Saturday, October 5, 2013


Brace yourselves for the best of pop rock music. Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson, Joe Puerta of Ambrosia, Side A, the number one Filipino band of its generation, the classical-pop tenor trio The Angelos, will be performing together in a once in a lifetime show on Friday, October 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Titled Back 2 Back 2 Back, the concert is a production of Viva Live Inc. and Redstone Media Production.

Pinoys have been enamored of It Might Be You for three decades now and they are therefore, also big fans of singer and songwriter Stephen Bishop, who created the song for the soundtrack of the movie Tootsie.  Some of Bishop’s other big sellers are On And On, Something New In My Life.  He also got an Oscar nomination for Separate Lives, as song that he wrote used for the film White Nights, as Best Original Song.

Michael Johnson’s distinctive vocals and mastery of the guitar resulted in some of the biggest hits of the 70s.  Bluer Than Blue, I’ll Always Love You, Give Me Wing, This Night Won’t Last Forever, and Almost Like Being In Love remain big favorites among local fans to this day.

Joe Puerta is the bassist and vocalist of the famous Ambrosia.  Generally acknowledged as one of the greatest pop/ rock bands of all time, Ambrosia was responsible for the big hits Holding On To Yesterday, How Much I Feel, Biggest Part Of Me, You’re The Only Woman and I Just Can’t Let Go.

Side A is one of the greatest Filipino groups of all time.  It is made up of Joey Generoso, Naldy Gonzales, Ernie Severino, Lee Von Cailao and Ned Esguerra.  Formed in the late 80s the band rose to prominence during the 90s to become the country’s leading pop-rock band.  It is best known for its party music and the soulful vocals of Generoso.  Among its biggest hits are Hold On, Tuloy Pa Rin Ako, Aawitin Ko Na Lang, Tell Me, So Many Questions, Forevermore, By Your Side and others.

Don’t fail to watch Stephen Bishop, Michael Johnson, Joe Puerta and Side A perform their hits live at the Big Dome in Back 2 Back 2 Back on October 18.  Tickets are now available at Ticketnet 911-5555 and Viva Concerts 687-7236.  Ticket prices are Patron A P3500; Patron B P3000; Lower Box P3000; Upper Box A P1750; Upper Box B P750; and General Admission P400.

Bishop, Johnson, Puerta and Side A will also be at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City on October 26.  Bishop will have a solo performance at the Lagao Gym in General Santos on October 27.
This Viva Live and Redstone Media Production is supported by major sponsor Phoenix Petroleum; with Midas Hotel as the Official Residence; media partners PBO; Viva Channel; History Channel; ETC; 2nd Avenue; MYX; The Philippine Star; The Manila Bulletin; People's Journal; People's Tonight; Mellow 94.7; Barangay LS 97.1; RJ 100; 96.3 Easy Rock;;;;; Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and Gala Magazine. Special thanks to the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP); Maria’s Catering of Victoria Court; Rub Ribs & Bbq;  Yoshinoya; Aquabest; and Fernando’s Bakeshop.

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