Friday, January 30, 2015

The Prismatic World Tour: Katy Perry Live in Manila 2015

One of the best selling music superstar, Katy Perry is coming back to Manila as part of her Prismatic World Tour which will be held at the Philippine Arena this May 2015. This will be her third time in the Philippines and she'll be here to promote her fourth studio album, Prism. Concert details below.


January 30, 2015 | Manila, Philippines—International superstar, Katy Perry, has announced today that she will bring THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR to the Philippines on May 7, 2015. This tour is presented by AEG Live.  She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200. The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with "Roar", while "Dark Horse" just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hilary Maiberger as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical.
[Photo by Kris Rocha]
Ovation Productions announced that the ongoing Manila presentation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines has been extended by another week from Feb. 1 to Feb. 8 for the benefit of musical theater fans who failed to watch it during its first few weeks of regular run.


MANILA, January 28, 2015…. Great music and laughter is an irresistible combination that only equates to a fabulous time. Acacia Hotel Manila proudly presents two of the country’s leading acts in OPM and comedy in a Valentine’s show entitled High on Love featuring Side A Band and Jon Santos. The special show will be on Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:15 PM at the Grand Acacia Ballroom. Ticket prices are at Php 2,500, Php 2,300, Php 1,800 and Php 1,500 with seat reservation. Cocktails will be served from 7 PM to 8 PM at the Grand Ballroom Foyer. The show will start promptly at 8:15 PM with Mr. Santos opening the show.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monster Jam: Manila 2015

Get ready Philippines for the BIGGEST and action packed event of the year! Because the world famous monster trucks are coming, Monster Jam hits the Philippines this June 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena. It will be the first Monster Jam event in the country as well as in Southeast Asia. Event details as follows:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pulp Summerslam XV

The longest running metal festival in the country returns this summer. Pulp Summer Slam, now on its 15th edition with tagline: "Angels Descend" to be held at the Amoranto Stadium on April 2015. Festival details below

Mall of Asia Arena Opens 2015 with a Bang!

Seize the opportunity to be entertained in the world-class indoor concert venue with ultramodern features only at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.  Don’t miss out on the chance to experience concerts on the exceptional level with world-standard amenities unique in all of Southeast Asia. 2015 marks a history in the making for MOA Arena as it brings to Filipinos the top music artists of the year in the country! The Mall of Asia Arena is gathering music buffs to enjoy live performances of local award winning musicians of the Philippines as well as the top international artists.

Find out what Christina Perri chooses: Head or Heart?

When dealing with love, would you choose your head over your heart? Or vice-versa?

Maybe the answer will be known at the Christina Perri Live in Manila this coming March 5, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Perri, the singer-songwriter behind the hits “Jar Of Hearts”, “A Thousand Years” and “Human” is known for writing songs about the highs and lows of love and never fails to capture her audience’s emotions, with songs that are easily relatable and felt by the heart.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 amazing things to expect at “The Script” Live in Manila

The Irish band composed of Danny O’Donoghue (vocals, piano), Mark Sheehan (vocals, guitar), Glen Power (vocals, drums) is about to set foot in Manila for the 3rd time. It just goes to show how much these three talented and passionate musicians love performing for Filipinos.

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2015

Karpos Multimedia's Wanderland Music and Arts Festival returns this summer for the third time featuring great acts in indie music scene and live arts by some of the best artists in the Philippines. The festival will be held on April 2015 at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds. Festival details below:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Incubus Returns To Manila This March

American band Incubus is set to rock Manila on March 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Ovation Productions, one of the premier event production companies in the Philippines, ushers in the alternative, nu-metal rock band back to the Philippine shores this 2015. The concert, branded as Incubus LIVE in Manila, will also feature American violinist and dancer, Lindsey Stirling.
Incubus is behind several #1 singles in the US Alternative Songs Chart, namely “Drive”, “Megalomaniac”, “Anna Molly”, and “Love Hurts”.

Charli XCX Live in Manila

British indietronica singer and Grammy-nominated artist, Charli XCX, will perform here in Manila for the very first time and the show will be held on April 2015 at Samsung Hall. She's here to promote her third studio album, "Sucker". Event details below:

Demi World Tour: Demi Lovato Live in Manila 2015

Lovatics! American pop superstar, Demi Lovato returns to Manila and she'll be bringing her "Demi World Tour", her fourth headlining world tour on April 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Concert details below:

How To Dress Well Live in Manila 2015

Ambient electronic singer, Tom Krell a.k.a How To Dress Well is coming back to Manila for another solo gig which will be held at the Black Market on February 2015. See concert details below:

Jacko Wacko Music Festival 2015

From the organization that brought to you the first ever college music festival from De La Salle University, get ready for the sequel of the grandest one yet as DLSU ENGLICOM presents Jacko Wacko Music Festival 2015: Into The Waves. The festival will be held at the block 22 of MOA Complex this February 2015. Event details below:

Rebelution Live in Manila

Reggae rock band, Rebelution scheduled to perform in Manila on April 2015 at the SM City North Edsa's Skydome. This will be their first major gig in the Philippines. Concert details below:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tale As Old As Time: Beauty and The Beast in Manila

Words by Kix Suarez
Photos by Kris Rocha

No one with a semblance of heart wouldn’t know the joy that Disney brings. From Mickey to its princesses, your childhood wouldn’t have been complete without knowing at least one song from a Disney cartoon or movie. Both young and old seem to have their faces light up when Disney is mentioned in a conversation and that’s just what happened when Ovation Productions announced that they were tapped by Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group as its partner in mounting the original Broadway spectacular in Manila as part of its 10-country first-ever international tour in celebration of its 20th anniversary on the stage.

The tour started in Istanbul (Turkey) last October, and made its way to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Thessalonik (Greece), Trieste (Italy) and Milan (Italy) and now in Manila (Philippines), when the final show on January 25 is through, it will head to Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia), Kazakhstan and, finally, Macau, marking the first time it will be seen in these areas.


Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

“Wow you guys are taller in real life!”

Yep, those were the first things we said to Bastille upon meeting them. Dressed in black, head to toe with their Chuck Taylors - the same look on the Spinnr profile photo. And being their well-mannered selves, they simply replied with a sheepish “Well, thank you.” That was the first thing we learned in the course of the whole time being an arm away from them, and we found out more.

One Night With Dishwalla

One Night With Dishwalla
Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Stephen Lavoie for Manila Concert Scene

90s rock sensation Dishwalla took the stage of the Megatent Libis for a night of nostalgia and good old alternative music. The setting was intimate – cozy, carpeted with enough alcohol to go around, highlighted with an atmospheric lighting…but the mood was ecstatic. Why not? A serving of local music inclusive of Up Dharma Down and Wolfgang started the evening. And these are 2 of the finest in the land.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

OPM Live - MuSIKATin!

The biggest gathering of Pinoy acts in one major concert festivity! An OPM show to be lead by Mr. Ogie Alcasid with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. This event will be held at the biggest dome in the world, Philippine Arena, Bocaue in Bulacan. Concert details below.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Matt Monro, Jr. Sets to Perform in Manila this Valentine!

Classic love songs are always the best ones! This February, LOVE spells another classic twist in “Only You: An Evening of Romantic Hits”, a Valentine concert featuring Matt Monro, Jr. and The Fabulous Sounds of … The Platters with renowned Filipino balladeer and Asian singing sensation, Christian Bautista.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Joey Albert and The CompanY reunite for an all OPM Valentine concert

On February 13, Joey Albert and The CompanY will be joining forces in a Valentine concert entitled, “Our Love Songs (OPM Greatest Hits Live)”, at the Music Museum; 8 p.m. It has been 27 years since Joey and The CompanY has had a concert together and since that time both musical acts have amassed an impressive catalogue of original hits.

Monday, January 5, 2015


Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha

This may be the 3rd time Yellowcard played in Manila, but it’s still as fun as the first one. Consistent with their pop-punk flavor, the boys from Florida have always been known for their energetic sets and high octane tracks. And that didn’t falter. Delivering a punchy and robust 20-song-setlist, Yellowcard did not disappoint as the boys kept everything spirited…song after song after song.

But the one thing we found endearing and charming on this show was vocalist Ryan Key’s earnest stage banters.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Boys Republic Live at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

One of today's hottest KPOP groups, Boys Republic, are coming to Manila for the first time and scheduled to perform at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls this January 2015. They are here to promote their latest EP album, Real Talk. Event details below: