The Most Expensive Concerts Mounted In The Philippines

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Over the past few years, Manila concertgoers have been witness to some pretty amazing live shows, from Ed Sheeran to Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, and Sting.

While we often cheer whenever we hear our favorite artists are slated to perform on our shores, our wallets probably aren’t as happy. And let’s face it: If you’re a super-fan, there’s no way you’d be content with just squinting from the distant rafters. You need to get as close as possible, just to capture that magical moment up close on Instagram or even the faint possibility of holding their hand.

A lot has changed since the last time we ranked ticket prices; artists like Taylor Swift and One Direction have now been replaced with musicians that carry a heftier price tag. Which of them did or would you shell out for?

Aerosmith

When: May 8, 2013

Price: P20,000 (VIP Red)

Held at the Mall of Asia Arena, this was the Grammy-winning band’s first-ever show in the Philippines.

Ariana Grande

When: August 23, 2015

Price: P22,170 (SVIP)

The pint-sized diva recently performed at the Mall of Asia Arena, but it was the Manila leg of her 2015 Honeymoon Tour that really had Arianators shelling out some serious cash.

Coldplay

When: April 4, 2017

Price: P22,500 (VIP)

Fans were distraught when they learned that they’d have to pay up a lot of money to see their favorite band up closeâso much so that it inspired some genius ads from local companies.

Bruno Mars

When: May 3, 2018

Price: P23,850 (VIP Standing)

24K magic? Almost! No matter the ticket price, however, we’re sure you’re in for an epic night.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar + more in 7107 International Music Festival

When: February 22 and 23, 2014

Price: P25,000 (VIP)

This two-day festival had music fans trooping all the way to Clark, Pampanga just to see a roster of impressive musicians take the stage.

Jennifer Lopez

When: November 26, 2012

Price: P25,840 (VIP)

It seems nobody had problems with the jaw-dropping price tag for Jennifer Lopez’s show, because all VIP tickets were sold out!

Rihanna

When: September 19, 2013

Price: P26,990 (SVIP)

It’s been several years since Rihanna stepped foot on our shores, but her tickets remain one of the priciest to date.

Britney Spears

When: June 15, 2017

Price: P28,350 (SVIP)

After over a decade of making avid fans wait, Britney Spears finally landed in Manila for a reportedly sold-out show at the MOA Arena.

Il Divo

When: March 19, 2014

Price: P32,100 (Zone 1)

The talented foursome performed music from some of the world’s most popular musicals at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World.

Madonna

When: February 24 and 25, 2016

Price: P57,750 (VIP)

Despite the exorbitant ticket price, the still-reigning Queen of Pop sold out the entire MOA Arena for a whopping two nights!

Art by Warren Espejo

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Fhm.com.ph editors.



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