Manila concerts you shouldn't miss this 2017

Manila concerts you shouldn't miss this 2017

The Philippines is no stranger to getting some major action when it comes to international acts hitting our shores, and it doesn't seem like this would change any time soon. We've already had shows from the likes of Goo Goo Dolls, Fifth Harmony,Yellowcard, EXO, BTS, Shawn Mendes, and Coldplay, among others, and we aren't even halfway through the year yet.

Bandwagon's taken the liberty of compiling a list of must-see acts in the country for the latter half of 2017, whether as part of upcoming festivals or with their own headlining shows.


Ten years ago, we thought the closest we'd ever get to Britney Spears was through a special mention in a lyric from "Piece of Me." Now the pop princess is about to grace our shores for the first time, with almost two decades worth of songs under her belt. Fans new and old definitely won't want to miss this.

When: June 15, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Tickets: SVIP - 28,350 PHP  /  VIP - 23,100 PHP  /  Patron - 15,750 PHP  /  Lower A - 12,600 PHP  /  Lower B - 10,500 PHP  /  Upper Box - 5,775 PHP  /  General Admission - 2,625 PHP.

Limited tickets available here.​​​​​​


The Maine are pretty much regulars in the country, having headlined their own shows and shared stages with fellow alternative rock and pop punk acts at least six times prior. They'll be performing this time around for a solo headlining show for the first day of the Pulp Live World's Bazooka Rocks weekend.

When: June 24, 2017
Where:  SM City North EDSA Sky Dome
Tickets: 1-day pass: VIP - 3,800 PHP /  Bleachers - 2,800 PHP //  2-day pass: VIP - 6,500 PHP.

Tickets available here.


Also part of the Bazooka Rocks line-up, State Champs will be performing in the country for the first time following a high demand from fans for them to be brought to the country. They'll be sharing the stage with With Confidence and Cambridge for the event's second day.

When: June 25, 2017
Where:  SM City North EDSA Sky Dome
Tickets: 1-day pass: VIP - 3,800 PHP /  Bleachers - 2,800 PHP //  2-day pass: VIP - 6,500 PHP.

Tickets available here.


American rock band Turnover will be bringing their own brand of indie rock, pop punk and dream pop to Southeast Asia for the first time this July. Thanks to Sleeping Boy Collective, the band will be making their Manila debut alongside Tiger Pussy (Cebu), STOPLIGHT GO! (Bulacan), OuterhopeBEAST JESUSIrrevocable, and Luncheon

When: July 14, 2017
Where: GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center
Tickets: 600 PHP (SOLD OUT)


Following their GoodVybes Fest stint in 2016, the alternative pop duo from London are returning to the country for their own solo show in support of their upcoming album Ultralife, which will be out in June.

When: July 21, 2017
Where: Samsung Hall
Tickets: VIP - 3,800 PHP /  Gold - 2,800 PHP (SOLD OUT)


After the band's Wanderland performance last March, the LA-based pop trio are returning to Manila for not one, but five shows. The band will be performing a series of mall shows in selected Ayala Malls in Manila. The trio will be going on a full Asian tour to support the release of their self-titled debut album, to be released on June 30. 

When: August 4, 5 and 6, 2017

Where: Ayala Malls: Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, Market Market

Tickets: Here's how to get passes.


Back in 2002, Britpop band Oasis were supposed to have their first concert in Manila, but cancelled due to terrorist threats. More than a decade and a disbandment later, we might as well have one Oasis member than none at all. Liam Gallagher will be supporting his forthcoming first album as a solo artist, As You Were.

When: August 14, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Tickets:  9,190 PHP /  8,140 PHP /  6,020 PHP /  4,970 PHP /  3,910 PHP /  1,800 PHP.

Tickets available here.


Returning to support their upcoming album Ti Amo, French band Phoenix is heading back after their sold-out headlining debut in Manila last 2014. After seeing some live fan footage of their ongoing tour, we've got our fingers crossed that their stunning live visuals make their way to the country, too. (Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz shares what the band has in store for their fans in Asia here.)

When: August 15, 2017
Where: Kia Theatre
Tickets:  VIP STANDING - 5,450 PHP /  VIP SEATED - 4,905 PHP /  PATRON - 4,360 PHP /  LOWER BOX - 3,815 PHP.

Tickets available here.


Following a cancelled show in 2013, Two Door Cinema Club are making good on their promise to appease Manila fans. While sadly not headlining their own solo show this time, the Irish indie rock trio is set to perform as part of the line-up for this year's In the Mix, alongside pop acts 5 Seconds of Summer, DNCEDua Lipa, Zara Larsson, and Daya. 

When: August 17, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Tickets: VIP 1 Standing - 15, 900 PHP /  VIP 2 Standing - 13,250 PHP /  Lower Box A - 10,070 PHP /  Lower Box B - 6,890 PHP /  Upper Box - 3,710 PHP /  General Admission - 2,120 PHP.

Tickets available here.


Commanding voices with a wide range like Ariana Grande's are definitely made for arena shows, with bold production design and numerous costume changes to boot. This will be the pop diva's second visit to the country following her Honeymoon Tour in 2015, this time in support of her latest album, Dangerous Woman.

When: August 21, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Tickets: SVIP - 19,070 PHP /  VIP A - 15,890 PHP /  VIP B- 11,610 PHP /  LOWER BOX - 8,430 PHP /  UPPER BOX - 4,190 PHP /  GENERAL ADMISSION - 1,650 PHP.

The Dangerous Woman Tour Manila pre-sale is now underway via Bktsg. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 20 via SM Tickets.


This will be the pop punk heroes fourth visit to the country following a solo Araneta show in 2011, a Bazooka Rocks stint in 2013, and a headlining show supported by The Maine in 2015. The band will be back for a solo headlining show as part of their Young Renegades Tour, in support of their upcoming album Last Young Renegade due in early June.

When: August 22, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena
Tickets: VIP STANDING A & B - 6,360 PHP / VIP STANDING C - 5,830 PHP / PATRON - 4,770 PHP / LOWER BOX A - 3,710 PHP / LOWER BOX B - 2,650 PHP

Tickets available here.


Kwon Ji-yong a.k.a G-Dragon is set to make his return to Manila without K-pop group Big Bang. The Korean rapper is currently promoting his new album with his second solo world tour, ACT III, M.O.T.T.E. A full Asian tour was also announced with G-Dragon visiting Jakarta, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, along with a Manila show this year. Ticket details are yet to be revealed but it was reported that tickets to the rapper's Seoul concert were sold out in 8 minutes. 

When: September 1, 2017

Where: Araneta Colisuem

Tickets: VIP - 13,000 PHP; 10,000 PHP; 8,500 PHP; 6,500 PHP; 3,500 PHP via Ticketnet


Lucy Rose made her Manila debut at Wanderland 2014 and returned to Manila last year for an intimate solo show in 12 Monkeys. Now, the UK singer-songwriter is coming back for the third time, with a band and a short film under her belt, as part of her worldwide Cinema Tour. 

When: September 16, 2017
Where: 19 East
Tickets:  Early Bird - 1,500 PHP (SOLD OUT) /  Standard - 1,700 PHP /  Door - 2,000 PHP.

Limited tickets available here.



Much like The Maine, Mayday Parade has definitely harbored a soft spot for Manila crowds whose enthusiasm remains unparalleled. The pop punk band from Florida are set to return to the country for the ten-year anniversary of their much-beloved album A Lesson in Romantics.

When: October 7, 2017
Where: Kia Theatre
Tickets:  VIP 1 Standing - 3,000 PHP /  VIP 2 Standing - 2, 200 PHP /  Balcony - 1,200 PHP /  PULP Royalty - 6,000 PHP.

Tickets available here.


The Queen of Neo-Soul is set to make her Manila debut later this year, making her announcement via her official Instagram page earlier this month. While the date has been confirmed, the venue and other details have yet to be announced.

When: Ocober 14, 2017
Where: Harbour Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Tickets:  Early Bird (August 1 - 7): General Admission - 4,500 PHP; Silver - 6,500 PHP; Gold - 8,500 PHP (SOLD OUT) / Regular: General Admission - 5,500 PHP, Silver - 7,500 PHP, Gold - 9,500 PHP

Get tickets here.


Also not a stranger to massive Manila crowds, UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will be returning to the country (his biggest market in the world) in support of his latest record, ÷ (Divide) . Announced just a week ago, the concert's ticket prices and venue details have yet to be revealed.

When: November 7, 2017
Where: MOA Concert Grounds
Tickets: 13,040 PHP (SOLD OUT), 11,450 PHP (SOLD OUT) , 8,290 PHP, 4,060 PHP (SOLD OUT), 3,010 PHP, 1,950 PHP (SOLD OUT)

Tickets go on sale on June 10, 10 AM via SM Tickets. Get tickets here.

And if all that isn't enough for you, check out all the major Singapore concerts happening in 2017 - where they get to see the likes of Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Foo Fighters, The XX, Air, and Harry Styles.