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Your Definitive Guide to All the Big Concerts Happening in the Philippines in 2023
by: The Beat Asia
November 14, 2022
For music fans and concert goers, it may be easy to view the pandemic years with resentment, with gigs, shows, and festivals cancelled left, right and center. The public performance drought has dragged on too long, but fortunately, restrictions have eased and the communal activities we once enjoyed are slowly on their way back.
The concert gods have answered our prayers as a slew of huge international music shows are coming to the Philippines in 2023. If, like us, you're hankering to finally go see a concert after more than two years, here's a list of the biggest music shows happening next year to help you plan ahead!
Note: Bookmark this page as The Beat Manila gives you updates on the latest concert announcements.
'Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration' (Jan. 6 and 7)
Some people think they've outgrown Disney, until they hear one of its iconic songs. From there, it's only a matter of time until they start singing along. One can never be too old for Disney, so don't miss out on the magic that is Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration happening on Jan. 6 and 7, 8 PM, at The Theatre at Solaire! Feel like a kid again as you listen to your favorite Disney songs in this enchanting journey, made more special by a 46-piece orchestra. Tickets are on sale on TicketWorld from P2,700 to P7,200.
ITZY 'The 1st World Tour': Checkmate (Jan. 14 and 15)
This five-member K-Pop group is coming to the Philippines on the second week of January! The girl group, comprising Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna, will be gracing the stage of SM Mall of Asia Arena on Jan. 14 and 15. Its Saturday show is now sold out, prompting the group to open another performance on Sunday. Don't miss your chance to see ITZY and grab your tickets on SM Tickets before they run out. Tickets are priced from P3,500 for general admission and up to P13,500 for VIP.
NE-YO (Jan. 23)
If you once dreamed of Ne-Yo serenading you with "Miss Independent" at one point in your life, say "I." Now's your chance to turn this into a reality, just know you'll be sharing the moment with thousands of others. The three-time Grammy award-winning R&B superstar will be coming to the Philippines for his "Live in Concert" tour on Jan. 23 at 6 PM-9 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum! Tickets range from P1,050 to P8,925 and may be purchased through TicketNet online and outlets nationwide
ENHYPEN 'Manifesto' World Tour (Feb. 4-5)
South Korean boy band ENHYPEN will be coming to Manila for a two-day concert on Feb. 4 and 5 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The boys, Ni-Ki-, Jungwon, Sunghoon, Heeseung, Sunoo, Jay, and Jake, will first be making a stop in Bangkok's Impact Arena on Jan. 28 and 29 before heading to the capital. Ticket information is currently unavailable as of this writing but do keep your eyes peeled for any announcements from SM Tickets.
Boyce Avenue (Feb. 11,12,14)
The "Boyce" are returning to the Philippines in February on the week of Valentine's! The cover band will first grace the capital at Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 11, then Cebu at Waterfront Hotel Ballroom on Feb. 12, and lastly Davao on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. According to NME on Nov. 9, ticket sales for the concerts will begin on Nov. 19, 10 AM. Make sure to monitor TicketNet for Manila tickets and SM Tickets for the Cebu and Davao concerts.
Wallows (Feb. 15)
Alternative rock band Wallows will be coming to Manila for its "Tell Me That It's Over" Asia tour on Feb. 15, a day after Valentine's, with other stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul, and Tokyo! The concert will be held at the New Frontier Theater at 8 PM. Tickets cost P3,550 and are on sale on TicketNet!
The Vamps ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ (Feb. 17)
The British pop band comprising Brad Simpson, James Brittain-McVey, Connor Ball, and Tristan Evans, will indulge Filipino fans on a music tour focused on its greatest hits. The concert will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Feb. 17 at 8 PM. Tickets, which range from P3,000 to P6,250, are available for purchase on SM Tickets.
Conan Gray (Feb. 18)
American singer-songwriter Conan Gray, who broke through the scene in 2013 on YouTube, will be gracing Manila for his "Superache Tour Asia 2023" for one night on Feb. 18 at SM Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets will be on sale from Nov. 18, although you can register for presale on Nov. 17 via Live Nation.
Backstreet Boys 'DNA World Tour' (Feb. 20)
The Backstreet Boys were never the type to break our hearts and we want it that way. Known as one of pop's most influential boy bands and the best-selling boy band in history, the Backstreet Boys will be performing at SM Mall of Asia Arena at 8 PM on Feb. 20 to captivate the Filipino audience for the sixth time! Tickets range from P3,750 to P17,500 on SM Tickets!
Westlife 'The Wild Dreams Tour' (Feb. 20 and 21)
Another iconic boy band, Westlife, will be staging a two-day concert in Manila on Feb. 20 and 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. "The Wild Dreams Tour" celebrates the boy band's eponymous latest album of the same name, as well as their greatest hits throughout the years. Tickets are on sale from P1,575 to P13,650 on TicketNet!
OneRepublic (Feb. 23)
Pop rock band OneRepublic will perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum right after Westlife in a one-night live concert at 8 PM on Feb. 23. The band is known for hits "Apologize," "Counting Stars," "Good Life," and more. Tickets are currently on sale at TicketNet from P1,050 to P8,925
BLACKPINK (March 25 and 26)
Legendary K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK, who dominated world music charts and people's hearts with bangers like "How You Like That," "DDU-DU DDU-DU," "See U Later," "Playing With Fire," and more is coming to the Philippine Arena on March 25 and 26. Tickets will be on sale beginning Nov. 20. Those who wish to register for the BLINK Membership Presales on Nov. 18 and 19 may register through Live Nation.
The 1975 (May 3)
Don't miss English pop rock band The 1975 on May 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, as brought by PULP Live World. The group, comprised of Matty Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald, is beloved for its eccentric synth-pop, indie pop and funk rock sounds, that have resonated too deeply for millennials the way Radiohead did for Gen Y. Tickets for Floor A and B standing are priced at P9,010 and P10,340, respectively.
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