In line with his 30th anniversary in the business, Gary Valenciano will take fans and music lovers to the ultimate musical throwback experience as he stages “Tuesdays with Gary” that happens on August 6,13, 20, 27 and September 3, 10, 17, and 24 at Teatrino at the Promenade Greenhills (across the Music Museum).
“Tuesdays with Gary” is inspired by Gary’s early years as a performer when he used to have gigs at the popular entertainment venue of the 80’s, Tavern-On-The-Square, which was the favorite bar to perform in of some of today’s most accomplished musical performers like Martin Nievera, Kuh Ledesma, Verni Varga, Jacqui Magno, Lou Bonnevie, Zsazsa Padilla, Gino Padilla, Joey Albert, Randy Santiago to name a few. The repertoire of the show will consist of Gary’s most requested numbers during his legendary gigs at the Tavern, and naturally some of his best-loved hits. “Tuesdays with Gary” is set at Teatrino to replicate the intimate mood and feel of the Tavern where Gary can interact spontaneously with his audience. He will likewise have two full sets with Awit Awards’ Best New Female/Best Female Recording Artistfor 2008, Philpop 3rd placer Julianne doing a mid-set performance. A complete departure from his concerts in such huge venues he filled up during the past 30 years such as the Araneta Coliseum, ULTRA, the Folk Arts Theater, and the Luneta Grandstand, the concert will treat fans to a rare chance to watch one of the most versatile artists in the Philippines playing various musical instruments, singing songs from musical influences like Al Jarreau, The Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, Michael Jackson, Bryan McKnight, Barry Manilow, and James Ingram as well as his own string of hits.
“It’s been quite a while since I did a series of shows in a very small venue,” says Gary. “I’m excited to sing numbers that I used to perform 30 years ago. Of course, I will also sing my own OPM songs.” The music icon who just renewed his contract with ABSCBN continues, “I love ASAP and because it’s a music variety show of dozens of artists targeted to a mass-based audience, I don’t always get to sing the songs I have been preparing for the series. In Tuesdays with Gary, we’ll have a night to remember every week.”
Opening the show is the AKA JAM, one of the X Factor Philippines’ Top 10 finalists, a group Gary himself mentored for nearly two months.
Tickets are priced at Php2,000.00, Php1,500.00, Php1,000.00, and Php500.00.
For ticket inquiries contact:
Teatrino Ticket Booth (721-2949; 722-4532; 722-4501 loc. 116),
Music Museum Ticket Booth (721-0635; 721-6726)
TicketWorld (891-999; www.ticketworld.com.ph)
SM Tickets (477-0222; www.smtickets.com).
Manila Genesis (0917-582-0703; 0908-887-1397)
“Tuesdays with Gary” is a production of Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management Inc. and GVPI for the benefit of Shining Light Foundation.