Eraserheads Rock Dubai Amphitheater For Du World Music FestivalTen years after their notorious split and months after their U.S. tour, the Eraserheads rocked the Dubai Amphitheater in the United Arab Emirates for the du World Music Festival last week.
The most critically acclaimed and influential rock band the Philippine music scene has ever seen played an eclectic and comprehensive set list that included 27 songs, a report from the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) notes.
The celebrated OPM band formed by Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan performed for a visibly ecstatic and nostalgic crowd albeit tame crowd, the report adds.
Also performing onstage with the Eraserheads was Romel “Sancho” Sanchez who Buendia, his friend and former housemate, introduced to the crowd as the “fifth Eraserhead”.
The du World Music Festival is organized by du, the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, which also invited music superstars including Guns N’ Roses, Train, Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole, Sherine, Papon, KadimAlSahir, Frank Gambale, Sonu Nigam, Amr Diab, Hussein Al Jasmi and Shamma Hamdam, the PEP says.
Furthermore, the publication’s Bong Godinez, who watched the concert himself, says that the Eraserheads “sounded tighter and sharper than before” as they played live for the audience made up of mostly Filipino overseas workers.
There are over 650,000 Filipinos who live and work in the UAE.
The concert, described by Godinez as a concert that did not disappoint, showcased great OPM and a Buendia who was more engaged with the audience and sounded excellent from the start until the end of the concert.
Based on recollections from the report and from people who attended the concert, it seems like the Eraserheads are now in good terms with each other.
When the group disbanded in 2003, their massive international following saw bad blood between the previously close group members.
While rocking legendary songs like “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, “Magasin”, “With A Smile”, “Spoliarium”, “Julie Tearjerky” and many more taken from the extensive catalog of hits the Eraserheads has, the band also included lesser known songs like “Poorman’s Grave,” “Waiting For The Bus,” and “Paru-parong Ningning” in their set list.
Below is the complete list of songs rocked by the Eraserheads during the du World Music Festival followed by photos of the concert by du and a video of the whole concert:
- Walang Nagbago
- Maling Akala
- Back 2 Me
- Huwag Mo Nang Itanong
- With A Smile
- Poorman’s Grave
- Huwag Kang Matakot
- Julie Tearjerky
- Waiting For The Bus
- Paru-Parong Ningning
- Super Proxy
- Kama Supra
- Ang Huling El Bimbo
- Pare Ko