Smart Araneta Coliseum - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Smart Araneta Coliseum


Arnel Pineda sings with Chicago at Manila concert

Jan 22, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Arnel Journey s lead singer is Chicago s special guest at the concert

NU-FEU UAAP Finals breaks attendance record anew

Oct 15, 2014 - 5:53 PM

After breaking the previous basketball attendance record at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Game 2 NU and FEU set another record in Game 3

Supporters of Far Eastern University make their presence known in Game 3. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: John Legend in 'All of Me' Manila concert

Sep 27, 2014 - 4:10 AM

There were no bells and whistles – just John Legend s incredible voice Rappler relives John Legend s All Of Me concert in Manila

Paying a steep price, fans feel robbed at Last Home Stand

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If there s one thing we learned from the Last Home Stand it s that hell truly hath no fury like Filipino basketball fans scorned

MIC'D UP. The NBA stars come out not with matching jerseys but with matching mics - already a hint that they won't play a game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

George Benson in Manila

Sep 04, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Guitarist singer performs with Patti Austin at Smart Araneta September 5

POP-JAZZ SUPERSTAR. Benson at the Manila airport. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Jon Santos on a roll

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:08 PM

Comedian aims to spoof Charice Anne Vilma Despicable Me My Husband s Lover and Spoof of the Nation

IMPERSONATION. Political satire is Jon's specialty. Photo from his Facebook

Fall Out Boy lands in Manila

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Fall Out Boy will Save Rock and Roll on August 8 at the Big Dome

BAND ON A MISSION. Comeback tour rocks Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Disabled preacher speaks about acceptance

May 19, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Coming to terms with your own limitations starts the process of renewal of thinking shared Australian preacher Nick Vujicic

Jessica Sanchez wows in Manila concert

Feb 15, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The Filipino Mexican American Idol Season 11 finalist gave her fans an unforgettable Valentine date

THROUGH THE HOARSENESS. Jessica Sanchez performed through it, giving her Manila fans the concert they deserved. Photo from the February 11 'Jump In' fan meet and greet courtesy of Smart Communications Inc

Be Colton Dixon’s Valentine

Feb 14, 2013 - 9:59 AM

The 7 placer of American Idol Season 11 talks about the perfect way to sweep a girl off her feet and the qualities he looks for in a girl

NOT INTO CHEESY SONGS. Yet Colton Dixon confesses, 'I can’t watch a chick flick without crying.' All photos by Peter Imbong

IN PHOTOS: Jessica Sanchez back in Manila

Feb 13, 2013 - 7:02 PM

The American Idol season 11 finalist is busy with performances left and right days before her Valentine s Day concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

HERE FOR V-DAY. Jessica Sanchez celebrates Pinoy love on her February 14 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. All photos courtesy of Smart Communications Inc

Jessica Sanchez in Manila on Valentine's Day

Dec 14, 2012 - 10:29 AM

The singer makes the announcement over Twitter

MANILA LOVE. Jessica Sanchez returns to the Smart Araneta Coliseum in February 2013. Photo courtesy of Bench

Sting comes to Manila

Dec 08, 2012 - 6:48 PM

The Sunday December 9 concert a part of his “Back to Bass World Tour ” promises to be a celebration of all of his hits

Caught in The Fray

Nov 16, 2012 - 4:03 PM

The band made their Manila concert a memorable first time

ENERGY EXCHANGE. The Fray gave back to their fans the great positive energy that their fans sent their way. All photos by PJ Cana

'Beer' session with The Fray

Nov 10, 2012 - 10:40 AM

After 10 years the band set foot in Manila for the first time

THEY FOUND US. From left: Dave Welsh, guitar; Joe King, guitar and vocals; Isaac Slade, piano and lead vocalist; and Ben Wysocki (drummer). Photos by Aileen Siwa

The Fray or Creed? The concert choice is yours

Nov 08, 2012 - 4:28 PM

The Big Dome will be rocked by two commercially successful US rock groups this weekend

SOFT BOYS, SOFT VOICE. The Fray’s (from left) Isaac Slade, Joe King, Dave Welsh and Ben Wysocki. Photo from The Fray’s official Facebook page

Maroon 5: Overexposed and loving it

Sep 26, 2012 - 6:14 PM

For this band their 3rd time in Manila s the charm

MAROON 5 FRONTMAN ADAM Levine is also now an image model of Filipino clothing brand, Bench. All photos by Ed Clinton Go for Dayly Entertainment

Tweets from the AI presscon

Sep 19, 2012 - 11:57 PM

As their concert draws near we share with you our tweets straight from the American Idol presscon on Sept 18 at The Manila Hotel

JESSICA SANCHEZ AND JOSHUA Ledet give the RAPPLER camera a 'peace' sign. All photos by Manuel Generoso

Beauty, madness and no tears

Aug 22, 2012 - 2:28 PM

Per Sorensen and Tears for Fears returned to Manila just when Manila needed them most

'SOBRANG SULIT,' THE FANS kept saying. The Tears for Fears 2012 Manila concert had the Smart Araneta Coliseum filled to the rafters for two nights. Photo by Jenny Ortuoste

Nelly Furtado sings with Manila

Aug 19, 2012 - 12:33 AM

Her 4th album is about to be released and Nelly Furtado is still flying high like a bird


10 minutes with Nelly Furtado

Aug 14, 2012 - 2:18 PM

RAPPLER contributor Anna Oposa gets an exclusive chance to chat with the Grammy Award winning singer about her Manila concert building schools in Africa and Pacman

NELLY FURTADO PERFORMS WITH Gym Class Heroes on Thursday, August 16, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Top MMA fighters to fight in Manila

Jul 18, 2012 - 5:04 PM

The likes of Bibiano The Flash Fernandes Andrei The Pit Bull Arlovski and Eduard The Landslide Folayang will come together for Pride of a Nation a star studded fight card set for August 31 in Smart Araneta Coliseum

IN PHOTOS: Robert Jaworksi jersey retirement ceremony

Jul 08, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Snapshots of Robert Jaworski s jersey retirement ceremony and tribute to the PBA legend