Filipino boy group SB19 expressed their excitement on Tuesday, November 23, that they will finally perform in the famed Big Dome, the Araneta Coliseum.
In the virtual media conference for their upcoming two-day concert, Josh admitted that it is one of the group’s dreams to be able to set their feet on the Big Dome’s stage.
“Well super overwhelming and happy kami na finally it’s happening na talagang makakapag-perform kami, na matutuloy kami sa Araneta,” he said.
Before their Our Zone concert, SB19 in March 2020 was slated to perform in Araneta Coliseum but was postponed because of the pandemic.
“Before nga po, parang nangangarap lang kami na sana in the future makapag-perform kami sa stage na ‘to. Kasi marami na kaming napanuod na concert sa Araneta before and isa kami sa mga nag-aim na kahit ngayon na hindi pa po p’wede ang live audience, at least po nandoon na kami sa stage na ‘yon at virtually mapapanuod nila kami,” Josh continued.
He then promised that their upcoming performance would be “worthwhile.”
“Sisiguraduhin namin na worth it or worth your while ang gagawin namin na performances at mag-enjoy na parang live ang mga nanunuod. Pero in the future, gusto namin na ulitin or ipakita talaga sa mga tao na live na live na po na nasa harap namin.”
The group was also excited to perform in front of a virtually live audience in their concert.
“S’yempre po for us it’s another level na unlike before na wala talaga kaming nakikita na puro staff lang sa harap namin, cameraman, directors, and whatnot. Pero this time, at least dito mararamdaman—makikita namin ang mga cheer ng ATIN. So we’re very excited and for sure mas male-level up ang performance namin because of that,” Justin pointed.
The pandemic did pose problems in doing live performances, and for SB19’s Pablo, once Covid-19 ends, it will be an explosive and amazing feeling to perform in front of a crowd physically.
“I think lahat naman ng artist sobrang thirsty na sa public event. Feeling ko po ‘pag nagkaroon na nang time na p’wede nang magsama-sama ang mga audience and artists sa iisang lugar, kantahin ang mga kanta na talagang kinakanta nila during the pandemic na hindi sila nagkikita-kita, feeling ko it’s gonna be explosive and an amazing feeling.
“‘Pag ini-imagine po namin ‘yon parang naiiyak ako kasi siyempre nami-miss ko na ang live audience, flesh to flesh na performances.”
The concert’s title is also intriguing, but Pablo shed some light on how they came up with it.
Since this is their third year being in the industry, as well as to mark their celebration of finding what their group stands for, Pablo said that the concert will be focusing on the “zone itself.”
“This one is called Our Zone because ngayon po, since three years na kami sa industry, we wanted to talk about the zone itself.
“This one, Our Zone, we will be talking about the zone itself. Ano ba yung meron sa zone? Ano ba yung hatid nang zone? Ano ba ang pakiramdam kapag nandoon ka sa zone? Kaya tinawag namin ‘tong third anniversary concert namin na Our Zone,” he explained.
Meanwhile, there were three unreleased songs of SB19 that they will be performing at the concert. Its writer, Pablo, shared how he came up with it.
“Siguro dahil magpapasko, s’yempre very motivated, masaya, ganyan. Feeling mo very inspired ka, talagang nakagawa siguro ako nang tatlong kanta bigla.
“Pero ayun po, meron pong holiday feels, meron din namang sadness. Pero kailangan balance lang palagi. Yung isa naman po, feel good lang talaga. Parang pang-holiday na everyone can dance to, everyone can jive to.”
SB19: Our Zone will be the biggest concert of the group, and it will be held on November 27 and 28. Tickets are available at ktx.ph