Sunday, January 10, 2010

Concerts to Watch in 2010

Boys Like Girls with Hed Kandi
When: January 27, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Where: SMX Convention Center
Ticket prices: P3,696, P1,795.20 (
Call Bigfish Manila for VIP tickets at 632-7762 and 634-8238)

Boys Like Girls, the rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, has sold more than 3 million digital singles � including 1.5 million copies of "The Great Escape," 900,000 copies of "Hero/Heroine" and 600,000 copies of "Thunder." They are set to perform with Hed Kandi�s DJ Andy Norman, Johnboy Lee and Peyton at the SMX Convention Center.

The Killers
When: January 31, Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: SM Mall of Asia concert grounds
Ticket prices: P5,550, P3,950, P1,550, P500

The Killers, whose two albums have sold more than 10 million copies, are famous for songs such as "Mr. Brightside" and "Human." Brandon Flowers, (vocals and keyboards) Dave Keuning (guitar and vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar and vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. are set to open Manila�s rock scene in 2010.

Kris Allen with the Jabbawockeez
When: February 6, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: McKinley Hills concert grounds, Taguig
Ticket prices: P8,428.80, P5,268, P3,160.80, P1,580.40, P526.80 (
Call Ticketworld at 891-999 for reservations or Fearless Productions at 232-8906)

Kris Allen, winner of the latest season of American Idol, will be joined by all-male hip hop dance group, Jabbawockeez. Allen�s self-titled album debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200 in 2009.

Charice in Concert with Ryan Cayabyab featuring Eric Santos, George Yang and Ogie Alcasid
When: February 14, Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: PICC Plenary Hall
Ticket Prices: P5,808, P5,492, P5,069, P4,541, P4,013, P2,957, P1,901, P845

Charice Pempengco�s Valentine concert features Erik Santos, George Yang and Ogie Alcasid as special guests. Charice, who gained worldwide recognition when she appeared in Ellen and Oprah, will perform a repertoire of pop, R&B and soul.

Chicago Live in Manila
When: February 16, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Where: Araneta Coliseum
Ticket prices: P4,964, P4,752, P3,696, P2,640, P1,056, P528

Formed in 1967, Chicago became famous for their hit ballads "If You Leave Me Now," "Hard to Say I�m Sorry," and "You�re the Inspiration." Despite the change in members through the years, the group is still active and released the album, Chicago XXX in 2006.

Backstreet Boys
When: February 27, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Araneta Coliseum
Ticket prices: P4,760, P4,280, P3,810, P2,860, P960, P480 (
Tickets to be released soon, contact Ticketnet at 911-5555 for updates)

Catchy pop tunes and incredible dance moves made the Backstreet Boys one of the most popular boy bands in the �90s. Multi-Grammy nominated with their first seven albums reaching top ten on the US Billboard 200, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and A. J. McLean were among the world�s highest-paid live entertainers.

When: March 9, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Where: SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
Ticket prices: P3,950, P1,550, P550

Punk and emo-band Paramore is composed of Hayley Williams (lead vocals, keyboards), Josh Farro (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jeremy Davis (bass guitar), Zac Farro (drums), and Taylor York (rhythm guitar). Nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for �Best New Artist,� the group is known for putting on electrifying live shows.

When: March 10, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Where: Araneta Coliseum
Ticket prices: to be announced

R&B and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist-keyboardist, record producer, record company owner, film producer, and entrepreneur Babyface is responsible for a staggering 41 No. 1 R&B hits, 51 Top 10 pop hits, including 16 No. 1 pop hits, amassing sales that exceed 100 million units.

Owl City
When: March 14, Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: SMX Convention Center
Ticket prices: P3,696, P1,796

Making music in his parents� basement because of bouts with insomnia, Adam Young�s project spawned the hit song, �Fireflies,� which became one of the most downloaded songs on iTunes in the United States in 2009.

Then and Now Concert Series
When: TBA
Where: SM Mall of Asia Concert grounds
Ticket Price: TBA

A live production with an all-star, old-school lineup composed of hit artists from the �90s singing all their greatest hits. A number of foreign acts will perform favorites that local fans are familiar with, like "Fast Car" and "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss."

Artists include: JoJo, Baby Bash, Diana King, rapper TQ, Tracy Chapman, Expos�, P.M. Dawn, Frankie J., and Paula DeAnda.

Kings of Convenience
When: March 31, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Where: TBA

Norwegian indie pop-folk duo Kings of Convenience is known for delicate tunes, guitar melodies and calming songs. Their third album, Declaration of Dependence, was released in October 2009.

Tears for Fears
When: May 2, Sunday
Where: Araneta Coliseum
Ticket prices: TBA

The pop-rock duo is one of the music icons of the 1980s, with their hits "Mad World," "Shout,"and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Their Manila stop is part of their South East Asian tour for 2010.

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