Known for its breathtaking natural scenery, religious traditions, festivals and vast shopping malls, the Philippines also stages many concerts in Manila and has become a premiere destination for musical tours taking place in Asia.
Major artists and big venues
The performance venues in the capital city and the surrounding areas attract musicians from around the world as the country plays host to wide ranging concerts of international artists throughout the year.
Past performers who have stopped over in the Philippines to enthral audiences include musical superstars such as Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and teen sensations such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.
One of the country's main concert and entertainment venues is the Araneta Coliseum which is also known as the Big Dome. With a maximum seating capacity of around 16,000 this well equipped venue is a popular spot amongst promoters looking to host concerts of international artists in Manila.
Music and shopping
The SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds and the newly openend Mall of Asia Arena are the popular concert space in the Metro where you can not only listen to some amazing music, but indulge in shopping as well. The Philippine International Convention Centre with its Plenary Hall is yet another venue where one can catch concerts by foreign musicians.