MANILA -- Former matinee idol Eddie Mesa, who was once dubbed the Elvis Presley of the Philippines, is staging a full concert after more than 25 years.
In an interview with reporters on Tuesday, the 78-year-old Eigenmann patriarch announced that his comeback concert, "Sing Us Your Song Again: The Music & Legacy of Eddie Mesa," is set for September 23 at the Meralco Theatre.
The concert is being produced by My Own Mann Productions, owned by Mesa's daughter Cherie Gil, who will also be part of the show along with her brother Michael de Mesa.
Cherie Gil turns emotional as she pays tribute to her parents Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa.
Mesa's grandchildren Sid Lucero and Ryan, Geoff, Max, Gabby, and Andi Eigenmann will also be part of the concert.
"I am grateful, so grateful and so humbled," said Mesa, adding that he is proud of his children and grandchildren.
"I feel like I am more excited now doing this than when I was introduced in showbiz. I am excited. I am really preparing for this. I'm going to be singing a lot of songs so with God's grace I get to do it," he said.
According to Mesa, he will be singing hits from his era and some special songs in the concert, which will trace his showbiz career until "the time I encountered a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and everything changed."
Also joining him in the concert are Pilita Corrales, Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Tirso Cruz III, Ciara Sotto and The Hotlegs.
It will be directed by Bert de Leon with musical direction by Mel Villena.