10 Concerts to Watch in Manila in 2020


(SPOT.ph) A lot of artists had us jumping up and down and singing along at concerts in 2019—Ed Sheeran, Carly Rae Jepsen, Shawn Mendes, U2, and the Backstreet Boys, just to name a few—and it looks like 2020 will be another year full of fist-pumping shows for the Pinoy crowd. A few foreign artists have already announced that they're stopping by Manila, but we’re also hyped for upcoming shows featuring local acts.


Of course, it's only January and we've constantly got our fingers crossed that more shows will be announced, but we're listing down 10 concerts you might want to check out this year. 

Here are 10 concerts in Manila to look forward to in 2020:

Tiffany Young

When: January 25
Where: New Frontier Theater
Former SM Entertainment star Tiffany Young is not actively promoting with girl group Girls Generation (for now!), but that doesn’t mean she’s not making music anymore. The 30-year-old singer is making a stop in Manila for part two of her Open Hearts Eve tour. Young has been to Manila with Girls’ Generation before, but this is the first time she’s performing for the Filipino crowd on her own.
Ticket prices: P13,250 (MVP), P9,010 (VIP A), P5,830 (VIP B), P6,890 (Loge), P4,770 (Balcony) via Ticketnet.

98 Degrees

When: February 25
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
The year is 2012 and 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons is performing in Manila as a solo artist, and mentions an upcoming 98 Degrees reunion. Fast forward to 2020 and all members are coming over to Manila for “An Evening with 98 Degrees.” Joining Timmons are brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, along with Justin Jeffre. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to sing “I Do” and “Because of You,” you won’t find a better one than this.
Ticket prices: P8,500 (SVIP), P6,980 (VIP), P6,350 (Patron A), P5,990 (Patron B), P5,400 (Lower Box A), P4,945 (Lower Box B), P3,975 (Upper Box A), P3,635 (Upper Box B), P1,890 (General Admission) via SM Tickets.

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Ebe Dancel

When: February 29
Where: Metrotent Convention Center
We find it hard to believe this is the first time Filipino artist Ebe Dancel is having his own solo concert, but we’re all for it. The former Sugarfree vocalist is performing his songs with The Manila String Machine. The show is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band and all of their songs, so our fingers are crossed he’ll play OPM classics like “Burnout,” “Makita Kang Muli,” and “Tulog Na.”
Ticket prices P3,500 (Gold), P2,500 (Silver) via Ticket2Me..



When: March 7 to 8
Where: Filinvest City Event Grounds
Japanese singer and rapper Joji is headlining the 2020 edition of the country’s biggest music festival. U.K. rock band Foals and singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio are also coming over to perform at the two-day festival, along with local bands Ben&Ben, and IV of Spades.
Ticket prices: P5,500 (Early Entry Regular Wanderer), P7,000 (Regular Wanderer), P12,000 (Star Wanderer) via the Wanderland website

Jimmy Eat World

When: March 12
Where: New Frontier Theatre
It’s been 27 years since American pop-punk band Jimmy Eat World got together to give us hits like “Sweetness,” “Hear You Me,” and “Bleed American.” Yup, everything is fine and everything is alright because you can also sing along to their hit song “The Middle” when they come over.
Ticket prices: P4,500 (VIP A), P4,000 (VIP B), P3,000 (Balcony), P2,500 (Loge) via Ticketnet.

Green Day

When: March 14
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
We might not be able to wake you up when September ends, but we are waking you up now to tell you that American rock band Green Day is performing in Manila this year. Fingers crossed that they’ll play all their classics—like “Basket Case,” “21 Guns,” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”!
Ticket prices: P9,850 (Floor Standing), P9,100 (Patron Sides), P8, 600 (Patron Center), P8,100 (Lower Box A Regular), P7,600 (Lower Box B Premium), P7,100 (Lower Box B Regular), P4,600 (Upper Box Premium), P4,100 (Upper Box Regular), P2,200 (General Admission) via SM Tickets.



When: April 2
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
American artist Khalid is best known for his singles “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke,” but he’s also got a collab entitled “Eastside” with Halsey, a mellow ditty “lovely” with Billie Eilish, and the energized “Beautiful People” with Ed Sheeran. If you’ve got his hits on heavy rotation, here’s your chance to finally sing along to his songs live.
Ticket prices: P14,500 (VIP Standing with Meet & Greet), P10,700 (VIP Standing with Early Access Pass), P8,450 (VIP Standing), P7,950 (Patron Sides), P7,450 (Patron Center), P7,450 (Lower Box A Premium), P6,950 (Lower Box A Regular), P6,450 (Lower Box B Premium), P5,850 (Lower Box B Regular), P1,850 (Upper Box) (General Admission) via SM Tickets.

PULP Summer Slam XX: Judgement Day


When: May 16
Where: Mall of Asia Arena
Metal fans, there’s something here for you, too. British heavy metal band Iron Maiden is visiting Manila for the first time to headline Pulp Summer Slam. Also performing are American thrash band Death Angel, British power-metal band DragonForce, Japanese all-girl metal BABYMETAL, and heavy-metal duo King 810.
Ticket prices: P12,720 (VIP), P10,600 (VIP Pit), P8,480 (Lower Box), P6,360 (Regular Pit), P3,710 (General Admission) via SM Tickets.

Rex Orange County

When: May 16
Where: New Frontier Theater
Known for his laid-back tracks like “Best Friend,” the chill and groovy “Loving Is Easy,” and “Sunflower,” Rex Orange County will have you jamming along when he performs live for the Manila crowd. We’re looking forward to the new tracks—”Face to Face” and “Pluto Projector”—from his 2019 album, Pony.
Ticket prices: P3,675 (Orchestra Standing), P2,625 (Loge), P1,575 (Balcony) via Ticketnet.

Avril Lavigne

When: May 20
Where: Araneta Coliseum
If you’ve stowed away your mascara and eyeliner, now’s a good time to get them back because punk is making its return courtesy of pop-punk princess, Avril Lavigne. Known for her emotionally charged hit “Complicated,” the carefree “Sk8er Boi,” and the rebellious “Girlfriend,” the 35-year-old Canadian-French singer is visiting Manila again for a one-night only show.
Ticket prices: P8,925 (VIP), P7,875 (Patron A), P6,825 (Patron Box), P4,725 (Box Premium), P3,675 (Box Regular), P2,625 (Upper Box), P1,050 (General Admission) via Ticketnet.


UPDATE (January 13, 09:30 a.m.): This article was updated to correct the current status of Tiffany Young as a Girls’ Generation member.

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