Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Pupil to front for N.I.N.
By DJ Mojo Jojo
Manila’s rock-scene is about to go hardcore in just a few weeks! The Philippines’ very own Pupil, the local hit-makers fronted by Ely Buendia, was recently chosen as the opening act by the international rock band, Nine Inch Nails, coming to Araneta Coliseum this August 5, 2009. Out of a possible ten local bands suggested by Splintr.com, the honor ultimately went to Pupil.
Splintr.com recently confirmed that Pupil was chosen as opening act for Nine Inch Nails, coming to Araneta Coliseum on August 5. The band, fronted by Ely Buendia, who gained fame with his former band, The Eraserheads, is a relative newcomer to the local music scene, having been formed in 2005. Despite being new to the scene, Pupil has already made big waves by winning various awards including ‘Artist of the Year 2008’ at the NU107 Rock Awards and Best Rock Band at the Pasiklaband Awards, 2008.
Nine Inch Nails (N.I.N.) personally chose Pupil among the shortlist provided by Splintr.com. Manila represents the first stop on the Asian leg of the NIN world tour, entitled WAVE GOODBYE. It represents what may be the farewell tour, maybe the last. Frontman and driving force behind NIN, Trent Reznor, indicated that after this tour the band would take an indefinite hiatus to focus on other projects. Taken from their official website, Reznor himself broke the news to his legions of fans “In N.I.N. world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases," Reznor wrote. "I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year."
Catch Nine Inch Nails Live together with Pupil in Manila this August 5 for a one-night only concert at the Araneta Coliseum. For ticket inquiries, please log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 or visit www.splintr.com for more details.
Legendary rock band Nine Inch Nails will invade Manila this August
Ely Buendia and his Pupil bandmates hand-picked by N.I.N.