After the successful 2-night sold-out concert of Lady Gaga at the newly open SM Mall of ASIA ARENA, this time Original Filipino Music (OPM) artists are set to dominate the arena with the launch of Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena: Masters of OPM happening on June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm.
Headlining the event are the performances from (in alphabetical order) Arnel Pineda, Bamboo, Basil Valdez, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Freddie Aguilar, Jed Madela, Jose Manalo, Jose Mari Chan, Juris, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Pokwang, Regine Velasquez, The Company, Wally Bayola, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lea Salonga, and Gary Valenciano. Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez.
Although it was a great effort to have an OPM concert, I felt the title is not fitting for some of the ‘artists’ included in the list. When you talk about icon, I don’t think the likes of Pokwang, and Wally & Bayola can be considered music icons. If there is anyone who deserved to be in that list, it should be the megastar Sharon Cuneta but obviously, she can’t be part of the show because of conflicting issues. But some OPM artists I personally think that should also be part of this are (some not yet an icon but obviously made an impact in the music scene) Pilita Corales, Dulce, Nonoy Zuniga, Hadji Alejandro, Dingdong Avanzado, Ariel Rivera, Charice, Yeng Constantino, Jamie Rivera, Jessa Zaragosa, Roselle Nava, Bituin Escalante, Smokey Mountain, Jovit Baldovino, Zia Quizon, Rico Blanco, Aiza Seguerra, Richard Poon, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc 9, among others.
Anyway, hopefully there will be another concert featuring the artists I mentioned above.
For ticket details, please check info:
- PATRON VIP – Php 4,670 (Reserved Seats)
- PATRON – Php 4,160 (Reserved Seats)
- LOWER BOX – Php 2,640 (Reserved Seats)
- UPPER BOX – Php 1,630 (Reserved Seats)
- GENERAL ADMISSION – Php 610 (Free Seating)