Listen, Pinoy music lover: It’s time for you to save up as early as, well, yesterday.

That’s because Manila’s thriving concert scene continues to grow in 2020, with more foreign artists set to perform in the Philippines.

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming shows by foreign acts (excluding visiting K-pop artists that are on a list all to themselves) first quarter of the year:

As I lay Dying

AS I LAY DYING - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California.

Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the band has released seven albums, one split album, and two compilations.

As I Lay Dying’s fourth studio album “An Ocean Between Us” peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Top Rock chart.

Their visit to Manila this year is part of the promotion of their new album “Shaped By Fire.”

Fans can catch them on Jan. 20 at Skydome, SM City North Edsa.

Tiny Moving Parts

TINY MOVING PARTS - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


After the success of their first-ever show in 2018, American Rock Band Tiny Moving Part returns to Manila with a bang.

The Minnesota-based group is ready to deliver fresh tunes with the release of their album “Breathe.”

Going on for more than a decade now, Tiny Moving Parts is a self-described family band consisting of brothers William (drums) and Matthew (bass, vocals), and cousin Dylan (guitar, vocals).

“This record covers things we’ve talked about in the past—the fear of dying, losing someone through moving away or the passing of someone—but it concentrates more on the positives, and being happy things happened instead of sad they’re taken away,” said Dylan of the new album.

“It’s about finding that mindset to keep on powering through.”

Presented by PULP Live World and Skesh Entertainment, Tiny Moving Parts Live in Manila 2020 happens on Feb 9.

98 Degrees

98 DEGREES - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


Big Hit Events Management has announced that the quartet of Nick Lachey and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, and Justin Jeffre, known as 98 Degrees, will be bringing their greatest hits to the Philippines – not only in one, but three shows.

The pop/R&B vocal group is set to perform: Feb. 16 at the SMX Convention Center, Davao; Feb. 19 at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City; and Feb. 25, 2020 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

98 Degrees is known for “I Do,” “Give Me Just One Night,” “My Everything,” and “Because Of You,” among others.

Boyce Avenue

BOYCE AVENUE - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


Due to popular demand, the “boyce” are back again!

The American pop and rock band was formed in Sarasota, Florida, by brothers Alejandro Luis Manzano, Daniel Enrique Manzano, and Fabian Rafael Manzano. They are ready to serenade hugot-loving fans again during a one-night Valentine weekend performance on Feb. 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Local acts December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo are the guest performers.

Jimmy Eat World

JIMMY EAT WORLD - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


Are you into emo songs? Then get ready as Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World visits Manila on March.

Concert promoter Pulp Live World made the announcement via social media.

“The wait is over. Finally, we get to rock and roll to the timeless music of @jimmyeatworld,” part of the post read.

The band is busy promoting their 10th studio album “Surviving.”

Composed of Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch, and Zack Lind, Jimmy Eat World was formed in 1993. They are known for their songs “The Middle” and “Pain” among others.

“Jimmy Eat World Live In Manila” happens on March 12.

Green Day

GREEN DAY - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, surely you have heard at least once the song “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”

The band behind the song is no less than Green Day.

Formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt (later on with the inclusion of drummer Tré Cool), Green Day has sold more than 85 million records worldwide.

Greenday also became known for the songs “American Idiot,” “Basket Case,” “Holiday,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Jar,” and ‘When I Come Around.”

Their two albums, “Dookie” and “American Idiot,” are part of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Organized by MMI Live, “Green Day Live in Manila” happens on March 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena.


SLIPKNOT - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


This one is for the heavy metal lovers!

To be brought here by PULP Live World, Slipknot is in Manila on March 29.

The announcement comes at a time when the multi-platinum Grammy-winning act continues to send shockwaves through the global Metal community, having just released their widely anticipated sixth LP, “We Are Not Your Kind.”

The album is highlighted by tracks like “The Birth of the Cruel,” “Solway Firth,” and the lead single “Unsainted.”

Slipknot emerged towards the end of the 20th Century and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective in contemporary music.

“Slipknot Live In Manila” takes place at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City.

Rex Orange County

REX ORANGE COUNTY - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


British singer-songwriter Rex Orange County is coming to Manila as part of his “Pony Tour.”

The album released in October has received widespread critical acclaim and scored him a Top 5 both in the UK and in the US.

Rex Orange County has been dominating the Philippine’s airwaves with his hits “Sunflower,” “Best Friend,” and “Loving is Easy.” He has gained popularity with his sincere lyrics about love, life, and maturity.

Brought by Insignia Presents and AEG Presents Asia, “Rex Orange County Live in Manila” is on May 16 at the New Frontier Theater.

Avril Lavigne

AVRIL LAVIGNE - Must-watch concerts in PH by foreign artists in 2020


Six years since she last visited the Philippines, eight-time Grammy-nominated singer Avril Lavigne will be back in the country for her highly anticipated “Head Above Water World Tour.”

“I missed being up on stage in Asia, singing with you! It’s always brought me so much happiness, which is why I’m so excited to come in 2020 for the ‘Head Above Water World Tour!’” she said.

The Canadian-French artist is known for her pop punk music since the early 2000’s. Some of her hits are “Complicated,” “I’m with You,” “Sk8er Boi,” and “My Happy Ending.”

The 35-year-old is considered a highlight in the pop-punk and alternative pop-rock, with many believed she paved the way for the success of female-driven groups.

She holds a Guinness World Record as being the youngest female solo artist to top the UK album chart, on Jan. 11, 2003, at the age of 18 years and 106 days.

Avril is set to play at the Araneta Coliseum on May 20 in a concert produced by Wilbros Live.

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