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MOA Arena ushers in the month of May with some of the season’s much-anticipated acts

The Mall of Asia Arena further heats up summer when it recently served as host to some of the hottest international acts, bringing in countless wide-eyed fans who came for an experience of a lifetime. The concert and events venue saw one of its most jam-packed weeks of the year with back-to-back sold-out shows from some of the world’s leading artists.

EXO band showcasing their intricate choreography to the tune of their current hits

Last April 28, adoring K-pop fans of EXO trooped to the Arena for the Elyxion concert, the 4th installment of the superstar group’s world tour. The multi-awarded K-pop band brought the Arena down with a show complete with laser beams, a stylish bar, and light effects that matched their songs perfectly. With fans like EXO-Ls, the show took a mesmerizing turn as the audience made an ocean of silver with their light sticks moving to the beat of the band.

May 1 saw the return of Harry Styles to the Philippines with his first solo tour after his last concert with One Direction in 2015. Harry did not disappoint as he serenaded his loyal fans with a powerful and moving performance.

Harry Styles serenading his fans on his first tour in Manila

“I only have one job here, and that is to entertain all of you,” said Styles as he shook the Arena with his signature hits “Sign of the Times” and “Only Angel” from his self-titled album.

A day after Harry Style’s show, the Arena was again filled with eager fans for another world-renowned performer, the incomparable Bruno Mars.

The concert kicked-off witha bang, as award-winning dance crew Jabawockeez took to the stage, and segued to Bruno Mars and his band, the Hooligans. The Grammy Award-winning artist brought the whole venue to its feet as Bruno Mars started off with his chart-topping hits “Finesse” and “24K Magic”.

Bruno Mars opening the stage with his band, The Hooligans

The 2-day concert attracted Bruno Mars fans including local celebrities Vicky Belo, Vice Ganda, Ogie Alcasid, Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola, Carmina Villaroel, power couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Maxene Magalona.

The 24K Magic Tour Manila came to a conclusion with Bruno dedicating his big hit song “Just The Way You Are” to his beloved Filipino fans. It was truly a tour to remember, one highlight of which was the gold confetti shower for fans that matched Bruno Mars’ eclectic energy on stage.

Anniversary Celebration

Mall of Asia Arena marks its anniversary on the month of May, which launched its first show in 2012, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour. With Manila as the current major scene for world-renowned acts, the Arena takes pride in continuously hosting many live shows and concerts.

In keeping with the vision of the SM Group to bring quality entertainment to the Philippines, the Arena has now become a valuable partner to the nation’s top promoters and organizers who repeatedly choose the Mall of Asia Arena as an avenue for their events.

In addition to catering to various audiences, the Arena is also home to corporate brands - with partners like PLDT, Globe, Unilever, Solaire, LBC, Tanduay, Meralco, Powerstroke, ABS-CBN, 8990 Holdings, Belle Corporation and newly-boarded partners Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation and Oriental Group Entertainment and Leisure, enjoying the venue’s shows, amenities, and advertising assets on a yearly basis.

In the coming months, you can look forward to more exciting events that will happen at the Arena such as the PBA and UAAP finals, and concerts by popular artists like Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Paramore, WannaOne, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, and Celine Dion.

To keep yourself updated on Mall of Asia Arena announcements, visit or follow the official social media accounts at @moaarena.


SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment company of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in events, movies, and leisure. The company has now grown major brands, which include the Mall of Asia Arena, SM Tickets, e-PLUS Tap to Pay, SM Skating Rink, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Snack Time, and SM Cinema. SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.

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