Eraserheads in surprise reunion at PLDT-Smart event

Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 13 2016 08:45 PM | Updated as of Jun 13 2016 08:51 PM

MANILA - The Eraserheads, whose songs about love and loss provided the soundtrack to a generation of rock fans, reunited on the local stage for the first time in seven years on Monday.

An ecstatic crowd erupted in cheers and whipped out their smartphones to take pictures of the surprise performance at the relaunch of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Smart Communications.

The quartet of Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala and Marcus Adoro performed fan favorite "Maling Akala" as well as "Popmachine" and "Poor Man's Grave."

The band's last big local performance was the 2009 farewell concert "Final Set," but has been seen together abroad.

In 2014, the group was photographed crossing Abbey Road in London, in a tribute to their idols, The Beatles.