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'Star Wars: A New Hope' concert is postponed to 2021

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The event would have featured a screening of the 'Star Wars' film set to a live performance of its iconic score by John Williams

POSTPONED. The live concert film for 'Star Wars: A New Hope' is put on hold for 2021. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

Slipknot's Manila show rescheduled to January 2021

Jun 12, 2020 - 4:23 PM

The band was initially set to make their Manila debut in March 2020

SLIPKNOT. The metal band is heading to Manila in January 2021. Image from

Stolen Banksy work recovered in Italy

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:09 PM

Italian police say the Banksy work was found in an abandoned farmhouse in the Abruzzo region

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 25, 2018 a man takes a photograph of an artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on a side street to the Bataclan concert hall where a terrorist attack killed 90 people on Novembre 13, 2015. - The stolen Banksy work has been found in Italy, AFP reports on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

Billie Eilish postpones all dates on world tour

May 16, 2020 - 7:33 PM

The 'bad guy' singer was set to play in Manila in September

WUNDERKIND. Billie Eilish arrives at the 92nd Oscars in California in February 2020. The young singer-songwriter recently postponed all dates on her world tour. Photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP

In pandemic times, all the gaming world's a (concert) stage

May 14, 2020 - 12:42 PM

The trend of holding concerts in games gains momentum following a Travis Scott concert held within battle royale shooter Fortnite

FORTNITE. A shot of the Fortnite Travis Scott concert in the game. Screenshot from YouTube.

Concerts for a cause: Smart, OPM artists partner to provide entertainment and relief

May 04, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Fans can watch and engage with their favorite OPM artists like Ultra Combo, Imago, Moonstar88, and 6Cyclemind

LISTEN: National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab's newest composition, 'Kapit Lahat'

May 03, 2020 - 11:58 PM

The song debuts during the telecast of 'Taumbayan to the Rescue' and is performed by the Ryan Cayabyab Singers

Green Day reschedules Manila show to March 2021

Apr 03, 2020 - 12:50 PM

Fans of the punk band can catch them in Manila in less than a year!

NEW SCHEDULE. Green Day announces new dates for its Asia tour. Screenshot from

‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ in Concert postponed to August

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:34 PM

The concert features a screening of the first Star Wars film, set to a live performance of its iconic score

STAR WARS. The film concert feature 'Star Wars: A New Hope' has been rescheduled to August. Screenshot from

Boys Like Girls postpones Manila and Cebu shows to September

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:20 PM

The rock band reschedules all Australia and Asia tour dates due to the 'COVID-19 spread'

Alanis Morissette moves dates of Manila concerts

Mar 16, 2020 - 1:40 PM

New concert dates for Manila, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand will be announced

ALANIS ON BROADWAY. Alanis Morissette's 1995 debut album 'Jagged Little Pill' has been reprised as a musical. Photo by Alanis Morissette's Facebook page

Avril Lavigne postpones Asian stops due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 01, 2020 - 1:11 PM

'Please everybody take care of yourselves and stay healthy,' says the singer

The Pussycat Dolls are coming to Manila in May

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Are you ready to react?

More tickets for Alanis Morissette’s upcoming Manila show are going on sale

Feb 20, 2020 - 1:27 PM

The singer-songwriter is playing two shows at the Mall of Asia Arena in April

ALANIS MORISSETTE. The singer-songwriter is performing two shows in Manila in April. Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions

Ebe Dancel's first solo concert in February is pushing through

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Details of the safety measures that will be implemented during the concert will be emailed to ticket-buyers

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel is staging his first solo concert in celebration of 20 years in the music industry. Photo courtesy of Make Good

Rachelle Ann Go and Lea Salonga sing 'For Good' during Valentine's concert

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Lea is one of Rachel's guests in her concert 'The Homecoming'

Boys Like Girls is coming to Manila in April

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:22 PM

Tickets go on sale February 10

BOYS LIKE GIRLS. The rock group is coming to Manila. Photo from the Boys Like Girls' Facebook

LIST: Concerts in Metro Manila you can watch during Valentine's Day 2020

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Planning to watch a romantic concert? We got you covered.

Metal band Dream Theater to perform in Manila

Feb 04, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The progressive metal band is bringing their ‘The Distance Over Time World Tour 2020’ to the Philippines in April 2020

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in concert is coming to Manila

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Enjoy the movie that started it all – with a live full orchestra

STAR WARS IN CONCERT. The iconic first movie in the franchise gets a full orchestra treatment. Image courtesy of CC: Concepts

The Jacksons to hold Manila concert in March

Jan 31, 2020 - 3:34 PM

The group is coming to perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Alanis Morissette is finally coming back to Manila in 2020

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:09 PM

Here's something you ought to know

BACK IN MANILA. The iconic singer is finally set to return to Manila. File photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Image North America/AFP

(G)I-DLE is coming to Manila

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The K-pop girl group is heading here in June!

(G)I-DLE. The girl group is heading to Manila. Screenshot from

PREP is coming to Manila

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Who's got you singing again?

BACK IN MANILA. The UK band is coming back to Manila. Photo from PREP's Instagram

Sarah Brightman coming to Manila in June

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:23 PM

The singer is coming to promote her album 'Hymn'

NCT Dream is coming to Manila

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The leap year just got a little more exciting!

NCT DREAM. The K-pop idols are heading to Manila. Photo from SM Entertainment

Billie Eilish is coming to Manila in September

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:41 AM

The young singer brings her 'Where Do We Go?' tour to Manila

ACHIEVEMENT. Billie Eilish is this year's Woman of the Year according to Billboard, succeeding past winner Ariana Grande. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images North America/AFP

Girls’ Generation member Kim Hyoyeon to perform in Manila

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:25 PM

DJ Hyo will be spinning a live set for her Manila-based fans on February 8, 2020

Jimmy Eat World is coming to Manila in 2020

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Merry Christmas, emo kids!

JIMMY EAT WORLD. The rock band is headed to Manila for the first time. Screenshot from

SB19's Manila concert sold out in 3 minutes

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The Manila concert is scheduled at the Cuneta Astrodome on December 28

LANY coming back to PH for 2020 Cebu music festival

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The trio is back! LANY is headed for Cebu's Plus63 music festival in February 2020.

Politics in U2 songs, a primer

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:24 AM

We dissect the meanings behind some of the songs U2 performed in Manila

U2 IN MANILA. The band's political stands – for some reason – confuse some 'fans.' Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: U2 rocks Manila

Dec 12, 2019 - 5:38 PM

‘It has been a long, long road that has brought us to Manila,' U2 frontman Bono tells tens of thousands of fans at their first-ever Philippine concert. Here are some photos of the historic event.

The Joshua Tree Tour of band U2 at the Philippine Arena on December 11, 2019. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

U2 plays 'Heroes' for volunteers, journalists: 'We salute you, truth-tellers'

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:19 PM

U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic

SALUTE. U2 plays at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Rappler photo

Angry, happy: Fans react to Bono's politics during U2's Manila concert

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:06 AM

For some reason, some fans are still confused by U2's political activism

LISTEN: U2’s Philippine concert setlist

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The Irish rockers performed a set including their entire 'Joshua Tree' album at their first Philippine concert on December 11

TONIGHT WE CAN BE AS ONE. U2 opens their Philippine concert with 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

U2 dedicates 'Ultra Violet' to Maria Ressa, PH women

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Images of the Rappler CEO and other Filipinas like Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, and Lidy Nacpil are projected on screen as the band performs 'Ultra Violet'

HERSTORY. U2 pays tribute to 'women who light up history' as they play their song 'Ultra Violet.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo to perform in joint concert

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The two power performers will hold their very first concert together in February 2020

LOOK: Angel Locsin meets U2 frontman Bono

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Angel also gets a signed souvenir from the Irish rock star

Here's where U2 actually went after landing in Manila

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:07 AM

No, Bono was not singing with a busker on Bonifacio High Street

IN THE PHILIPPINES. U2 frontman Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

U2's Bono to Duterte: 'You can't compromise on human rights'

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'The safety of journalists is very important, and I think a democracy requires a free press,' says U2 lead singer Bono

BONO'S MESSAGE TO DUTERTE. U2 lead singer Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

Fil-Am poet Bino Realuyo's work to be featured in U2's first Philippine concert

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The poet says there is 'poetic justice' in his inclusion in the band's first-ever concert in the Philippines

U2. The band performs their Joshua Tree tour in Singapore. The Irish rockers are now in Manila to play their first ever Philippine show. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Avril Lavigne is coming to Manila in 2020

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Let's get our happy ending with Avril on May 2020

What to expect from U2's 2019 Philippine concert

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Setlist, stage design, and more

PHILIPPINE-BOUND. The Irish rockers wave to the crowd at their Singapore show. They are set to make their Philippine debut at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Jung Yong-hwa of CNBLUE to perform in Manila

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:28 AM

CNBLUE's lead vocalist Jung Yong-hwa is returning to the Philippines for a solo concert in March 2020

Khalid returns to Manila for April 2020 concert

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Khalid is bringing his 'Free Spirit World Tour' to the Philippines

Korean singer Eric Nam to perform in Manila

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The R&B K-pop artist will be performing a solo show at the New Frontier Theater in January 2020

Jessica Sanchez back in the Philippines for Manila, Cebu concerts

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Jessica Sanchez will be performing with Idol Philippines runners-up Lance Busa and Lucas Garcia

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. The 'American Idol' alum is back in the Philippines for two concers. Photo from Jessica Sanchez's Instagram

James Arthur to perform in Manila

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The 'Say You Won't Let Go' singer will be performing at 3 different Ayala Malls from November 22-24

Slipknot is heading to Manila in 2020

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:45 AM

It’s the band’s first time in Manila – finally

SLIPKNOT. Over 15 years after their cancelled Manila show, the heavy metal band is performing in the Philippines for the first time. Photo from