She joined season 5 of “Canadian Idol” in 2007 where she finished in third place, and then went on to release an album and some singles in her native Canada. But it was not until 2012 and her single “Call Me Maybe” that the name of Carly Rae Jepsen became known in pop music circles around the world. And with that success she has built a strong idol name globally, even getting to go on international concert tours. That of course includes the Philippines where she performed in Manila years ago. So her Filipino fans better buck up because she is coming back this year.
CNN Philippines has it that the Philippines will be one stop for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “The Dedicated Tour” which kicked off this May 2019 in Europe. Her concert in the country will be on the tour’s Asian leg which will start in Japan. It is only for one night at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City, and it will be brought to Jepsen’s fans here courtesy of major promoter Wilbros Live, which has already earmarked many special events and concerts for overseas stars in Metro Manila this year alone.
Previous concerts by Jepsen in Metro Manila were back in 2013, a year after her “Call Me Maybe” catapult stardom, and again in 2015 during her “Gimmie Love Tour” for her album “Emotion.” Her set list will highlight the top songs from her “Dedicated” album such as “The Sound,” No Drug Like Me” and “Right Words, Wrong Time.” They in turn will be mixed with all of her hit top songs from past performances. Yes, that includes “Call Me Maybe.” Wilbros Live has announced the concert event on their official Twitter page and as expected, social media is wigging out.
Already the Canadian star has brought her album and best songs to six European countries, with 30 cities in the US and 12 in her home nation currently on her itinerary, plus five cities more in Japan before reaching Manila. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “The Dedicated Tour” will hit Metro Manila at New Frontier Theater in QC in October 23 later this year. Tickets will become available for purchase this August 31 on TicketNet at their website, or in outlets nationwide.
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