While it’s always wise to heed your parents’ counsel, we’re willing to bet that you’re glad to have listened when they told you to save up for a rainy day. Manila is in for another wave of concerts this stormy season, with August promising an incredible rock feat: Three bands thundering in the Big Dome in a span of four days.
Pop vixen Nicki Minaj leads the pack with her “Pink Friday” tour heating up the SM Mall of Asia Arena on July 11 as a treat for Globe BlackBerry subscribers. There have been reports of a Gym Class Heroes concert at the Smart Araneta in August, but details have yet to be confirmed as of this writing. American alt-rock band The Fray rescheduled their Manila gig from June 21 to Nov. 10 and canceled their Cebu gig altogether—a blessing in disguise for many, we reckon, as it gives them ample time to save up after the gleefully devastating blow to their savings.
Meanwhile, the gig forecast for the “–ber” months is fast proving to rival August’s concert storm, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves; we’ll have plenty of time (and, hopefully, funds) for those soon enough. Stay tuned.
Silverstein live in Manila
When: July 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Area 05 Superclub, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
How much: P2,000. Tickets bought on the day of the show will be P2,800.
Whom to contact: Tickets are available at Built By Sonic in Eastwood City Walk; c/o Sonic Boom Philippines/Built By Sonic and Rakista Radio.
David Cook live in Manila and Cebu 2012
When: July 14 (Manila), July 15 (Cebu)
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum; Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino
Whom to contact: For Manila concert, call TicketNet at tel. 9115555, or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph; for Cebu leg, ticket outlets are at Waterfront Lahug lobby, Ayala Customer Service, SM Customer Service, or SM Cinema Tickets; call tel. 032-5143500 or 032-2326888; c/o Dayly Entertainment and LAMC Productions.
Megadeth live in Manila 2012
When: July 29
Where: World Trade Center Manila, Hall D
How much: P4,710 (Platinum), P2,930 (Gold)
Whom to contact: Call SM Tickets tel. 4702222, or visit www.smtickets.com; c/o PULP Live World.
The Smashing Pumpkins live in Manila 2012: Oceania Global Tour