October is marked by upcoming live performances by former lead singers of monumental rock bands who turned solo, a reigning pop diva, returning rock band, and pop singer of the 1980s. Reminisce good old days as they sing some of their famous hits from the past and listen to new tracks. There’s also a world renowned opera scheduled this month.
Rock Legends Bobby Kimball & Kenny Cetera the Legends: Two Legends in One “All Hit” Concert – October 10
Bobby Kimball is an American singer and original lead singer of the rock band “Toto.” Kimball left the band when he moved to Germany and started a solo career under producer Frank Farian of the Far Corporation. He reunited with “Toto” in 1998 and recorded a few albums. In June 2008, “Toto” announced that the band members are going separate ways.
The band’s self-titled LP “Toto” included the hit single, “Hold The Line.” Kimball was part of the band for the recording of other albums like “Hydra”, “Turn Back”, and “Toto IV”. At the 1982 Grammy Awards, “Toto IV” (featuring the hit track “Rosanna”) won six Grammy Awards out of a record breaking nine Grammy nominations.
After the band’s separation, Kimball pursued his career in music. He currently has 6 major tours lined up.
Kenny Cetera is an American singer who recorded with top artists like Richard Marx, Kenny Rogers, Julio Iglesias, Bill Champlin, David Foster, Agnetha Faltskog (of “ABBA”), and sibling Peter Cetera. He was instrumental in the recording of chart topping hits on “Chicago 17″ album. Cetera currently performs with 3 different bands include Kenny Cetera’s “Chicago Experience.”
Catch the rock icons, Bobby Kimball and Kenny Cetera, with guest “The Zoo Band” live on October 10 at the Grand Ballroom Solaire Resort and Casino. Expect Kimball to perform “Toto’s” hits like “I’ll Be Over You,” “I Won’t Hold You back,” “Africa,” “Rosanna,” “Hold The Line,” “Georgy Porgy,” and “Anna.” Reminisce with Kenny Cetera as he sings “Chicago’s” famous songs like “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Next Time I Fall In Love,” and “Happy Man.” For ticket inquiries, visit Ticketnet Online or call (+632) 911-5555.
Puccini’s La Boheme the Ultimate Love Story – October 18
A Musicartes Production brings Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme the Ultimate Love Story”to Manila. It is considered as one of the most performed operas worldwide. “La Boheme” is an opera in four acts. It is the inspiration behind the hit Broadway musical, “Rent.” This romantic opera revolves around an everlasting story of true love. It shows how the human spirit can endure pain and time for the sake of endless love. For ticket inquiries, visit Ticketnet Online or call (+632) 911-5555.
Mariah Carey: The Elusive Chanteuse Show – October 28
Carey’s five-octave vocal range makes her rise above the rest. The American singer-songwriter has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. The multi-awarded artist has 18 Billboard #1 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 9 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artiste of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award”. Carey dominates TIME’s The Ultimate Ranking of Pop Stardom.
Some of her greatest hits include “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Honey,” “Someday,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “Can’t Let Go,” “Dreamlover,” “Emotions,” “One Sweet Day,” “Without You,” “Love Takes Time,” “Touch My Body,” “We Belong Together,” “Obsessed,” “When You Believe (with Whitney Houston), “Underneath the Stars,” “Don’t Forget About Us,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
Carey continues to express her passion for music. She released her 14th studio album called “Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse” which features the tracks “Beautiful” (featuring Miguel), “You’re Mine” (Eternal) and “You Don’t Know What to Do.”
Catch Mariah Carey Live on October 28, 8 PM at the Mall of Asia Arena. For ticket inquiries, visit SM Tickets or call (+632) 470-2222.
Christopher Cross Live in Manila 2014 – October 29
Christopher Cross, the American singer-songwriter behind top pop hits “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind” “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do),” “Never Be the Same Again,” “Say You’ll Be Mne,” and “Think of Laura” is coming to Manila to perform his greatest songs.
He helped define adult contemporary radio with his smooth songs in 1980s. Cross won five Grammy Awards namely Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist. He received the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 for the song “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen for the Dudley Moore film comedy “Arthur.”
After more than 30 years in the music industry, Cross continues to create beautiful music. His newest album, “Secret Ladder” includes 13 tracks which were mostly written by Rob Meurer. The new album reflects mature subject matter and contemporary concerns just like in the album “Doctor Faith” (2011). Cross, being a romantic by heart also included songs that deal with love and serenity.
Watch Christopher Cross live with special guest Carla Guevarra at PICC Plenary Hall on October 29, 2014 at 8PM. For ticket inquiries, visit Ticketnet Online or call (+632) 911-5555.
Mr. Big Live in Manila – October 31
PULP Live World is bringing “Mr. Big” to Manila this October 31, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The band produced a total of 7 albums and a line of chart-topping hits. “Mr. Big” disbanded in 2002 but they reunited in 2009. The band enjoyed a successful run in the music industry for over two decades.
The American rock group of the 90s composed of Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass guitar), and Pat Torpey (drums) is set to play their greatest hits like “To Be With You” (no. 1 single in 15 countries in 1991), “Just Take My Heart,“Wild World,” “Nothing But Love,” “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind,” and others for their Filipino fans.
Watch “Mr. Big” live in Manila on October 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Doors will open at 6 PM and show will start at 8 PM.For ticket inquiries, visit SM Tickets or call (+632) 470-2222.
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