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Darren, ready to hit a “Home Run” in his concert on June 19 & June 20

Darren Espanto is all set to showcase his transformation as a singer-performer, shedding off his teenage persona for an edgier repertoire and vibe in his comeback concert “Home Run,” finally happening on June 19 (Saturday) with a rerun on June 20 (Sunday) via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV for the enjoyment of audiences worldwide.

“It’s called ‘Darren Home Run’ because in the past 7 years parang naikot ko na po lahat ng bases in the music/concert scene in the Philippines. So it’s kind of like I hit a home run in this show. I just came back from Canada so I’m very excited,” Darren said.

Initially scheduled on May 30 and 31, “Darren Home Run: The Comeback Concert” was postponed after the multi-awarded young artist was exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. Now all systems go this month for the grand musical show which is a collaboration between ABS-CBN Events and MCA Music.

The first major solo virtual concert of Darren—who just turned 20 last May 24—will be directed by Paolo Valenciano, with TV direction by Jon Moll and musical direction by Soc Mina. Performances on the show will be choreographed by D Grind.

“This is the biggest virtual concert that I have ever done. Most of the songs that I personally chose for the setlist are close to my heart and may relation din sa journey ko sa showbiz,” Darren teased.

Along with his jaw-dropping vocal prowess and hip moves, the Kapamilya artist promises never-before-seen song numbers that will make him soar to greater heights, which includes his performance of his latest single “Tama Na.”

The track lyrically speaks of unrequited love and having the courage to withdraw from a one-sided relationship on top of a pop, hip-hop, and R&B sound. “I really liked the song instantly. It’s a sound that people haven’t heard from me before and it’s also a genre I’ve always wanted to try,” he said.

Tickets for “Darren Home Run: The Comeback Concert” are still available for purchase via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV. VIP tickets are priced at P1,500, available only for the June 19 live show via KTX.ph, with an exclusive access to a Zoom party with Darren. Regular tickets can be availed for P699.

SKYcable subscribers can also experience the whole concert commercial-free and in high-definition via SKY Pay-Per-View on June 19 (Saturday) at 8 pm for only P699. To get the pay-per-view passes, they can visit mysky.com.ph/skyppv or text SKY PPV to 23662.

Buy your tickets now to Darren’s “Home Run” concert happening live on June 19 (Saturday) at 8 pm with a re-run the next day (June 20) at 10 am via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV, and listen to his latest single “Tama Na” on various digital music streaming services. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

John Mayer embraces easy-listening rock with ‘80s polish on “Last Train Home”

Embracing retro-pop touchstones with soft rock production that brings to mind the golden years of Toto, the song itself stands out as classic Mayer with an unforgettable guitar riff, a twist of keys, and quotable lyrics. Not to mention, Maren Morris makes a cameo in the track and music video, while both percussionist Lenny Castro (Toto) and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes (Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Toto) perform, alongside Mayer.

Upon its release, “Last Train Home” garnered notable acclaim from music critics. Billboard praised the track for its “slick rock production with an ’80s polish,” while Vulture wrote that it’s “80s enough to make Bryan Adams take that first real six-string back to the five-and-dime.”

About Sob Rock

After teasing its arrival on social media, on billboards, and in print, the GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, guitarist, and producer will unveil his eighth full-length album, Sob Rock, in stores and at all DSPs on July 16, 2021. Produced by John Mayer and Don Was, and recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, the album marks Mayer’s first solo offering since 2017’s gold-selling The Search for Everything. The pre-order/pre-save just went live—HERE.

The full tracklist can be found below:

Sob Rock Tracklist
Last Train Home
Shouldn’t Matter but It Does
New Light
Why You No Love Me
Wild Blue
Shot in the Dark
I Guess I Just Feel Like
Til the Right One Comes
Carry Me Away
All I Want Is to Be With You

In late March, he took to TikTok to play a few bars from “Last Train Home” live, and he generated 1.4 million views in the process. Without warning, Sob Rock ads popped up in subways on both coasts in New York and Los Angeles before billboards lorded over L.A. last month. On Tuesday, he shared the cover art for Sob Rock via his Twitter and spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the single and album. In classic fashion, Official Zines promoting the album have been mailed to fans who signed up at the official Sob Rock site. The issue notably features an interview between Mayer and producer Don Was. Sob Rock kicks off a new chapter for John Mayer and pop music.

There’s nobody quite like John Mayer. He has emerged as a GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, celebrated songwriter, and iconic guitar player all at once. The Bridgeport, CT native introduced himself on the quintuple-platinum Room For Squares in 2001 and has earned three #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with the triple-platinum Heavier Things [2003], double-platinum Battle Studies [2009], and gold Born and Raised [2012]. In addition to selling over 20 million albums worldwide and gathering billions of streams to date, he has garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for “Daughters.” In 2015, Dead & Company was founded, with Mayer on lead guitar as well as vocals. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Most recently, 2017’s The Search for Everything bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. He reveals his eighth album, Sob Rock, in 2021.

For more information, check Johnmayer.com and Sobrock.net.

‘The Voice Kids’ Gaea Salipot to hold first virtual concert

Titled “I Believe: A Virtual Concert for a Cause,” the virtual concert aims to raise funds for the benefit of St. Rita Orphanage in Parañaque, a small sanctuary for children who have been left abandoned by their parents.

“I’m thankful that God has now given me the opportunity to share my talent and be an instrument to help others,” said Gaea. “This pandemic has taught us kids to be more caring to our family and to others in our community. I believe that all of us can do something for each other in our own little ways. I want to be of help to fellow children especially those who need extra care and support. And I hope that more people can join in to help.”

Produced by Ditse Productions, Inc and Rose Sheane TV Finland in collaboration with CyberPinoy Radio Canada, “I Believe” will be held online via Gaea’s official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel on June 27 (Sunday) at 7PM PH Time.

Under the musical direction of ECHO MUSIC, Gaea’s special guests include YouTube celebrity and singer-songwriter Mikey Bustos and the OLPGV Choir.

Gaea Mischa is a mutli-award winning performer who is best known for being The Voice Kids Philippines Season 4 finalist from Team Sarah of Sarah Geronimo and Team Lea of Lea Salonga. Gaea has also been named the WCOPA 2018 Champion and SM Little Stars 2017 Girl Grand Winner.

Black Eyed Peas to stage a global online concert on June 2021

Multi-award winning music group and one of our favorites, Black Eyed Peas scheduled to headline a global online concert happening on June 2021. Once in a lifetime online show produced by Melrose Media. The group will return to the concert stage in support of their 2020 hit album, Translation. This global livestream will be shown via Eluvio Live with fans can choose from three worldwide showtimes (see details below). According to Eluvio Live, the concert will be filmed in Bayfront Amphitheater, Miami, Florida in front of live crowd and the show will be shot using the latest multi-camera 4K HDR technology. The whole show will be directed by the world renowned director & creative master, Christian Lamb who shot numerous music videos & tour videos. This will also be the first full-set Black Eyed Peas concert with live audience since the Covid-19.

SCHEDULE OF SHOWS

June 12, 2021 – 8am*
-June 12, 2021 – 7pm*
-June 13, 2021 – 3am*
*Dates & Time set for Philippine Time*

LIVESTREAM ACCESS

-HD Streaming – $10
-4K Streaming Multi-view – $30
-4K Streaming Multi-view with VIP Meet & Greet – $80

Alpas Digital Concert feat. 3D & Aia, Kitchie, Barbie on June 5

6 prominent singer-songwriters in the Philippines, headlines a one night only livestream concert to be held on June 5, 2021 – 6pm via Kumu Live Events.

Award-winning solo artists Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal are coming together for a virtual concert that offers an exciting music experience at the comforts of every music fan’s home.

ALPAS means to break free. During these strange times, sometimes we long to break free from the noise, to escape. Amidst the changes we are currently facing, let good music bring us all together.

Hear classics such as “Burnout,” “Sundo,” “Tugtog,” “Huwag na Huwag Mong Sasabihin,” “Tabing Ilog” and “Cuida.”

ALPAS marks the first time that the six top-notch performers will be equally headlining a show after having performed as solo acts or part of a collective.

This event is produced by Gabi Na Naman Productions and Kumu Philippines.

SCHEDULE OF SHOW

June 5, 2021 – 6pm (Philippine Time)

TICKET PRICE

Livestream Access – Php499

Jayda Braces For First Major Concert in June

Kapamilya singer-songwriter Jayda will hold her first-ever major concert titled “Jayda in Concert” on June 26 (Saturday) at 8 pm with a re-run the next day, June 27 (Sunday) at 10 am.

Happening on digital via KTX.ph, iWanTTFC, and TFC IPTV, the event will showcase the multi-talented artist’s music and her awaited rendition of a variety of hits in a grand musical show.

A joint production of ABS-CBN Events and Phenomenal Entertainment, “Jayda in Concert” will be directed by Frank Mamaril together with Iean Iñigo as the musical director.

Last February, the showbiz royalty launched her self-penned single “Paano Kung Naging Tayo.” Its music video also served as her directorial debut.

The ABS-CBN Music artist is also part of the all-female multinational collaboration “HEAL” released in 2020.

Her other hits include “Perfectly Imperfect” which is a collaboration with Jeremy G, her duet with Darren Espanto entitled “Sana Tayo Na,” and her solo single “Happy For You,” which earned her the Awit Award for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist in 2019.

Tickets for “Jayda in Concert” are now available on KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV for only P499.

KTX also offers limited VIP tickets for P799, which includes exclusive access to the VIP party with Jayda via Zoom.

Catch “Jayda in Concert” live on June 26 (Saturday) at 8 pm and its re-run on June 27 (Sunday) at 10 am. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Darren Espanto’s Home Run online concert postponed

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN EVENTS

ABS-CBN Events is postponing Darren Espanto’s upcoming virtual concert, “Darren Home Run: The Comeback Concert,” which was initially slated for May 30 and 31.

Darren was recently exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. He is now in self-quarantine.

As a result, the show’s timeline will be adjusted including schedules of rehearsals, pre-production, and promotional activities, to ensure the safety and health of our artist and staff.

All tickets sold previously will be honored on the new “Home Run” concert schedule, which will be on June 19 (Saturday) at 8 PM (Philippine time) with a re-run on June 20 (Sunday) at 10 AM (Philippine time) via KTX.ph, TFC IPTV, and iWantTFC.

Maroon 5: Unstaged – The Encore

In case you missed their Unstaged set back in March 2021, Maroon 5, the group with the most #1 hits on the Billboard Top 100 this century, is back on American Express UNSTAGED for an encore performance of their visually-spectacular show with award-winning director Sophie Muller. The performance will give fans an opportunity to hear unique and special arrangements of Maroon 5’s greatest hits, and witness an exclusive, first-ever performance of an upcoming single from their new album.

SCHEDULE OF SHOWS

June 4, 2021(NA/UK/Europe)
June 5, 2021 – 3am & 9am (Philippine Time)

TICKET PRICE
Livestream access – Php 375