Regine Velasquez-Alacasid talks about surprises for fans in online concert FREEDOM, discovering Billie Eilish, and stepping out of her comfort zone

Regine Velasquez-Alacasid talks about surprises for fans in online concert FREEDOM, discovering Billie Eilish, and stepping out of her comfort zone

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is declaring her freedom.  


UPDATE (02/15):FREEDOM : A Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert has been rescheduled to 28 February 2021. All previously sold tickets will be honored on the new date.

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"Freedom is really personal to me. I want to be free from a lot of things - anxiety, fear, and expectations," says Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, in a press conference. 

After a pandemic-stricken year full of lockdowns and social distancing, Asia's Songbird hopes to do the same for her fans in a grand digital concert. Entitled FREEDOM : A Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert, the show is slated for 14 February 2021 at 8 PM.

This is the singer's biggest digital show to date, with VIP tickets selling out within minutes and collectively making over PHP 1 million in ticket sales in less than a day. 

"I was very happy, we were all very happy. Kinakabahan ako dito sa concert nato kase di ko alam kung meron pang interasado manood, marami din ako nagawang online shows last year, maramig lumabas. So, tuwang tuwa ako nung nalaman kong sold out agad yung mga VIP tickets. Sana mag enjoy sila," says Regine Velasquez-Alacasid. 

 
 
 
 
 
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The concert is said to run for 2 hours with 20 musical numbers accompanied by a live band, as well as special guests. Well-known for her over-the-top live performances and grand vocal numbers, the 'Unbreakable' act was tight-lipped about what to expect at the upcoming concert, wanting to keep fans surprised. 

Although, in a press conference held earlier this week, she teased that the concert will boast a new repertoire, one that's taking the renowned singer out of her comfort zone. 

"A lot of the songs for this concert are not within my comfort zone. I wanted to surprise and satisfy my audience and hopefully will be able to do that at the concert. You need those little surprises to [make it] exciting," says the singer. 

 
 
 
 
 
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To bring the concert to life, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is partnering with stage director Paolo Valenciano and musical composer Raul Mitra

"This is a new repertoire for me, and I'm so proud of the arrangements that Raul made for the show...I never imagined that something like this would happen, I don't want to give spoilers but maraming visuals and interactions sa showMay musical numbers na talagang sa video [nag rerely]," teased the singer.

"This show is really special, we worked really hard. Nasira na din yung ulo ni Direk Paolo kakaisip nag concert nato (laughs). Not to mention the stage, yung staging nito medyo kakaiba at hopefully ma susupresa kayo. Basta may supresa para sa inyong lahat, madami actually."

 
 
 
 
 
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In the days leading up to the concert, Asia's Songbird is diligently preparing for her Valentine's date with her fans. Of course, that is when she's not listening to Billie Eilish and Ben Platt with her son, Nate. 

"Yung anak ko is a big fan of Billie Eilish, ang galing galing pala nya. Parang ang dami na nya na experience kung maka sulat sya but I think she is brilliant, and I've just recently discovered her so I've just been listening to her music. I've also been on YouTube just looking for other artists and songs, and I've just discovered Ben Platt, and oh my goodness, parang ang grabe nito," says Regine Velasquez-Alacasid. 


While VIP tickets have sold out, general admission tickets priced at PHP 1,200 are still available for purchase via KTX.ph. The digital concert will be available to stream worldwide.