Manila shines bright as concert hub in August

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MARK BONIFACIO

Big-name artists are set to fill the concert stage in August making Manila a true music hub following Singapore and Hong Kong. With the following line-up, there can be no doubt that Filipinos have proven over the years that they are indeed the real music fanatics in the region.

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Lany. August 4 7 pm, Glorietta; August 5 3 pm, Greenbelt and 7 pm, Alabang Town Center; August 6m 3 pm, Market Market and 7 pm, Trinoma.

Composed of Paul Jason Klein, Jake Clifford Goss, and Les Priest – this three-piece alternative band from Los Angeles, California returns to Manila after their performance at the Wanderland Music Festival in March with their performance at the Wanderland Music Festival in March. They are known for their hits “ILYSB,” “Pink Skies,” “Good Girls” and “It Was Love.”

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Liam Gallagher. August 14, Mall of Asia Arena.

Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q Magazine.

Many bands and artists have cited Oasis as an influence or inspiration, including the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Maroon 5 and Coldplay, among others.

He was praised for his vocal contributions to Oasis, and his presence made the band a popular live act. However, his attitude also won him much attention from the British press who often ran stories concerning his alleged behavior.

His voice has been compared to John Lennon’s. He would sarcastically claim to be Lennon re-incarnated, despite being born eight years prior to Lennon’s death. He has stated he has no clear influence other than John Lennon and music itself, and has been known to incorporate many different forms, such as punk, indie and new wave, and recently has explored elements of jazz with Beady Eye, his band after Oasis broke up.

Songs such as “Live Forever,” “Lyla,” “Don’t Go Away,” “Slide Away” and “Champagne Supernova” are cited as examples of Liam’s best work.

Liam Gallagher

Phoenix. August 15, Araneta Coliseum.

The Grammy-award winning indie-pop quartet from Versailles, France is composed of Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck D’Arcy (bass), Christian Mazzalai (guitar) and Laurent Brancowitz (guitars).

They are known for songs like “I Feel Better” and “1901.” They just released a new LP “Ti Amo” featuring the single “J-Boy.”

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In The Mix. August 17, Mall of Asia Arena.

The indoor music festival returns this year with six of the hottest acts in the music scene – 5 Seconds of Summer, Zara Larson, Two Door Cinema Club, Dnce, Dua Lipa and Daya.

Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer comes back after their sold-out show in Manila last year. Swedish solo act Zara Larsson is best known for her single “Lush Life” and her collaboration with Clean Bandit for “Symphony.”

Fans of Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club will no longer be disappointed as they will also be part of the festival. Joe Jonas’ new band Dnce will perform in Manila for the first time with their hits “Cake By The Ocean,” “Kissing Strangers” and Toothbrush.”

Dua Lipa is a British indie pop singer known for her singles “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” “Be The One” and “Thinking Bout You” while Daya is an American singer who popularized “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.”

G-Eazy. August 18, The Palace Pool Club.

American rap star G-Eazy who gave the hit “Me, Myself & I” with Bebe Rexha and appeared on Britney Spears single “Make Me” will finally bring his flair for rap with a one-night show at The Palace Pool Club.

G-Eazy

Ariana Grande. August 21, Mall of Asia Arena.

Despite the Manchester attack, it is still a go for American pop star Ariana Grande’s Manila show. This is a part of her “Dangerous Woman World Tour” which will also cover parts of Asia. Expect tight security but it will be a concert filled with her hits.

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All Time Low. August 22, Mall of Asia Arena.

The American rock band will be back in Manila for the fourth time for their “Young Renegades Tour.”

The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson.

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Michael Learns to Rock. August 31, Kia Theater.

The Danish pop/soft rock band returns to Manila for their “Eternal Asia Tour 2017.”

Composed of Jascha Richter, Mikkel Lentz, and KåreWanscher, the band has sold over 11 million records over the course of their career with countless hits like “25 Minutes,” “The Actor,” “Sleeping Child,” “That’s Why You Go Away,” “Paint My Love” and many more.

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