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Gigi De Lana Talks About Her “Domination” Concert Tour

Her first-ever live concert with The Gigi Vibes band, which was held over the weekend, was a success!


Gigi De Lana just held her first-ever live concert, titled “Domination,” at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World last March 5. It’s ABS-CBN Events’ first on-ground concert in two years, and this successful event is just the start of Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes’ exciting concert tour, which will have a Middle East leg. 


To say that this concert tour is a dream come true for Gigi, who’s dubbed as a “new gen pop rock diva,” is truly an understatement. She’s been singing since she was a kid, and holding a concert has always been part of her goals. She and her bandmates at The Gigi Vibes (Jon Cruz, LA Arquero, Jake Manalo, and Romeo Marquez) have come a long way from being a wedding band to livestreamers during the pandemic to digital stars (their YouTube channel already has more than 700,000 subscribers, as of this writing).


And now, the spotlight is further trained on their incredible talent and strong presence live onstage. 


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Gigi De Lana | Photo by Pat Buenaobra
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Sobrang saya ko. Sobrang saya ng puso ko kasi hindi lang ako ’yung andun sa concert. Kasama ko ’yung Gigi Vibes, pinaghirapan namin ito ng kabanda ko. And sa dami ng pagsubok na dinaanan namin, finally, ito na,” Gigi tells Metro.Style. “And maraming salamat din kay Lord kasi nu’ng times na dun kami sa pagsubok ’di kami pinabayaan. And ’yung banda ko, ’yung Gigi Vibes, ’yung family ko na ’yan, hinding-hindi nila ako iniwan kahit nu’ng walang-wala ako. And ngayon meron na kami, hindi pa rin nila ako iniwan.”


“Domination,” the title of the concert, is indeed a “very strong word,” Gigi says. But it was apt, as it perfectly encapsulates what they want to achieve next, with this momentous concert marking the next chapter of their partnership and friendship. “Finally, ito na ’yun! We will dominate the whole world,” she muses. It’s their goal to spread good vibes through their music, and they’re doing that exactly one livestream and live performance at a time. 


As to what their audience can expect from the concert, Gigi, whose sense of humor is refreshing, tells us, “[It’s] not the usual, and we are more prepared here than the usual livestreams, kasi nakilala kami sa usual livestreams na kahit ano ipakanta mo, go! Di ba, kahit magkamali ka pa eh. Pero kung magkamali kami dito, pasensya na po. God bless.”


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Gigi De Lana | Photo by Pat Buenaobra
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Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes are gearing up to take on the global stage: Jubilee Stage for Expo 2020 in Dubai on March 12, the National Theatre of Abu Dhabi on March 18, and Crowne Plaza Bahrain on March 25 in partnership with Filipino Club Bahrain. 


“Domination” will also have a special streaming on KTX on April 23, which will feature the Manila concert and snippets of the Middle East tour. Online viewers can still purchase tickets on KTX at P695 (SVIP), P495 (VIP), and P195 (regular).


Gigi was a breakthrough star during the pandemic, and it won’t be surprising if this concert tour will have more follow-up shows abroad soon, now that quarantine rules and restrictions have eased up. She became popular for her viral “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” challenge, and has since released a self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “Sakalam.” She also debuted as an actress, starring in the ABS-CBN x iQiyi series Hello, Heart with Gerald Anderson. She also sang “Nasa’yo Ako,” the official soundtrack of the series Viral Scandal.


Gigi’s plate is full, and so is her heart. After all, she entertained many Filipinos during the lockdowns through her countless online performances, so she deserves all the projects, the love, and the support coming her way.


Congratulations, Gigi and The Gigi Vibes!


Check out the gallery below for more exclusive Metro.Style photos of Gigi: 



Watch our exclusive Metro Talks interview with Gigi De Lana below:


Photos by Pat Buenaobra

Interview by Carla Buyo