Sting’s Manila concert still under negotiations, promotion up for grabs

A source from the local concert circuit who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that bidding is still ongoing for the coming Manila concert of Sting that was earlier tweeted by multimedia personality Tim Yap.

After tweeting last September 11 that Sting will perform specifically at the Mall of Asia Arena on December 9 and asked everyone to “wait for the official announcement,” Yap has since not tweeted about the matter.

The source, however, told InterAksyon that the bidding process is still ongoing and added that Ovation Productions, Dayly Entertainment and other organizers are vying for the event.

Ovation Productions, one of the oldest concert promoters in the country, promoted the Manila stop of the legendary singer-songwriter’s “Summoner’s Tales” world tour in 1994. It staged the successful return engagement of Tears For Fears this year and will bring the “American Idol Live! Tour 2012” concert to Manila this September 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Dayly Entertainment is a fairly young events production company that brought Snow Patrol and David Cook earlier this year and will next stage Maroon 5’s September 18 gig at the Big Dome.

To date, Sting’s official website does not include Manila in his ongoing “Back To Bass” world tour.

But if negotiations push through, the Grammy-award winning artists will be performing in the country for the third time.

In 1996, J & B and Gilbey’s presented Sting’s “Mercury Falling” concert held at the PSC Football Stadium.