For the first time, world boxing champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao will hold his solo concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on September 1.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to share with my fans my passion for music. That’s the problem – I love music but music doesn’t love me. But I keep on going,” said Pacquiao, who announced his first major musical gig during a press conference held at a hotel in Makati City Friday night.
Pacman said that his first solo concert is free. “My fans don’t have to pay for anything.” Details as to how to get free tickets will be announced later.
Pacquiao, who has already recorded several hit songs, said that he considers his first solo concert as a comeback to the music scene.
“Actually, I already stopped singing 8-9 years ago. So I consider this as a comeback,” he said.
There will be other guest stars during Pacman’s first solo concert, said Arnold Vegafria, his business manager.
“We will also invite other Asian stars to join Manny in his first concert. In fact, the concert will be telecast in other Asian countries,” said Vegafria.
Pacquiao said that he will perform 8-10 songs in both Pilipino and English.
“I need to have duets because it’s difficult to sing many songs alone,” he said.
Produced by Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) and in partnership with ALV Events International, the musical event will also launch the PAC Token, a personalized token which will transform the popularity of Pacman into crypto tokens which are quantifiable and exchangeable.
Millions of fans will now be able to get closer to Pacquiao by having access to this fan-celebrity platform powered by GCOX, said Sir Dr. Jeffrey Lin, CEO GCOX.
“While Senator Manny is busy serving his people, we hope to help him reach out to his fans and engage them regularly. By having this PAC Tokens, they become a privileged group who will have the opportunities to connect with him on a whole new level,” said Lin.
Pacquiao added: “Through this robust ecosystem, I will be able to help my fans save money while promoting good value products and driving merchants who support me. Everybody wins in this ecosystem. This is my opportunity to give back to the community that has made me who I am today.”
Fans will be able to download a new fan-celebrity edutainment mobile application this September to connect directly with their favorite celebrities, including Pacman himself.
GCOX is the world’s first platform of its kind where celebrities and brands are able to capitalize on blockchain technology.