It’s a bittersweet period for fans of Yellowcard, who brought their sold-out “The Final World Tour” farewell concert at the SM Sky Dome in Quezon City, Philippines on February 10, 2017.
Ryan Key (on lead vocals and guitar), Sean Mackin (on violin and vocals), Ryan Mendez (on lead guitar and backing vocals) and Josh Portman (on bass) opened their twenty-two song set with 2003 hit “Believe”. Between songs, lead singer Ryan Key took time to talk to the crowd and at times things got slightly emotional when he narrated how hard the decision was for Yellowcard to call it quits.
Throughout the show, the crowd was almost as loud as the band as they sang along. The music sounded amazing. Fans were clapping, jumping, screaming, singing and rocking like you would normally expect at a pop-punk concert.
Every member delivered high-energy vibe that was electrifying. Key, Mackin, Mendez, and Portman religiously interacted with the crowd, shaking hands and smiling with the light of recognition in their eyes to some of the fans whom they seemed to remember from their past shows in Manila.
No surprise there why a lot of people connect with the band on a personal level.
The band ended the show with a two song encore performing “Only One” and their biggest hit “Ocean Avenue”.
Check out some of the photos below:
Photos by Jude Ng
Local act Gracenote was the front act of the show and did an excellent job entertaining and hyping the crowd.
Presented by DMC Entertainment and Phoenix Productions, Yellowcard The Final World Tour in Manila was an epic nostalgic affair to remember. [And] One thing is certain: Yellowcard will be missed dearly!
Yellowcard will continue their final shows at several locations worldwide, and will conclude on March 25, 2017 in Anaheim, California.
Yellowcard’s Manila set list:
“Believe” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
“Lights and Sounds” (Lights and Sounds, 2006)
“Way Away” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
“Always Summer” (Southern Air, 2012)
“Five Becomes Four” (Paper Walls, 2007)
“Rest in Peace” (Yellowcard, 2016)
“What Appears” (Yellowcard, 2016)
“Rough Landing, Holly” (Lights and Sounds, 2006)
“Awakening” (Southern Air, 2012)
“Light Up The Sky” (Paper Walls, 2007)’
“Sing for Me” (When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, 2011)
“Lift a Sail” (Lift a Sail, 2014)
“A Place We Set Afire” (Yellowcard, 2016)
“With You Around” (When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, 2011)
“Cut Me, Mick” (Paper Walls, 2007)
“Breathing” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
“Empty Apartment” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
“Hang You Up” (When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, 2011)
“Be The Young” (When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, 2011)
“Holly Wood Died” (Lights and Sounds, 2006)
“Only One” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
“Ocean Avenue” (Ocean Avenue, 2003)
Did you watch Yellowcard’s The Final World Tour last Friday? What was you favorite moment of the show? Make sure to let us know in the comments.