• Manila gets a taste of Phoenix

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    Paul John Caña

    Paul John Caña

    The phoenix is a mythical creature that is reborn from its own flames. These days, however, if you ask anyone musically inclined, he or she will probably give you a different definition. Phoenix is an indie-pop quartet from Versailles, France who have garnered acclaim from critics and listeners all over the world.

    The band is perhaps best-known for their 2009 Grammy-award winning album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which spawned hits such as “Lasso,” “Lisztomania” and “1901.” In January next year, Phoenix is coming for the first time to Manila as part of their tour to promote their newest album called Bankrupt!

    Karpos Multimedia, which is producing the show, sent over this release to get fans excited:

    “From the band’s inception in 1999 to playing before crowds at sold-out shows all over the world, Phoenix’s international success is undeniable. Their accomplishment as artists is only reaffirmed by their fifth studio album, Bankrupt!, which was described by The Guardian as “a classy, occasionally experimental set informed by breezy 80s sounds and vintage synths.” The 10-track follow up to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ is considered by many as a self-reflective commentary of the band’s experience post-success with songs like “SOS in Bel Air” and “Oblique City” describing the pros and cons of their life on the road.”

    With five albums under its belt, Phoenix’s roster of songs will get the crowd at the World Trade Center pumped up with their adrenaline-inducing riffs and catchy wordplay. Concertgoers will appreciate the intimate feel of the World Trade Center as this will allow the band to fully interact and feed off of the energy of an enthusiastic and passionate crowd.

    There are many things to look forward to in 2014 and watching Thomas Mars, Deck D’Arcy, Christian Mazzalai, and Laurent Brancowitz play our favorite Phoenix songs for the first time in Manila is unquestionably one of them.

    Phoenix Live in Manila happens on January 21, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

    Tickets are now available at SM Tickets outlets and at the SM Tickets. For more information, visit <karposmultimedia.com>, and <facebook.com/karposmultimedia>

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