MANILA, Philippines – After The Smashing Pumpkins, another band is set to perform tonight, August 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Snow Patrol, the band behind hits such as “Chasing Cars,” “Signal Fire,” “Run” and “Just Say Yes,” will perform before Filipino fans at 8 p.m. on Thursday despite the heavy monsoon rains that have battered Metro Manila and nearby provinces over the last few days.
In an interview with cable music channel Myx, frontman Gary Lightbody they are praying for the Filipinos affected by floods.
“We’re praying for them,” he said. For the full interview, click here.
On Thursday, Lightbody again expressed concern over Filipinos as weather in Metro Manila remains bleak.
“Can’t sleep. 5 a.m. in Manila. Another storm outside! These lovely people need a break for heavens’ sake. Praying for sun tomorrow,” he told his nearly 72,000 Twitter followers.
Fellow band member Johnny McDaid, for his part, said he is impressed at how Filipinos remain optimistic despite the disaster.
On Twitter, he told Lightbody: “Just went for a walk in the mall.. It’s incredible. People here are still smiling. Utterly amazing humans. #reliefPH.”