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.
After the successful 2-night sold out Be The Sun Tour last October, K-Pop giants Seventeen will be bringing their tour to the Philippines for an additional show due to popular demand. This time, they will be headlining the 50,000 capacity Philippine Arena in Bulacan for one night only on December 2022. Carats will have another chance to see them LIVE. To date, Seventeen will be the first K-Pop group to solo headline the said venue. Show will be produced by Live Nation Philippines.
Live Nation Philippines presents SEVENTEEN Be The Sun World Tour: Bulacan December 17, 2022 Philippine Arena
TICKET PRICES Soundcheck Standing A/B – Php18,450 Floor Standing A/B – Php14,450 Lower Box A Premium – Php13,350 Lower Box A Regular – Php12,600 Lower Box B Premium – Php11,600 Lower Box B Regular – Php10,600 Upper Box A – Php8,000 Upper Box B Premium – Php5,750 Upper Box B Regular – Php4,750 Upper Box B Sides – Php4,250 Upper Box C Premium – Php2,850 Upper Box C Regular – Php1,850
ON-SALE DATES -Fan Club pre-sale: October 28, 10am – 11:59pm at smtickets.com. -General on-sale: October 29, 10am at smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets.
KPOP boy group, SEVENTEEN returnes in Manila as part of their on-going Be The Sun World Tour. The show will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena for two nights on October 2022. This will be the group’s 5th appearance in the Philippines since 2016. Seventeen just released their fourth studio album, Face The Sun in May 2022. Face the Sun debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, earning 44,000 album-equivalent units, including 42,000 pure album sales, in its first week. It is Seventeen’s highest-charting and first top-ten album on the chart, having previously reached the top 20 twice in 2021 with their EPs Your Choice and Attacca
Live Nation Philippines presents SEVENTEEN Be The Sun World Tour in Manila October 8, 2022 & October 9, 2022 Mall of Asia Arena
TICKET PRICES VIP Soundcheck (VIP ticket included + soundcheck) – ₱18,450 VIP Floor Standing – Left, Right, Center – ₱14,450 Lower Box A Premium – ₱12,450 Lower Box A Regular – ₱11,450 Lower Box B Premium – ₱10,950 Lower Box B Regular – ₱10,450 Upper Box Premium – ₱6,450 Upper Box Regular – ₱5,700 General Admission – ₱2,900
Quintessential embodiment of the leading K-pop act’s high-caliber performances and fiercely independent spirit
After announcing to the world the beginning of a new era with their first English single “Darl+ing,” K-pop Stage-breakers SEVENTEEN resolutely venture forth towards new heights and uncharted paths with their 4th studio album Face the Sun.
SEVENTEEN shared a glimpse into the album through a series of 13 trailers titled ’13 inner shadows’ leading up to the release, with each episode presenting an eerie depiction of the 13 members’ debilitating fears. Admitting to these fears through the trailers, SEVENTEEN deftly move past their inner shadows, turn all self-doubt into aspirations for what lies ahead, and embark on a new journey to Face the Sun.
Face the Sun- A manifesto of SEVENTEEN’s ambitions yet to be fulfilled
Face the Sun is an album that transparently captures SEVENTEEN’s ambition to become a force that resembles the Sun – a one of a kind being with unswerving influence. The album tracks the 13-piece act as they navigate their own path, determined not to be hindered by fears and the adversity ahead.
As with many of the band’s previous hits, SEVENTEEN’s Vocal unit leader WOOZI co-wrote all of the 9 tracks that complete the album. Members including S.COUPS, HOSHI, WONWOO, MINGYU, VERNON and DINO also participated in composition and penning the lyrics, together building an album imbued with SEVENTEEN’s thoughts, emotions and dedication to their artistry.
From a fear to a dream, from ‘I’ to ‘us’ … 9 powerhouse tracks for those that venture forth
The K-pop Stage-breakers’ 4th studio album Face the Sun ultimately resonates with the cathartic release of making the courageous choice to confront your inner shadows. It takes listeners from the moment of facing your deepest fear, through the grand dreams that emerge in overcoming these fears, and finally to the idea of ‘us’ coming together to move past the weight of our fears and face a new world.
As an album that reflects the team of 13 diverse creatives’ honest ruminations and sets a kinetic tone to what lies ahead, Face the Sun will relay a message of courage and solidarity – an encouragement to SEVENTEEN themselves and their listeners around the world, to not only face but now reach the Sun as ‘TEAM SEVENTEEN.’
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, HWANG HYUN (MonoTree) / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, Shannon / Arranged by WOOZI, BUMZU, HWANG HYUN (MonoTree)
“Darl+ing” is a declaration of SEVENTEEN’s heartfelt wish for their music to serve as a link between its listeners and the act. Based on a minimal but addictive chorus and a unique line of synths, the pop track reflects upon the 13-piece act’s admiration for the idea of ‘you and I’ being bound by sincere affection for one another. As their first-ever English song that illustrates their wholehearted wish to stay as ‘one’, SEVENTEEN speak to the hearts of their listeners across the world through “Darl+ing.”
HOT *Lead Single
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Tim Tan, Dan August Rigo, Ploypaworawan Praison, SOFTSERVEBOY(153/Joombas), Alex Keem(153/Joombas) / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, Dan August Rigo, Ploypaworawan Praison
A compelling interplay of elements of hip-hop and guitar riffs completes the lead single “HOT.” In the bold expression of SEVENTEEN’s determination to walk their own path under the ‘piercing rays of the Sun,’ whistle sounds overlaid throughout the track add a touch of groove, while hints of autotune act as a breath of fresh air. The hip-hop based track encapsulates a riveting listen into the band’s dedication to the path they are on.
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Tommy Brown, Steven Franks, Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel “Lindgren” Schulz / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, WONWOO, Michel “Lindgren” Schulz, Melanie Joy Fontana
As striking vocals soar through this hybrid track of rock and hip-hop, “DON QUIXOTE” recounts the story of the fictional character that chivalrously continues his adventures, paying tribute to such courage and tenacity.
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Park Kitae (PRISMFILTER) / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU / Arranged by BUMZU, Park Kitae (PRISMFILTER)
The powerful rock-based track “March” meticulously weaves synths with guitar sounds to the uplifting backdrop of a shuffle rhythm, delivering the message from SEVENTEEN to all their listeners to valiantly march alongside them as ‘TEAM SEVENTEEN.’
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Sara Davis, Cameron Walker, Jordan Witzigreuter / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU,MINGYU, Sara Davis, Cameron Walker, Jordan Witzigreuter
“Domino” likens the state of a ‘swayed heart’ that is more than ready to fall in love to a domino tile on the verge of collapse. As elements of alternative house and pop intertwine, “Domino” sets a snappy and exciting ambience with synths and vocal chops.
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, DINO, Johan Fransson, Ryan Lawrie, Matt Thomson, Max Lynedoch Graham, Gabriel Brandes / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, DINO
In comparing the darker sides of one’s heart to a ‘shadow,’ the pop rock track of “Shadow” speaks to the realization that ‘shadows’ are a part of ‘who I am’. Striking vocals meld with drums and bass sounds, illustrating the flux of emotions that follow in accepting and embracing the darker hues as a part of the full palette.
‘bout you (노래해)
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Park Kitae (PRISMFILTER) / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU / Arranged by Park Kitae (PRISMFILTER)
“‘bout you” alludes to the lyrics of the leading K-pop act’s debut track “Adore U” in conveying their affection towards ‘TEAM SEVENTEEN’ without a moment of hesitation. A gospel-based track that fuses hip-hop and samples from a choir, the animated and witty “‘bout you” brings listeners into the depths and breadths of one’s affection towards a loved one.
IF you leave me
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Nmore (PRISMFILTER) / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, S.COUPS, HOSHI / Arranged by BUMZU, Nmore (PRISMFILTER)
“IF you leave me” is an immersive track of a candid sentimentality that endearingly asks everyone that has been with SEVENTEEN through all their ups and downs to ‘always stay by their side.’ The minimalistic sound of the track accentuates the intricacies of the lyrics and the melody that raise this wholehearted ballad to perfection.
Composed by WOOZI, BUMZU, Vernon, Robb Roy, Nick Lee, Kyan Palmer / Lyrics by WOOZI, BUMZU, Vernon, Robb Roy
With vocals complemented by heavy autotune, “Ash” paints a picture of SEVENTEEN setting all boundaries and restrictions on fire so as to leave nothing but ashes behind. The trap hip-hop track reflects the band’s fierce passion to pave their own way while breaking free from the bounds of all limitations.