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OPM Icons Reunite at Solaire for Into The 80’s Concert

Closer You And I, Farewell, So Its You, Even If–just some of the songs that shaped a decade.

The 80s witnessed a wide range of music genres that were born or reached new heights of popularity from pop, hard, metal, alternative rock, contemporary R&B, Hip Hop, country music, new wave, post-punk, all the way to electronic dance music.

Exceptional artists and bands exploded onto the scene their performance styles as diverse as the music they performed. From Prince to The Police, Sheena Easton to Spandau Ballet, Blondie to Kim Carnes, Bangles to Irene Cara, Whitney Houston to Wham, Billy Joel to Rick Astley, Kool and the Gang to Queen each one unique in their own right and all with a fervent following of fans all over the world.

The 80s was also one of the great decades for OPM history and Solaire Resort and Casino brings together some of the 80s icons in its latest retro concert “Into The 80s” happening on May 18 at The Theatre.

Into The 80s brings many of these songs back through the incredible talents of some of the Philippines’ own 80s musical icons Gino Padilla, Jett Pangan, Raymond Lauchengco, Lou Bonnevie, and lam Morales, who will serve its audience an exciting repertoire that will cover the entire gamut of songs popular during that era.

Musical Director Toto Gentica has put together a set list that includes Billboard Top Hits like “Careless Whisper” by George Michael and “Every Breath You Take” by The Police; favorite movie themes like Xanadu, Ghostbusters, and Footloose; the best of new wave and 805 dance tunes “Just Got Lucky” by Jo Boxers, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel and “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang.

Topping off this musically rich repertoire are some of the hit songs of each of the evening’s performers Lou Bonnevie’s “Love me Tonight”, Gino Padilla’s “Closer You and l”, Jett Pangan’s “Salamat”, Jam Morales’ “A Smile In Your Heart”, and Raymond Lauchengco’s “I Need You Back”.

The 80s feel will be further enhanced by outfits, choreography, and videos of events, TV shows, performers and performances reminiscent of the times.

The entire evening is guaranteed to bring back memories and get audiences up on their feet and groove with iconic beats that transcend generations.

The headliners of Into The 80s will be joined by the Filipinas Dancers and the Session Band plus some surprise guests to ensure the show will live up to the spirit of the 80s. Directed by Toto Gentica, Script by Henry Tejero, and choreographed by Butch Esperanza.

For tickets to Into The 80s, you may call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

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