List of concerts in Manila 2016

It's a brand new year! As we welcome the year 2016, there's a lot of concerts awaits for those concert junkies like us.

15 years of great music with Kamikazee #KamikazeeHulingSayaw

Last Thursday night, Kamikazee's last concert, Huling Sayaw was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Super Junior, Girls Generation at Best of Best in the Philippines 2015 #LetsTakeOverSummer

Hallyu wave blasted off Philippine Arena last April 12 as fans watched the much-awaited Best of Best of the Philippines 2015 featuring the hottest KPop groups such as Red Velvet, BToB, Girls Generation, and Super Junior.

Nostalgic, rockin night with Incubus in Manila 2015

Four years after their third concert in the country, rock band Incubus returned in Manila for their Trust Fall tour as they performed their greatest hits and from their upcoming album, "Trust Fall (Side A)" which will released on May 21.

Grateful to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015

Ian's idea, Ayan's initiative.Handling a concert and music blog is no joke! We juggled our time in watching concerts, despite of our busy schedule at work

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

First Big Party for 2017: David Guetta Live in Manila

One of the world's biggest DJs returned to Manila last Thursday, January 5.David Guetta started 2017 with a bang, as he played his biggest hits for Manila's first big party of the year in Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The French DJ and producer is known worldwide for amplifying the dance music scene with his smash hits such as "Titanium" (featSia), "Bad" (feat. Bassy) and "Shot me Down" (feat. Skylar Grey). His songs combined with crazy beats, laser lights and captivating visuals, lit up the crowd and turned the Araneta Coliseum into one big dance party.

Front act performers include: Funk Avy, DJ Tom Taus, and DJs Ace Ramos and Mars Miranda. They warmed up the crowd before Guetta took place.

DJ Tom Taus revved up the crowd of party-goers with his renditions of Jonas Blues' Perfect Strangers, Justin Bieber's Cold Water and The Fugees' Killing me Softly.

At exactly 12 midnight, the mixed crowd of students, yuppies, celebrities and foreigners cheered in excitement as David Guetta appeared on stage, with colorful laser lights and retro visuals to complete his set. Everyone in the arena danced, jumped and partied the night away as the world renowned DJ owned the night.

Aside from the crazy beats and his famous EDM hits, what took the party to a dizzying height were the LED screens with catchy visuals and the colourful laser light show that matched each beat.

Other than playing his own chart-topping music, Guetta also played renditions of The Chainsmoker's Don't Let Me Down and The Black Eyed Peas' I gotta feeling. The crowd started singing together  when he played what seems to be everyone's favorite that night:his smash hit Titanium.

After hours of pumping, jumping and dancing, Guetta ended the night with his hit single Without you. The crowd was so electrified that even after the party has ended, everyone had smiles on their faces and were still filled with brimming energy.

Thank you, David Guetta for starting our 2017 with an awesome party. Also to Wilbros Live for bringing one of the world's greatest DJs in Manila again. This year looks bright!

Photos by Joseph Maquirang.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Coldplay lighted up the New Year in Abu Dhabi

As everyone awaits Coldplay set to perform here in Manila on April 4, 2017 at MOA Concert Ground, our newest addition to our team, talented photographer Gamille Garcia went to Abu Dhabi as she shared her Coldplay experience. She watched Coldplay lighted up Abu Dhabi as they welcomed 2017 with a bang!

More than 25,000 attendees waved their Xylobands at the spacious du Arena located at Yas Island. While waiting for the concert to start, there was a videoke game showed lyrics on the big screen from Michael Jackson to Adele songs. People enjoyed it by stomping to the beat and singing their heart out. 

UAE's gifted DJ DJ Saif played for about 45 minutes was the opening act for Coldplay Abu Dhabi. During the New Year Eve's show, there are 3 stage set-up - Stage A or the main stage, Stage B which connected to Stage A, and Stage C was in the Gen Ad section.

As Maria Callas' cover, O Mio Babbino Caro was played as part of the setlist...the rest is history! 20 songs, light shows, fireworks, confetti and hundred of thousand of xylobands played a big part of the night. When Coldplay sang "Yellow", the whole du Arena went literally yellow from lights to xylobands. I can't even imagine on how the Manila tour will be like that.
One of the highlights of the Abu Dhabi tour is that huge balloons appeared when the lads sang Adventure of a Lifetime. Everyone's jumping because of the music and they were trying to touch it. People got busy then when they played the next song the band was on stage C. They played 2 songs and an impromptu or improvised song. 

Concertgoers at the GA section shocked, they were just in the main stage suddenly they were like 20 steps away from Gamille and her companions. After singing In My Place, Coldplay went back to stage A and sang another song while waiting for the countdown. There were fireworks display then Coldplay ended the night with Up & Up.

Everyone participated when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said to the crowd that no cellphones allowed because he wants to see them clapping and jumping. During the entire night, they were all singing, dancing and jumping. It's a lifetime experience seeing Coldplay on stage. 

Kids, girls donned in abaya, families celebrating NYE, and OFWs were there enjoying the music of Coldplay.

Happy New Year from Team Manila Concert Junkies!

Coldplay Setlist du Arena at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2016, A Head Full of Dreams
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Words: Christian Melanie Lee as narrated by Gamille Garcia
Photos: Gamille Garcia

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Temper Trap, The Ting Tings co-headlining 2017 Wanderland music fest

Wanderers, it's the new year! Are you excited to watch the much anticipated Wanderland 2017?

Globe Telecom, in partnership with Karpos Multimedia, is bringing Wanderland for the 5th time in the Philippines. It will be held in the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang on March 4, 2017.

“Globe once again brings its customers the jungle that is #GlobeWanderland. With a fantastic line up in the past 5 years, no doubt that this 2017, the audience will be in for another unforgettable show. With events such as Wanderland, we continue to be an inherent part of the digital lifestyle of our youth today, enabling them to enjoy what they love the most-- wonderful music from their favorite artists,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing, Issa Cabreira.

Last November 4, 2016 at The Globe Iconic Store, 11 booming acts were announced during the #GlobeWanderland Jungle Battle - starting off with international acts, Mickey Sulit (AU),Honne (UK), LANY (US), and Woodlock (AU). Local talent line up then included Up Dharma Down (PH), Gab and John of Urbandub (PH), Tom’s Story (PH), Reese Lansangan (PH), Lola Amour (PH), Jensen and the Flips (PH), Ang Bandang Shirley (PH), and Banna Harbera (PH).

And finally the long wait is over for Wanderers who are bellowing for more acts to be announced when the remaining acts to complete the lineup was announced last December 17, 2016 during the Wanderland Line Up Reveal. Headlining international acts are Yuna(US), The Temper Trap (US), Explosions in the Sky (US), The Ting Tings (UK), Purity Ring (CA),and Fools and Foes (PH), and they are all set to give everyone a taste of the untamed jungle at #GlobeWanderland.

The night was capped off with performances by electronic funk/jazz band, Asch,instrumental/post-rock band, Tom's Story, R&B/soul band, Jensen and The Flips, indie pop band AngBandang Shirley, and indie folk/rock band, The Ransom Collective.

Wanderland fans will get a chance to win passes to the much awaited festival this 2017. Customers who subscribe to any GoSurf promo from January 1-February 23, 2017 get a chance to win two tickets to #GlobeWanderland. Globe will be giving away 20 Star Wanderer and 25Wanderer tickets for all GoSurf subscribers. Star Wanderers will get a Wanderland kit, access to the VIP viewing deck, access to the VIP restroom, express entrance lane, and 2 free drinks.

Learn how to get raffle entries through the GoSurf Raffle promo and visit this link.Follow @enjoyGLOBE on Twitter and like Globe Telecom on Facebook for #GlobeWanderland updates.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Le Grand Cirque is the greatest show in town!

Le Grand Cirque is the greatest show in town! The Manila Concert Junkies team was invited for an advanced Le Grand Cirque Show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last December 24.

Dubbed as the greatest show in town, Le Grand Cirque features death-defying and unbelievable stunts.

The circus show will run from December 25-January 3, 2017.

Tickets Prices are:
VIP P1,500.00
Patron A P1,250.00
Patron B P1,000.00
Box Premium P750.00
Box Regular P550.00
Upper Box P350.00
General Admission P150.00

"The show features 27 performances from more than 30 world class international performers packed in a 110 minutes show" (

Get ready to witness acts such as balancing plates, russian swing and other stunts high in the air plus a fire act plus hoopers, jugglers, and strongmen doing lifts.

Not only these breath-taking stunts will amaze you but you're also going to enjoy comedy skits that involve none other than the audience!

Le Grand Cirque is perfect for the season and is best enjoyed with the family!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Reminisce with Bryan Adams' songs for Get Up world tour in Manila

I know a lot of you excited to see Bryan Adams perform for the first time in more than two decades. As Wilbros Live is thrilled to announce that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is finally coming to Manila on January 18, 2017 at the Araneta Coliseum for his GET UP World tour.

Recognized as one of the world’s best selling artists of all time, Bryan Adams has been making musical history for more than 30 years and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. With 21 top ten hits, seven number one singles and topping the charts in more than 40 countries around the world, it is no wonder that Adams is touted as Canada’s ambassador to the world.

Known for his raspy and strong signature vocals, Adams has churned out multiple chart-topping hits includingSummer of 69, Heaven, Straight from the Heart, Cuts Like a Knife, Run To You, Please Forgive Me, All For Love, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman, I Finally Found Someone, and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – which holds the record for the longest run at number one in the charts in British music history.

As one of the biggest rock superstars of our time, Adams has been the recipient of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada; been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes; and received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.

Besides his repertoire of his greatest hits, the concert tour will also feature tunes from his thirteenth studio albumGET UP, made up of up-tempo tracks such as Brand New Day, You Belong To Me and Thunderbolt, to the gentler songs such as Don’t Even Try and We Did It All.

With his unique ability to fuse rock anthems and power ballads, Filipino fans can expect a night full of fun and entertainment. Tickets to Bryan Adams’ concert in Manila will be on-sale beginning October 1st via TicketNet Online ( or call the hotlines 911-5555 or 374-9999.

For more concert updates, check out Bryan Adams’ official website and social media accounts: Facebook page /@BryanAdamsOfficial, IG & Twitter: @BryanAdams or check out Wilbros Live’s official website or follow @wilbroslive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.