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An Evening with James Taylor Live in Manila 2024

Ovation Productions presents music legend James Taylor live in Manila on April 8, 2024, together with his All-Star Band at the Mall of Asia Arena in a concert entitled “An Evening with James Taylor”. James has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.  His songs have had a profound influence on music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,”, “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Places in My Past”, “Shower the People”, “How Sweet It Is”, “Long Ago and Far Away”, Handy Man”, “Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon” and many more.

In 2015, Taylor released Before This World, which earned him his first-ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. In early 2020 Taylor released his audio-only Audible Original titled Break Shot, a deeply personal and authentic memoir detailing his first 21 years. He also released his most recent album, American Standard, his 19th studio album, which earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and gave him the honor of being the first artist to have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades.

Ovation Productions presents
An Evening with
& His All-Star Band
Live in Manila
April 8, 2024 – 8pm
SM Mall of Asia Arena

Php 12,500
Php 11,500
Php 10,500
Php 8,500
Php 7,500
Php 5,500
*plus ticketing service charges*

Presale: December 6, 10AM to December 8, 5AM
Public on sale: December 8, 12NN
via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com

Manila Gets Closer to Mackenyu

Mackenyu Arata, one of the hottest and most sought-after international stars, recently spent a few days in Manila. And while the Japanese-American actor’s popularity reached new heights after he played Roronoa Zoro in the live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series “One Piece,” Mackenyu had already starred and wowed in various series and movies before the Netflix show. Filipino fans, both old and new, had an opportunity to get closer to Mackenyu during his fan meet on Nov. 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Q&A with Mackenyu
The night’s event host, actress Denise Laurel, sat down with Mackenyu to get to know the actor a little bit more during the question-and-answer segment. When asked about his impression of Filipino fans, the actor said, “I feel the love. Thank you, everyone. I’m having a great time.” Mackenyu also said he tried chicken adobo and loved it.

He shared that he is an introvert and that it’s hard for him to “completely engage” at first, but seeing the fans and their reactions makes him happy. Mackenyu said he was made aware of his huge fanbase in the Philippines: “It’s the biggest fanbase outside of Japan. I’ve got numbers on my Instagram.” He also shared that he wants to visit Boracay.
Denise asked Mackenyu about fashion, and the actor described his fit for that night as “casual and comfortable.” He looked effortlessly stylish in his white shirt, black pants, and sneakers.

Mackenyu also talked about preparing for different roles. He has been an actor for years and has starred in “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final,” “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” and “Fullmetal Alchemist,” among others. The actor said that understanding the character is very important, as well as the script and storyline.

Here’s another important question that night: Is Mackenyu a cat person or a dog person? “I used to be a cat person … and then I met my dog.”
Some lucky fans, including a mini Zoro, also asked Mackenyu some questions. When asked to describe Filipino fans, he said, “This is easy. Passion!” In return, the actor asked the crowd about the places he should visit in the country. Mackenyu heard someone shout, “My heart!” And he replied as he put his hand on his chest: “Oh my god, that’s so beautiful! I’m always there.” The boy who dressed up like Zoro asked Mackenyu what makes him blush, and he said compliments make him kilig. He then asked mini Zoro if he would like to star in the second season of “One Piece.” Mackenyu invited the boy to come up on stage when mini Zoro asked for a photo with the actor.

Filipino 101
During the Filipino 101 segment, Mackenyu learned the meaning of different Filipino expressions and phrases, including “sana all,” “salamat,” “masarap,” “mahal kita,” and “kilig.” Mackenyu saying “kilig” several times throughout the event made the fans — you know it — kilig!

Happy birthday, Mackenyu!
Some fans prepared a video for Mackenyu and wished him a happy birthday since he celebrated it just a few days before the fan meet. A cake was brought out, and the crowd sang the birthday song for the actor.

“Definitely coming back”
Mackenyu said that he had a lot of fun during the fan meet and said that he will “definitely” come back. “I’ll see you guys when I come back. Thank you, all!”

Closer To You: Fun Fan Meet is presented by MediaKing Corp. and Luxe Slim.
Words by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Seth Valenzuela

It’s the LEE JUNHO moment this weekend

Manila is getting ready for the return of Korean singer and actor LEE JUNHO, who is set to visit this weekend for his first solo fan meeting tour, “JUNHO THE MOMENT.” The Manila leg is happening on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, presented by global concert promoter, Live Nation Philippines.

True to its title, we can expect to see LEE JUNHO in the moment of 2023 as he shares his experiences and talents on stage. Fans will also get “up close and personal” with the eagerly awaited star as the tour focuses on LEE JUNHO’s current state—his various stories about his life, behind-the-scenes work, and performances.

LEE JUNHO is a singer and actor who debuted in 2008 as a member of the boy group 2PM under JYP Entertainment. He has won nine awards, including the Best Male Actor Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards, for his passionate performance in the hit K-drama ‘The Red Sleeve.’ Moreover, on the upcoming December 14th, LEE JUNHO is coming back to Manila to attend the 2023 Asia Artist Awards, for which he was awarded the Grand Prize – Actor of the year in 2022.

In his latest work, ‘King the Land,’ he portrayed the role of Gu Won, a sharp and tough conglomerate heir, which topped the Netflix charts, earning the love of viewers worldwide. Recently, he successfully held the solo arena tour ‘LEE JUNHO Arena Tour 2023’ and commemorated the 10th anniversary of his solo debut by releasing a special single ‘Can I.’ He continues to expand his global presence through his music and acting.

Tickets are still available via SM Tickets, or visit https://smtickets.com/events/view/12565. For more details, you may visit https://www.livenation.ph/.

Glorious return of the one and only, Sam Smith

English singer and songwriter Sam Smith returned to Manila, bringing their Gloria tour last to the Mall of Asia Arena last Oct. 21. As Sam Smith mentioned on stage, this show is about freedom, expressing one’s true nature and self. They performed emotional ballads such as “Stay with Me,” “I’m Not the Only One,” “Like I Can,” and “Too Good at Goodbyes,” and it felt like nostalgia.

The concert had three acts: Love, Beauty, and Sex. As the Love act started, Filipino fans were already feeling pumped and hyped. Sam Smith greeted them by saying, “It’s so beautiful to be back with you. I will never take for granted your love, Manila.” They also performed “Perfect,” “To Die For,” “How Do You Sleep?” and ending the act with “Dancing With a Stranger.”

As the Beauty act began, Sam Smith asked the fans to stand up, jump, and dance along with them. The act’s set included “Lay Me Down,” “Promises,” “Latch,” “I’m Not Here to Make Friends,” and “I Feel Love.” Sam Smith wore extravagant dresses with each song, showing different works of art.

Sam Smith closed the show with a glorious and flashy performance of “Gloria,” as well as a cover of a Madonna’s “Human Nature.” They wrapped the show with “Unholy.” It was truly an unforgettable night of soulful music and heartfelt performances.

Special thanks to Live Nation Philippines for bringing Sam Smith to Manila.
Words by Danica Haresco

Sam Smith Live in Manila 2023 Setlist
-Stay With Me
-I’m Not The Only One
-Like I Can
-Too Good at Goodbyes
-How Do You Sleep
-Dancing With A Stranger
-I’m Kissing You (Des’ree cover)
-Lay Me Down
-Love Goes
-Lose You
-I’m Not Here To Make Friends
-I Feel Love
-Human Nature (Madonna cover)

Rod Stewart Live in Manila 2024

British legendary singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, is coming back to Manila for his Live in Concert, One Last Time Asia Tour to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 2024. This will be his second Manila performance after his A Spanner in the Works Tour held in August 1995.

Rod Stewart is a British rock and pop music icon who has had a career spanning several decades. Born on January 10, 1945, in Highgate, London, as Roderick David Stewart, he is renowned for his raspy voice, distinctive hairstyle, and charismatic stage presence. Stewart is not only a prolific singer but also a songwriter and musician known for his ability to blend various musical genres, including rock, folk, R&B, and disco.

Stewart’s musical journey began in the 1960s when he joined several local bands, including the Jeff Beck Group and Faces. His distinctive gravelly voice and energetic stage persona quickly gained recognition, making him a standout figure in the burgeoning British rock scene. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Stewart released a series of successful albums, including “Every Picture Tells a Story” and “Never a Dull Moment.” These albums featured hit songs like “Maggie May,” “Reason to Believe,” and “You Wear It Well.”

One of Rod Stewart’s most significant career moves was his transition from a rock and folk-oriented sound to embrace disco and pop in the late 1970s. His album “Blondes Have More Fun,” featuring hits like “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Ain’t Love a Bitch,” solidified his status as a pop superstar. This transformation allowed him to reach a broader and more diverse audience and cemented his reputation as a versatile artist.

Throughout his career, Stewart continued to release hit albums and singles, earning numerous awards and accolades. Some of his other notable songs include “Sailing,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Young Turks,” and “Forever Young.” His ability to adapt to changing musical landscapes and connect with different generations of listeners has been one of his enduring strengths.

Beyond his music, Rod Stewart is also known for his flamboyant fashion sense, including his signature spiky hairstyle and flamboyant stage outfits. He has been an influential figure in pop culture and a style icon for many.

In addition to his solo career, Stewart has been part of various collaborations and supergroups. He joined forces with Ron Wood, a fellow member of Faces, to become a part of The Faces and collaborated with Jeff Beck on several albums. Stewart’s versatility as an artist allowed him to seamlessly transition between his solo work and group projects.

Rod Stewart’s enduring popularity and success in the music industry have earned him a dedicated fan base and a well-deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has sold over 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Live Nation Philippines presents
Live in Concert…One Last Time!
Live in Manila
March 13, 2024 – 8pm
SM Mall of Asia Arena

VIP Package – Php23,000
Floor Front – Php18,250
Floor Back – Php17,750
Lower Box A Premium – Php16,000
Lower Box A Regular – Php15,500
Lower Box B Premium – Php15,000
Lower Box B Regular – Php14,500
Upper Box Premium – Php8,000
Upper Box Regular – Php7,500
General Admission – Php3,500

Fanclub presale: November 15, 10AM -11:59PM
LNPH presale: November 16, 10AM -11:59PM
General onsale: November 17, 12PM
via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com



Get Ready for Sam Smith’s GLORIA the Tour Live in Manila

Sam Smith is bringing their GLORIA the tour to Manila, and they are set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on Oct. 21. The multiple award-winning singer and songwriter debuted on the local stage in 2015 and last visited in 2018 for their The Thrill of It All tour.

“Gloria,” Sam Smith’s fourth studio album, was released in January. It marked a new era for the British artist and brought us “Unholy,” which soared to the top spot of pop charts when it was released and is a collaboration with Kim Petras.

Sam Smith started the Asia leg of GLORIA the tour early this month. Music fans have caught glimpses of their shows, and they are a dazzling celebration of Sam Smith’s artistry, as well as their creative freedom, revelation, and expression.

Don’t miss Sam Smith’s GLORIA: The Tour LIVE in Manila and get ready for another incredible night of music. Catch their concert on Oct. 21. Limited tickets still available.

Sam Smith’s GLORIA: The Tour LIVE in Manila is presented by Live Nation Philippines. Visit livenation.ph for more information.

The Show: Niall Horan Live in Manila 2024

Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan is coming back to Manila and will be bringing his The Show: Live on Tour at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 2024. This will be his second solo show in the Philippines after the successful Flicker World Tour in June 2018.

Niall’s musical journey began at a young age when he learned to play the guitar and sing. He participated in various local talent shows and competitions, displaying his remarkable vocal abilities. His big break came in 2010 when he auditioned for the British reality TV show, “The X Factor.” Although he initially didn’t make it as a solo artist, he was brought back as part of a group formed by the show’s judges, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger. This group, which included Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik, would later become One Direction.

One Direction’s journey to fame was meteoric. The band’s debut album, “Up All Night,” released in 2011, was an instant success and marked the beginning of their global domination. Niall Horan’s distinct voice and charisma quickly made him a fan favorite. The band’s subsequent albums, including “Take Me Home,” “Midnight Memories,” and “Four,” continued to top charts and earn them a massive following worldwide.

In June 2023, Niall Horan released his third studio album, The Show. The album includes 10 tracks and features lead single, “Heaven” was released on 17 February 2023, followed by “Meltdown” on 28 April 2023.

Live Nation Philippines presents
The Show: Live on Tour 2024
Live in Manila
May 13, 2024
SM Mall of Asia Arena

Floor Standing – Php5,500
Lower Box A Premium – Php8,250
Lower Box A Regular – Php7,750
Lower Box B Premium – Php7,250
Lower Box B Regular – Php6,750
Upper Box Premium – Php3,750
Upper Box Regular – Php2,500
General Admission – Php1,500

Fanclub Presale: October 16, 3PM -11:59PM
LNPH Presale: October 17, 3PM – 11:59PM
General Onsale: October 18, 3PM
via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com




The countdown begins!

In less than two months, we will be witnessing the live performance of the legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall on November 27, 2023, at the Mall of Asia Arena, together with The Daryl Hall’s band and Todd Rundgren as special guest.

Daryl Hall is known as half of the iconic pop-rock and number-one selling duo in music history, Hall and Oates. As a solo artist, he has a vast repertoire of songs spanning many genres, and he is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist with more than five studio albums. In addition to his career mileage, he released his first retrospective album, “BeforeAfter,” on April 1, 2022. This is a compilation album of Daryl Hall’s solo work. Its 30 songs draw from his five studio albums: Sacred Songs (1980), Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine (1986), Soul Alone (1993), Can’t Stop Dreaming (1996), and Laughing Down Crying (2011), as well as from his running concert broadcast series, Live from Daryl’s House.

Along with some solo songs, Daryl Hall will perform many of the popular hits that he had with Daryl Hall and John Oates, which may include Maneater, Kiss On My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Out of Touch, Say It Isn’t So, Rich Girl, Method of Modern Love, Everytime You Go Away, and Sara Smile, among others. Hall’s voice is still great after all these years, and his live performances are truly mesmerizing.

Currently, he is hosting an online web series, Live from Daryl’s House (www.lfdh.com), which features collaborations with other artists in “Daryl’s House”, his venue in Pawling, New York. Since 2007, the web series has featured appearances by many popular artists. One of the artists he featured in his show is Todd Rundgen, who will also be with him at his concert in the Philippines as his guest performer.

Todd Rundgren is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed in a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often unorthodox music, his occasionally lavish stage shows, and his later experiments with interactive art. His best-known songs include “Hello, It’s Me”, “I Saw the Light” from Something/Anything? (1972), and “Can We Still Be Friends”, which gets frequent airtime on classic rock radio stations. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.

Daryl Hall is truly an incredible musician. His upcoming concert in Manila will really be epic, and it will be a night to remember as he always puts on a great show. Promoted by Ovation Productions, with Tap Go TV as the official media partner. Tickets are available at smtickets.com and are priced at 15,750 (SVIP) / 14,750 (VIP) / 12,750 (Patron) / 10,750 (Lower Box A) / 9,750 (Lower Box B) / 5,750 (Upper Box) / and 2,750 (Gen. Ad).

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

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Wonder in Manila

The most exciting family event is making a comeback in Manila. Feld Entertainment brings back Disney on Ice at the Mall of Asia Arena! Watch your favorite Disney stories come to life as we experience non-stop fun this holiday season. Multiple shows will start from December 22, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

Feld Entertainment presents
100 Years of Wonder
December 22, 2023 to January 7, 2024
SM Mall of Asia Arena

-December 22, 2023 (3pm & 7pm)
-December 23, 2023 (3pm & 7pm)
-December 25, 2023 (11am, 3pm, 7pm)
-December 26, 2023 (11am, 3pm, 7pm)
-December 27, 2023 (3pm)
-December 29, 2023 (3pm, 7pm)
-December 30, 2023 (11am, 3pm, 7pm)
-January 1, 2024 (3pm, 7pm)
-January 2, 2024 (3pm)
-January 3, 2024 (3pm)
-January 5, 2024 (3pm)
-January 6, 2024 (11am, 3pm, 7pm)
-January 7, 2024 (11am, 3pm)

3pm shows:
Front row – Php5,200
SVIP – Php4,000
VIP – Php3,100
Lower Box Center – Php2,300
Lower Box Premium A – Php2,000
Lower Box Premium B – Php1,900
Lower Box Regular – Php1,700
Upper Box Center – Php1,000
Upper Box – Php800
General Admission – Php300

11am & 7pm shows:
Front row – Php5,000
SVIP – Php3,600
VIP – Php2,900
Lower Box Center – Php2,100
Lower Box Premium A – Php1,800
Lower Box Premium B – Php1,600
Lower Box Regular – Php1,500
Upper Box Center – Php800
Upper Box – Php600
General Admission – Php200

October 7, 2023
via SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com



South Korean actor and member of iconic KPOP group, 2pm, Lee JunHo is coming back to Manila for his first fanmeeting event titled [JUNHO THE MOMENT] which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 11, 2023. Junho first gained public attention when he won Superstar Survival in 2006. In 2013, Junho debuted as an actor in the Korean movie Cold Eyes and since then has starred in Good Manager (2017), Rain or Shine (2017–18), Wok of Love (2018) and King the Land (2023). His role in the historical drama The Red Sleeve (2021) has won him the Best Actor Award for Television at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Live Nation Philippines and JYP Entertainment presents
Lee JunHo
First Fanmeeting in Manila
November 11, 2023 – 6pm
SM Mall of Asia Arena

VIP1 – Php13,500
VIP2 – Php12,500
Floor – Php10,500
Lower Box A – Php9,250
Lower Box B – Php8,750
Upper Box – Php4,750
General Admission – Php3,250

LNPH Presale – October 3, 10AM – 11:59PM
General Onsale – October 4, 12PM
via http://www.smtickets.com and at all SM Tickets outlets