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Eraserheads reunion concert already sold out, but organizers tease 'ticket promos'

By NICK GARCIA Published Oct 11, 2022 11:56 am Updated Oct 28, 2022 3:25 pm

From "Masakit mang isipin, kailangang tanggapin" to "Walang humpay na ligaya" real quick. General admission tickets for the reunion concert of legendary OPM band Eraserheads will be available on Oct. 29.

"You asked. We listened," organizers said in a video presentation posted by the Huling El Bimbo social media pages. "We're making the venue bigger."

General admission tickets will go on sale at 12:01 a.m. via SM Tickets. The price has yet to be announced.

Tickets for the reunion concert sold out on the night of Oct. 10.

Frontman Ely Buendia on Twitter shared a photo of the "Huling El Bimbo" poster with the text "SOLD OUT." He thanked fans and followers "for supporting Filipino artists."

"We will try to make this an unforgettable experience for you," Buendia said.

Other Eraserheads members—Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro—didn't post anything about the sold-out concert.

After the fact, the Huling El Bimbo social media pages teased hopefuls who still want to catch the fab four.

"Magkakaroon pa kaya ng tickets?" it said, with a thinking face emoji. "Watch out for ticket promos from our sponsors!"

The reunion concert was announced Sept. 19, though several members of the public, including long-time fans, criticized the event amid Adoro's alleged past abuses against former partner Barbara Ruano and daughter Syd Hartha.

Buendia's manager Diane Ventura said he doesn't condone abuse. As a matter of fact, one of his "non-negotiable conditions" in doing the reunion concert was precisely that Adoro resolve his issues. Adoro's management, Ventura said, promised to do so, hence Buendia "even considered."

Zabala also expressed solidarity with Ruano and Hartha, saying he's sincerely hoping for all parties to "start processing what they went through and receive the help they need."

Marasigan, meanwhile, didn't directly address the issue, but said he would have liked to talk to Adoro privately and wished the best for all involved.

As for Adoro, he penned an open letter to his daughter, saying he lost contact with her for over a decade. He wished her well, and apologized to his family, sponsors, and bandmates.

"Ang Huling El Bimbo" tickets went on sale on Oct. 5, with the following tiers: bronze - P3,050; silver - P5,480; gold - P9,740; platinum - P12,180; VIP - P14,810; and moshpit - P17,260.

Only 50,000 were up for grabs, and the highest tiers, including the moshpit, immediately sold out in minutes to hours.

The concert will be held on Dec. 22 at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque.