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Super summer gig guide


The hot month of March ends with three concerts on Easter Sunday—Irish rock trio The Script at the Big Dome, US-based alternative band Jars of Clay at the Walkway in Bonifacio High Street, and K-pop acts MBLAQ, Excite and Two-X at Aliw Theater.

This triple treat is immediately followed by an “April showers” of sorts: a heady mix of Swedish house, Britpop, Japanese post-rock, and American death metal/hardcore, with equally formidable homegrown talents thrown in for good measure.

The musical mayhem that is the month of May boasts of classic rock band Aerosmith finally hitting Philippine shores after months of speculation.

There’s also another first in Manila concert history—today’s hottest foreign and local indie/pop-rock groups sharing the stage in what’s touted as “the first-ever outdoor music and arts festival in the Philippines,” which will be held on May 8 at a brand-new concert venue.

Oh, and that’s just the beginning. More to come soon.

Avicii Live in Manila

When: April 4

Where: SM MOA Arena

How much: P5,400 (VIP Standing); P3,800 (Lower Box); P2,700 (Upper Box)

Whom to contact: Call SM Tickets at 4702222 or visit www.smtickets.com. For VIP table inquiries, call Republiq at 0917-5508888.

Franco: The Solo Concert

When: April 6, 9 p.m.

Where: Music Museum, Greenhills

How much: P1,800 (VIP); P1,300 (Orchestra); P800 (Balcony)

Whom to contact: Call TicketWorld at 8919999 or visit ticketworld.com.ph. c/o MCA Music.

Lawson Live in Manila

When: April 9, 7 p.m.

Where: Eastwood Mall Open Park

How much: For CD/Ticket bundles—P1,800 (VVIP); P1,200 (VIP); P800 (Gold)

Whom to contact: “Chapman Square” CD/Ticket bundles are available for sale in select Astroplus and Odyssey music stores, and at the venue on the day of the event. Visit MCA Music’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more details. c/o MCA Music.

Toe Live in Manila

When: April 19, 8 p.m.

Where: The Collective, Courtyard, 7274 Malugay St., San Antonio Village, Makati City

How much: P1,000 (advance; available from March 15-31 only); P1,500 (regular)

Whom to contact: B-Side and Artwork store outlets c/o Intastella Burst.

Pulp Summer Slam XIII: Till Death Do Us Part

Who: Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Dragon Force, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, A Skylit Drive, Amoral, Philia, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Kamikazee, Chicosci

When: April 27, 1 p.m. onwards

Where: Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City

How much: P400

Whom to contact: Call SM Tickets at 4702222 or visit www.smtickets.com. c/o Pulp Live World.

Close Up Summer Solstice 2013

Who: Afrojack, Alex Gaudino, Apster, Cedric Gervais, Cobra Starship, Dev, Jump Smokers, Sandwich, Spongecola, Urbandub

When: April 27, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Where: SM Mall of Asia open grounds

How much: P5,000 (VIP); P2,000 (GA)

Whom to contact: Ticketnet (9115555), Ticketworld (8919999) and SM Tickets (4702222).

Back to the ’80s: Modern English and The Alarm Live in Manila

When: May 3

Where: SM MOA Arena

How much: P6,340 (VIP); P4,760 (Patron); P3,700 (Lower Box A); P2,640 (Lower Box B); P1,590

(Upper Box)

Whom to contact: SM Tickets (4702222) or visit www.smtickets.com. c/o DMC Philippines.

Slash Live in Manila (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators)

When: May 4

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
How much: P3,710 (Patron VIP Standing, Patron and Lower Box VIP with reserved seating); P2,650

(Upper Box A); P1,170 (Upper Box B)

Whom to contact: TicketNet (9115555) or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph c/o Pulp Live World.

The Global Warming Tour: Aerosmith Live in Manila

When: May 9

Where: SM MOA Arena

How much: P20,000 (Ultimate Aerosmith Experience: VIP Red, seated; Lower Box A Red, first 5 rows); P15,500 (Sweet Emotion VIP: Mosh Pit, standing; Lower Box B Blue, reserved seating); P12,500 (Lower Box C Green); P5,700 (Upper Box); P2,600 (GA)

Whom to contact: SM Tickets (4702222) or visit www.smtickets.com. For VIP inquiries, e-mail

royalty@pulpliveworld.com or call 7274957. c/o Pulp Live World.

Jason Mraz live in Manila 2013 (featuring Zendee)

When: May 14

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum

How much: P6,125 (Patron A & B); P5,070 (Lower Box); P3,700 (Upper Box A); P2,430 (Upper Box B);

P845 (GA)

Whom to contact: TicketNet (9115555) or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph. c/o Ovation Productions

and Music Management International

Koi No Yokan Tour: Deftones Live in Manila

When: May 26

Where: World Trade Center, Pasay City

How much: P5,665 (VIP); P3,605 (Gold); P2,060 (Silver)

Whom to contact: TicketWorld (8919999) or visit ticketworld.com.ph. c/o splintr.com.

Blue Moon World Tour: CNBLUE Live in Manila

When: June 15

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum

How much: TBA; official ticketing day on April 14.

Whom to contact: c/o Pulp Live World

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