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Friday, December 21, 2012

The Best of 2012 Concerts

Take a look back at the best, memorable, historic, and unforgettable 2012 concert moments in Manila. This is the BEST of 2012 Concerts. Twitter hashtag: #Bestof2012Concerts.

 

First rock concert of 2012: Simple Plan Live in Manila - January 12, 2012


First POP concert of 2012: Katy Perry returns to Manila for her California Dreams Tour 2012 held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Over 60,000 Katycats packed the grounds for Katy's 2nd major concert in Manila. (January 22, 2012)


In 2012, we saw the opening of another world-class sports and entertainment venue, the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City with a seating capacity of 20,000 for sporting events and 13,000 for concert events. 
The very first event held at the Mall of Asia Arena was Lady Gaga's The Born This Way Ball Tour - 2 sold out concerts back in May 21 & 22, 2012. Almost 22,000 in attendance(11,000 per night) for the said concert.  It is also the most talked-about concert of 2012.


Four best rock festival of 2012(featuring foreign bands): The 2nd installment of LIVseries(LIV5) last February, The 12th annual PULP Summerslam last April, the first ever Smash Project 2012(March) and Bazooka Rocks Festival(September)


The emerging of Sky Dome concerts featuring some of the best rock bands such as The Maine(03.31), Taking Back Sunday(04.13), Secondhand Serenade(05.01), William Beckett, Every Avenue and There For Tomorrow(04.12) and Tonight Alive(09.12)

Music festivals like no other: Channel V Philippines' Red Revolution 2012(02.09), Coca-Cola Philippines' Concert ng Bayan featuring Craig David(03.23), Earth Day Jam 2012(04.28), First ever Manila Music Festival(05.01), The 2012 Saved Festival and the Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest 2012(10.26), First ever Exception Music Festival(11.24), Rock Loqal 2012(12.15) and the 10th annual MYX MO(12.18).

Legends and World class artists in Manila for this year such as Engelbert Humperdinck(02.15), Cyndi Lauper(03.17), Olivia Newton-John(03.31), Marky Ramone - former drummer of the band The Ramoens(04.17), Sergio Mendes(04.24), Morrissey - former vocalist of the band The Smiths, Taylor Dayne & Edwin McCain(06.01), New Kids on The Block & Backstreet Boys(06.03), Megadeth(07.29), The Smashing Pumpkins(08.08), Tears For Fears & Per Sorensen of Fra Lippo Lippi(08.10), America & Kalapana(10.17), Jennifer Lopez(11.24), Elton John(12.08), and Sting(12.09)

Welcome back to Manila! Foreign Artists and bands who went back to Manila for a concert this year. Musicians such as Simple Plan(01.12), Katy Perry(01.22), Engelbert Humperdinck(02.15), Avril Lavigne(02.16), James Ingram(02.17), Lamb of God(02.18), Bush(02.19), A1/Blue/Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees(02.25), Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Cobra Starship for Smash Project 2012(03.08), Brian McKnight(03.16), Cyndi Lauper(03.17), Craig David for Concert ng Bayan(03.23), Hanson(03.30), The Maine(03.31), The Cranberries(04.10), LMFAO(04.11), The Stylistics(04.12), Planetshakers(04.21), Greyson Chance(04.22), Sergio Mendes(04.24), Vertical Horizon(04.28), Secondhand Serenade(05.01), Jay Park(May 2012), Lady Gaga(05.21 & 05.22), Lifehouse(05.26), We The Kings(05.28), Edwin McCain(06.01), New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys(06.03), David Cook(07.14), Tears for Fears and Per Sorensen of Fra Lippo Lippi(08.10 & 08.11), Maroon 5 and The Cab(09.18),  TheMaine/Forever The Sickest Kids/Mayday Parade for Bazooka Rocks(09.30), America and Kalapana(10.17), Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big(11.06), Don Moen(11.08), and Sting(12.09)

Sold-out and almost sold-out concerts of 2012: 
  • Katy Perry(MOA Concert Grounds) - Almost soldout
  • Avril Lavigne(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • A1/Blue/Jeff Timmons(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Death Cab for Cutie(NBC Tent) - Soldout
  • Jose and Wally sa Araneta(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • Hanson(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • The Maine(Sky Dome) - Almost soldout
  • LMFAO(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Taking Back Sunday(Sky Dome) - Almost soldout
  • Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg(Hard Rock Cafe) - Almost soldout
  • Sergio Mendes(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Vertical Horizon/Ed Kowalczyk(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • PULP Summerslam(Amoranto Stadium) - Almost soldout
  • Secondhand Serenade(Sky Dome) - Almost soldout
  • Lady Gaga(Mall of Asia Arena) - Soldout
  • Lifehouse(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • We The Kings(Hard Rock Cafe) - Almost soldout
  • New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys(Mall of Asia Arena) - Soldout
  • Jayesslee(Robinson's Pioneer) -Soldout
  • Sarah Geronimo(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • Nicki Minaj(Mall of Asia Arena) - Soldout
  • David Cook(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Snow Patrol(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Tears For Fears/Per Sorensen(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • The Wanted(NBC Tent) - Almost soldout
  • Maroon 5/The Cab(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • American Idol Live Tour 2012(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • Foster The People(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Big Bang (Mall of Asia Arena) - Almost soldout
  • Tanduay Rhum Rockfest(MOA Concert Grounds) - Soldout
  • Ely Buendia(Music Museum) - Soldout
  • Regine Velasquez(Mall of Asia Arena) - Almost soldout
  • Jennifer Lopez(Mall of Asia Arena) - Soldout
  • Elton John(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Almost soldout
  • Sting(Smart Araneta Coliseum) - Soldout
  • MYX MO 2012(Marikina Sports Park) - Soldout

Concerts held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this 2012:
  • Simple Plan(January 12, 2012)
  • Anne Curtis(January 28, 2012)
  • Sharon Cuneta and Martin Nievera(February 11, 2012)
  • Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid(February 14, 2012)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck(February 15, 2012)
  • Avril Lavigne(February 16, 2012)
  • James Ingram(February 17, 2012)
  • Evanescence and Bush(February 19, 2012)
  • Blue, A1 and Jeff Timmons(February 25, 2012)
  • Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola(March 1, 2012)
  • Smash Project 2012(March 8, 2012)
  • Charice Pempengco(March 9, 2012)
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark(March 12, 2012)
  • Brian McKnight(March 16, 2012)
  • Cyndi Lauper(March 17, 2012)
  • Mad for Music(March 28, 2012)
  • Hanson(March 30, 2012)
  • Olivia Newton-John(March 31, 2012)
  • The Cranberries(April 10, 2012)
  • LMFAO(April 11, 2012)
  • The Stylistics(April 12, 2012)
  • Planetshakers and Israel Houghton(April 21, 2012)
  • Greyson Chance(April 22, 2012)
  • Sergio Mendes and Brasil 2012(April 24, 2012)
  • Avenged Sevenfold(April 26, 2012)
  • Ed Kowalczyk and Vertical Horizon(April 28, 2012)
  • Lifehouse(May 26, 2012)
  • We Are The In Crowd, Set Your Goals and This Century(June 2, 2012)
  • Sarah Geronimo(July 7 and 21)
  • David Cook(July 14, 2012)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins(original date: Aug 7, 2012 ; rescheduled: Aug. 8, 2012)
  • Snow Patrol(August 9, 2012)
  • Tears For Fears and Fra Lippo Lippi(August 10 and 11, 2012)
  • Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes(August 16, 2012)
  • Maroon 5 and The Cab(September 18, 2012)
  • American Idol Live Tour(September 21, 2012)
  • Aiza Seguerra(September 28, 2012)
  • Foster The People(October 6, 2012)
  • James Morrison(October 9, 2012)
  • America with Kalapana(October 17, 2012)
  • Don Moen(November 8, 2012)
  • The Fray(November 10, 2012)
  • Creed(November 11, 2012)
  • Elton John(December 8, 2012)
  • Sting(December 9, 2012)
Concerts held at the Mall of Asia this year:
  • Lady Gaga(May 21 & May 22, 2012)
  • Taylor Dayne & Edwin McCain(June 1, 2012)
  • New Kids on The Block & Backstreet Boys(June 3, 2012)
  • Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena(June 16, 2012)
  • Nicki Minaj(July 11, 2012)
  • Dolphy Alay Tawa(September 19, 2012)
  • Keane(October 2, 2012)
  • David Guetta(October 10, 2012)
  • Wilson Phillips(October 12, 2012)
  • The Jonas Brothers(October 19, 2012)
  • BIGBANG(October 24, 2012)
  • Saved Festival 2012(October 26, 2012)
  • Regine Velasquez(November 16, 2012)
  • Jennifer Lopez(Novemeber 26, 2012)
  • Ate Gay(November 30, 2012)
  • Rock Loqal 2012(December 15, 2012)
What a year it has been, get ready Philippines as more exciting concerts for 2013 in Manila. Stay tuned to Manila Concert Scene for more concert and event updates in Metro Manila.


1 comment:

Bettina MaƱacop said...

Looking forward to another year filled with concerts! I should really start saving up~

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