MANILA -- Manny Pacquiao is gearing up for his first major concert.
The boxing champion and senator is set to perform on September 1 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
"As my own personal way of thanking my fans, to all my fans for all these years, I realized that this is also a very timely opportunity for me to share my passion for music. That's the problem – I love music but music doesn’t love me. But I keep on going," he said in a press conference in Makati City last week.
"We want my fans to come enjoy this beautiful evening with me at Smart Araneta Coliseum without having to pay. It's free," he added.
The upcoming concert will be produced by Global Crypto Offering Exchange in partnership with ALV Events International.
Details on special guests as well as how to get free tickets have yet to be announced.