Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lifehouse to Rock Manila Once Again!

I attended the Lifehouse press conference last Thursday (May 24) for Pinoyexchange! I'm such a big fan of this band that I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to see them up close! I'm going to watch their concert tonight at Araneta Coliseum (thanks to PEx!) and it will be my first to see a concert there in Araneta haha. Anyway, let me share my writeup of the presscon I did for Pinoyexchange.

American rock band Lifehouse returns to the Philippines and Team PEx was there to meet the band during their conference held at Mariott Hotel, Manila on May 24.

Lifehouse is composed of Jason Wade (vocals, guitar), Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums), Bryce Soderberg (bass) and Ben Carey (guitar). The band first visited the Philippines in July 2008 during the Philippine leg of the Who We Are Asian Tour. And after 4 years, the band is set to the stage on fire again for the Lifehouse Live in Manila concert on May 26 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Jason Wade said that he is delighted to go back to the Philippines and serenade their Filipino fans one more time. The Lifehouse frontman said that the Filipino crowd during their 2008 concert was exceptional and they have never expected that they have an ardent following on this side of the world. Wade pointed out that the fact the audience knew all the songs by heart made their 2008 concert an amazing experience. He promises that the band will deliver a great show on Saturday night and hopes that the energy of the 2008 crowd will be the same

The band was also asked about their opinion about how they feel about how their songs are often used on various TV shows, Wade said that they are pleased on how their songs reaches new audiences through the exposure it receives through TV. He also praised American Idol season 11 finalist Colton Dixon's rendition of "Everything" during the competition.

Lifehouse also shared their songwriting process in which their various experiences in life served as an inspiration for their compositions. Wade hints that their upcoming 6th studio album coming out later this year will even show the band's growth as an artist that their supporters would surely love. The band also encourages aspiring artists to continue their dream especially in the digital era in which anyone can showcase their talents via these accessible platforms.

Lifehouse rose to prominence in 2001 via their smash hit "Hanging by a Moment" which topped the 2001 year end countdown of Billboard magazine. They released five studio albums "No Name Face” (2000), “Stanley Climbfall” (2003), “Lifehouse” (2005), “Who We Are” (2007) and “Smoke and Mirrors” (2010) which spawned hits 'Six Cycle Carousel", "Spin", "You and Me, "Blind", "Whatever it Takes", "Broken", "Halfway Gone" and "All In".

Lifehouse Live in Manila is happening on May 26, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets or call 911-5555 for more information. Ticket prices: Patron VIP 5,500, Patron 4,500, Lower Box VIP 4,000, Lower Box 3,500, Upper A 2,500, Upper B 1,500 and General Admissions 800. This event is brought to you by Dayly Entertainment and That’s Ntertainment Productions.


se7enKATEnine said...

I'm not really a music fan but I love Lifehouse! Too bad I missed their concert. You think they'll comeback?

forg/jecoup said...

Definitely babalik sila! They love it here and I can feel the sincerity