10 Exciting Concerts We Can't Wait to See in 2019

(SPOT.ph) 2018 was an amazing year with great acts—with Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Chance the Rapper, and Khalid among those who performed live on stage in front of their screaming Pinoy fans. And it looks like we’re in for another music-filled year because more international artists are stopping by Manila in 2019. We list down the ones that you just can't miss.

Taking Back Sunday

When: January 26
Where: New Frontier Theater
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since punk-rock band Taking Back Sunday got together and gave us songs like “MakeDamnSure,” “Cute Without the E,” “You’re So Last Summer,” and “There's No 'I' in Team.” For their anniversary concert, they’ll be performing the tunes you grew up rocking out to. They last performed in Manila for the 2014 Bazooka Rocks 3 festival.
Ticket prices: P4,770 (VIP 1), P3,180 (VIP 2), P2,650 (Loge), P1,690 (Balcony) via TicketNet



When: February 2
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
K-Pop fans are in for a treat—girl group phenomenon BlackPink is coming to Manila for a one-night only concert. Get ready to dance along with Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo while they perform “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” "As If It's Your Last,” "Boombayah,” and more. Fingers crossed we also get to hear “Kiss and Makeup,” their collab with Dua Lipa.
Ticket prices: P19,750 (VIP Soundcheck Package / VIP Send Off Package), P15,550 (VIP Standing), P15,050 (Lower Box A Premium), P14,550 (Patron Standing), P13,550 (Lower Box A Regular), P12,550 (Lower Box B Premium), P11,550 (Lower Box B Regular), P7,550 (Upper Box Premium), P5,650 (Upper Box Regular), P2,650 (General Admission)

Maroon 5

When: March 5
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
They last performed a sold-out show in Manila in 2015 for their The V World Tour. And now, Maroon 5 is coming back to perform songs like “What Lovers Do” and “Girls Like You” from their Red Pill Blues album. Of course, you’ll also be belting out the lyrics to their classics like “She Will Be Loved,” “Sunday Morning,” and “This Love.”
Ticket prices: P23,850 (VIP 1 Standing), P18,850 (VIP 2 Standing), P12,500 (Lower Box), P4,800(Upper Box), P2,800 (General Admission) via SM Tickets

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When: March 9 and 10
Where: Filinvest City Events Grounds
You don’t need to see the complete lineup of Wanderland to know that it’s a must-watch. The announced artists include Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, HONNE, Masego, Alina Baraz, Mac Ayres, Clairo, JMSN, and SG Lewis. As for local acts, they have Sandwich, Unique, Reese Lansangan, Clara Benin, Autotelic, Charlie Lim, Adoy, and Dayaw. It’s best to keep an eye out for more announcements about the performers.
Ticket prices: P7,000 (2-Day Regular Wanderer), P10,000 (2-Day Star Wanderer), P30,000 (2-Day Regular Wanderbuddies for five), P40,000 (2-Day Star Wanderbuddies for five)


Rita Ora

When: March 10
Where: New Frontier Theater
Known for her upbeat songs like “How We Do (Party),” her feature on Avicii’s “Lonely Together” and sultry songs like “Body on Me,” Rita Ora is sure to heat up the stage when she performs in Manila for the first time for her Phoenix Tour. Her other hit tunes include “Your Song,” “Girls,” “I Will Never Let You Down,” “For You,” and “Let You Love Me.”
Ticket prices: P4,725 (VIP Seated), P3,675 (VIP Standing), P3,675 (Loge), P2,625 (Balcony)

Troye Sivan

When: May 1
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
Troye Sivan first went to Manila in 2016 when he became the face of the SM Youth’s SMYTH Collection (Get it? Because he sang “Youth.”) Even then, fans were already all over the singer and now you can see him perform his hit songs like "My My My!," "Bloom," his collab with Martin Garrix called "There for You,” and his song with Ariana Grande called “Dance to This.”
Ticket prices: P8,250, P7,750, P7,250, P6,750, P6,250, P3,250, P2,800, P1,800 via SM Tickets on January 22.


Jason Mraz

When: May 8
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
It’s been five years since he last came to Manila, but Jason Mraz is sure to bring on the good vibes when he performs new releases like "Have It All," "Unlonely," and "More Than Friends." You’re probably also going to sing your heart out when he performs his hits like "I'm Yours," "Lucky," and "I Won't Give Up” during his tour stop.
Ticket prices: P9,500 (VIP Seated A), P8,500 (VIP Seated B), P7,500 (Patron Center), P7,000 (Patron Sides), P6,500 (Lower Box VIP), P5,500 (Lower Box),P3,500 (Upper Box), and P1,800 (General Admission) via SM Tickets


When: May 20
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
You’d be lying if you said “I Like Me Better” didn’t have you humming all day. Now you can hear it performed live because Lauv is coming to Manila to perform songs from his sophomore album I Met You When I Was 18, like "Paris in the Rain," "Easy Love," "Chasing Fire," and "Getting over You." He was also featured in DJ Snake’s “A Different Way” and has a new song with Julia Michaels called “There’s No Way.” Aside from his Manila concert, he’ll also be stopping by Cebu on May 21 at the Waterfront Hotel.
Ticket prices: P4,760 (VIP), P3,700 (Patron), P2,640 (Box Premium), P2,115 (Box Regular) via TicketNet



When: July 24
Where: TBA
It seems like LANY makes it a point to stop by Manila every year—and we’re not complaining. The band is coming back to Manila after performing for two nights at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in 2018 and in multiple Ayala Malls in 2017. This time, they’ll be playing new songs off their third studio album Malibu Nights, which include the titular song, and the hit single, “Thru These Tears.” of course, you can expect to hear "ILYSB," "Super Far," and "Good Girls," too.
Ticket prices: TBA

The 1975

When: September 11
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
Pinoy fans can count themselves lucky because after The 1975 released their brand-new album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, they also included a stop to the Philippines for their tour. The British pop-rock band is sure to play their hit songs like "Girls," "Robbers," "Chocolate," and "Somebody Else," along with their newer releases.
Ticket prices: P7,200 (VIP Standing), P6,900 (Patron), P6,400 (Patron Center/Lower Box A Premium), P5,900 (LBA Regular), P5,400 (LBB Premium), P4,900 (LBB Regular), P2,700 (Upper Box Premium), P2,100 (Upper Box Regular), P1,400 (General Admission) via SM Tickets


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