Piolo Pascual headlines solo concert tonight at Newport

‘An Ultimate Night with Piolo’ celebrates the actor-singer’s more than 25 years in show business

Today, 20 October, Piolo Pascual headlines his third solo concert in his more than 25 years in the entertainment industry as an actor who also sings, hosts, and endorsers a myriad of products.

“An Ultimate Night with Piolo” comes after “My Gift: Piolo Pascual First Time in Concert!” (April 2008, Araneta Coliseum) and “Ten: Piolo Pascual” (November 2007, Araneta Coliseum). It is produced by Cornerstone Entertainment and directed by Johnny Manahan, and takes place at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Newport World Resorts in Pasay City.

“The goal is to not make it look like a variety show,” Piolo said yesterday in a media conference held at the KAO Manila restaurant in Newport Mall. He then broke into a smile. “Feeling ko lang naman legit singer ako. Pagbigyan n’yo na ’ko!”

He went on to share more details about his concert: “I have a nine-piece band. I have a horn section. I have a full band and a backup. I was in the studio, iniikot ko ’yung rehearsal area, tuwang-tuwa ako. Naririnig mo ’yung sax, naririnig mo ’yung violin.”

“Kinikilig ako to be able to perform, to be able to sing with these talents na talaga namang, wow! Sabi ko nga, ang sarap pakinggan,” he added.

Those talents who will perform with Piolo as guest artists are Erik Santos, who he described as one of his closest friends in show business; Jericho Rosales, his fellow hunky actor; and Arnel Pineda, his kumpare.

Then there’s his son Inigo Pascual, who’s now making a name for himself both as an actor and a singer in the United States.

The proud dad shared a bit of his conversation with his son: “Sabi n’ya, ‘I really just came home for your concert.’ ‘Oh?’ Sabi ko, ‘Akala ko may work.’ Sabi n’ya, ‘No, because you asked me to come. I’m here for your concert.’”

Piolo couldn’t help expressing his joy in sharing the stage with Inigo. “Good thing he’s coming home. He’s singing with me.”

Wait, there’s more to his guest list of performers: a female artist who has made him exclaim, “Okay, nakakatuwa.”

Piolo then pointed out, “We have a really solid lineup, not just the guests. But all through my 25 years in this industry, all the songs I’ve recorded for the shows, movies, albums. It’s definitely a trip down memory lane. And some songs I grew up singing. And probably some grooving here and there. A fun night to celebrate life.”