After two long silent years on the live music front, the Philippines has now opened its doors to local and foreign acts as the country began hosting music festivals and offline concerts.
From your favorite K-pop groups to Hollywood bands, these artists have announced their much-anticipated return to the country to meet and perform for their Filipino fans – all while observing safety protocols, of course!
Whether your bank accounts are ready for this or not, we’ve listed down the concert dates that you should definitely add to your calendar:
SHINee’s Key, NCT DREAM, ALICE, WEi
K-pop fans, rejoice! True to its name, four big K-pop acts will kickstart the country’s live concert scene through the Begin Again: KPOP Edition concert happening on May 29 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Tickets range from P3,250 to P10,250 and can be bought through TicketNet.
The One Direction member is bringing his Louis Tomlinson World Tour to the Araneta Coliseum on July 16! The show was initially supposed to be held in New Frontier Theater.
Tickets will go on sale for the public at 10 am on Sunday, June 5, via TicketNet.com.ph and all TicketNet outlets. Members of Live Nation Philippines, however, will have an early chance to secure tickets during the pre-sale on Saturday, June 4.
Prices are from P1,500 to P4,100.
The five-piece hitmakers from SM Entertainment is confirmed be part of the BE YOU concert set for July 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The event, which will serve as an “extraordinary celebration for people with special needs,” will also be headlined by P-pop acts BINI, BGYO, and Lady Pipay.
Tickets will be available starting Monday, May 30, at SM Tickets outlets and online, with prices ranging from P1,500 to P7,000.
Filipino Ahgases are in for a treat as GOT7 member Youngjae is set to hold both a concert and a fan meeting at the New Frontier Theater on July 23.
Tickets will be available starting July 2 via TicketNet.com.ph, TicketNet outlets, and CDM Entertainment website, with prices ranging from P3,000 to P8,500.
Jackson Wang, BamBam, and TREASURE
Filipino K-pop fans are in for a treat as artists Jackson Wang, BamBam, and boy group TREASURE are having a concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 29.
Tickets will go on sale starting noon of June 26 via the SM Tickets website and outlets, with prices ranging from P2,500 to P12,500.
K-pop legends Super Junior are bringing their SUPER SHOW 9 concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 6.
Tickets will go on sale starting July 17, via SM Tickets website and outlets nationwide. Prices range from P3,500 to P12,000.
Super Junior holds the distinction of being the first K-pop group to hold a concert in the Philippines back in 2010. The group last performed in the Philippines in December 2019 for their SUPER SHOW 8 concert.
Billie Eilish is finally coming to the Philippines for a one-night concert! The pop singer is bringing her Happier Than Ever: The World Tour at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on August 13.
Ticket prices range from P3,081 to P14,936, and will go on sale for the public at 10 am on June 27 via SM Tickets website and outlets nationwide.
Members of the official fan club, though, will have an early chance to secure their tickets during the pre-sale June 24, 10 am, while members of Live Nation Philippines can start buying their tickets on June 25, 10 am.
All Time Low
After five years, American rock band All Time Low is returning to the Philippines for a one-night concert on August 15 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Filipino rock band Chicosci will also be joining the show.
Tickets are priced at P9,500 for Royalty sections, P6,500 for VIP A, P5,000 for VIP B, P4,500 for Lower Box A, and P3,500 for Lower Box B, and are available at SM Tickets website.
In celebration of the group’s 15th anniversary and the release of their eight studio album XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time, The Maine is performing at Skydome, SM North EDSA on August 27.
Tickets are priced at P4,500 for Platinum sections, P3,000 for Gold sections, and P2,500 for Silver sections. All tickets come with a special meet-and-greet session with the band.
Filipino NEVERLANDs are in for a treat as K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE is finally coming to the Philippines for the first time. Their 2020 world tour might have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the group is now ready to perform for their Filipino fans on September 11 at the New Frontier Theater.
Additional information such as ticket prices and ticketing details have yet to be announced.
Irish pop-rock band The Script is set to return to the Philippines as part of their Greatest Hits Tour 2022 on September 23 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Tickets will go on sale on June 11, starting at 10 am, via SMTickets.com or SM Tickets outlets nationwide.
K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN announced that they will be coming to Manila for their Be The Sun world tour. The 13-member group is slated to hold two concerts in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on October 8 and October 9.
Details regarding ticket prices and seating plans have yet to be announced.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER
K-pop boy group TXT (TOMORROW X TOGETHER) is coming to the Philippines for the first time! The five-member group is slated to hold their Act: Love Asia concert in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on October 15 and 16.
Details regarding ticket prices and seating plans have yet to be announced.
Boys Like Girls
After postponing their initial April 2020 concert, Boys Like Girls is now set to return to the Philippines for a three-night concert in Manila and Cebu. The American rock band will be performing at the New Frontier Theater on October 10 and 11, and then flying to Skyhall, SM Seaside Cebu on October 12.
Prices range from P2,500 to P4,000 at SM Tickets. Those who purchased for the initial 2020 event are still eligible to attend the concert.
British Calum Scott is returning to Manila on October 20 for a concert at the New Frontier Theater.
Tickets to the Manila show will go on sale for P3,750 starting June 15 at 10 am via Ticketnet.
This is not a drill, Filipino Bielibers! After a decade and a year of waiting, pop superstar Justin Bieber is coming back to the Philippines for a one-night concert at the CCP Open Grounds on October 29.
Ready to sing along as the “ILYSB” hitmakers are heading back to Manila in November for a four-night concert! The group is set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 11 to 13, and November 15 and 16. It was initially a three-night concert, but the organizers announced two additional shows due to popular demand.
Tickets will be available on SM Tickets and its outlets starting June 10, 10 am for the general public. An exclusive online pre-sale for fan club members and Live Nation Philippines members will happen on June 8 and 9. Ticket prices range from P1,950 to P23,000.
Hey, hey, you, you – we’re finally seeing Avril Lavigne again! The punk pop queen was initially scheduled to perform in Manila in May 2020, but the show has been repeatedly pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new date of her show is now set on November 3 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tickets for the original concert date are still valid. Prices range from P1,050 to P8,925 and can be purchased through TicketNet.
American rapper Russ is bringing his The Journey is Everything world concert tour at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on November 5. This marks Russ’ second time performing in the Philippines after his 2019 concert.
Prices range from P1,500 to P4,500 and are available at SM Tickets.
Irish group Westlife is bringing their Wild Dreams Tour to the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 20, 2023. The beloved ‘90s band last performed in the Philippines in 2019.
Tickets for The Wild Dreams Tour will be on sale by June 4 at 10 am via TicketNet, with prices ranging from P1,575 to P13,650.
Which of these concerts are you most excited about? – Rappler.com