After a 2-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, concert season is finally back and in full swing in the Philippines. To kick off the festivities, we round up all the confirmed upcoming concerts in the Philippines for 2022.
Begin Again (KEY, WEI, NCT Dream, ALICE) – May 29
A slew of KPop artists will kick-off concert season in the Philippines with Begin Again. The event will have SM artists NCT Dream and KEY (of SHINEE), along with younger groups WEi and ALICE. Both WEi and ALICE will be performing for the first time in the Philippines, which should excite their fans.
Red Velvet – July 22
Marking their third time performing in the Philippines, Red Velvet is part of the upcoming Be You concert with BGYO, BINI, and Lady Pipay. Prior to this, Red Velvet was in the Philippines in 2019 for the KPop World Music Festival in 2019 and in April 2015 for the Best of the Best concert.
All-Time Low – August 15
Having performed in the Philippines last 2017, All-Time Low is coming back this year, with the highlight most likely being songs from album Wake Up, Sunshine. Aside from 2017, All-Time Low also performed in Manila in 2015 (with The Maine) and 2011.
The Maine – August 27
Like All-Time Low, The Maine is pretty popular with Filipinos, and they are set to perform again in the country this year. Prior to this, The Maine held concerts in Manila in 2019 and 2015 (with All-Time Low). All in all, The Maine has performed in the Philippines six times already.
(G)-IDLE – September 11
Fresh from their first full album, (G)-IDLE is pushing through with its world tour, with a scheduled stop in the Philippines on September 11. This will be their first world tour–their original world tour back in 2020 did not push thru because of the pandemic.
Boys Like Girls – October 10-12
After being postponed for two years because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Boys Like Girls is finally pushing through with its concerts in the Philippines for three days: two days in Manila, and one in Cebu. It has been a while since they last performed in the Philippines, with their last concert being in 2010 with Hed Kandi.
Justin Bieber – October 29
Justin Bieber is perhaps one of the most-anticipated concerts for 2022, as the artist last performed in the Philippines way back in 2011 in the early stages of his career. Justin Bieber was supposed to perform back in 2017–but it was canceled. That makes a good 11 years since he was last in the Philippines, and we’re sure a lot has changed since then.
Avril Lavigne – November 3
Originally scheduled for this May, Avril Lavigne is set to perform in the Philippines this November. Her concert is years in the making, as it was originally scheduled for May 2020–but was postponed because it was the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Alanis Morissette – November 18 and 19
The 2-year delay is over, as Alanis Morissette is set to perform in Manila for two days, and will finally push through with the celebration of her iconic album Jagged Little Pill and its 25th (technically 27th) anniversary.
LANY – November 2022
As the latest group to announce a concert leg in the Philippines, LANY is mum on the details save for the fact that the concert will happen in November. This will be an interesting return for them, as this will be the first time they will be performing as two members after keyboardist Les Priest left the group last April.
Which upcoming concerts are you excited about the most this 2022 in the Philippines?