2017 is about to pass and you probably watched one or any of the great foreign artists who dropped by the country to this death-defying year of awesome concerts. This year, we were treated to the music of Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, Shawn Mendez, The Moffatts, Coldplay, James Taylor, David Guetta, Village People, Liam Gallagher, In the Mix, Dream Theater, Michael Learns to Rock and Britney Spears to name a few.
Celebrated concert organizers like Ovation Productions, Wilbros Live, Midas Promotions and MMI Live among others are continuously striving to get the best roster of music artists on stage as this industry thrives well.
VJP Music Roll is fortunate enough to give you this three-part list. Manila is booming the whole year round with highly anticipated tours. We are grateful to Ms. Grace Foronda for keeping us posted on all her events. We want to make sure you know all about it so you won’t miss any of it.
If you’re in the process of planning out your finances and schedules for the last month of the year and the early part of 2018, make sure you have this list on hand. Here are more than nine upcoming concerts you should watch out for:
- Engelbert Humperdinck’s 50th Anniversary Tour (Ovation Productions) November 28, 2017 • SMART-Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices: Php 5810 • Php 4755 • Php 4225 • Php 3700 • Php 2640 • Php 1585
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2iCRirM
Engelbert Humperdinck’s milestone pays tribute to his outstanding achievements, dubbed as “King of Romance” and a crooner who has charmed millions worldwide with his rich repertoire in a broad range of genres. Whether you’ve seen his previous concerts or not, you definitely would want to see him another time. Check out my Engelbert Humperdinck concert experience last year on this LINK.
Humperdinck remains a formidable figure in pop music, a true icon of entertainment who radiates excellence in his honeyed, mellow voice and inspires people of the present age who exalt him as an extraordinary performer and a quintessential romantic balladeer for six decades.
- Boyzlife (Ovation Productions)
December 4, 2017 • KIA Theatre
Ticket Prices: Php 6075 • Php 5020 • Php 3960 • Php 1850
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2z8704h
Brian McFadden of Westlife and Keith Duffy of Boyzone joined forces to create Boyzlife. Both with incredible success, each has his own record achievements; they will finally come to Manila to tell the untold story of life in two of the world’s biggest boy bands. You can watch Boyzlife for as low as Php 1850, inviting us to rediscover deeper beyond their timeless songs.
Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy, and Shane Lynch collectively known as Boyzone has previously performed in Manila for BZ20 Tour (2015), a celebration of the band’s fascinating 20 years in the music industry. After 20 years, Filipino fans still love them for a reason.
While the Irish group Westlife namely Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily brought their Gravity Tour in Manila for a one-night only performance in 2011. Boyzlife is a wonderful treat for their most faithful fans.
- Nothing But Thieves (Ovation Productions)
January 21, 2018 • KIA Theatre
Ticket Prices: Php 5,750 • Php 3,750 • Php 1,750
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2A13vOa
English alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. Nothing But Thieves will perform their well-loved hits “If I Get High”, “Lover, Please Stay”, Amsterdam, “Sorry”, “Particles”, and “Wake Up Call” as they keep their high hopes in expanding beyond Europe after two years since their debut.
Nothing But Thieves is looking for new territories where they can offer their most potent songs, something dark yet driven to inspire modern rock communities around the world.
- Incubus (Ovation Productions)
February 17, 2018 • SMART-Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices: Php 7295 • Php 7295 • Php 6240 • Php 4125 • Php 2015 • Php 1065
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hGWlXh
Ovation Productions has produced Incubus’ previous concerts in Manila including the last in 2015. Iconic multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus is collectively interested in challenging themselves to find new, innovative ways of writing music that continue to evolve them organically. As a result, the 11 tracks comprising “8” assemble a mosaic reflective of the band’s current mind set.
8 arrives at a significant milestone for Incubus—releasing exactly 20 years since their major label debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E. landed back in 1997. A little older, a lot wiser, quite tighter, but equally ready to challenge themselves and rock music at large. Incubus is changing their perspective once more in 2017 and this time around, the atmosphere will be more addicting.
- Ed Sheeran (Ovation Productions)
April 8, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices:Php 11,450 • Php 8290 • Php 3010
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2mOpAN8
After the recent cancellation of Ed Sheeran’s five shows in Asia due to arm injury, he has recently announced the rescheduling of his “Divide Tour” including Manila.
Ed’s epic rise as phenomenal solo artist is characterized by his chart-topping recorded music and online milestones. The Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere over recent years. In July 2015, Ed took to the stage of Wembley Stadium becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band, with just his trademark loop pedal and guitar, and performed to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights.
We definitely appreciate his one-man show, sincere folk brand of acoustic pop and artistry which sets him apart from his contemporaries. He will absolutely let fans sing with his live inclusions as they will surely admire this laudable Divide Tour concert.
UPDATED: MARCH 2018
- Katy Perry (Ovation Productions & AEG Presents)
April 2, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 19,540 • Php 16,370 • Php 13,200 • Php 6870 • Php 2640
Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/2n2dkX1
Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, Katy Perry returns to Manila for her “Witness: The Tour” on 02 April 2018 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. Tickets are now on sale via KatyPerry.com or and www.smtickets.com.
Witness: The Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles. Witness: The Tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.”
UPDATED: June 2018
- Air Supply Live in Sta. Rosa (Ovations Production)
May 31, 2018 • Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum
Ticket Prices: Php4500 • Php 3500 • Php 2500 • Php1500
Air Supply, the iconic Australian duo and hitmakers, namely Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock will take us on a trip down memory lane on May 31 at the Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum. Known for their timeless ballads including “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am,” “Two Less Lonely People,” “Every Woman In the World,” “Sweet Dreams,” “I Can Wait Forever,” “Lonely Is the Night,” “Having You Near Me,” among many others.
Air Supply Live in Santa Rosa is brought to you by Ovation Productions. Still supplying the classic hits 43 years since the release of their debut album, Air Supply celebrates their trademark soft rock sound by serenading us once again with their massive catalog of evergreen love songs. They will take us back to the 80’s for a special one-night show, the first of several shows that are part of their Over Asia 2018 Tour following dates all over Canada and the United States.
- Don Moen Philippine Tour (Ovations Production)
July 4, 2018 • SMART-Araneta Colieum
July 6 – Iloilo • July 8 – Baguio City • July 10 – Pampanga • July 11 – Santa Rosa
Ticket Prices: Php 3170 • Php 2640 • Php 2115 • Php 1585 • Php 1060 • Php 530
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2JVAyYp
Don Moen, the singer-songwriter who achieved international prominence and success for his praise and worship music, is scheduled to return to the Philippines for a five-city concert tour that is set to start on July 4, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years. He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.
UPDATED: July 2018
- Celine Dion (Ovation Productions & AEG Presents)
July 19 (Sold Out) & 20, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 38,380 • Php 32,210 • Php 19,540 • Php 16,370 • Php 7920 • Php 2640
Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/2Ha5RgR
World-renowned singer Celine Dion to perform in seven cities across the Asia-Pacific region with her highly anticipated LIVE 2018 Tour. Scheduled to kick-off 26 June in Tokyo, the CELINE DION LIVE 2018 Tour will see Celine return to cities she hasn’t performed in for ten years, including Tokyo and Macao, and cities she will perform in for the first time ever, including Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila, and Bangkok. The tour is produced by AEG Presents and co-produced by Ovation Productions in Manila.
One of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, and seven American Music Awards. In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2016, the Billboard Music Awards presented her with the lifetime achievement Icon Award. Celine continues to break records with her ongoing Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace which has played over 1,000 shows to more than four million fans.
- John Ford Coley Live in Sta. Rosa (Ovations Production)
August 11, 2018 • Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum
Ticket Prices: Php3300 • Php 2800 • Php 1800 • Php 800
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2NwGVU3
American singer John Ford Coley will be performing at the Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum is Santa Rosa, Laguna on August 11, 2018. John frequently visited the Philippines due to the massive popularity of musical duo England Dan & John Ford Coley music. His first visit to Manila was via a three-night Valentines weekend concert at the Folk Arts Theater in 2000.
John is a classically trained pianist, guitarist, actor, and author most known for his classic hits like It’s Sad To Belong, Soldier In The Rain, Gone Too Far, Love Is The Answer, What’s Forever For, Broken Hearted Me, I’d Really Like to See You Tonight, among others.
The duo disbanded in 1980 after the passing of England Dan (Danny Seals, brother of Jim Seals of 1970s soft rock duo Seals and Crofts). John Ford Coley will have popular OPM singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon as front act.
- Boyzone Farewell Tour in Manila (Ovations Production)
August 26, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices: Php5500 • Php 5000 • Php 4000 • Php 3500 • Php 2500 • Php 1000
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2u8Txb7
Irish boyband Boyzone is going on their 25th Anniversary Tour, after which, the group will split for good. Manila date has been set for August 26, 2018 at the Mall Of Asia Arena as confirmed by Ovation Productions.
This is the final chance for their millions of Filipino fans to watch them perform together. The group members are composed Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, and Shane Lynch. Boyzone has had 21 singles in the top 40 UK charts and 22 singles in the Irish charts. They are one of the most successful bands in Europe.
Boyzone’s most loved hits include Love Me For A Reason, Daydream Believer, Key To My Life, So Good, Father and Son, Should Be Missing You Now, Close To You, Words, Picture of You, Baby Can I Hold You, I Love the Way You Love Me, No Matter What, You Needed Me, What A Wonderful World, Everyday I Love You, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, among many others.
- Bone Thugz-N-Harmony Live in Manila (Ovations Production)
September 5, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 4700 • Php 4240 • Php 3710 • Php 2650 • Php 1060
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2uayghh
Grammy-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will take their Filipino fans to a trip down memory lane as they return to Manila on September 5, 2018 for a one-night concert. Among the popular hits of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Crossroads.”
Filipino rap icon Gloc-9, new rap sensation Shanti Dope, and OPM MoThugs duo Blaze N’ Kane are set to be the show’s front acts providing Pinoy lovers of the genre a delightful and unforgettable night of R&B and hip-hop.
- Tower of Power in Manila with Dennis Lambert and Kalapana (Ovations Production)
September 7, 2018 • Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices: Php 5200 • Php 4750 • Php 3750 • Php 2750 • Php 1750 • Php 750
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2NwKkCj
Tower of Power in Manila with Dennis Lambert and Kalapana is happening on September 7, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Tower of Power brings in their dynamic album of all-new material, Soul Side of Town. Presented by Ovation Productions, they will be performing greatest hits such as You’re Still A Young Man, So Very Hard To Go, Time Will Tell, & Sparkling In The Sand. The 70’s American band celebrates their 50th Anniversary with very special guests Kalapana and Dennis Lambert!
- Calum Scott Live in Manila (Ovations Production & AEG Presents)
October 30, 2018 • KIA Theatre
Ticket Prices: Php 10560 • Php 5810 • Php 4760 • Php 3700 • Php 2640
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2Nvo1Ny
The man behind one of the world’s most famous and well-loved renditions of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own,’ English balladeer Calum Scott will be performing his first ever Philippine show entitled Only Human Asia Tour at the Kia Theatre on October 30, 2018.
With more than 6.5 million copies sold worldwide, a 5x Platinum in Australia and his nomination at the Brit Awards for British Single Of The Year, his album resonated strongly with Australian audiences, peaking at #5 on the ARIA chart. #OnlyHumanAsiaTour is presented by Ovation Productions and AEG Presents.
- KYGO: Kids In Love World Tour
October 25, 2018 • MOA Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 6,200 • Php 5,140 • Php 4,080 • Php 3,020 • Php 1,150
Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2AGbC78
The hottest electronic dance musician in the world will finally play on the Manila stage on October 25 as part of his Kids In Love World Tour. His latest song Born to Be Yours with Imagine Dragons has been a consistent No.1 on iTunes for over five consecutive weeks.
Kygo is a world-renowned Norwegian producer, songwriter, DJ, and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in a span of three short years. He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James),” which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist in history to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.
Kygo’s Kids In Love Tour Manila is produced by Ovation Productions, the same promoters of Swedish House Mafia and the annual Road To Ultra Festival that has featured the best EDM artists in the world such as Skrillex, Zedd, Hardwell, Alesso, Fedde Legrand, Tiesto, among others.
Enjoys capturing, editing, and sharing content across social media platforms alongside music photography. The birth of this blog is a testament of my credence on the power of images in conveying stories.