The Vamps lads captured fans’ wild heart in Manila.
British quartet “The Vamps” composed of Brad Simpson, Connor Ball, Tristan Evans, and James Mcvey had their fans screamed when they rocked Mall of Asia Arena for the second time last Saturday night. British pop rock band showcased a bloody massive performance onstage in a jam-packed arena amid a deafening scream from the crowd.
Despite of bassist Connor Ball being injured on his knee, they proved to all that the show must go on. The Vamps pushed through the Manila leg of their “Wake Up” world tour and never failed Filipino Vampettes to catch them all performing live.
Started with a video introduction, Teen pop band opened their set with their latest single “Rest Your Love.” The band continued to make the crowd hyped up as they performed chart-topping anthems, “Somebody To You,” “Last Night,” “Wild Heart,” “Risk It All,” “Can We Dance” and “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)“. While capturing the moment on their phones, the audience was teleported back to the big hits of The Vamps from their first album, “Meet The Vamps.” After performing some album tracks, they covered Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” and Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop” in a pop-filled beat medley.
The Vamps also performed hits from their latest album, “Wake Up,” “Cheater,” “I Found a Girl,” “Volcano” and “Million Words,” which transformed the arena into a sea of lights coming from the crowd’s phones.
The British pop band proved that they are not “just another boyband” with catchy tunes and cute puppy eyes, they can definitely play. They got a chance to shine with their own solo section as they showcase how undeniably talented they are individually. One of the highlights of the night is the drum dubstep solo of Tristan Evans who showed off impressive drum skills backed by house beats and R&B hits that leave the crowd in awe.
The Vamps finished the show with the song “Wake Up” which made the audience ask for more. The group is open for a comeback every year. They also mentioned that Filipinos is the most reactive fanbase in the world.
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The force of The Vamps was joined by their mates Before You Exit and The Tide which made the fans scream into frenzy.
First time to perform in the Philippines, California-based Austin Corini, Drew Dirksen, Levi Jones and Nate Parker, popularly known as The Tide opened their set with a cover of Walk The Moon‘s “Shut Up And Dance.” They also played their originals “Young Love,” “Falling in Love Tonight” and “What You Give.”
Meanwhile, the American pop band Before You Exit performed in Manila for the third time. Brothers Riley, Connor and Torby McDonough played their best hits “Dangerous,” “Soldier,” Settle For Less,” “Three Perfect Days,” “I Like That” and their latest single “Model.”
Australian Youtube sensation William Singe also graced the show together with Jayda Avanzado.
Generally it was a job well done to all of the performers and it’s obviously one of the best line-up of the foreign acts at the venue.
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