As the sizzling summer unravels, countless wide-eyed fans continue to come to the Mall of Asia Arena to experience a lifetime of fun and unforgettable memories with their favorite artists. The venue remains jam-packed during most weeks of the year with back-to-back sold-out shows from some of the world’s biggest acts and artists.
Some of this year’s biggest shows include K-pop band EXO, with passionate fans filling-up the Arena during the group’s Elyxion concert - the 4th installment of the superstar group’s world tour. The multi-awarded K-pop band held a show complete with laser beams, a stylish bar, and light effects that matched their songs perfectly. With fans like EXO-Ls, the show took a mesmerizing turn as the audience made an ocean of silver with their light sticks moving to the beats of the band.
Another big act was the concert of One Direction, featuring the return of Harry Styles to the Philippines with his first solo tour. Harry did not disappoint as he serenaded his fans with his most loved tunes.
“I only have one job here, and that is to entertain all of you,” said Styles as he rocked the Arena with hits “Sign of the Times” and “Only Angel” from his self-titled album.
Just a day after Harry’s show, the Arena was once again filled with eager fans, and this time around, it was for world-renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Bruno Mars.
The concert kicked-off with a most thunderous bang, as the award-winning dance crew Jabawockeez took the center stage to open the show and then perfectly segue to Bruno Mars and his band, the Hooligans. The Grammy Award-winning artist brought the house down as he started off with his chart-topping hits “Finesse” and “24K Magic”.
The 2-day concert attracted not only Bruno Mars’ fans but likewise, local celebrities like Vicky Belo, Vice Ganda, Ogie Alcasid, Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola, Carmina Villaroel, power couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Maxene Magalona, to name a few.
The 24K Magic Tour Manila came to a close with Bruno dedicating “Just The Way You Are” to his beloved Filipino fans, giving them a truly unforgettable concert.
May also marks the anniversary of the Mall of Asia Arena, which launched its very first show in 2012, with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour. As Manila continues to be a hot scene for world-renowned acts in Asia, the venue further takes pride in being chosen as a host to many live shows. True to the vision of the SM Group to bring quality entertainment to the Philippines, the Arena has now become a valuable partner to the nation’s top promoters and organizers, who repeatedly choose the Mall of Asia Arena as The venue for the country’s biggest events and concerts.
Apart from catering to various audiences, the MOA Arena is also home to corporate brands with partners like PLDT, Globe, Unilever, Solaire, LBC, Tanduay, Meralco, Powerstroke, ABS-CBN, 8990 Holdings, Belle Corporation, and newly-boarded partners: Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation, and Oriental Group Entertainment and Leisure, enjoying the venue’s shows, amenities, and advertising assets on a yearly basis.
In the coming months, more and more highly anticipated events will be held at the Arena such as the PBA and UAAP finals, and concerts by the world’s most popular artists like Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Paramore, Wanna One, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, as well as, Celine Dion.
To keep updated on all the announcements at the Mall of Asia Arena, visit www.mallofasia-arena.com or follow the official social media accounts at @moaarena.
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