Eraserheads Reunion concert is still on

It’s a good thing Philip Morris and its brands have pulled out from this much-awaited musical event in Philippine music history.

Now that the controversies, bad PR and possible law suits have been cleared, it’s all systems go for the Eraserheads Reunion Concert this August 30, 2008. The new venue is The Fort and unfortunately, the concert is no longer for free.

E-heads drummer Raymund Marasigan tells more in an e-mail reposted at

From: raymund marasigan
date: Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 8:37 PM
subject: [subsandwich] eraserheads aug 30 08 confirmed

dear everybody

after much ado. the eraserheads concert is most definitely pushing through.

philip morris and its brands have pulled out from the concert. but another company is taking over the production. the turn over started yesterday and they have already started work on the site in the fort. so you can check.

there are good news and bad news.

unfortunately it’s no longer free. all the long winded registration procedures in the red nation site is now void.

the good news is that the age limit is now 12 years old (for safety reasons) and tickets will be sold so you don’t have to wait for confirmation and what not.

the official announcement and ticketing details will come out in major newspapers and on the radio on tuesday.

these are the only details i know for now so no need to email me. i’m just the drummer.

btw. i just got home from the last rehearsal. the band is cooking. we will see you all on the 30th.

There are just five days to go before the concert and I’m torn that I may not have enough money left to get tickets. All thanks to Philip Morris’ greedy attempts at making more money at the expense of the Eraserheads’ musical legacy and the health of Filipinos.

2 Replies to “Eraserheads Reunion concert is still on”

  1. I don't blame Philip Morris – they would have done a clean job of putting the concert together. I blame the anti-tobacco lobby and the Department of Health for meddling in a music event to score a public relations point as had been done with Alicia Keys in Indonesia.However, unlike the Keys concert, the Eraserheads as artists never renounced the tobacco company.

    I believe this incident will backfire on the anti-smoking cause.

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