MANILA, Philippines – This Eraserheads “reunion” isn’t their first since they broke up in 2002. But it’s always a big deal when Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro, and Raimund Marasigan get together and perform as the Eraserheads.
On Monday, June 13, the former band reunited to perform for the crowd at “A New Day,” a PLDT and Smart event at the Makati Shangri-La. The telecommunications companies unveiled their new logos there.
“We’re definitely getting too old for this sh-t,” said frontman Ely Buendia at one point, as the crowd asked for one more song.
After more insistence from the crowd, Ely gave in: “Hindi, hindi (no, no), you’re not old, we’re not old,” he said, before playing the first strains of “With a Smile.”
Eraserheads now performing "Julie Tearjerky" pic.twitter.com/PnZ9Ad2rQv— Marga Deona (@margadeona) June 13, 2016
Julie Tearjerky on the phone…. pic.twitter.com/efG73Yac3t— Marga Deona (@margadeona) June 13, 2016
The Eraserheads played more of their classics that night, too, including “Ang Huling El Bimbo” and “Superproxy.”
The group previously had a one-off, full-length reunion concert in August 2008 at the Bonifacio Global City open field. That was cut short, however, as Ely was rushed to the hospital. The continuation of this previous concert, dubbed “The Final Set,” was held in March 2009.