You think you’ve seen it all when it comes to concerts? Joji’s about to one-up the live experience with his Pandemonium Tour.
While we are already at the tail end of the 2023 concert season as announcements for big shows coming in 2024 fill our feeds, that doesn’t mean we should tune out the final concerts of the year. There are still some big hitters along the way, such as Joji. In case you missed it, Joji is bringing his Pandemonium Tour to Asia, with a stop in the Philippines slated for November 28, Tuesday, at the Araneta Coliseum. With standout sets at the Head In The Clouds Festival in Manila last December and the Plus63 Festival in Cebu at the start of the year, Joji has entertained thousands of his Filipino fans, and they want more.
His Pandemonium Tour not only marks his latest return to the country but also his first solo headline arena show in the Philippines. But aside from his roster of hits that we’re ready to scream at the top of our lungs, Joji’s concert promises to be unlike any you’ve seen before. From the production to the live experiences you’ll only get to see at this show, here are a few reasons why Joji’s concert is already in the running for the best concert of 2023.
THE PRODUCTION IS NEXT-LEVEL
Is that a Joji concert or a lights show? When it comes to the technical execution of the show, no expense was spared to bring to life the artist’s vision of pandemonium. Every inch of the stage, and soon the Araneta Coliseum, will be covered in LED screens, platforms, and a barrage of lights for a visual experience unlike any other. The budget is budgeting when it comes to Joji’s concert as you surround yourself with a dazzling array of visuals and lights.
YOU GET TO PLAY BASKETBALL WITH JOJI
If we had a peso for every time we got to play basketball with Joji at the Araneta Coliseum, we’d have one. But the fact that we have it shows that it’s a reality. The Pandemonium Tour has been going on since September this year, and one of the show’s highlights in the fan interaction department is Joji bringing out a basketball hoop and asking fans at the front if they can shoot some hoops. As you can imagine, he’s bringing the hoop to Manila.
HIS FILTHY FRANK PERSONA SHINES THROUGH
Before Joji became, well, Joji, he used to go by a few personas on the internet. One of his most famous was Filthy Frank. And while he no longer goes by that name, he hasn’t lost his comedic side. Joji’s somber hits often mask his playful, over-the-top, and sometimes unserious side. The Pandemonium Tour is as much Joji’s music as it is his time to do whatever he wants. From pee breaks to banter with his band, the show can be so unserious at times, which makes us love it even more.
THE SHOW GOES THROUGH A ROLLERCOASTER OF EMOTIONS
You might think the best way to prepare yourself for a Joji concert is to feel your feels. But the show is about to hit you with multiple surprises. One minute, you’re screaming the lyrics to Glimpse of Us, the next, you’re in an EDM show, watching TikTok videos, and catching shirts thrown by Joji. It really is pandemonium but in the best way possible. These are live-only experiences only Joji can give and can only be experienced at his show. If you’ve seen how crazy the show can get in other countries, expect that same kind of energy when Joji comes to Manila at the end of November. It might seem a lot to some, but that’s just the average Joji concert experience. The vibes are going to be immaculate.
Photos courtesy of 88Rising
Special thanks to Insignia Presents, who are set to bring in more international acts like Kiana Ledé on December 6, 2023. For additional information, visit their website or social media pages @insigniapresents. You can get your tickets now at Ticketnet.
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