It’s a Smash as 9 rock bands perform in Manila in March 2013


Summer of 2013 will never be the same again as 9 rock bands invade Manila for one night of unforgettable, smashing musical fest.

Smash Project 2013 on March 8, 2013 will be a gathering of highly requested punk rock and rock bands under one roof at the country’s newest arena – SM Mall of Asia Arena.

American punk rock band All Time Low will headline 2013’s Smash Project. All Time Low has previously visited the country last 2011 and performed before an energetic and highly enthusiastic crowd who cannot wait for the band to come back. The band has one of the most massive and loyal following, particularly in cyberspace. Mention of their name can generate trends that last for hours on Twitter.

This popular pop punk rock band from Balitmore has recently released their fifth studio album under Hopeless Records – “Don’t Panic”. Their single “The Reckless and the Brave” was released last June on their website and was well-received by critics and fans alike. Their excellent live performances and great musicianship has placed them among the list of highly respected bands despite their young ages.

All Time Low will be joined by an equally talented Canadian pop rock band, Sum 41. The band has won two Juno Awards and has received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Sum 41’s popular songs such as “In Too Deep”, “Underclass Heroes” and “Pieces” are billboard-topping hits upon their release while their other songs are part of several official soundtracks of TV series or movies such as “With Me”, which is included in the popular TV series’ Gossip Girl soundtrack. These hits have become anthems to most youth these days and have gained them further recognition in the popular culture.

Further amping up the energy of the second edition of Smash Project are American metalcore bands Miss May I and Of Mice and Men, French pop punk band Chunk! No Captain Chunk! and We Start Partys.

Tickets may be purchased at or call 470-2222 for inquiries. Prepare for a smashing concert in the country’s newest arena! Smash Project 2013 is brought to you by Dayly Entertainment.

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  • Rinaanir

    No Hot Chelle Rae, The Cab, Sleeping with Sirens, Flyleaf or We the Kings? :(  I should start saving up for this though. :)

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