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The Rose shows the healing power of music during ‘Dawn to Dusk’ concert

“Music is healing. Music can move people’s hearts,” Woosung had this to say during one of their ments, and that is exactly what the South Korean rock band The Rose did during the Manila stop of their “Dawn to Dusk” tour on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Araneta Coliseum.

The energy inside the venue was already palpable before the show even began and was taken a notch higher when the members of the band, comprised of Woosung, Dojoon, Hajoon, and Jaehyeong, finally took the stage.

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With their The Rose Beam at hand, the band’s fans, also known as Black Rose, filled Araneta Coliseum with screams as they sang along to “Eclipse,” “Dawn,” “You’re Beautiful,” and “Shift” during the opening of the concert.

During their first ment, Woosung and Dojoon thanked the crowd for attending their concert, with the latter jokingly asking the first-time attendees “why they didn’t come” during their concert last year.

“Well, come back the next time with your friends,” Woosung said.

The Rose then turned up the stage even further as they performed “Lifeline” and “Nauseous” from their 2023 album “DUAL,” and fan favorites “RED” and “Back To Me” – which definitely made Black Roses yell out the iconic “But I can’t make you come back to me,” lyrics of the song.

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Yet again, another artist was left in awe of the vocal prowess of Filipinos after Woosung, the band’s leader and lead vocalist, kept complimenting the crowd for their beautiful voices.

“You know, you guys are truly, truly Filipinos because everybody here is a good singer, I can tell. I could see that you guys are filling in half this concert with your voices, so thank you so much,” he said.

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It’s worth noting that Woosung was experiencing a bit of vocal fatigue, prompting him to admit that “he needed a little help” with singing, which Black Roses served and delivered.

“Today’s concert is The Rose featuring Black Roses,” he added.

After praising the crowd for their singing ability, Woosung teased them by saying they invited “very, very special guests,” describing the two as having the most “beautiful voices.”

The two special guests were Hajoon, the band’s drummer, and Jaehyeong, their bassist. Both of them are also the band’s sub-vocalists. They both filled in James Reid’s part in the song “Yes.”

Both Hajoon and Jaehyeong continued to shine as they also sang “I.L.Y.,” making the crowd get senti feels.

The band then continued the show and performed “Time,” “Beauty and the Beast,” a quick breather with “Dawn,” and proceeded with “Angel,” “Definition of Ugly,” “Alive,” and well-loved track “Take Me Down” from their 2018 EP “Dawn.”

As the show approached its final stretch, Woosung took a trip down memory lane as he reminisced about The Rose’s journey.

“We have started music at a place called Hongdae in Korea. We street performed and when we had our first official show, in a very small venue, not like this, we had, I think, 15 to 20 people there. More than half of them were our friends,” he recalled.

He proceeded to say that after seven years, they’re now here. Touring, traveling the world, sharing their “energy” and their music.

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“We really believe that’s the beauty of music. We think it’s the universal language,” he said. “Music finds people that need them. I think we are all here because of music and we are all connected through music.”

Following his heartfelt message, they performed “Sorry” which Woosung described as the song that “started it all” for them. It was then followed by “Cure” and fan favorites “She’s In The Rain” and “Sour.”

As they ended the show with “Cosmo,” the members of the band were nothing but grateful for the fans who came with Dojoon waving a The Rose flag and also brought out the Philippine flag during the post-concert photo with the crowd. During “Wonder,” their last song to performance, lucky fans were also given roses by the quartet.

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The Rose assured fans they will be back “very soon.”

The event was made possible by Ovation Productions. /BD



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