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A Comprehensive Guide to International Concerts to Watch This 2018

Check out the dates, prices, and venues of these anticipated concerts.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | January 10, 2018

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Even before the previous year ended, there were already tons of concert announcements for the year 2018 that made music fans excited. Besides the already sold-out 24K Magic Tour of Bruno Mars and Paramore’s fourth tour, the impressive roster of artists for 2018 are bound to bring out incredible musical experiences for their fans. Here are ten of the most anticipated concerts in the Philippines this 2018.


1. Foster The People’s Sacred Hearts Tour

When: January 26
Where: Kia Theatre
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,625 for Level 4
PhP3,675 for Level 3
PhP4,725 for Level 2
PhP5,250 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Foster the People is fronted by Mark Foster. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


It took five years for indie pop band Foster The People to return to Philippine shores ever since their debut album Torches. Foster the People made waves back in 2011 with their song “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Helena Beat.” Much to the delight of their fans, this year the group is going on their Sacred Hearts Club tour to promote their album of the same name.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to the Kia Theater: Ride the LRT-2 and drop off at the Araneta Center-Cubao station. Take the East Exit and walk along Aurora Boulevard. Turn right to the Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue. You will see Kia Theatre on the left.


2. The XX’s “I See You” Tour

When: February 7
Where: World Trade Center Manila
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,385 for Patron B and C
PhP3,445 for Patron A
PhP4,505 for VIP B and C
PhP5,565 for VIP A


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Members of The XX include Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft, and Jamie XX. (Image: Philippine Concerts Webpage)


Another indie band that will return to the country after several years is The XX. The British trio gained a following because of their unique minimalist sound paired with smooth vocals. The group has just released their third studio album entitled “I See You”, which is also the name of their tour. The band was last in the Philippines in 2013, when they had a sold-out show at the NBC tent.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to the World Trade Center: Ride the LRT-1 and get off at Gil Puyat Station. Ride a shuttle going to SM Mall of Asia. Ask the driver to drop you off at World Trade Center.


3. Incubus

When: February 17
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,005 for Level 5
PhP1,905 for Level 4
PhP3,905 for Level 3
PhP5,905 for Level 2
PhP6,905 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Incubus was formed in 1990. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


Since Valentine’s Day would fall on a weekday this year, Incubus’ February 17 show can be an alternative date for fans of the band. The concert, which also serves as promotion of their album 8, would be the band’s third show in Manila.

The band will perform some of their classic songs like “Megalomaniac”, “Drive”, “Are You In”, and “Wish You Were Here”, along with new singles from their new album.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Ride the LRT-2 and drop off at the Araneta Center-Cubao station, then walk towards Gateway Mall. Smart Araneta Coliseum is just behind Gateway Mall.




4. Fifth Harmony’s PSA Tour

When: March 6
Where: Kia Theatre
Ticket Prices:
PhP3,150 for Balcony
PhP4,725 for Loge
PhP5,250 for VIP 2 Standing
PhP6,825 for VIP 1 Standing


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 through the reality show The X Factor. (Image: Philippine Concerts Facebook Page)


The departure of Camila Cabello did not distract the girls of Fifth Harmony from releasing new hits. With the Manila leg of the group’s PSA tour happening in March, Filipino Harmonizers can sing along with Lauren, Dinah, Ally, and Normani as the girls belt out their new and old songs such as “Work From Home,” “Worth It,” and “Sledgehammer.”

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Kia Theater: Follow directions given previously.


5. John Legend’s Darkness and Light Tour

When: March 21
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,050 General Admission
PhP2,625 Upperbox
PhP4,200 Box
PhP5,250 Patron C
PhP6,300 Patron B
PhP8,400 Patron A
PhP12,600 VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Legend recently gained the “Egot” status, meaning he received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, and Tony Award. (Image: Manila Concerts Facebook Page)


Back in 2014, Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend serenaded his Filipino fans at his sold-out show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Now, those who did not get a glimpse of the Legend can watch his comeback in March.

Besides the ballad love song “All Of Me,” Legend is also known for his songs “Ordinary People,” “Green Light,” “Save Room,” and “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).”

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Follow directions given previously.


6. Katy Perry’s “Witness: The Tour”

When: April 2
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,640 for General Admission
PhP6,870 for Upper Box
PhP13,200 for Lower Box B
PhP16,370 for Lower Box A
PhP19,540 for VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Katy Perry’s previous sold out show was the Prismatic tour in 2015. (Image: AEG Presents Asia Facebook Page)


Katy Cats will get to hear Katy Perry roar on April. Concert-goers will get to experience the trademark of a Katy Perry show which includes colorful visuals, sets, eye-popping effects, and Perry’s powerful vocal chops.

Some of Perry’s most popular songs include “Teenage Dream,” “Hot and Cold,” “Thinking of You,” “Dark Horse,” and “The One That Got Away.” Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Ride the MRT and drop off at Taft Avenue station. Go down the station and ride one of the jeepneys going to SM Mall of Asia.


7. The Script

When: April 14
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,060 for General Admission
PhP2,650 for Upper Box
PhP4,240 for Lower Box B
PhP6,360 for Lower Box A
PhP7,950 for Patron
PhP9,010 for VIP
PhP12,720 for VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

The Script is fronted by Danny O’Donoghue. (Image: The Script [Philippines] Facebook Page)


Almost every millennial at some point must have listened to some of the popular melancholic songs of The Script when going through a heartbreak, but heartbreaks are not necessary to enjoy the band’s fourth show in the country this April.

The Irish rock band will give out an exclusive 2018 tour with a VIP gift that includes tote bag, custom lanyard with commemorative VIP laminate, signed 2018 tour program to VIP ticket holders.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


8. Harry Styles Live on Tour

When: May 1
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,325 for General Admission
PhP3,975 for Lower Box B
PhP5,830 for Lower Box A
PhP6,890 for Gold
PhP18,690 for VIP Package 3
PhP22,230 for VIP Package 2
PhP24,590 for VIP Package 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Styles have branched out to rock genre, which is different from the bubblegum pop sounds of One Direction. (Image: Harry Styles Live on Tour’s Facebook Event)


Directioners would have to do double duty this year! Two of One Direction’s previous members would be performing at the Mall of Asia Arena this year. First to go to the Philippines is Harry Styles, who will promote his debut album on his tour. The self-titled album features the song “Sign of the Times,” which gained positions in local hit charts.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


9. Niall Horan

When: June 10
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,968 for Upper Box
PhP4,240 for Lower Box
PhP5,512 for VIP Seating and Patron
PhP6,784 for VVIP Standing
PhP33,800 for VIP with Meet and Greet


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Niall is the only Irish member from the now-disbanded One Direction. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


Following Harry Styles’ show would be the Flicker World Tour of Niall Horan. Horan gained radio plays through his sensual and upbeat song “Slow Hands.” The Flicker World Tour would be Horan’s first-ever solo world tour ever since his break from One Direction.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


10. Zedd

When: April 13
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,015 for Level 4
PhP4,030 for Level 3
PhP5,090 for Level 2
PhP5,090 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Zedd is known for his collaborations with Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. (Image: RAVE Manila’s Twitter Page)


Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Zedd will make the attendees of his April 13 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum bang their heads along to the infectious beats of his songs “Clarity,” “Find You,” and “I Want You to Know.”

Zedd previously visited the country last September 2017 for the Road To Ultra Philippines event, in which he is one of the main acts.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Follow directions given previously.




Tips for purchasing tickets and preparing for the event

  • Secure tickets as early as possible; some shows get sold out quick.
  • Follow the social media accounts of the artists or the event organizer to be updated on changes and announcements.
  • Double-check the dates and times of the events and your own schedule to see if you need to make adjustments.
  • Check the rules and conditions of the venue to avoid any inconveniences.
  • Make sure that you know the exact venue and how you will get there.
  • Avoid missing any part of the show by adjusting your travel time to consider the heavy traffic that you might encounter on the way to the venue.

Which of these shows are you most hyped about? Tell us at the comment section below!

Even before the previous year ended, there were already tons of concert announcements for the year 2018 that made music fans excited. Besides the already sold-out 24K Magic Tour of Bruno Mars and Paramore’s fourth tour, the impressive roster of artists for 2018 are bound to bring out incredible musical experiences for their fans. Here are ten of the most anticipated concerts in the Philippines this 2018.


1. Foster The People’s Sacred Hearts Tour

When: January 26
Where: Kia Theatre
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,625 for Level 4
PhP3,675 for Level 3
PhP4,725 for Level 2
PhP5,250 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Foster the People is fronted by Mark Foster. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


It took five years for indie pop band Foster The People to return to Philippine shores ever since their debut album Torches. Foster the People made waves back in 2011 with their song “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Helena Beat.” Much to the delight of their fans, this year the group is going on their Sacred Hearts Club tour to promote their album of the same name.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to the Kia Theater: Ride the LRT-2 and drop off at the Araneta Center-Cubao station. Take the East Exit and walk along Aurora Boulevard. Turn right to the Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue. You will see Kia Theatre on the left.


2. The XX’s “I See You” Tour

When: February 7
Where: World Trade Center Manila
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,385 for Patron B and C
PhP3,445 for Patron A
PhP4,505 for VIP B and C
PhP5,565 for VIP A


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Members of The XX include Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft, and Jamie XX. (Image: Philippine Concerts Webpage)


Another indie band that will return to the country after several years is The XX. The British trio gained a following because of their unique minimalist sound paired with smooth vocals. The group has just released their third studio album entitled “I See You”, which is also the name of their tour. The band was last in the Philippines in 2013, when they had a sold-out show at the NBC tent.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to the World Trade Center: Ride the LRT-1 and get off at Gil Puyat Station. Ride a shuttle going to SM Mall of Asia. Ask the driver to drop you off at World Trade Center.


3. Incubus

When: February 17
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,005 for Level 5
PhP1,905 for Level 4
PhP3,905 for Level 3
PhP5,905 for Level 2
PhP6,905 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Incubus was formed in 1990. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


Since Valentine’s Day would fall on a weekday this year, Incubus’ February 17 show can be an alternative date for fans of the band. The concert, which also serves as promotion of their album 8, would be the band’s third show in Manila.

The band will perform some of their classic songs like “Megalomaniac”, “Drive”, “Are You In”, and “Wish You Were Here”, along with new singles from their new album.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Ride the LRT-2 and drop off at the Araneta Center-Cubao station, then walk towards Gateway Mall. Smart Araneta Coliseum is just behind Gateway Mall.




4. Fifth Harmony’s PSA Tour

When: March 6
Where: Kia Theatre
Ticket Prices:
PhP3,150 for Balcony
PhP4,725 for Loge
PhP5,250 for VIP 2 Standing
PhP6,825 for VIP 1 Standing


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 through the reality show The X Factor. (Image: Philippine Concerts Facebook Page)


The departure of Camila Cabello did not distract the girls of Fifth Harmony from releasing new hits. With the Manila leg of the group’s PSA tour happening in March, Filipino Harmonizers can sing along with Lauren, Dinah, Ally, and Normani as the girls belt out their new and old songs such as “Work From Home,” “Worth It,” and “Sledgehammer.”

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Kia Theater: Follow directions given previously.


5. John Legend’s Darkness and Light Tour

When: March 21
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,050 General Admission
PhP2,625 Upperbox
PhP4,200 Box
PhP5,250 Patron C
PhP6,300 Patron B
PhP8,400 Patron A
PhP12,600 VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Legend recently gained the “Egot” status, meaning he received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, and Tony Award. (Image: Manila Concerts Facebook Page)


Back in 2014, Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend serenaded his Filipino fans at his sold-out show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Now, those who did not get a glimpse of the Legend can watch his comeback in March.

Besides the ballad love song “All Of Me,” Legend is also known for his songs “Ordinary People,” “Green Light,” “Save Room,” and “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).”

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Follow directions given previously.


6. Katy Perry’s “Witness: The Tour”

When: April 2
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,640 for General Admission
PhP6,870 for Upper Box
PhP13,200 for Lower Box B
PhP16,370 for Lower Box A
PhP19,540 for VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Katy Perry’s previous sold out show was the Prismatic tour in 2015. (Image: AEG Presents Asia Facebook Page)


Katy Cats will get to hear Katy Perry roar on April. Concert-goers will get to experience the trademark of a Katy Perry show which includes colorful visuals, sets, eye-popping effects, and Perry’s powerful vocal chops.

Some of Perry’s most popular songs include “Teenage Dream,” “Hot and Cold,” “Thinking of You,” “Dark Horse,” and “The One That Got Away.” Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Ride the MRT and drop off at Taft Avenue station. Go down the station and ride one of the jeepneys going to SM Mall of Asia.


7. The Script

When: April 14
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,060 for General Admission
PhP2,650 for Upper Box
PhP4,240 for Lower Box B
PhP6,360 for Lower Box A
PhP7,950 for Patron
PhP9,010 for VIP
PhP12,720 for VIP


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

The Script is fronted by Danny O’Donoghue. (Image: The Script [Philippines] Facebook Page)


Almost every millennial at some point must have listened to some of the popular melancholic songs of The Script when going through a heartbreak, but heartbreaks are not necessary to enjoy the band’s fourth show in the country this April.

The Irish rock band will give out an exclusive 2018 tour with a VIP gift that includes tote bag, custom lanyard with commemorative VIP laminate, signed 2018 tour program to VIP ticket holders.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


8. Harry Styles Live on Tour

When: May 1
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP1,325 for General Admission
PhP3,975 for Lower Box B
PhP5,830 for Lower Box A
PhP6,890 for Gold
PhP18,690 for VIP Package 3
PhP22,230 for VIP Package 2
PhP24,590 for VIP Package 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Styles have branched out to rock genre, which is different from the bubblegum pop sounds of One Direction. (Image: Harry Styles Live on Tour’s Facebook Event)


Directioners would have to do double duty this year! Two of One Direction’s previous members would be performing at the Mall of Asia Arena this year. First to go to the Philippines is Harry Styles, who will promote his debut album on his tour. The self-titled album features the song “Sign of the Times,” which gained positions in local hit charts.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


9. Niall Horan

When: June 10
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,968 for Upper Box
PhP4,240 for Lower Box
PhP5,512 for VIP Seating and Patron
PhP6,784 for VVIP Standing
PhP33,800 for VIP with Meet and Greet


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Niall is the only Irish member from the now-disbanded One Direction. (Image: Manila Concert Scene’s Facebook Page)


Following Harry Styles’ show would be the Flicker World Tour of Niall Horan. Horan gained radio plays through his sensual and upbeat song “Slow Hands.” The Flicker World Tour would be Horan’s first-ever solo world tour ever since his break from One Direction.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and SM Tickets online.

How to get to the Mall of Asia Arena: Follow directions given previously.


10. Zedd

When: April 13
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum
Ticket Prices:
PhP2,015 for Level 4
PhP4,030 for Level 3
PhP5,090 for Level 2
PhP5,090 for Level 1


international concerts in the Philippines 2018

Zedd is known for his collaborations with Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. (Image: RAVE Manila’s Twitter Page)


Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Zedd will make the attendees of his April 13 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum bang their heads along to the infectious beats of his songs “Clarity,” “Find You,” and “I Want You to Know.”

Zedd previously visited the country last September 2017 for the Road To Ultra Philippines event, in which he is one of the main acts.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and Ticketnet website.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum: Follow directions given previously.




Tips for purchasing tickets and preparing for the event

  • Secure tickets as early as possible; some shows get sold out quick.
  • Follow the social media accounts of the artists or the event organizer to be updated on changes and announcements.
  • Double-check the dates and times of the events and your own schedule to see if you need to make adjustments.
  • Check the rules and conditions of the venue to avoid any inconveniences.
  • Make sure that you know the exact venue and how you will get there.
  • Avoid missing any part of the show by adjusting your travel time to consider the heavy traffic that you might encounter on the way to the venue.

Which of these shows are you most hyped about? Tell us at the comment section below!

author

Denisse Shawntel Tan is a twenty-something who is still searching for her place in the adult world. To keep her sane from the city’s traffic, she makes art and paints with words. A self-confessed DIY addict and audiophile, you can find her making random stuff from Pinterest while listening to her 90s playlist. To get her attention, tell her that you can make sushi.

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