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MCS Concert Round-up: The Maine Back in Manila and Not a Second Too Late

How did we ever survive for more than two years without live music, especially rock shows? Maybe sometimes it felt like we were on the verge of breaking down … and then The Maine came around.

Rock band The Maine is back for the seventh time, with Manila as their only stop in Southeast Asia this year.

Before the Arizona-based group took the stage at the Skydome, Filipino rock band Written by the Stars opened the show with five songs, including “Isolation,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “Runaway.”

The Maine started with a short video, with Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” playing in the background. Through the smoke from the fog machines, the crowd catches a glimpse of the band they’ve been waiting, for and the energy was on another level. The Maine’s first song in their set was “Sticky,” an earworm from their latest album “XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time.” Everyone was jumping and singing along, and it was glorious.

Before continuing with “Like We Did (Windows Down)” frontman John O’Callaghan said, “Phones away!” Without a doubt, the best way to watch a concert is to experience it. In between performing “Numb Without You,” John also reminisced about what it was like just stuck at home during the pandemic. “Turn around. We’re in a room full of fcking people right now. Live music is back, baby. So here’s what I need: I need three years of sitting inside, all that sht that you’ve built up, sitting in your computer chairs, sitting in your bed, sitting at home. I need three years of energy tonight, okay?” There are only a few artists who can literally rock a venue, and The Maine is one of those bands. And when the fans were asked to jump, the Skydome was shaking.

The show (which is more like a party at this point) continued with “Am I Pretty,” “Love in Real Time,” “Slip the Noose,” “High Forever,” “Dirty, Pretty, Beautiful,” and “Taxi.”

The band then asked the crowd “to be here in this room for this song,” which was “How Do You Feel.” It still amazes me how music can heal you, and the feeling of hearing this song live while singing along with The Maine and other fans is beyond words.

For “We All Roll Along,” some fans were given the mic — karaoke style. Everyone was clearly having the best time, and it was an ongoing joke that the band will be playing for five and a half hours. Their set continued with “Diet Soda Society,” “Don’t Come Down,” and “Bad Behavior.”
The Maine also sang their unreleased song “Box in a Heart” before continuing with “Loved You a Little.”

One fan put up a sign that said, “Can I play ‘Run’ with you guys?” The next thing I knew, this fan named Lance was up on stage, playing the guitar with the rest of the band. The Maine: making fans’ dreams come true since 2007.

The crowd was shouting some requests for the band, so they also played “Into Your Arms.” John said they haven’t played that song in four years.
The last songs in their set were “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu” and the best closing song “Another Night on Mars.” Because of artists who make you feel less alien, the world feels like a better place right after a concert.
With the talent and heart that The Maine pours into their every show, it’s no surprise that even after 15 years, their dedicated and passionate fans continue to rival the band’s energy from the start until the very end of their set. Every show is a family reunion, and it’s an incredible experience every time.

The Maine Manila 2022 Setlist:
-Like We Did (Windows Down)
-Numb Without You
-Am I Pretty?
-Love in Real Time
Slip the Noose
-High Forever
-Dirty, Pretty, Beautiful
-How Do You Feel?
-We All Roll Along
-Diet Soda Society
-Don’t Come Down
-Bad Behavior
-Box in a Heart (live debut)
-Loved You a Little
-Into Your Arms
-Black Butterflies & Déjà Vu
-Another Night on Mars

Special thanks to Pulp Live World
Words by Ara Sharra
Photos by Seth Valenzuela
See more photos from the show here

The Maine hits Manila this weekend

The long wait is over. After almost three years, rock band The Maine will come back to Manila for a one-night concert on August 27 at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA. Formed in 2007, the band is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.

They also released their 8th studio album “XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time” in 2021, and John, Jared, Kennedy, Pat and Garrett are more than ready to perform new songs (and their other hits, of course!) for their Filipino fans.

Throughout the years, The Maine has continued to evolve and grow with their fans, and it is exciting to see what they have in store for their comeback. One thing is for sure: the connection with their fans will continue to be the heart of their shows. The Maine last visited our shores in 2019, when the band released their “You Are OK” album.

This is The Maine’s only show in Southeast Asia before they continue with their tour in Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. Filipino rock group Written By The Stars will be the supporting acts for the show.

Tickets now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at www.smtickets.com or via www.minimall.ph. Ticketing service charges apply. For more information about the show, visit www.pulp.ph.

The Maine back in Manila this August 2022

The long wait is over for the Filipino fans of the “Arizona emo group” as PULP Live World brings them back for a one-off show in Southeast Asia with THE MAINE BACK IN MANILA, happening on August 27, 2022, at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA.

Celebrating their 15th anniversary this 2022 and the release of their 8th studio album XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time last July 2021, the band is now more eager to perform their new songs in front of a live audience. Fans can look forward to an incredible setlist following the success of their latest single, “Sticky”, hitting No. 19 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and the release of their collaboration song “Loved You A Little” with Taking Back Sunday and Charlotte Sands.

As the pandemic took over the world for the past two years, the band constantly worked on their music and established stronger connections with their fans online despite the struggles of not being able to go on tours. And now that the world is slowly opening its doors to live events, The Maine is excited to return to Manila for the seventh time and play for the ever-passionate community they have built over the years.

Presented by PULP Live World, tickets to THE MAINE BACK IN MANILA happening on August 27, 2022, Saturday, at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA are priced at P4,500 (PLATINUM), P3,000 (GOLD), and P2,500 (SILVER), inclusive of meet and greet for all ticketholders depending on health restrictions (only fully vaccinated guests are allowed inside the venue). Gates open at 6:00PM, show starts at 8:00PM.

Tickets go on sale on May 1, 2022 (10AM) at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at www.smtickets.com or via www.minimall.ph . Ticketing service charges apply.

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The Maine Live in Manila 2022

American pop punk group The Maine will be returning to the Philippines. The show will be held at SM Skydome in SM City North Edsa on August 22, 2022. The show will be produced by Pulp Live World


Live in Manila 2022
August 27, 2022 – 8pm
SM Skydome, SM City North Edsa, Quezon City


Platinum – Php4,750
Gold – Php3,150
Silver – Php2,650
*prices includes ticketing service charges*

-Inclusive meet & greet for all ticket-holders
-Only fully vaccinated guests are allowed inside the venue

Tickets will be available starting May 1, 2022 (10am) at SM Tickets outlets and online: www.smtickets.com and at Mini Mall PH


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