It's official: Kamikazee to hold farewell concert

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 09 2015 04:54 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2015 01:27 AM

MANILA - After months of teasing, iconic Filipino band Kamikazee on Friday formally announced that it will be holding one final show before the year ends.

Dubbed "Huling Sayaw Kamikazee: The Final Concert," the performance will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on December 10.

"A few months ago, we said we would take a long break at the end of the year and nothing has changed," said the band's manager, Kerwin Rosete, in a post uploaded on the Facebook page of producer Spicy Lemon.

"The band are all still incredibly close to each other but after years of recording and playing live, the time is now right for them to step away from the stage and enjoy other aspects of their lives."

"And there's no better way to finish than with a concert alongside many of their best friends, in one of Manila's greatest arenas and in front of thousands of the best fans in the world," Rosete added.

According to Spicy Lemon, other details of the show such as guest performers and ticket prices have yet to be finalized, but assured fans that it will be a "fitting farewell" to the band's stellar 15-year career.

Composed of Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Jason Astete and Allan Burdeos, Kamikazee has released four studio albums: its self-titled debut in 2002, "Maharot" (2006), "Long Time Noisy (2009), and "Romantico (2012).