Okay, so contrary to what the controversial fan-made poster said, Coldplay isn’t invading our tropical shores anytime soon. Not without a hefty talent fee and an arena-sized venue to play in. But dashed hopes and impending lawsuits aside, we have a lot to look forward to in 2012. Actually, “a lot” is an understatement.
January kicks off an event-packed 2012 with alt-punk, radio pop, and theater; meanwhile, wallets will bleed in the month of hearts as more pop, garage, indie rock, metal and wrestling (yup, you read that right) will flood your gig itineraries for the whole of February.
This barely gives you enough time to breathe (and recover from the staggering expenses) for the return of your childhood pop fantasies in late March. And to think this is just for the first quarter of the year. Parents, grandparents, ninongs and ninangs, better brace yourselves on Christmas Eve—kids are going to have some pricey concert tickets on their wishlists this year.
Whom to contact: Call 891-9999 (TicketWorld) or 470-2222 (SM Tickets); visit www.smtickets.com, www.ticketworld.com.ph or www.mmilive.com. c/o Music Management International (MMI).
Mamma Mia! in Manila
When: Jan. 24-Feb. 12
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
How much: P1,000/P2,000/P3,500/P5,000/P6,000/P7,000 (Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 p.m.; matinee shows—Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.); P750/P1,500/P3,000/P4,000/P5,000/P6,000 (Evenings—Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 8 p.m.). Prices exclusive of TicketWorld fees. Family Package: buy four tickets to get 40 percent discount on third and 4th tickets. A 10 percent discount is available for groups of 20 or more; 20 percent discount for senior citizens. Citibank promo: (until Jan. 8, 2012): buy three tickets to MAMMA MIA! and get the fourth one free by charging it to your Citibank credit card.
Whom to contact: Call 891-9999 (TicketWorld) or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. c/o Lunchbox Productions and Concertus, Inc.
WWFX! World Wrestling Fan Experience Tour: Champion Showcase 2012
Whom to contact: Call 911-5555 (TicketNet) or 374-2222 (Wilbros Live!), visit www.ticketnet.com.ph, or like their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/A1JeffTimmonsBlue. c/o BAP World Entertainment and Wilbros Live.
Hanson “Shout It Out” World Tour Live in Manila and Cebu
Whom to contact: For Manila tickets, call TicketNet at 911-5555, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph and their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HansonLiveinCebuandManila); for Cebu tickets, call 232 6888 514 3500. c/o DAYLY Entertainment.