Announced: 2014 Rock Concerts in the Philippines

by - Saturday, January 04, 2014

The year 2013 has been a great year for rockers and concert-goers in the Philippines. A lot of concerts and big names in the music scene have been here to show us how to rock 'em and to party it out all night. A few music festivals like Wanderland, Circuit Fest and Pulp Summer Slam were also held.

The cancellation of the Matchbox 20 show was a bit of a downer though. I really hope they'd come this year or in the near future. Anyway, not to be outdone, 2014 would sure bring in a lot of great rock concerts and music festivals too. In fact, just for the 1st quarter of this year, the list is already been pretty exciting. So who's who and what's what in the concert scene in the country this year? Check out below.

The 8123 Tour 


The 8123 Tour is a much awaited concert for fans of The Maine, This Century and A Rocket to the Moon in the Philippines. However, it will only be Nick Santino coming to town since A Rocket To The Moon has broken up. 

Details: 
Date:        January 12, 2014, Sunday
Venue:     SM SkyDome, SM City North Edsa
Tickets:    P3,500 for VIP PIT
                 P2,500 for BLEACHERS

Ticket Outlets:   SM Tickets

Info and Photo Source: Pulp Live World

Phoenix 


The band that brought us hits such as Lisztomania, Too Young and Girlfriend is coming to Manila! Catch the legendary indie band from Versailles, France on January 21, 2014 at the World Trade Center. Branco, Thomas, Christian and Deck will be waiting for you!

Tickets available online at SMTickets.com or at SM Tickets outlets.

Info and Photo Source: Karpos Multimedia Facebook

Periphery 


Pulp Live World is bringing Periphery in Manila for their first solo show in the country. This American progressive metal band is comprised of Spencer Sotelo, Misha "Bulb" Mansoor, Jake Bowen, Mark Holcomb, Adam "Nolly" Getgood and Matt Halpern. Catch them on February 6, 2014 at the SM Skydome. 

Details: 
Date:      February 6, 2014, Thursday
Venue:   Skydome, SM North Edsa
Ticket Prices:   One Section - Php 1,150

* Ticket prices are subject to ticket service charges.

Ticket Outlets:   SM Tickets

Info and Photo Source: Pulp Live World

Avril Lavigne


Avril Lavigne returns to Manila on February 1, 2014 to promote her latest and fifth self-titled studio album, Avril Lavigne. Midas Promotion is bringing this show on the road.

Details:
Date:     February 17, 2014
Venue:  Smart Araneta Coliseum

Ticket Prices:     VIP Patron – P7,475
                          Patron – P5,885
                          Lower Box Center – P5,355
                          Lower Box – P4,825
                          Upper Box A – P2,705
                          Upper Box B – P1,645
                          General Admission – P905

For tickets, you can go to any Ticketnet Outlets or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph.

Info and Photo Source: Philippine Concerts

Mayday Parade 


Pop-punk band Mayday Parade is coming back to Manila to play a solo show this time to promote their fourth album, Monsters in the Closet. They will be performing hit songs from the new album such as Ghosts and Girls as well as fan favorites like Stay, Oh Well Oh Well, Miserable at Best and Jamie All Over.

Details:
Date:        March 8, 2014, Saturday
Venue:     Skydome, SM North Edsa
Ticket Prices:    VIP PIT - Php 3,000
                         BLEACHERS - Php 2,200

* Ticket prices are subject to ticket service charges.

Ticket Outlets:   SM Tickets

Info and Photo Source: Pulp Live World

7107 International Music Festival


If there's something that is getting concert-goers and rock enthusiasts out there absolutely nuts, this is probably it. I mean come on, it is going to be headlined by RED HOT FUCKING CHILI PEPPERS! Shit, yourself yet? I almost did when it was announced, so I'm guessing I'm not alone. I know a lot of you folks out there have been praying for this. And now, it's finally happening! 7107 International Music Festival, ladies and gents!

This 2-day outdoor music festival is happening in Clark, Pampanga on February 22-23, 2014. There will be two stages, according to the information on 7107imf.com. Both stages will present a spectacular lineup of international and local artists. 

It's too bad that I know I'm not going to be there. It's too far and I probably won't have enough cash to cover expenses and tickets. But, what makes me really happy about this music festival (aside from the fact that Anthony Fucking Keidis is setting foot on the Philippine soil) is that the organizers are doing it right. Just read the following reminders on their page:
"Scalpers are not tolerated."

"Don’t even try to resell your passes as these will be invalidated."
Finally, a concert/music festival where scalpers have no power. :D

Info and Photo Source: 7107IMF

Pulp Summer Slam 14



Well, this one's not included in the 1st quarter list since it's happening in April. But, it deserves to be mentioned because HATEBREED, that's why! Although, this year's Pulp Summer Slam will be headlined by Bullet for My Valentine and Asking Alexandria (which left hardcore metal fans seething and arguing about the gayness of them). I for one, don't care who's headlining. I mean, guys, chill up. I'm sure everybody's still going to have a great time and will be out of voice (and wits) at the end (or in this case, start) of the day.

This year's Summer Slam is entitled Children of the Damned and will also feature melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder, Kreator, Death Angel and Crossfaith. Local line up is yet to be announced but I'm sure you'll get plenty of Arci Munoz and her band Philia.

Details:
Date:       April 26, 2014, Saturday
Venue:     Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, PH
Ticket Prices:  General Admission: 400php

Ticket Outlets:  SM Tickets

Info and Photo Source: Pulp Live World

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