The Vamps rock Manila despite injured member
Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - January 30, 2016 - 11:00pm

MANILA, Philippines - British pop band The Vamps proved on Saturday night that the show must go on as they pushed through with the Manila leg of their "Wake Up" world tour despite one of their members being injured.

The band's bassist Connor Ball injured his knee during their show in Hong Kong and had to perform sitting down. The Manila crowd cheered as Ball entered the Mall of Asia Arena stage on crutches and sat down on a chair.

 

 

The Throne Of Condor

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The Vamps opened their set with their latest single "Rest Your Love." This is the second time that the British band - composed of vocalist Brad Simpson, guitarist James Mcvey, drummer Tristan Evan and Ball - came to the Philippines.

The band also sang some of their hits from their first album - "Somebody To You," "Last Night," "Wild Heart," "Risk It All," "Can We Dance" and "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)." They also performed covers of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."

 

 

It's our party we can do what we want!

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Julio Get The Stretch #TheVampsManila

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The British pop band also played songs from their new album - "Cheater," "I Found A Girl," "Million Words" and "Volcano." They closed the show with one of the carrier single of their latest album, "Wake Up."

The Vamps vowed to return to Manila every year, claiming that it is one of their favorite places to play.

READ: The Vamps on Filipino fan base: It's crazy

American pop bands Before You Exit and The Tide also performed a few songs for the Manila crowd.

Florida-based Before You Exit played their hits "Dangerous," "Soldier," Settle For Less," "Three Perfect Days," "I Like That" and "Model." They also performed a cover of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself."

Before You Exit, composed of brothers Connor McDonough, Riley McDonough and Toby McDonough, is Manila for the third time.

Meanwhile, California-based The Tide opened their set with a cover of Walk The Moon's "Shut Up And Dance." They also played original songs "Young Love," "Falling in Love Tonight" and "What You Give."

 

 

Manila, thank you for the best night of our lives. Mahal namin kayo!!

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So good seeing these dudes @wearethevamps

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The Tide - composed of Austin Corini (lead vocals and guitar), Drew Dirksen (lead guitar and backing vocals), Levi Jones (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Nate Parker (drums and backing vocals) - is currently signed to The Vamps' record label under EMI Universal. It is was their first time to perform in the Philippines.

RELATED: Before You Exit, The Tide introduce new music to Filipino fans

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