Get ready as NCT DREAM, SHINee’s KEY, WEi, and ALICE are set to perform their K-pop bops on the Philippine stage at the Begin Again concert this May 29.
While watching the online concerts of your faves will always be enjoyable, there’s nothing like seeing them in person. The thrill of the live experience is truly something else, period. The COVID-19 pandemic though, changed all of that. And for a time it looked like live concerts and shows weren’t coming back. But with most of the country under Alert Level 1, the live music and concert scene is opening up once more.
Already, the country has confirmed dates for global acts like Avril Lavigne, G(I)-DLE, and Red Velvet with more possibly on the way. And speaking of K-pop, you won’t have to wait long for your next live concert experience. Four K-pop acts are making their way to the country for a summer concert to remember. Get ready to cheer your heart out as NCT DREAM, SHINee’s KEY, WEi, and ALICE are set to perform at the long awaited Begin Again: KPOP Edition concert happening on May 29, 2022, 5 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
YOUR FAVES IN ONE VENUE
The two hour concert lineup is filled with both established and relatively new names. You most likely know who NCT DREAM is. They recently made their comeback with the multi-million selling Glitch Mode album and are set to drop the repacked edition, Beatbox, soon. Their return to Manila is actually quite apt as the group was also the last international act to hold a concert in the country before the lockdown. Pinoy NCTzens are staying well fed this year. Meanwhile, the concert marks SHINee’s KEY’s first time back to the Philippines. He was previously here with his members in 2017 as part of a benefit concert. This time, he’s performing as a solo artist. Pinoy Shawols should look forward to his solo bangers like Bad Love.
Girl group ALICE, formerly known as ELRIS, also make a return to Manila. But this time, aside from the rebrand, they are also coming back with two new members. Fresh off the May 4 release of their latest single, Power of Love, the group is ready to slay the stage. Finally, boy group WEi made their debut during the pandemic, so this will be the first time that the six-member group will meet their Filipino RUi. Expect them to perform cuts from their IDENTITY series, as well as the recently begun LOVE series.
2 HOURS OF K-POP GOODNESS
You may have seen posts of the recently held K-pop festival that was K-POP.FLEX in Germany. So, it’s only right that we get our own K-pop festival as well. Produced by CDM Entertainment in partnership with BRODYWORKS, the omnibus concert welcomes us back to the concert scene as not only the first K-pop live concert in the country after two years, but also the first international concert since the pandemic began. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very much ready for this new beginning. The artists have come together to meet their Filipino fans face to face, after years of purely online interactions.
Don’t miss this historic event as these talented artists come together on one stage. Get those credit cards ready as pre-selling of tickets for Begin Again: KPOP Edition begins today, May 17, 2022 (12NN) Official ticket selling begins May 18, 2022 (10AM) in all Ticketnet outlets nationwide. Prices are as follows: Patron A PHP10,250, Patron B PHP9450, Lowerbox PHP7850, Upperbox PHP4950, General Admission PHP3250.
By the way, here’s a tip if you plan on going: try picking a spot in the concert venue where you know your bias will be most of the time. That way, you won’t have to be craning your neck if you’re on one side of the arena and your bias is on the other side of the stage.