Lany is making up for a lost time as the group stages a concert in Manila, which is the last pitstop for its A November To Remember Tour.
Lany beats its three-night 2019 Manila show with its residency at the Mall of Asia Arena happening tonight, and on November 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.
Speaking to Manila Standard Entertainment during an interview arranged by concert promoter Live Nation Philippines, Paul Klein said that their Manila show is very special on many different levels. Klein, who is a former model, is the lead singer and guitarist of the indie-pop band.
“It’s no secret that Filipino fans are some of the best fans in the whole world. No matter where I go, whether South or North America or Australia, the crowds that I really like to play for are the ones who get involved, people who sing along and get involved, and no one sings louder than the way Filipino fans do,” Klein said enthusiastically.
“Three nights in Manila was the most number of shows we did in one city. In other cities, we are just doing two nights so five [days] is astronomical,” he went on.
Klein gives credit to the band’s Filipino fans for completely embracing their music. He is humbled by the fact that throughout the years, the support they’re getting from the Philippines has not dwindled, fuelling their intention to go back and perform their fits before them.
“You know, it’s been three years since we’ve been to the Philippines. So, it feels like we’re making up for lost time for sure. And I’m very humbled and very honored that the Filipino people still care about us,” Klein said.
The duo, composed of Klein and Jake Goss, is prepared to take over the Mall of Asia Arena and assured their fans that they would give the same kind of energy from the beginning until the end of their residency. He also noted that they will perform an “even setlist” of fan favorites and personal choices culled from their albums including gg bb xx, which was released in June 2021.
“We’re going to get the energy from you guys. The energy exchange is always incredible from the time I step onstage, I could be so tired but the second I get up there the fans give me a lot of energy and bring me to life. So I’m pretty sure that we’re going to get through five nights with ease.
Klein added that they wanted to give everyone an equally great show. They have prepared a set list that they believe “is our best show and our best setlist yet.”
Prior to coming to Manila, Lany has explored a couple of options to feature some special guests, which he said might surprise their Filipino fans.
“Maybe we can have a special guest for one night or two nights, so we’ll see if we can make that happen,” Klein teased.
The first time the band performed in the country was in March 2017. In 2018, the American pop-rock band had sold-out Manila shows at the Araneta Coliseum. The year after that, Lany again held back-to-back sold-out shows at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Lany’s last visit to the country was in 2020 just before the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic when they performed in Cebu as part of the Plus63 Music & Arts Festival.
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