RICO BLANCO And IV OF SPADES Mount Epic Back-To-Back Concert

Renuel Fallore

Posted at August 04, 2019

The consistent rain in the Metro did not stop the loyal fans of OPM icon Rico Blanco and breakout band IV Of Spades from missing their back-to-back concert at Metrotent. In fact, people started falling in line outside the venue early and some lucky fans even got to watch the artists do their soundcheck before the big show.

About half past 8pm, the house lights went dim and the excitement from fans ensued. The jolting stage design and lighting setup gave everyone a one of a kind live music experience. Kudos to Paolo Valenciano for the overall concert direction.

The intro track “CLAPCLAPCLAP” kicked off the show and the crowd went nuts as IVOS opened with “Sweet Shadow” and never lost a beat throughout their set. Zild, Blaster, and Badjao proved once again that they are a cut above the rest with their amazing connection with the audience and high energy performance. They even used an iPad to play “My Juliana” and brought back their early disco era with the hits “Where Have You Been My Disco?” and “Hey Barbara.”

Next came Rico Blanco’s set which spanned years of his discography from the Rivermaya days to his solo albums. Showing the young ones how it's done, the veteran artist brought out his Fiesto Bandido persona. He was so pumped up to play and didn't seem to need a breather. In fact, his energy only grew as the night went on. Not even some technical snags stopped him from pulling off a stellar performance onstage.

After a quick break, the co-headliners finally shared the stage and performed “Kung Ayaw Mo Wag Mo”, “Take That Man”, plus a nice medley of “Your Universe” and “Mundo”. Rico thanked the boys and even called them his “long lost bandmates”. They closed the show with their collab track “Nagbabalik".

Indeed it was a historic night worth remembering for all the fans who enjoyed almost four hours of dancing and singing along with their idols. Check out the MYXclusive photo gallery of the #rbivoslive concert above!

If you haven't seen the latest episode of MYX Live! featuring IV Of Spades, check it out on All Music MYX!

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