Acel Bisa, Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, Hannah Romawac, Kitchie Nadal, and Lougee Basabas all together for a concert? TANAW is not to be missed.
When you think of icons of Pinoy rock, bands like Eraserheads, Parokya ni Edgar, The Itchyworms, and Bamboo usually come to mind. But it would be an injustice if we also don’t give the spotlight to the rocking queens who helped mold Pinoy rock into what it is today. The late 90s and 2000s in particular saw female artists, whether soloists or in bands, not only make a name for themselves in OPM, but also make room for future female musicians to enter the rock space.
They deserve their tens as much as any OPM rock icon. And speaking of, six Y2K Pinay alt-rock icons are coming together this November for what is undoubtedly a moment in OPM history as Acel Bisa, Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, Hannah Romawac, Kitchie Nadal, and Lougee Basabas are co-headlining their very first concert together called TANAW.
FEMALE PINOY ROCK LEGENDS IN ONE STAGE
For anyone who grew up in the late 90s and 2000s, you would know that these women were running the game with hit after hit that spoke to multiple generations. It was nothing but classics that decades later are still loved by Filipinos of today. From their early days as lead vocalists of late 90s and early 2000s bands to establishing their identity as individual artists, the six acclaimed singer-songwriters have proven their staying power with sold-out tours and concerts, chart-topping singles and albums, and a dedicated fanbase.
So, to say that these rock queens are holding a concert together is a moment is an understatement. Oddly enough, the seeds for this event were planted just because they wanted to catch up with one another. Acel, Aia, Barbie, Hannah, and Lougee were, like most of us, hoping for face-to-face interaction as the pandemic wore on. As they shared during the concert’s press conference, they found the time to have lunch (as organized by Aia) and posted a picture of the get-together on social media. Higher-ups from the concert’s producer, GNN Entertainment, saw the pic. Soon, Kitchie Nadal, who is flying from Spain for the concert, joined the line-up. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Given all that, it’s apt that the concert is titled TANAW. It’s a reflection of this supergroup’s historic career as well as a looking forward to what else they have to offer. Concert-goers can expect these friends, who so happen to be some of the reigning icons of Pinoy Rock, to take to the stage for three hours and jam out to their timeless classics and even deliver a few fresh and new takes. “It’s going to be a surprise, but let’s just say that we’re forming a group for a one-night-only performance that will surely delight music fans,” shares Barbie Almalbis.
Rocking the big stage with a vibrant and dynamic set list that cuts across multiple generations, the six iconic artists are set to showcase their hard-earned legacy in a space that has usually been dominated by men. More importantly, it will also be a time to celebrate meaningful friendships and solidarity.
Catch Acel Bisa, Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, Hannah Romawac, Kitchie Nadal, and Lougee Basabas live for the first time together in TANAW at The Theatre at Solaire on November 26, Saturday 8 PM. You can get your tickets now via Ticket World.
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