|Michael Learns To Rock: Still Asian Tour 2018 (Philippine Leg)|
This December, the 1990s pop band Michael Learns to Rock will return to the Philippines for a four-city tour as part of their Still Asian Tour 2018/2019. Produced by Ovation Productions, the group will be performing at the SMX Convention Center (Davao City, Davao del Sur) on December 4, Sta. Rosa Sports Coliseum (Sta. Rosa City, Laguna) on December 6, Waterfront Hotel Ballroom (Cebu City, Cebu) on December 7 and Smart Araneta Coliseum (Quezon City) on December 9.
This is the sixth visit of the group in the country, having performed here on August 31, 2017 (Kia Theater), September 19, 2015 (Smart Araneta Coliseum), November 22, 2008 (Smart Araneta Coliseum), November 6, 2001 (Araneta Coliseum) and 1992.
|Jascha Richter (Vocals, Keyboards)|
Michael Learns to Rock, also known as MLTR, is an award-winning Danish soft rock band (from Aarhus, Denmark) composed of Jascha Richter (vocals, keyboard), Mikkel Lentz (guitars), and Kåre Wanscher (drums). Bassist Søren Madsen, the original band’s fourth member, left the group in 2000.
Formed in 1988, the band has, over the course of their career, sold over 11 million records, with the majority sold across Asia where they’ve earned great success aided by the hugely popular single "Take Me To Your Heart," awarded the "most downloaded single of the year 2006" (with 6 million or more paid downloads).
The band has attributed its success in Asia to their clean-living image (their path to success has never been about scandals, divorce, drugs or any extreme way of living but always been about the music) and to singing in English, despite being Danish, as a second language. What sets MLTR apart from other mainstream acts is their ability to craft good tunes oozing with commercial appeal.
|Kare Wanscher (Drums)|
MLTR has earned Gold and Platinum status for records in many countries and won many awards, including "The Best Performing Act of the Year" at the 1994 SEA Grammy Awards in Singapore and the 1995 Gold Preis Award from the radio station RSH in Germany. The band has recorded nine studio albums as well as a number of live and greatest hits albums. They have played in excess of 600 concerts across the world, with no signs of stopping, and also have an estimated 50 million video views on YouTube and more than 50 million streams on Spotify.
Their string of monster radio hits include "The Actor" (peaking at No. 1 on the Danish Singles Chart and performing well in Norway, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines) from their first album Michael Learns to Rock; "Sleeping Child," "25 Minutes" and "Out of the Blue" from their second album Colours (released in October 1993, it sold over 1.1 million records); "That's Why (You Go Away)" and "Someday" from their third album Played on Pepper (sold over 1.2 million records, with most of those sales from Asia); "Paint My Love" from the greatest hits album Paint My Love; "Take Me to Your Heart" (a remake of Jacky Cheung's "Goodbye Kiss"), "It's Gonna Make Sense" (played as the farewell song on the Philippine reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother), “My Blue Angel” (which went on to top the Danish Album Chart).
MLTR will also be performing cuts from their 9th studio album “Still,” released last March 21, 2018, featuring the hit songs “Everything You Need” and “Hiding Away from Life.”
|Mikkel Lentz (Guitars)|
For SMX Convention Center (3/F, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Lanang, Davao City) tickets, contact (0922) 695-0284 and (0956) 726-7671. Tickets are priced at PhP4,710 (VIP), PhP3,660 (Gold) and PhP1,310 (Silver).
For Sta. Rosa Sports Coliseum (Leon Arcillas Blvd., Sta. Rosa City, Laguna) tickets, contact (0928) 770-8737 and (0995) 456-0270. Tickets are priced at PhP4,710 (SVIP), PhP3,660 (VIP), PhP2,620 (Lower Box) and PhP1,570 (Upper Box).
For Waterfront Hotel Ballroom (Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City) tickets, contact (0915) 535-3873 and 232-6888. Tickets are priced at PhP4,710 (SVIP), PhP3,660 (VIP), PhP2,620 (Gold), PhP1,880 (SP Balcony), PhP1,570 (Silver) and PhP1,050 (Balcony). Provincial concert tickets are also available via SM Tickets and www.smtickets.com.
Smart Araneta concert tickets are now available via TicketNet at (02) 911-5555 and www.ticketnet.com.ph; SM Tickets at (02)470-2222 or Ovation Productions at (02) 532-8883. Michael Learns To Rock Live at Smart Araneta Coliseum tickets are priced at PhP4,750 (VIP), PhP4,250 (Patron), PhP3,750 (Lower Box), PhP2,750 (Upper Box A), PhP1,750 (Upper Box B) and PhP750 (General Admission).