Philippines’ idol group MNL48 will conquer the stage for their first ever major concert First Generation MNL48 | Living the Dream: The Concert on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater (formerly known as the Kia Theater).
In the group’s official social media pages last February 1, the “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” idols revealed that after their breakthrough in 2018, they will finally be holding their first concert.
WATCH: MNL 48 performs Palusot Ko’y Maybe at concert presscon
WATCH: MNL 48 performs Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie at concert presscon
The show will also be the first idol concert in the country and thousands of fans are expected to join the JPOP-inspired concert to be directed by seasoned concert director GB Sampedro.
The international sister group of Japan’s AKB48, who has been wowing fans not just in the Philippines but across Asia with their talent, music, and performances, will showcase their growth as an artist and group as they will perform their hit singles like Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, Talulot Ng Sakura, Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie and more in an all-out production at a grander stage.
Moreover, the concert is MNL48 First Generation’s gift to their supportive fans, dubbed as MNLoves, who have been with the group since day one.
MNL48 Center Girl Sheki expressed her happiness that their dreams are finally coming true. “Super excited po kaming lahat kasi dati pinapangarap lang po namin na makapag-conert in front of many people. Sobrang special po siya kasi buong First Generation po ang magpe-perform nang sama-sama with our MNLoves, kaya sobrang thankful po kami na magkakaroon kami ng ganitong event.”
Sheki further narrated the preparations they are going through for the upcoming concert. “Ipapakita namin na may ibubuga ang MNL48 sa music and idol industry para rin makapag-leave kami ng mark sa araw na ‘yun na hinding-hindi nila makakalimutan.”
MNL48 member Abby explained how their performance in the recent AKB48 Group Asia Festival held in Bangkok helped them prepare in their upcoming concert. “Sobrang laki ng natulong sakin ‘nung concert sa Bangkok, sobrang daming ideas and lakas ng loob as an idol ‘yung nakuha ko doon, and mas na-inspire ako na makapagbigay saya sa ibang tao. Mas na-boost din po ‘yung confidence ko, na-realize ko na being an idol is about giving all your heart na walang takot na maipakita kung sino ka and malabas ‘yung best sayo.”
“Sobrang privilege po samin na magkaroon ng concert at malaking opportunity po talaga ito para sa MNL48,” Abby added.
Team Captain Alice said that they added more effort in their rehearsals because of MNL48’s Asia Festival experience. “Todo practice na po kami kasi gusto din po naming ma-meet ‘yung expectations ng mga manunuod sa amin pero dapat nage-enjoy pa rin po kami sa ginagawa namin.”
“And speaking of concert po, siyempre nakita po ng MNLoves ‘yung growth naming mga members. From scratch po na ginawa namin or nangyari noong It’s Showtime days, ito na po ‘yung idols na ine-expect niyo, para mapakita rin namin kung anong kaya pang i-offer ng MNL48,” Alice said.
MNL48 is composed of 48 talented young girls, with ages of 15 to 20 years old lead by Senbatsu members (Top 16): Center girl Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei, Belle, Rans, Coleen, Gabb, Jem, Lei, Mari, Jan, Kay, Alyssa, Faith, and Ella. The all-girl group first broke into the scene after being formed through a nationwide search televised on ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime”.
After their debut, MNL48 released their first single “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” under Star Music which ranked on the No.1 spot on iTunes Top Albums upon its release and entered popular music charts like Myx Daily Top 10 Pinoy, Pop Charts PH, and Pinoy Myx Countdown. The group followed it up with their second smashing single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” that earned MNL48 their first Gold and Platinum awards from Star Music and the Philippine Association of Record Industries.
In addition, the group also received Pinoy POP (PPOP) Awards for young artists’ year-end special award, “Youth Model of the Year – Huwaran ng Kabataan Award” last 2018 to recognize their influence for being a good role model to the young generation in uplifting the Filipino talents and showcasing the Filipino culture through their music and performance.
WATCH the full press conference here:
The MNL48 “Living the Dream: The Concert” is produced by Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. Tickets are now on sale via Ticket Net (www.ticketnet.com) starting on February 22, 2019 with the following ticket prices: SVIP P5,300; VIP P4,240; Loge P2,120; and Balcony P1,060.
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