Rico Blanco, the OPM rock icon, is set to conquer the music scene once again with his upcoming concert in Araneta Coliseum on September 11, 2022.
This is the 1st in years that Rico Blanco is staging a full-set solo concert. Rico is known for his many hits like “Umaaraw, Umuulan”, “Your Universe”, “Yugto” and many others. This former frontman of Rivermaya is a versatile artist and a great songwriter. He is an inspiration to fellow songwriters and artists, new and old alike. His music is loved and admired across different generations including the millennials. Singers Zild Benitez, and Ebe Dancel are scheduled to be the special guests for the concert.
Rico Blanco is considered one of the greats of OPM and he continues to advocate the love and patronage of Original Pilipino Music to this day.
This September, watch Rico Blanco LIVE at the Araneta Coliseum as he once again takes center stage in this comeback. This concert promises to be a night of hits, nostalgia and a showcase of greatness.
Rico Blanco Live at the Big Dome on September 11. Tickets will go on-sale starting July 31, 2022 at Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online via www.ticketnet.com.ph. This event is brought to you by KDR Music House.
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, fans are in for a treat as one of the country’s top management labels BALCONY ENTERTAINMENT is gearing-up for a most eagerly anticipated local live concert.
Balcony Entertainment Live – slated on June 11th at Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan – promises to be an amazing showcase and celebration of local talent, as it features the country’s top acts, led by the ultimate entertainer RICO BLANCO, acclaimed singer-songwriter EBE DANCEL, pop superstar MARIS RACAL, lo-fi/indie songwriter and producer RAVEN, songwriting wunderkind ZILD, and modern alternative group NEVER THE STRANGERS.
The lineup alone speaks volumes about how the event promises to be the proverbial tour de force that aims to re-ignite the local music scene after a two-year plus hibernation.
“I welcomed most of these amazing artists into the Balcony family just in the last couple of years and mostly during pandemic,” Blanco (who doubles as Balcony Entertainment’s CEO…) begins to explain, when asked how the seed was planted and how the event came together. “All this time, I had the honor of guiding them and keeping them musically productive, even during the time when there were no gigs… we were able to churn out a lot of amazing new releases through the lockdown, but admittedly, I was really excited about the shows that would happen once things got back to normal: it was very clear to me we would have an incredible lineup for concerts and tours, and now I’m thrilled that we’re able to take this first small step.”
“I’m most-looking forward to meet the rest of the Balcony Entertainment family and roster of artists, since for the past two years, they’ve mostly been my ‘internet friends,’ says Zild, whose emergence during the pandemic was a much-needed shot of musical brilliance and magic for listeners. “It feels like a grand eyeball / meeting for all, including the different communities of music fans.” Fellow artist and singer/songwriter Ebe Dancel also shared the same sentiment and gave massive props to his fellow artists as well: “I’m such a big fan of Zild’s, it’s been ages since I’ve seen Rico perform – believe it or not – and I’ve never seen Maris live, so I am both a performer and a fan come June 11th.”
And speaking of Racal, the pop superstar shares: “I’m excited because it’s my first gig with Balcony Entertainment and it’s also my album launch – so I’m looking forward to seeing all the ‘mariestellers’ and to finally perform my new songs in front of a live audience.”
And the legion of loyal fans and followers – who have dubbed themselves the “Balconation” – are incredibly excited as well to troop over to the Music Museum to witness history-in-the-making. Without a doubt, their enthusiasm and anticipation for a musical showcase like this will finally be rewarded, as they collectively followed and supported the releases of the Balcony Entertainment roster throughout the pandemic. This is the perfect culmination of that fervent fandom – to be able to see and witness the live impact of the songs and material of the said artists.
“I’m excited for the fans to discover the other artists they might not have originally been tuned-in to,” Blanco continues, and adds: “I’ve had countless memorable performances at the Music Museum throughout the years, and I know that this particular first for the Balconation will be incredibly special as well.”