Foster the People, Keane coming to Manila


Posted at Sep 29 2012 02:48 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2012 06:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign acts are looking to pack the last quarter of the year with first-time gigs in the Philippines. Now, music groups Foster the People and Keane have been officially announced to be Manila-bound.

Indie-pop trio Foster the People. Photo from the group's official website

An alternative rock band that hails from England, Keane is visiting the Philippines for the first time to stage a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on October 2.

Composed of members Tom Chaplin (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Tim Rice-Oxley (piano/synthesizers), Jesse Quin (bass/electric guitar), and Richard Hughes (drums/percussions), Keane is known for the hits "Somewhere Only We Know" and "Everybody's Changing."

Meanwhile, the indie-pop trio Foster the People will stage its first Manila concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 6. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group is composed of Mark Foster (lead vocal) and joined by Mark Pontius (drums) and Cubbie Fink (bass).

A relative newcomer to the international music scene, the group is behind the hit "Pumped Up Kicks," which went viral in 2010 after being posted online as a downloadable track.

Also confirmed to visit Manila in the last quarter of the year are rock bands The Fray, Creed, and English singer-songwriter James Morrison.

Morrison will perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 9 as part of his world tour titled "The Awakening." He is known for the hits "You Give Me Something" and "Broken Strings."

The Fray will perform live at the same venue on November 10, while Creed will hold a show the night after.

Creed, an American rock band, is known for the hits "My Sacrifice" and "With Arms Wide Open," while The Fray is behind the songs "How to Save a Life" and "You Found Me."

Other foreign acts confirmed to visit Manila are the boy group Jonas Brothers (October 19), French music producer and DJ David Guetta (October 10), and Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez (November 26).