ERASERHEADS Live! 2022 December 22, 2022 SMDC Festival Grounds, Paranaque City.