Rico Blanco, Yeng Constantino and Gloc-9 to collaborate for ICON concert in November

Rico Blanco, Yeng Constantino and Gloc-9 just want to have fun during their concert, which they say will be a celebration of OPM. They will rock the Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 21, 2014. For tickets, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph or call Tel. No. 911-5555 for ticket inquiries.



“It’s a celebration of OPM.” This is how Rico Blanco describes his upcoming concert with Yeng Constantino and Gloc-9 that will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For the first time, three of today’s hottest performers will be on one stage for the November 21 concert titled ICON.

Yeng admits that they are still in the process of conceptualizing their show, “Sa totoo lang po talagang nasa proseso pa lang po talaga kami ng pagbuo ng lineup ng mga kanta.

“Pero kung ano man po yung mga gagawin namin, naniniwala po ako sa domino effect, e.

“Kung ano yung nafi-feel nung artist, mga artists, yung yung nafi-feel nila sa audience nila.”

She enthusiastically says, “Sobrang excited kami sa mga gagawin namin talaga na mga production numbers and collaborations and we are really sure talaga na pag napanuod nila yun, mae-excite din sila kasi parang hindi po palaging ganito, e, na makaka-collaborate ko si Rico at saka si Gloc kaya ako, personally po parang may something sa dugo ko na ‘ay gusto ko na ‘to gawin.’”

Why should fans watch this concert?

Gloc points out, “Sabi nga ni Rico it’s a celebration of OPM.

“Tayo po ay mga Filipino and sobrang, sobrang lupit ng OPM, sobrang galing ng OPM.


“Minsan, minsan nare-realize natin masyado tayong overwhelmed sa mga foreign acts and ako ay fan din ng foreign acts.

“Sabi ko nga pag may dumating dito na gusto kong foreign act, bibili talaga ako ng ticket, pero minsan siguro kailangan natin talagang tignan yung talagang, talagang roots natin as Filipinos at suportahan natin yung OPM dahil sa paraan na ‘to mas mabibigyan natin ng opportunities yung iba ding artists.”

Why is the concert titled ICON? Do they consider themselves as OPM icons?

Rico explains, “Hindi nanggagaling sa ‘kin kung ano yung tawag sa ‘kin but I appreciate it when people acknowledge my work.

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“I think, the production team behind the concert to dub it as an ICON concert, parang isang malaking karangalan sa ‘kin at recognition, sa trabahong ginawa ko, all this time.

“At isang acknowledgement din kay Yeng and kay Aris [referring to Gloc-9 whose real name is Aristotle Pollisco] na sa ginawa rin nila sa kanya-kanyang, sariling, parang style ng music.”

Do they still feel pressured and nervous to fill a huge venue like Araneta?

Rico answered, “Ako excited ako.”

He added, “Hindi, ako excited lang. Siguro dahil I’ve played in Araneta a few times over the years and to be doing it again, this time ang kasama ko si Gloc-9 at saka si Yeng, talagang excited ako.

“Walang pressure, e, parang we have that confidence na kaming tatlo… masayang event ‘to.”

Yeng said that through the years she has learned to remove the feeling of pressure and fear, “Natutunan ko na po talaga na i-alis sa heart yung fear, yung mga ganyang kaba.

“Hindi ko po sinasabi na parang beteran na po ako, ‘Oy, kayang kaya ko yan,’ pero mas pinili ko po talaga na may joy palagi. Makakaisip ako ng something na mangyayari, small thing or big thing, parang laging gusto ko pinipili ko in my heart, I choose to be joyful and excited.

“Ayun, yung pressure hindi ko iniisip yun, e. I just want to focus po kung ano yung dapat kong gawin which is my performance.

“Imbis na gawin yung mga lyrics, yung mga ganyan. Ayokong mag prompter, yung mga ganun.

“Yung saklaw po ng aking, ng craft ko, yun ang gusto kong isipin and I just know talaga na full force naman ang mga Yengters at mga fans nila Gloc at ni Rico lalo, susuporta sa concert na ‘to, so chill lang.”

Gloc added, “Katulad po ng sinabi nila, hindi lang po ito concert naming tatlo. Kasama po sa concert na ‘to lahat ng mga tagasuporta namin na pupunta.

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“Dun pa lang po, kung, siguro kung ako lang mag-isa kakabahan talaga ako pero kasi kasama ko si Yeng, si Rico, at lahat ng mga supporters nila. Masaya lang talaga kami, masaya lang talaga.”

Catch Rico, Yeng and Gloc-9 on November 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


TICKET PRICES

VVIP - P4,770 (Reserved Seating)
VIP - P3,710 (Reserved Seating)
PATRON - P3,180 (Reserved Seating)
BOX PREMIUM - P2,120 (Reserved Seating)
BOX - P1,060 (Reserved Seating)
UPPER BOX - P742 (Free Seating)
GENERAL ADMISSION - P424 (Free Seating)



Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Call Tel. No. 911-5555 for ticket inquiries.


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