‘Kings of K-pop’ EXO make it a two-night stand in Manila with Aug. 23 show

Boy band EXO. <i>Photo: EXO/FB.</i>
Boy band EXO. Photo: EXO/FB.

K-pop’s invasion of Manila shows no sign of stopping after concert promoter PULP Live World announced today that it’s adding another night to EXO’s Philippine tour.

The promoter said in its social media posts that the South Korean boyband, known for hits like Growl and Call Me Baby, will add an Aug. 23 performance at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, making the Manila leg of their tour a two-night affair.

Originally, the group was scheduled to perform only on Saturday, Aug. 24. That concert will start at 8pm while the new Aug. 24 show will start at 6pm.

Tickets are being sold for PHP2,500 (US$48.18) for general admission with a limited view; PHP3,500 (US$67.45) for the general admission section; PHP5,500 (US$106) for upper box; PHP7,500 (US$144.54) also for upper box; PHP11,500 (US$221.64) for the seated section with a limited view; PHP13,000 (US$250.56) for the seated section; and PHP13,000 for the standing section.

Concert tickets are sold exclusively at SM Ticketnet outlets or through its website, www.smtickets.com.

EXO is a frequent visitor in the country. They were in Manila in August last year for the Philippine leg of their EXO PLANET #4 – The ElyXiOn tour. They returned again two months later to perform at the live broadcast of the variety program Show Champion, which was taped at the Mall of Asia Arena.

This time, the boys, called the “Kings of K-pop,” will be here for the Philippine leg of their EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration tour.

Fans couldn’t hide their excitement with the promoter’s announcement. Take Maurice Alfonso, who said she’s willing to sell a body part to afford the ticket. She joked: “I’m selling my kidney. PM (private message) is key.”

Photo: PULP Live World Facebook
Photo: PULP Live World Facebook

Chelsie Camu tagged a friend and wrote: “Is this a sign that I should buy [a ticket]?

Photo: PULP Live World Facebook
Photo: PULP Live World Facebook

Pia Santillan thanked the concert organizer.

Photo: PULP Live World Facebook
Photo: PULP Live World Facebook

“I still have a chance,” wrote Mary Empasis to her friend.

Photo: PULP Live World Facebook
Photo: PULP Live World Facebook

Will you be hitting the EXO show? Tell us by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.

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