On February 15, American indie rock band Wallows treated fans to what seemed like a ‘post-valentine’ celebration as they performed their hit songs during the Manila leg of ‘Tell Me That It’s Over tour’ at the New Frontier Theater.
Moments before the show, fans were already letting out loud cheers and chants of the band’s name while preparing their banners, lightsticks, and even Philippine flags.
Dylan, Braeden, and Cole, of course, did not disappoint and gave their all for their first ever show in the Philippines. As soon as the band graced the stage, the crowd went wild, jumping all over the place and causing the venue’s ground to literally shake.
Wallows opened the show with their banger track ‘I don’t want to talk’ and followed it with ‘Especially You,’ and ‘Pleaser.’ Three songs later, the band officially welcomed the crowd to their show.
“It’s nice to meet you, let’s have a good time,” actor and Wallows frontman Dylan Minnette greeted the fans in a very joyful tone.
Wallows went on to sing some of their hit songs, such as ‘Dig What You Dug,’ “These Days,’ ‘It’s Only Right,’ ‘Hurts Me,’ and ‘Missing Out.’
With the Filipino fans jumping and singing all around without stopping, Dylan couldn’t help but notice their unmatched energy, saying, “This is unbelievable. You are so nice and cool.”
The band also did a quick cover of One Direction’s hit, ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ after singing ‘Sun Tan,’ which also got the crowd all hyped up. Wallows also performed ‘Quarterback,’ ‘OK,’ ‘Wish Me Luck,’ ‘Pictures of Girls,’ ‘Uncomfortable,’ ‘1980s Horror Film,’ and’ At the End of the Day.”
Wallows expressed gratitude to their fans who waited for them to finally hold their concert in the Philippines, “It’s taken us a long time to get here. We’ve come a long way. We’re so happy we’re finally able to. I know that a lot of you have been waiting a long time for us to make it to the Philippines. Thank you for being so patient with us. And now we just want to come back as soon as we can…Manila is amazing.”
“This is surreal. This means so much, so thank you,” Dylan added.
The indie rock trio performed a couple more songs before exiting the stage after ‘Remember When.’ However, fans just couldn’t get enough of the band. Only a few seconds after Wallows sang their “last” song, the crowd chanted, “We want more! We want more!.”
A minute or two later, Wallows went back on stage and took a moment to introduce each of the members of their band.
Later on, the band officially closed their Manila show with the crowd-favorite song, “Are You Bored Yet?.”
Wallows, a three-member band composed of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston, started rocking the music scene in 2017. They kicked off their ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Asia tour in Manila, which will also include stops in Singapore, Thailand, Korea, and Japan.
Wallows’ ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ tour in Manila was made possible by Ovation Productions.
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