MANILA – Members of the American rock band Aerosmith have arrived in Manila for their first ever concert in Southeast Asia. Lead vocalist Steven Tyler told journalists jostling for pictures Monday that “I can’t wait to play, I can’t believe you guys.”
Aerosmith is performing in Manila on Wednesday.
The band’s Saturday show in Indonesia was canceled, with the promoter citing safety concerns. The decision was apparently connected to an alleged bomb plot targeting Myanmar’s embassy in Jakarta.
This is not the first time a Western rock act has pulled out of a show in Indonesia because of the political atmosphere. Lady Gaga canceled a concert on her Born This Way Ball tour last year after Islamic groups threatened violent protests.
Nothing stops Bieber’s show
Megastar singer Justin Bieber is known for his slick dance moves onstage. But spinning away from a mash-up between security guards and a rogue fan has become the hit of his concert in Dubai. Mobile phone video popped up across the Web on Monday showing a male fan rushing toward the 19-year-old performer, who was sitting at a piano on the edge of the stage. Security guards tackled the young man from behind, spilling into Bieber and tipping over the piano. Bieber twisted away and then strolled offstage while the guards dragged away the fan. Bieber appeared calm and unharmed. He later tweeted: “Dubai. Nothing stops the show.”
concert news: Twin Cities music fans will have to wait until next year to see Justin Timberlake here — Feb. 9 at Xcel Energy Center, to be exact — but some big middle-of-the-road pop names are coming in the meantime: Diana Ross Aug. 28 at the Orpheum Theatre, Michael Buble Sept 11 at the X and Josh Groban Oct. 19 at Target Center. Tickets for Ross, priced from $45 to $129, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the State Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets and hennepintheatretrust.org. Groban tickets, priced from $49.50 to $99.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at axs.com, livenation.com, targetcenter.com and Target Center. No ticket details have been announced yet for either Buble or Timberlake.
three months: Lauryn Hill, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, was sentenced to three months in prison on Monday for failing to pay income taxes on about $1.8 million in earnings. She pleaded guilty last year to charges that she had failed to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007, despite owning four companies and taking in more than $1.8 million in gross revenues, according to the complaint against her.