AKB48’s Manila-based sister group MNL48 is set to have another achievement, as they hold their first major concert this coming April, titled MNL48 First Generation: Living The Dream Concert.
The musical event will be held on Saturday, April 6, at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City, with performances starting at 08:00pm.
Tickets for the concert are now on sale through Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online at ticketnet.com.ph, with prices according to the following seat plans:
Seating arrangements for each areas in the concert are randomly generated.
MNL48 First Generation: Living the Dream Concert will also be MNL48’s first local main stage performance of its first generation members, which was launched almost a year ago.
The concert will be directed by GB Sampedro, who previously directed entertainment shows of terrestrial broadcasters TV5 and ABS-CBN, as well as several local movies.
The upcoming concert comes off the heels of the group’s successful performance in a joint concert with AKB48 and their fellow international sister groups at the AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand last month.
The idol group has also been holding several performances, including the recently-held Valentines mini-live concert, at the Movie Stars Cafe in Quezon City, as well as mall tours around the country.
AKB48 was formed in 2005 as “idols you can meet”, which regularly hosts events, where fans can interact with its members, including taking pictures or shaking hands.
Since then, they have been one of the most successful girl groups in the world, and releasing several singles and albums which are being sold in millions worldwide.
The idol group currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Pop Group, which was set in March 2013.
The idol group has expanded to several sister groups in Japan, which are SKE48 (Sakae, Nagoya), NMB48 (Namba, Osaka), HKT48 (Hakata, Fukuoka), and NGT48 (Niigata).
Their first overseas expansion was JKT48, which is based in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta, in 2011. Shanghai-based SNH48 was followed the following year, but the AKB48 Group had suspended (and eventually ended) its partnership with the local partner in June 2016 due to a contract violation and removed its references on their website.
The group has now expanded to several East Asian countries since 2016, which are BNK48 based in Bangkok, MNL48 based in Manila, AKB48 Team SH based in Shanghai, AKB48 Team TP (formerly known as TPE48) based in Taipei, and SGO48 based in Saigon.
The group will soon launch MUM48, which is an idol group based in Mumbai, India.