2022 truly is the year of the iconic comebacks because OPM icons Eraserheads are ending their hiatus for a concert right in time for Christmas.
If there’s an overarching trend for 2022, it would be the comeback. From fashion, beauty, movies, music, and much more, what was once old is now new again thanks to long-awaited returns and classics from decades ago have found new fans and followers among the new generation. And if you need further proof that this year is the year of the comeback, then just take a look at what is arguably the most iconic comeback in OPM this decade, the long-awaited reunion of Eraserheads.
THE RETURN OF THE GREATS
On September 19, Ely Buendia sent the internet pacing when he confirmed that the group was holding a reunion concert. Leading up to the announcement, fans were placed on red alert when all four members teased that something was coming by posting the band’s logo, a backwards E, on their social media pages. And true enough, the tease was, well, a tease, that the OPM icons were returning to the stage once more.
The concert is called Huling El Bimbo, named so after one of their most iconic songs, and will be held at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Paranaque City December 22, or 12.22.22. Considering how the reunion concert is literally three days from Christmas, tickets to the show will make for the perfect Christmas gifts to any Ehead or OPM fan. Tickets go on sale beginning October 5, Wednesday with only 50,000 tickets available. While that may seem a lot, they can go by in a flash. You can purchase the ticket via their website. Aside from performing their timeless hits with an 18-piece orchestra, the band is also expected to feature a hologram of Filipino rap icon Francis Magalona which will serve as a tribute to him. Other musicians from different bands will also be making special appearances throughout the night.
OPM HISTORY IN THE MAKING
First forming in 1989 after meeting in UP Diliman, the Eraserheads quickly made OPM history as one of the most legendary and influential rock bands the local music industry has ever seen. 2002 marked their official disbandment though they have performed together on occasion. In 2008, they held a reunion concert called The Final Set but was held again in March 2009 after Ely suffered chest pains during the show. The last time all four members shared the stage was for a corporate event back in 2016.
So, the fact that Eraserheads is taking the stage once more after six years is a big deal. It’s literally OPM history in the making as the band makes their grand return to live performing. It’s safe to say then that this concert will be one for the history books. Whether this will be the start of a new chapter for the band or they’ll put the huli in Huling El Bimbo remains to be seen. Of course, we can’t talk about the band’s reunion without mentioning Marcus Adoro’s abuser past. While it is nice for the band to be back together, it would make things even better if the band addressed the issue because the last thing we need is to platform more abusers.
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