Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eastwood – Quezon City’s Countdown to 2015 is Always Awesome with Sarah Geronimo and Pinoy Music Stars

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City is celebrating the New Year with a bang through an Awesome line-up of spectacular performances and activities from the country’s brightest music stars at its New Year Countdown to 2015, the official New Year Countdown of Quezon City.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

#NYEPH: The Countdown to 2015

Are you looking for great parties on the last day of 2014? You're at the right spot as Manila Concert Scene gives you the list of upcoming events in Manila for December 31, 2014 - the biggest and most fabulous new year's eve celebration in the Philippines yet. This is the #NYEPH: Countdown to 2015

All We Want for Christmas is Michael Bublé

All we want for Christmas is Michael Bublé, and he’s coming to Manila on January 31, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Crosby, Stills & Nash Live in Manila

Folk rock supergroup (and legends) David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash are coming to Manila for the first time ever and will perform at the historic Araneta Coliseum this March 2015. They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture. Concert details below

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Drankin' Patna Tour: T-Pain Live in Manila 2015

Award winning American hiphop superstar, T-Pain returns to Manila for his first major concert happening at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 2015 as part of his Drankin' Patna Tour. Concert details as follows:

Circuit Makati to host the 2014 Rakrakan Festival This Saturday

In less than a week, the vast landscape of Globe Circuit Events Ground, Circuit Makati will be transformed into a jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring mecca for thousands of OPM fans celebrating the final days of 2014 at perhaps the biggest, the loudest, and most anticipated all-Filipino music festival of the year: “Rakrakan Festival.”

It’s about time again to rock ‘til you drop!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Global phenomenon One Direction pop-up store “1D World” opens in the Philippines!

Just in time for the most awaited two-night concert in 2015, Music Management International (MMI) Live unveils the Philippine debut of the 1D WORLD pop-up store at the 5th Level, Mega Fashion Hall of the SM Megamall on December 20, 2014.


Words by Isabella Cruz
Photo/s by Kris Rocha

Rock, rap and pop-rock collide for a night of explosive performances in Araneta Coliseum last November 21. Three of the country’s top artists treated their fans in ICON: RICO, GLOC, YENG THE CONCERT with a show that will truly made them icons in their own rights.

Opening the evening with their hits, Rico, Gloc and Yeng raised the bar high early on for their performances for the rest of the night. Backed by ever-charged G-Force and the U.P. Singing Ambassadors, the rest of the concert was sure to be one for the books. Under the musical direction of Ria Osorio, the band composed of Jay Agustin (Keyboards), Janno Queyquep (Guitars), Ardie de Guzman (Guitars), Karel Honasan (Bass), Mike Alba (Drums), Yosha Honasan (Back Up Vocals) and Brenan Espartinez (Back Up Vocals), the accompaniment was seamless and truly added to the enchantment of the night. Somewhere in their opening number, Rico Blanco even gave us a taste of his rapping skills, promising to step out of his comfort zone.

Pop-Rock Princess Yeng Constantino took the stage with her captivating rendition of Wrecking Ball. The crowd was definitely in awe as Yeng sat down to serenade Araneta with a set of her most memorable hits. Ending with her current hit, Ikaw, dedicated to her fiancé, Yan, who was seen emotionally singing along to the heartfelt ballad.

As Gloc-9 steps out, he was armed not only with fast rhymes, but also with huge surprises for the audience. The master rapper shockeds us all by actually singing! His rendition of Kanye West’s Heartless garnered a lot of cheers from the crowd. But what was truly special about his performance was his medley of the late King of Pinoy Rap, Francis Magalona’s songs, ending with Kaleidoscope World where Gloc actually made Araneta Coliseum literally light up.

Things took a slower turn as Rico Blanco entered the stage singing Nais Ko followed by Gloc and Yeng singing Batang Bata Ka Pa and Anak respectively.  The energy picked up once again as Rico Blanco together with the Bandidos delivered his own electrifying act filled with lights and movement. His own hits as well as Rivermaya’s got the whole crowd dancing to the contagious beats and also got Araneta singing the words back to him.

The concert ended with the trio singing their most memorable hits together. With the guidance of Direk Paul Basinillo, the whole production was made memorable from start to finish. From the stage to the acts, it was undeniably a stellar night for the artists and the fans alike.

Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. made all this possible and has surely made the event one the people would remember for a very long time.




New Found Glory Live in Manila 2015

New Found Glory is coming back to Manila for their first headlining show which will be held on February 2015 at the Skydome. Their first Manila performance was held in 2008 with Simple Plan and Jamie Scott & The Town now here's your chance to see them again LIVE! Concert details below:

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Voice Kids All In

Words and Photos by Bernice Leyeza

The Voice Kids' first ever concert last December 6 held at the PICC Plenary Hall was truly a blast! Check out our photo coverage below:

Lyca Gairanod proves that she is the first winner of The Voice Kids by opening the concert. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Journey Of Feels

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

Jason Mraz has been in the country for several times, but it’s always a delight having him. It’s obvious why…the man always keep things fresh in every return. And the last one is no exception. Backed up by his new-found band, Raining Jane, Mraz put on a gentler set this time around. With pockets through the concert showcasing the talents of his all-female arsenal. “I’ve always wanted to be in a girl band”, he kids. And the result is a sojourn that’s laid back, smooth and magical.

Incubus Live in Manila 2015

After their successful shows here, alternative rock band Incubus will be having a one-night only show this coming March 2015 at the MOA Arena, Their 2015 show will be the band's fourth Manila show. Concert details below:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Take Your Girl to Chvrch

Words by Kix Suarez
Photo by Seth Valenzuela
Last November 26, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty took Filipinos to church! A Vybe Manila Production, the concert was held at the SM Aura Samsung Hall.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The 2015 Philippine Countdown

#NYEPH2014! Be part of the biggest New Year's Eve celebration at the biggest indoor arena in the world! Featuring today's best Filipino artists + the return of International superstar, Chris Brown, to Manila. Event details below.

Philippine KPOP Convention 6

KPOP fans unite! The grandest, most attended, longest-running, and most prestigious Kpop event in the country is back. This year's Philippine KPOP Convention features 3 Korean Pop artists: girl group SISTAR, hiphop dance group GOT7 and singer Bernard Park. The convention will be held this December 2014 at the SMX Convention Center. Event details as follows:

FUSION 2015: 1st Philippine Music Festival

This 2015, prepare for another massive music festival! FUSION Music Festival, the 1st world-class Philippine music festival featuring top Filipino musicians and rock bands in one spectacular night. The festival will be held on January 2015 at the Concert Grounds of Mall of Asia. Festival details below:

Lenny Kravitz Rocks Manila in March 2015

Lenny Kravitz, the four-time GRAMMY Winner who gave us the hits “Again”, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, “Fly Away and “American Woman” is set to rock the Philippines this coming March. He is regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, and has successfully transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Strut Tour: Lenny Kravitz Live in Manila (CANCELLED)

American rock icon, Lenny Kravitz will be bringing his Strut Tour to Manila for the very first time. Kravitz will perform at Circuit Makati on March 2015. He's also here to promote his latest album, Strut. Concert details below:

Planetshakers Live in Manila 2015

Worship Christian group, Planetshakers, coming to Manila and will perform at the Big Dome on August 2015. The band is returning to the Philippines with a mission to awaken, empower, transform and equip the Filipinos to fulfill their God-given destiny. Event details below:

Lamb of God Live in Manila 2015

American metal rock band, Lamb of God, will be making their return to Manila for a one-night only show happening on March 2015 at the World Trade Center. Concert details below:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dannic Live in Manila

One of the hottest EDM superstars today! Dutch progressive house DJ/Producer, Dannic, will be playing for the first time in Manila this December 2014 at Hyve in Bonifacio Global City. He'll be here as part of his Asia Tour 2014. Party details below:

Hyve Nation Dutch House Sensation DANNIC to Manila

Hyve Nation, the group behind Manila’s most talked buzz-worthy parties in Metro Manila has people’s tongues wagging yet again by having Dutch producer and DJ Dannic spin exclusively for Fort Bonifacio’s premier boutique nightclub Hyve on December 13, Saturday.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Exodus Music Festival 2015

A 24 hour of music representing all genres from rock, reggae, new wave, RNB, hip-hop, EDM & cultural presentation all in one big event. This is Exodus Music Festival, the 1st ever, happens this March 2015. Event details below

Monday, December 1, 2014

Rock 'Til You Drop At Rakrakan Festival This Dec. 20

Get your guts and bones ready as the country’s biggest, loudest, and most anticipated all-Filipino Music Festival comes banging right within the outskirts of the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Circuit Makati this coming December 20, 2014, on a scale unprecedented and never before seen in the decades-long history of Original Pinoy Music!

Awake World Tour: Tycho Live in Manila

Ambient music artist, Tycho or also known as ISO50, is coming and will bring his Awake World Tour to Manila on February 2015 at the new Theater at Solaire Resort. Concert details below:

Architects Live in Manila

British metalcore rock band, Architects, scheduled to perform in the Philippines this February 2015. The band currently consists of vocalist Sam Carter, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Searle and his twin brother, drummer Dan Searle, as well as bassist Alex Dean. This will be their first Manila show. Concert details below.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Boyce Avenue Live in Manila 2015

One of the hottest singing sensations! After their sold-out show in 2013, the BOYCE are back! Boyce Avenue will be playing at the Big Dome - their very first arena show in the Philippines on Valentines day of 2015. More concert details below

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ice Beat Factory Live at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

American live performers Ice Beat Factory will be having a series of shows at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls this holiday season 2014. Witness a breath-taking art show combining the power and elegance of live ice sculpting infused with musical performance. Event details below

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Apollo Music Fest At Circuit Makati

The Apollo Music Fest At Circuit Makati
Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos By Seth Valenzuela
Thousands of music lovers gathered at Circuit Makati Grounds last November 14 for the very first inter-university music festival, Apollo Music Festival which was organized by two of the country's prominent student boards: UP Junior Marketing Association and DLSU Business Management Society. The festival was also headlined by some of the biggest Filipino bands and DJs today. See more pictures from the festival below

A Soul Surf To Remember

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos from Soul Surf 2014 Fan Page (Rob Leung)

Now, you don’t have to wait for LaBoracay anymore just to have an excuse to party and dig your toes in to the sand. We still can’t get over the fun that was Soul Surf 2014! It was definitely one of the best beach breaks we’ve had this year.

Ultimate: Martin, Regine, Gary, Lani Live

It's the ULTIMATE valentine show that you shouldn't miss! Four of the country's biggest acts headlines a two-night concert: Mr. Martin Nievera, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Mr. Gary Valenciano and Ms. Lani Misalucha scheduled to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena this valentine season 2015. Event details below:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas With Bamboo

A special treat to all music lovers. Catch BAMBOO live as he serenades us again this Christmas Season! Concert details below.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dishwalla Live in Manila

They're coming back! After the cancelled performance at the last Soul Surf in La Union, American alternative rock band, Dishwalla will now perform right here in Manila. This will be their very first major show in the Philippines. Concert details below.

Friday, November 14, 2014

[Concert Round-Up] Mr. Big Live In Manila

Words by Edan Cañete
Photos by Kris Rocha

Mr. Big rocked the Mall of Asia Arena last Halloween (October 31), making it their third time to perform in the Philippines to the delight of Filipino rock fans.

The show started at around 8:50 pm, and when the lights dimmed and the crowd went wild, I knew this would be an energetic show. Mr. Big, the American rock group composed of vocalist Eric Martin, lead guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Pat Torpey (who is currently battling Parkinson’s disease) and tour drummer Matt Starr, gave an amazing rock show with more than 20 songs!


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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Head Or Heart Tour With Christina Perri In Manila

In matters of love, should you rely on your heart or your head? This is the question Christina Perri posed as she began writing her second album, a collection of cathartic songs that seek to reconcile how we make decisions in love and life. The singer’s first album, lovestrong., grappled with the aftermath of a breakup, signaling Perri as an honest, genuine artist ready to share her emotional journey with her fans.

That disc, released in 2011, was bolstered by the success of Perri’s single “Jar of Hearts” and led the musician into nine tours over 27 months. Her final show supporting lovestrong. took place on October 9, 2012 at Los Angeles’s iconic Hollywood Bowl with Jason Mraz. Two weeks later, Perri penned the first song for head or heart, her second album.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Michael Bublé, the four-time Grammy award winner and Canadian superstar, is returning to Manila as part of his World Tour on January 31st 2015 - at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Head or Heart Tour: Christina Perri Live in Manila

Recording pop superstar, Christina Perri will bring her The Head or Heart Tour 2015 in Manila which will be held this March 2015 at the Big Dome. This will be her first major show in the Philippines Concert details as follows:

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

Let’s get it out of the way, shall we?

No…there was no disastrous moment during the Mariah show. If you expected a mishap something similar to the videos that surfaced during her Korean leg, there was none of that. As in zero. Zilch. Wala. In fact, Mariah proved that she still has it. The diva maneuvered through her 2 hour show with ease and confidence – boldly showcasing the voice that made her an incomparable star. Though some parts may be challenging to her, that didn’t matter as fans and followers of the elusive chanteuse cheered her on.

Apollo Music Festival 2014

LIVE THE DREAM! The first inter-university music festival between the UP Junior Marketing Association(UPJMA) and DLSU Business Management Society(DLSU BMS) featuring some of the best Pinoy bands and DJs across the country. Apollo Music Festival 2014 will took place this November at the Circuit Makati Grounds in Makati City. Full details below:

Monday, November 3, 2014

MAGIC! Live In Manila

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

We were hooked from the very first time we heard this song on the radio. It was one of those songs you couldn’t forget easily because the melody was too simple and too catchy to disregard. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that the boys behind this great song, were to perform in Manila at, whispers softly, Resorts World Manila. Thanks to the people behind Wilbros, Manilenos were treated to a fun night of beach vibes and good times.

For those who have been living under a rock, Magic! (stylized as MAGIC!) is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of songwriter and record producer Nasri on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, "Rude".

Friday, October 31, 2014

MAD Fest 2014: Music + Art + Dance Festival

Jack TV will be hosting the biggest music, arts and dance festival in the Philippines with fifteen local acts and to be headlined by Australian recording superstar Kimbra. MAD Fest 2014 will be held at the MOA Concert Grounds on December. Full details below:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Martin Garrix Live in Manila 2014

One of the most in-demand EDM superstars today, Martin Garrix, returns to Manila and scheduled to perform on December 2014. This will be his second show in the Philippines. Event details below:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rakrakan Festival '14

It's the 2nd annual Rakrakan Festivala massive, one-day celebration of Pinoy music, sports, art, and pride. It’s about time of the year again for YOU to rock ‘til you drop and this year, it will feature over 70 biggest local bands and 3 rocking stages. The festival will be held at the Circuit Makati Grounds on December 2014. Festival details below:

The Clean Air Concert At Fairview Terraces On Nov. 5

In Celebration of the triple header national & international festivities which is the “Environmental Awareness Month” and The Clean Air Month” and “Climate Change Consciousness Week” in November, EARTHDAY JAM FOUNDATION,INC. (the producers of the irrepressible “Earthday Jam”) in cooperation with the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU OF DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR) with support from Ayala Malls’ Terraces and PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN AIR will stage “The 2014 CLEAN AIR CONCERT AND FORUM” as its the highlighting event .

Friday, October 24, 2014


The catchy and delightful sound that instantly stirs listeners to sing, sway and swoon to its beat  will sweep the local concert scene when bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes returns to Manila with his band for a live concert on Saturday, November 15,  at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer Live at The Forum Fly Away Promo!

Ready your passports + US Visa because ASTROPLUS & MCA MUSIC INC. will be flying one lucky winner + a friend to watch 5SOS Live at The Forum in Los Angeles, California USA!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cash Cash Live in Manila

New-Jersey based EDM group, Cash Cash, invades Manila this December 2014 and will spin at Raven Boutique Club. The group consists of the brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, along with Samuel Frisch. Together as a trio, they produce, record, mix & master all their music. The group's highest charting song to date is "Take Me Home", which features vocals by Bebe Rexha. Party details below:

Michael Bublé Live in Manila 2015

Four time Grammy award winning artist, Canadian singer Michael Bublé, returns to Manila for one-night only show happens on January next year. Manila will be part of his 2015 Asia Tour. This will be his 3rd PH stop(1st in 2003, 2nd in 2005). Concert details below: