“Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go…”
English singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, better known as PASSENGER, will be performing for the very first time in Manila for a solo concert this January 11. 2017 at The Theatre, Solaire, Pasay City. Passenger is best known for the phenomenal worldwide hit “Let Her Go,” which has captured the imagination of the listening public all over the globe, hitting #1 in over 20 charts worldwide. The song received a nomination at the Brit Awards for “British Single of the Year” and the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work in 2014. Passenger will be bringing his brand of reflective and relatable pop indie-folk music in what promises to be an intimate and memorable concert.
Rosenberg co-founded Passenger as a five-piece band in 2003 before releasing their only album in 2007 and breaking up in 2009. With the dissolution of the band, Rosenberg decided to stick to the name and perform as a solo act, even resorting to busking on street corners to make ends meet. He moved to Australia in 2009 where he started getting his stride back, packing 500-seater shows and releasing his first album as a solo act “Wide Eyes Blind Love”. He then released his second record “Flight of the Crow” in 2011 before making his biggest breakthrough when he released his third album “All the Little Lights” (which included the aforementioned hit “Let Her Go”) in 2012. Passenger toured with the likes of Jools Holland and Ed Sheeran (the latter of which was a friend of his in Cambridge at the young age of 15) and before he knew it, “Let Her Go” was being used in various movies and TV shows and amassing over a billion hits on YouTube. He has since released two critically-acclaimed albums, Whispers (2014) and Whispers II (2015). According to Matt Collar of international music website AllMusic, “Ultimately, with
“Whispers”, Rosenberg has crafted an album of sweet, hummable anthems for tender-hearted troubadours everywhere.” Other hits from Passenger include “Somebody’s Love,” (from his upcoming September 2016 album “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea”), “Heart’s on Fire,” “The Wrong Direction” and “All the Little Lights.”
When asked by website Radio.com about the phenomenal success of his biggest hit in 2014, Rosenberg only had this to say, “It gets to the stage where it gets so ridiculous that you don’t take it in anymore. I remember when it hit a million and that blew my mind. I couldn’t believe it. I write folk music. I’m a busker. I come from very humble beginnings and to have a video and a song that’s gotten this big, I don’t know how to put it into words anymore. I’ve tried for the last year and it’s just baffling to me. Baffling and bewildering and brilliant. I’m very lucky that everything clicked into place.”
PULP Live World and 28 Black Presents: PASSENGER will happen at The Theatre, Solaire, Pasay City this January 11, 2017. Tickets are available exclusively at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at www.smtickets.com starting September 11, 2016 at 10AM. Ticket prices are as follows: P5,500.00 (VIP 1), P4,500.00 (VIP 2A), P4,000.00 (VIP 2B-2C), P3,500.00 (VIP 3), P6,500.00 (PREMIUM GOLD), P2,500.00 (BALCONY A) and P1,500.00 (BALCONY B). For Passenger die-hards who have inquiries, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the PULP Royalty hotline at 727-4957. ADVT.