Friday, September 26, 2014

Most of my favorite tunes came from the Brits! That's why I'm giddy to know that the British invasion is just months away, mates! Due to the phenomenal success of their respective tours around the globe, FOUR of the biggest names in BRIT music are coming to Manila in 2015, namely One Direction, Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and The Vamps! Exciting, isn't it? 

First off is the Manchester art-pop quartet THE 1975, who’ve been on the road seemingly non-stop with performances across the globe since the release of their debut album in 2013. After visiting the Philippines early this year, they will be back to headline their own show this January 24, 2015 at SM MOA Arena. The 1975’s eponymous “Facedown” - the first of four EPs - in 2012 led to September 2013’s self-titled debut with an upbeat, electro pop-rock sound. Their hit singles with expressive lyrics coupled with their popular tours have led to their status as “Britain’s biggest new band.”

Get the chance to see British teenage foursome THE VAMPS take the stage on February 1, 2015 at SM MOA Arena. This British group unleashed their maiden effort 'Meet The Vamps' in the UK with the record reachingNo.2 on the charts on April 2014. This hit album included three singles, “Can We Dance,” “Wild Heart” and “Last Night,” plus 12 other catchy tunes.

This one is my favorite! Finally, Ed Sheeran will perform his chart-topping singles at the SM MOA Arena come March 12 next year. Best-described as an authentic blend of soulful folk undertones with a mix of hip-hop/R&B hooks, his latest album “X” has already won worldwide acclaim, debuting at #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 as well as other countries around the globe. Sheeran’s debut album “+” reaped multi-platinum sales around the world, and earned the British singer-songwriter three Grammy Award nominations, including nods for “Song Of The Year” and “Best New Artist.”

And lastly, the most clamored British pop superstars, ONE DIRECTION will perform for two consecutive nights at the SM Concert Grounds on March 21-22, 2015 as part of their “On the Road Again Tour 2015. The promoters announced and sold tickets for this most-awaited concert on May 2014. Tickets for the first day sold out within hours after release, necessitating adding a second day to give more fans a chance to see these cheeky British lads. They have also announced their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album titled Four, set to be released on November 2014. Formed on the Simon Cowell-produced "The X Factor" in 2010, One Direction is composed of five young men from the UK: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.

The British Invasion Manila is the big blast to start the year quite right this 2015! I can't even contain my excitement anymore! For more info, please visit

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