Tuluyan na ngang gumaling si Regine Velasquez mula sa pagkakasakit niya ng influenza A (H1N1) at nagpo-promote na siya ngayon para sa kanyang Most Requested concert na produced ng Viva Concerts & Events. Dumalo ang Asia's Songbird sa press conference ng naturang concert na ginanap sa Max's restaurant in Scout Tuazon, Quezon City.
Ang two-night concert ni Regine ay gaganapin sa SkyDome, SM North EDSA on August 1 and 8, 2009. This will mark Regine's return to the Viva fold. Vic del Rosario, chief executive officer of Viva Communications, Inc. is elated over the fact that the famous Songbird is headlining a Viva event.
"Regine is a Viva star," says boss Vic del Rosario. "She started her recording career with us right after she won in Hamon sa Kampeon in the '80s. It was also at Viva that she made her successful movies and first hosted talent shows like Star for a Night for Viva TV. She also had hits like "On The Wings of Love," "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," "Ikaw," "You Are My Song" and many others for Viva Records."
These hits plus her recent recordings will make up her song line-up for the SkyDome shows. Her choices are based on the requests she constantly receives from fans during her live performances.
"During the show, I will sing some of my top hits and also from my latest album [Low Key]," sabi ni Regine. "And I will entertain some requests from the audience."
The show will also feature emerging singer Eva Castillo whom Regine rediscovered a few months ago.
"Hindi ko malilimutan si Eva dahil minsan lamang akong nanalo sa kanya noon tuwing magkalaban kami sa mga amateur contests," kuwento pa ni Regine. "Kaya nang sabihin ni Papa [her father, Gerry] na bakit hindi namin siya isama sa birthday concert ko, natuwa ako nang mahanap nila si Eva. Kita naman ninyo na ang ganda-ganda pa rin ng boses niya hanggang sa ngayon kahit matagal na siyang hindi kumakanta. Kaya on August 1 and 8, concertgoers will also get the big treat of watching me and Eva 'compete' once more on stage."
The Skydome at North EDSA is the newest happening place for concert in Metro Manila, and Viva has several special shows planned in the coming months.
Pagkatapos ganapin ang Most Requested sa naturang venue, susundan ito ng Back2Back featuring True Faith and South Border on August 7 plus Basil Valdez and Joey Albert, "Ladies of the '90s" (Geneva Cruz, Jessa Zaragoza, Rachel Alejandro and Roselle Nava), Rachelle Ann Go and Jed Madela among others.
Tickets to Regine's Most Requested are available at all SM Ticketnet outlets. Prices are P 2,625 for Gold seats and P 1,260 for Silver. Call Ticketnet 911-5555 or Viva Concerts and Events 687-6181 local 627 or 620 for inquiries.