Manila?s very own Pupil, the local hitmakers 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. Upon the announcement, the band had this to say: ?NIN playing in Manila is beyond awesome, we are excited as hell to open for them?. Pupil is fronted by Ely Buendia, who gained fame with his former band the Eraserheads, and 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? at the NU107 Rock Awards 2008 and Best Rock Video at the MTV Music Awards 2006.
Nine Inch Nails (NIN) 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 NIN 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 you may visit www.splintr.com for more details.
Splintr.com -- the first independent online music channel in the country, is a video-based website that produces its own exclusive content, in Sessions format, of local independent music artists. The site currently boasts of a library of almost 300 of these exclusive Splintr Sessions videos, covering almost 30 artists/bands. With its steadfast belief of offering nothing but the best, Splintr.com?s visions are surely coming to fruition. With their signature ?Sessions? videos shot on a quarterly basis, the team of Splintr is also in the midst of an 8-stop bar tour together with Jim Beam, preparing for a campus tour in July, then Nine Inch Nails in August, and a special acoustic concert in September to wrap up a busy year.