Friday, March 27, 2015

Backstreet's Back To Manila this May 5

Backstreet Boys, acclaimed as the best-selling boy band of all time which dominated the music and recording industry from the early 1990s onwards, is coming to Manila to do a major concert on May 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Darren Espanto Live! Birthday Concert

Darrenatics! Good news: Darren Espanto will be having his very first arena headlining show to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena this summer! Catch his total performance, concert details below:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Idina Menzel Live in Manila

Pulp Live World brings Grammy award winning music artist, Idina Menzel, for the first time to Manila this June 2015, one night only performance at the Mall of Asia Arena. Concert details below:

Castaway Music Festival 2.0

 Two cities, one big music festival. This is the Castaway Music Festival, the second annual festival to be held in the province of Pampanga. This year, a two-day event to be held in SM City Clark and SM City Pampanga featuring some of the best local acts today. Festival details below:

Alex Gonzaga Readies for Her Unexpected Summer Concert

Preparations are underway for Alex Gonzaga’s first solo concert entitled, “AG from the East: The Unexpected Concert” to be held in Smart-Araneta Coliseum on April 25, 2015. A first in her career, AG from the East: The Unexpected Concert will showcase Gonzaga’s singing and comic prowess as well as her attitude on how life should be full of happiness.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Honeymoon Tour: Ariana Grande Live in Manila

Arianators! This is it! The Honeymoon Tour comes to Manila! Global pop superstar Ariana Grande scheduled to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 2015. This will be her very first show in the Philippines. Concert details as follows

BZ20 Tour: Boyzone Live in Manila 2015

This 2015, Irish pop group, Boyzone, will return to Manila for one night only show as part of their BZ20 Tour - celebrating the band's breakthrough twenty years ago. The show will be held at the Big Dome. Their last show in the Philippines was held in 1997 at the Folk Arts Theater. More details of their 2015 show below.

Friday, March 20, 2015


International acts have come to the Philippines during their concert tours, and as many well-known performers are eyeing the country for their next destination, a new and gigantic concert venue will become their second home – opening up more possibilities for amazing stage design and accommodating more Filipino fans.  All roads will lead to the state-of-the-art Philippine Arena for the upcoming Best of Best in the Philippines KPOP concert on April 12 and Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour on May 7, 2015.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dream Fields Music Festival

 Dream Fields Music Festival is a story of your musical dreams turned reality. It will bring to life a line-up of international and local artists under multiple genres. The said festival will be held this summer, May 2015 in Vista Concert Grounds. Festival details as follows.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Best Reception Ever

The Manila leg of Ed Sheeran’s Multiply Tour not just made local Sheerios happy, but a certain British ginger as well.

Words by Klara Iskra AƱonuevo
Photos by Kris Rocha

“Honestly, honestly, hand in heart, a hundred percent, this is the best reception I’ve ever had,” said Ed Sheeran during the Manila leg of his Multiply Tour. I believe him. Because honestly, both hands on heart, a hundred percent, that was the best concert I’ve been to, and I’ve been to A LOT.
True, I’ve said the same of shows past (including that of Fall Out Boy’s and Taylor Swift’s), but I think, unless I manage to see another Ed Sheeran show, this “best” will stick for a lifetime.

As you may have already guessed, I’m a Sheerio, or a big Ed Sheeran fan. So I took a vacation leave on March 12, just so I could get to the Mall of Asia Arena early to get first dibs on official merchandise and line up for the concert early. I was one of the firsts to enter the Arena, and my enthusiasm paid off, because as the lights went down and everyone started running towards the stage, I found myself front and center with only a person between me and the barricade. I couldn't believe my luck.


Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Seth Valenzuela

Christina Perri opened her “Head or Heart” show a Capella style. And that’s one gutsy move.
Front and center, the singer-songwriter sang her first track – “Trust” – with nothing but just her and a mic stand. And the moment she opened herself to sing, out came a voice so crisp, so powerful…so endearing. Truly, a brave move for the 28 year old talent to start her show devoid of bells and whistles. But I guess those are truly Christina’s strengths – her voice and her vulnerability. And indeed, it was a perfect way to establish an entertainingly intimate evening.

Alt-J Live in Manila

English indie rock group, Alt-J will be bringing their world tour to Manila for the first time which will be held on May 2015 at the Theatre in Solaire. They'll be here to promote their current album, "This Is All Yours". Concert details below.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Demi Lovato to Mesmerize Filipino Lovatics in Demi World Tour in Manila

Wilbros Live ushers in 12-time Teen Choice Awards winner, American actress, singer, and songwriter Demi Lovato to Manila to perform a one-night only show on April 30, 2015, 8PM at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lamb Of God in Manila

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Ben Barayuga

This was the third time that Lamb of God has played in the Philippines (first in 2010 and then in 2012) – and it’s safe to say the crowd were not bored of seeing Randy Blythe and co live.
As the fans piled into the World Trade Centre, the anticipation to see the groove metal band from Virginia, USA was palpable. The closer it got to 9pm when they were due to start, the louder and more frequent the chants of “LAMB OF GOD” got from the crowd.

Closeup Forever Summer 2015

Get ready to do it again! Closeup brings you to the second annual #CloseupForeverSummer which will be held this May 2015 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Headlined by one of the hottest EDM superstars today, Martin Garrix and indie pop duo, Angus & Julia Stone. Festival details below:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

UFC Fight Night 66

The long wait is over! The largest mix martial arts promotion in the world, Ultimate Fighting Championship will held their very first event in the Philippines and their only UFC event in Southeast Asia this 2015. The main event will be a featherweight super fight between the former UFC Lightweight Champion, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar and the former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah "The California Kid" Faber". The UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs Faber will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena this May 2015. More details below

Exodus Music Fest Pre-Party this coming Weekend

Before the main event on March 21 at Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park... get a taste of Exodus Music & Arts Festival at our "PRE-PARTY and CAR CLUB MEET!" on March 14, 2015 (Saturday) at DOG HOUSE DINER, located at Addas Commercial Bldg Molino Blvd, Bacoor, Cavite! 9pm onwards

Monday, March 9, 2015

Justice Live in Manila

Award winning electro-house music duo, Justice, performs their hits for the first time in Manila this coming May 2015 at Valkyrie, The Palace Manila. Party details below

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Echosmith Live in Manila 2015

Pop rock band Echosmith returns to Manila and will be staging their very first major concert in the Philippines. Show will be held at the Samsung Hall this August 2015. See full details here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5 Reasons to Watch La Cage Aux Folles

Words by Angela Prats
Photos by Kris Rocha

Sure there are more than 5 reasons to catch this musical play by 9 Works Theatrical who have worked so hard to put on a fabulous show.  But to give you an idea on what to expect we list down our top 5 reasons based on our experience when we had the opportunity to catch the preview last February 27, and here they are:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


International pop queen Katy Perry’s presence is as powerful as fireworks as anticipation for her concert here in the country heightens, with fans eagerly preparing to storm the Philippine Arena on May 7, 2015. The tour, presented by AEG Live, complements her highly successful album PRISM, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Crosby, Stills & Nash Coming to The Big Dome This Month

Catch rock’s legendary group perform its greatest hits when Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) visits Manila for an evening of  soft-rock songs and beautiful harmonies during a concert on March 16, 8 pm, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.