Have you heard that the Eraserheads will be having another reunion concert? If you did, don’t believe it.
Ely Buendia, the group’s former frontman, warned fans on Twitter yesterday of a scam where tickets to an Eraserheads reunion concert were being sold for PHP75,000 (US$1,443.55).
“Have you been victimized?” asked Buendia.
In a follow-up tweet that appeared today, Buendia clarified that he was not aware of any Eraserheads reunion concerts this year or in the future.
“It’s not like I’m the only one deciding these things,” he added in another tweet that was posted today. “I’m just another cog in the machinery.”
He also posted a cryptic tweet venting his frustrations about the rumor mill.
“Don’t get why when it’s something negative about the band (Eraserheads) the blame falls on me, but if it’s something positive, oh, it’s a group effort,” he said.
Buendia ended his Twitter thread by saying that he just wanted to warn the public about the scam and wished peace on everyone.
Composed of Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala, and Raimund Marasigan, the Eraserheads rose to prominence in the 1990s and is considered by many as the most successful Filipino band of all time. They’re so iconic that some critics have even likened them to The Beatles. However, the band broke-up in 2002 due to internal conflict.
The Eraserheads hasn’t performed together in years but fans have been clamoring for another reunion concert. Their first reunion concert was in 2008, which was cut short when Buendia had a heart attack. This was followed by another reunion concert in 2009 and a world tour in 2012.
In December, fans thought there was going to be another reunion concert when a video showing Adoro, Zabala, and Marasigan playing the Eraserheads hit song Minsan with a blonde guy (whom many fans thought was Buendia) appeared online. Buendia said, however, that it wasn’t him in the video, and sarcastically asked the public to cheer for those who spread “fake news.”
While Buendia will always be known for his time in the Eraserheads, he’s actually still creating new music. He’s now the vocalist and guitarist of the band Apartel and owns an indie music label called Offshore Music.