THE LIST: 15 concerts to watch this Valentine season
MANILA, Philippines – Whether you’re single, in a relationship, happily married or newly separated, these concerts promise to give you a good time in the season of hearts.
Here are some shows lined up in this love-filled Valentine month.
For those who want some good ol' OPM
A Very, Very Viva Valentine
Basil Valdez, Verni Varga and Jon Santos team up for a Valentine concert titled “A Very, Very Viva Valentine” at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Wednesday, February 13, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced from P3,000 to P4,000 each, and are available at TicketWorld.
Martin & Pops | Ogie & Regine FourSome
Singer Martin Nievera, dubbed as the Philippines’ “Concert King,” reunites with his ex-wife Pops Fernandez for a Valentine show with singers and celebrity couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez.
The concert, dubbed “Foursome,” will be held at 8 p.m. on February 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Tickets are priced from P530 to P6,340 each, and are available at SM Tickets.
OPM band Side A will perform with the original vocalists of Freestyle, Jinky Vidal and Top Suzara, in a Valentine concert billed as “LoveX3” at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on Thursday, February 14, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced from P2,500 to P3,500 each, and are available at TicketWorld.
Himig Handog Finals Night
ABS-CBN presents the finalists of its annual songwriting contest “Himig Handog” on February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
This year’s lineup of Filipino love songs were interpreted by some of the country’s top artists. Tickets are priced from P400 to P2,499 each and are available at SM Tickets.
For those who want Pinoy-style covers
Love Songs from Stage and the Silver Screen
Singer Bo Cerrudo will perform his renditions of popular songs from movies and plays in a Valentine concert dubbed “Love Songs from Stage and the Silver Screen” at the Teatrino Promenade in Greenhills, San Juan on Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
The concert will also feature the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are priced at P1,500 each for free seating and P2,000 for reserved seating, and are available at TicketWorld.
For those who want international acts
Jessica Sanchez Live in Concert
Filipino-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez, who rose to fame for her runner-up finish in “American Idol” season 11, returns to the Philippines for her first solo concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday, February 14.
The concert will also feature Colton Dixon, who was also a finalist in “American Idol.” Tickets are priced from P795 to P10,650 each, and are available at TicketNet.
Paramore Live in Manila
American alternative rock band Paramore is returning to Manila for a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Friday, February 15, with rock group mewithoutyou as its special guest.
Tickets are priced from P850 to P5,810 each, and are available at SM Tickets.
Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens
Dubbed as the “American post-hardcore kings,” Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens will hold a back-to-back concert at the SM City North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City on Saturday, February 16.
Tickets are priced at P1,800 each for general admission and P2,650 each for the platinum pit, and are available at SM Tickets.
For those who want some food and music
Seasons of the Heart
Singers Raymond Lauchengco and Stephanie Reese will hold a Valentine concert titled “Seasons of the Heart” at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati on Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
The concert will also feature businessman-tenor George Yang, the same man responsible for bringing McDonald’s to the Philippines.
“Seasons of the Heart” includes a set dinner and a round of drinks. Tickets are priced from P3,800 to P5,000 each.
John Ford Coley, dubbed as the “Crown Prince of Love Songs,” will hold a Valentine concert at the Isla Ballroom of the Edsa Shangri-La hotel in Mandaluyong City on February 14, 7 p.m.
Unlike other shows, this concert includes a set dinner and one round of beverage. Tickets are priced from P4,180 to P6,270 each.
For those who want a few laughs
Angeline Quinto in Love
Singer Angeline Quinto is not only known for reaching high notes, she is also praised for her ability to crack jokes. Quinto will hold a Valentine concert titled “Angeline Quinto in Love” on February 14, 6 p.m., at Function Room 1 of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, with ace comedian Vice Ganda as one of her guests.
Tickets are priced from P1,000 to P2,500 each, and are available at SM Tickets.
D’ Kilabots Ng Valentine
Funnymen Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, together with the country’s “Queen of Comedy” Ai Ai delas Alas, will hold a Valentine show titled “D’ Kilabots ng Valentine” at the Zirkoh comedy bar in Tomas Morato, Quezon City on February 14, 10 p.m.
Love & Laughter
Mitch Valdes and Route 70 will hold a Valentine show billed as “Love & Laughter” at the Filinvest Tent in Filinvest City, Alabang on Friday, February 15, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are priced from P927 to P1,854 each, and are available at TicketWorld.
Ang Tanging Family Valentine…Gangnam Style
Delas Alas, Manalo and Bayola will be performing alongside Korean pop superstar Psy of the “Gangnam Style” dance craze in a Valentine show at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on February 16, 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced from P530 to P8,980 each, and are available at SM Tickets.
Pusong Bato…Dabarkads sa Zirkoh
After their Valentine show, Manalo and Bayola will team up with Kapamilya actor Xian Lim and fellow comedians Aimee Torres and Azrah for a post-Valentine concert titled “Pusong Bato…Dabarkads sa Zirkoh” also at Zirkoh on February 23, 9 p.m.
Tickets are priced at P600 and P1,000 each, and are available at SM Tickets.