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Comedian Russell Peters set to visit Manila as part of his Almost Famous World Tour

Global comedy rock-star RUSSELL PETERS announces his show in Manila with his ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR on 22 February 2016 at the Kia Theatre! 

The ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR will feature Russell's latest take on some of his favourite communities, jobs he can understand, cell phones, dating and his uncle who's never been punched in the mouth, plus Russell's signature lightning fast improv with the audience. “I like to interact with the front rows,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience. “I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit. Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it. That’s not my style. I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.”

Peters was also the first South Asian to sell-out Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, and was the first comedian to sell-out Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena in 2012 – that show becoming the largest comedy show in Brooklyn history. The Almost Famous World Tour has already sold over 150,000 tickets in Canada, where Peters will become the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for a sixth time. 

In 2015, Peters took the ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the UK, Europe and Asia, with more international dates to be announced in 2016. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows globally. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY; THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT. Russell Peters 

Almost Famous World Tour is now available at all TicketNet outlets or call 911-5555! Presented by Midas Promotions | 

International singing sensation Dawin, OPM stars, hottest DJs in town party til sunset at Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2016

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City are welcoming the New Year with a spectacular and star-studded party that will have revelers partying from sunset up until the early hours of 2016.

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One of the most highly-anticipated New Year events in the country, this year’s Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2016 is taking the festivities to a whole new different level as it lines up dazzling spectacles, spectacular performances from the today’s brightest music stars and the best party music from the hottest Djs in town in what can easily be one of the grandest and longest New Year parties in the Metro.

No less than international singing sensation Dawin will be leading the star-studded musical performances at Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2016 on December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.
Dawin, the American singer behind the smash hit “Dessert”, topbills an equally stellar lineup of performers, which include popular bands Techy Romantics and Imago, and award-wining OPM recording stars such as Kyla, Christian Bautista, singer-songwriter Rico Blanco and world-class Filipina talent, X-Factor Australia 2014 Grand Winner Marlisa Punzalan.
Hosting the revelry, which starts at 6PM are radio jock Joyce Pring and TV host and news anchor Andrei Felix.
At 12 midnight, guests can look forward to more glittering spectacles – the grand fireworks display that will follow the Dazzling Star Drop. Now on its fifth year, the Dazzling Star Drop is Eastwood City’s version of the world-famous Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square and one of the most-awaited parts of its New Year Countdown.
Adding more color to these annual traditions is this year’s 10,000 balloon wishes that Eastwood City is giving away for free to revelers. The balloons, which contains a piece of paper where people can write their own wishes for the coming year, will be set free a minute before midnight, creating another must-see spectacle.
The revelry continues and picks up a notch at the Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2016 After Party happening from 11PM to 6AM at the Fuente Circle in Eastwood Citywalk 2.
All set to rev up and electrify New Year revelers are some of the most recognized names in the party scene including DJs Ron Poe, Travis Monsod, Martin Pulgar, Cam Abecina, Cammy and Jess Milner. Joining them at the after party are hosts MC Victor Pring and MC Ace.
“The New Year always brings renewed hope and excitement to everyone and this is the reason why we continue to make our annual countdown special and memorable. Through our world-class performances and spectacles that go up until the early hours of 2016, we want everyone to welcome the New Year with a smile on their faces and with renewed vigor, enthusiasm and optimism,” said Megaworld Corporation First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin Tan.
Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown is co-presented by the Quezon City Government, Standard Chartered, Smirnoff Mule, RTL-CBS Asia and Ivory Music and Video. Official media partners: Myx and 97.9 Home Radio.
Party from sunset to sunrise and enjoy spectacular performances and spectacles at the Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2016! For more information, please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit

Jessie J Live at the Kia Theatre

Smart subscribers got the chance to see the Flashlight-singer Jessie J in the flesh, for free, at the Kia
Theatre (Araneta Center) last December 10.


The concert was announced on November 25th via Facebook by Smart Communications Inc., all subscribers had to do was show proof that they are subscribed to Smart in order to get free tickets on November 30th at the Smart Store in SM Megamall.

The concert was held at a theatre in Araneta Center, the British singer performed a total of 12 songs including "Domino", "Flashlight", "Price Tag" and "Bang Bang". 

This is Jessie J's second time in the Philippines, her last concert was held at the Araneta Coliseum. The Sweet Talker Tour is to promote her third album entitled "Sweet Talker", the album features the songs "Ain't Been Done", "Burnin' Up" and "Strip".

OPM hits rules YouTube's hottest list

Recently, YouTube released the top trending videos among Filipinos for 2015 with OPM hits dominating the music video category. Though seven slots were taken by Pinoys, the top spot went to Silento’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) which went viral globally and inspired thousands of dance covers.

Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (music)
  1. Silentó - Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (Official) - Treating viewers to yet another dance craze, the music video show a variety of hip hop dances that made netizens all over the world “whipping”, “nae nae-ing”, and doing the “stanky leg”. Famous celebrities such as Matt Damon, Ciara, and Russell Wilson joined in on the fun too.
  2. KIM CHIU - Mr. Right (Official Music Video) - Set in a cupcake shop, the music video features Kim as a waitress looking for her Mr. Right who turned out to be her onscreen partner Xian Lim. The song is part of her album Chinita Princess which received gold and platinum record awards and a Song of the Year nomination at the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music.
  3. Vice Ganda - Wag Kang Pabebe (Official Music Video) - Vice’s star-studded music video went viral as it featured celebrities like Toni and Alex Gonzaga, Anne Curtis, Sarah Geronimo, and Maja Salvador and the viral sensation Pabebe Girls.
  4. Feeling Carefree featuring Liza Soberano - Intended to be an advertising jingle, Liza, with her charming good looks, is shown in the music video singing while feeling carefree and fresh.
  5. Darren Espanto - In Love Ako Sa 'Yo - The Voice Kids runner-up recently released his album entitled Darren with his carrier single “In Love Ako Sa’Yo”. The video shows the young singer’s admiration toward a girl while belting lyrics written by Vehnee Saturno.
  6. HAPPY BREAK UP: Donnalyn Bartolome (Official Music Video) - While many dread the idea of a broken heart, Donnalyn’s music video adds a twist by giving the song a gleeful melody.
  7. Nakakamiss OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO - Smugglaz, Curse One, Dello, Flict-G - A song for the barkada, this music video brings viewers to a trip down memory lane as Smugglaz, Curse, Dello, and Flict-G fondly recall memories with their friends.
  8. EXO_CALL ME BABY_Music Video - As the only K-pop song that made it to this year’s local list, Exo’s music video placed third on YouTube’s official 2015 K-pop rankings.
  9. [Official Video] Cheerleader – Pentatonix (OMI Cover) - Acapella group Pentatonix’s cover of the OMI’s summertime hit song gained the attention of millions as they gave the song a refreshing a cappella twist.
  10. Alden Richards - Wish I May - Lyric Video - The lyric video features a slideshow of Alden’s photos. Alden is the other half of the Internet-breaking loveteam AlDub opposite Maine Mendoza a.k.a  Yaya Dub.

Filipinos’ love for reality TV shows stands out in this year’s most watched non-music video list with reality talent competitions taking four out of ten spots. Filipino pride El Gamma Penumbra, an all-male shadow play group, takes the fifth spot. The video features their winning piece at the Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals.

Yaya Dub takes the eighth and ninth spots after she made millions of Filipinos swoon over her team-up with Alden Richards. The two became famous after overwhelming support from fans in the noontime show Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye segment.

Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (non-music)

Visit the YouTube Rewind Channel for the videos and channels that Pinoys checked out the most.

The global top trending music video is Furious 7’s soundtrack See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and featuring Charlie Puth. Hitting more than one billion views on YouTube globally, the song is dedicated to late movie actor Paul Walker.

Global: Top Trending YouTube Videos (music)

Global: Top Trending YouTube Videos (non-music)

Uptown Funk, See You Again, and Thinking Out Loud were the top three trending songs for 2015 based on views of official and fan-uploaded videos. Super Bowl’s “Clash of Clans: Revenge”, Hyundai’s “A Message to Space”, and Ad Council’s “Love Has No Labels” are the top three most viewed ads.

Global: Top Trending Songs
  1. Uptown Funk
  2. See You Again
  3. Thinking Out Loud
  4. Gangnam Style
  5. Blank Space
  6. Sugar
  7. Shake It Off
  8. All About That Bass
  9. Chandelier
  10. Cheerleader

Global: Top Trending Ads

Little Mix set to perform in Manila for The Get Weird Tour on May 20, 2016 at Kia Theatre

Filipino Little Mixers, rejoice! Little Mix are excited to announce 3 dates in Asia for May 2016 as part of The Get Weird Tour!

Since winning the 2011 series of The X Factor, Little Mix have sold over 7 million records, had two UK No.1 singles and two platinum albums ‘DNA’ and ‘Salute’. As well as a successful arena tour, they have been the recipients of both a Cosmo Ultimate Woman Award and a Glamour Women Of The Year Award. 

With over half a billion YouTube and VEVO views worldwide, they’ve also successfully become one of Britain’s greatest exports with massive tours in the US, Australia and Japan – breaking the Spice Girls’ long-held record of highest debut US chart position for a UK girl group in the process – with signature hits including ‘Move’, ‘Wings’, ‘DNA’ - and now insanely effervescent comeback single ‘Black Magic’. 

Since 2011 Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest pop acts. The girls describe “Get Weird” as “a celebration of being unique and not holding back” which is most evident in “Weird People” - a song which finds them embracing their “inner weirdness”. The girls strived to “push everything to its limits” on this record and make no mistake: ‘Get Weird’ does not mess about. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 15th December at 10am on all channels. 

Ticketing details will be available on and starting December 15, 2015. Ticket prices: P6000, P4000, P5000, P3000

15 years of great music with Kamikazee #KamikazeeHulingSayaw

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

As expected, fans of Kamikazee from different parts of the country went to The Big Dome for the last time. Just before they stepped on stage, three local bands supported them such as Queso, Chicosci and Urbandub.

People came earlier and long queue towards the Red Gate section of Araneta Coliseum waiting to get inside the venue; I can’t imagine that moment before until I see it with my own eyes. People came to see Kamikazee’s farewell show tonight! Some fans came from different parts of the Philippines and they travelled so far just to be part of this one of a kind show.

Crowd went wild every time they hear sounds of guitar, drums and even mic checking. Excited? Just kidding. But the crowd went wilder when Queso enters the stage, the first band that played.

Queso's Ian Tayao fired out the stage

Chicosci's Miggy Chavez 

Urbandub's Gabby Alipe

Miggy, Mong, Calde, Ariel and Macoy turn to kill the stage! Chicosci opens up the show with 'Diamond Shotgun (Lock and Load)' then their second song 'Vampire Social Club' and ended up with 'Paris'. They really nailed it!

People were all screaming when Urbandub enters the stage. Same fate with Kamikazee - Urbandub also did a farewell show last May 9, 2015 entitled “Endless”. Urbandub serenade the Araneta crowd with their hits 'Endless a Silent Whisper', 'The Fight Is Over', 'Soul Searching' and 'First of Summer'.  

Araneta Coliseum getting hotter (literally) maybe because we are all dying to see Kamikazee. They’re the main reason of this show and thank you to the 3 bands for warming us up.

One of the hilarious part during the concert when Jay chose a fan near the stage. And the girl want to kiss Jomal, instead of Jay. LOL

Can we all just appreciate the amazing set-up of the venue? From the main stage with a ramp stage connecting to the second stage (where Queso, Chicosci and Urbandub had played), the giant LCD and the LED lights on the stage. Very spectacular! Kudos!

Kamikazee were all shocked when they saw the crowd inside the Araneta. They can’t believe that they can fill up the 15,000 capacity of the coliseum. “Totoo ba yan? Wow!” Jay continuously saying every time he looks around the venue. “Kaya pala natin (punuin)  Araneta Coliseum eh!”. Jay even jokingly said that they should just do the ‘Huling Sayaw’ at Saguijo (a bar where they always play) so it will be a sold out show instantly.

“Kami po yung Kamikazee galing Pilipinas. At ito na po yung huling tugtog namin”. The crowd laughs at Jay’s crazy banters on stage.

“Hindi niyo alam kung gaano kami kasaya. Huwag kayong malungkot”.

Contreras say his appreciation to Spicy Lemon, a Dubai based concert promoters and producers that produced the ‘Huling Sayaw’ concert.  “Sabi nila, sila na daw bahala, naniwala kami”. Jay continuous his story on how the Huling Sayaw started. “Alam niyo ba unang plano namin? Ang plano namin 500php lang lahat (ticket price in all sections) pero hindi pwede ‘yon!” Jay laughs. “Yung nilabas nila yung ticket (prices), the night before di kami makatulog lahat ***ina walang manunood sa atin! Kasi kahit ako hindi pupunta, ang mahal 650php!” The crowd laughs.

“Ibang lahi sila pero mas naniniwala sila sa amin kaysa kami na naniniwala sa sarili namin”. Jay said referring to the concert producers (Spicy Lemon). The band still can’t believe it really happened.

Kamikazee fans sing the song with the band and sometimes Jay let the fans sing their songs. That’s very intimate.

The band played a snippet of 'Halaga' by Parokya ni Edgar and 'The Day You Said Goodnight' by Hale. Everyone’s laughing real hard. They never fail to entertain the crowd.

Before the Encore, Jay called out his special guest to sing with him on stage. Everyone thought Parokya ni Edgar's Chito Miranda but it's Kyla and they sang Huling Sayaw. Seriously, I got goosebumps listening to it live, outstanding performance from the two.

Jay called out two girls to join him on stage and will let them kiss him anywhere. Woah!

The band thanked everyone that being part of them for 15 years, their families and of course the fans.

One last time + 15 years of great music shared by Kamikazee to their fans

Kamikazee had marked the biggest influence in the local music industry and it’s a big lost in the OPM without them. But idolizing Kamikazee will be a step for everyone to love OPM more. 15 years of music is such a great achievement to a band. It’s time for them to focus now on their own life (outside the music scene), to discover more, and grow more as person. They’ve been there with us everywhere – different shows like school fair, concerts, events, bar gigs etc. Kamikazee offered most of their time with us rather than with their own family and relatives. Now, after the Huling Sayaw, we will give that to them. Kamikazee will always remain in our hearts (and in our playlist no matter what happen). Cliché it may sound but THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, KAMIKAZEE.


Seksi Seksi
Unang Tikim
Hanggang Tingin
Martyr Nyebera
Sobrang Inet
Huling Sayaw

Yung Tagalog
Doobie Doo

Photo credits: Randall Viloria and Patrick Lasanas for Manila Concert Junkies

Jessica Sanchez released her first holiday EP

Filipino-American singer Jessica Sanchez known for her American Idol stinr gets into the holiday spirit with the release of her first ever Christmas EP, Christmas with Jessica, available for download today! 

Millions have been anticipating new music from the pop darling so this is the perfect seasonal gift for her loving fans.  

The former American Idol had been hinting to her followers about the EP since last week tweeting "Christmas EP & merch coming soon my loves, I seriously cannot wait for y'all to see it "

The six song EP kicks off with, Santa Baby, one of Jessica's personal favorites followed by the festive sounds of tracks like Jingle Bells and Joy to the World, while showcasing Jessica's powerful vocals on beautiful songs like Silent Night, and Ave Maria.Produced by James Daniels and Executive Produced by LA Mic Studios & Wise owl Media Group, the EP brings together some of the most beloved holiday songs, all families can enjoy.

With a new merchandise store about to launch, performances in Hawaii and the Philippines this month, plus more new music coming in 2016, this is only a treat to Jessica's fans of what's to come in the New Year.

To download Christmas with Jessica go to

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