Ebe Dancel's music transcends generations, and it was at his first headlining concert over the weekend where the audience proved it.
On Saturday (02/29), fans from all across the country came together to celebrate the music of one of the Philippines' most iconic singer-songwriters at his 20th anniversary concert at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig. The concert sold-out within hours since it was announced back in late October, proving the impact Dancel's work has in the local music scene. Despite the multiple concert cancelations Asia has seen lately, it was a blessing that Dancel's show with The Manila String Machine managed to push through. It came to a close with a glorious standing ovation.
Ebe Dancel's concert feature a 20-song setlist packed with old favorites and his latest offering 'Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay,' which was re-arranged by Chino David. Copies of Dancel's latest album Baliktanaw also launched at the concert, alongside exclusive merch from Linya-Linya.
Check out photos from the concert below.
Fans waited patiently in line to enter Metrotent for the sold-out concert.
Limited CD copies of Ebe Dancel's new album Baliktanaw with re-recorded Sugarfree songs were sold at the venue.
Ebe Dancel opened the show with 'Prom'.
The night was blessed with music by The Manila String Machine.
Chino David of Hale reprised his role of Musical Director for the show, following his work with Sugarfree's 9th anniversary with the Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Ebe Dancel was joined by his niece and nephews for 'Tulog Na.'
Ebe Dancel's hardworking team shared a moment of victory and relief at the momentous concert.
Ebe Dancel with the Manila String Machine Setlist
- Hay Buhay
- Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin
- Hanggang Kailan Kita Mahihintay
- Wag Ka Nang Umiyak
- Wala Ng Hihilingin
- Tulog Na
- Hari Ng Sablay
- Makita Kang Muli
- Paalam Kahapon
- Burn Out
- Bawat Daan