November 7, 2012

The Fray Live In Manila on November 10, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Grammy nominated alternative rock band The Fray Live In Manila on November 10, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 
Six years since their massive breakthrough success of their debut record "How to Save a Life" in 2005, the band continued pumping sky-groping choruses and symphonic rushes. Colorado’s beloved quartet spawned the Grammy-nominated singles Over My Head and How to Save a Life off that record to the repeated success with hits You Found Me and “Never Say Never.”

The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist and vocalist), Joe King (guitarist and vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist) and Ben Wysocki (drummer). They achieved a US success with their 1st single Over My Head (Cable Car) which became a top 10 hit and the release of their 2nd single, How to Save a Life  brought them to a worldwide fame.
“Over My Head (Cable Car)”, “How to Save a Life”, and “You Found Me” reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and their album “How to Save a Life” was the best-selling digital album of all time. The Fray has earned multiple awards and nominations from Billboard and the Grammys. Issac’s honest, heartfelt songwriting allow fans to relate to the mortal experiences of love, loss, life, and relationships.


Watch The Fray llive in Manila on November 10, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are available at Ticketnet (www.ticketnet.com.ph) or call 911 5555 for reservation. 

PATRON VIP – Php 6,360
PATRON A – Php 5,300
PATRON B – Php 4,770
LOWER BOX VIP – Php 4,770
LOWER BOX REGULAR – Php 3,710
UPPER A VIP – Php 3,180
UPPER A Php 2,650
UPPER B (UB)- Php 1,590
GENERAL ADMISSION – Php 795 

Get tickets ONLINE! Go to www.tickenet.com.ph or call Ticketnet hotline 911-5555 for more information.





This is one of my favorite songs of The Fray!

Step one you say we need to talk

He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God, he hears you
And pray to God, he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

How to save a life

How to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
How to save a life

How to save a life

This band knew how to save a life; with genuinely written songs that tug at every heart string, they were able to connect with people and on a few occasions might have saved someone’s life through their heartfelt songs. Prepare for a celebration of love, sorrow and life asTHE FRAY gives Manila a one night of auditory pleasure.
Formed in 2002, American pop rock band from Denver, Colorado started as a worship band and was initially composed of Isaac Slade and Joe King then joined later on by Dave Welsh and Ben Wysocki. They made waves in 2005 with their breakthrough single “How To Save A Life”. The single reached Top 3 in the Billboards Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by RIAA. The album,How To Save A Life, where the same titled song came from also brought forth the hit “Over My Head (Cable Car)”. The band was then nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or a Group in 2007. These singles propelled the band into commercial success and international recognition.
“How To Save a Life” was featured in the hit TV Series Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs, making it one of the most played and widely recognized song in that 2006-2007. The song’s inspired lyrics came from an encounter Isaac Slade had with a boy with drug problems and realizing that all the boy need was support from his friends and family.  People related so well with the song it opened up variety of interpretations, all in all, the song was able to touched the hearts of many and thus solidify The Fray’s ability to reach out to their audiences at a deeper level.
Their single “You Found Me” from their self titled sophomore album The Fray, debuted at #28 at the Hot 100 and peaked at #7. “Never Say Never” also from their second album was featured in the movie Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, allowing them to increase their loyal fan following worldwide. With the release of their latest single the upbeat and ear friendly “Heartbeat” from their latest album Scars and Stories, The Fray once again displayed   the emotional side of rock and their ability to connect to people.
The Fray’s musical approach is composed of piano driven, mid tempo tunes with a laidback feel. Their music is easy to listen to and the lyrics are highly relatable and heartfelt. Some compared the band to the likes of Coldplay and Keane primarily because of the piano driven tracks that leads into power ballads, though they cited The Wallflowers, Counting Crows and U2 as few of their influences.  Isaac Slade vocal style gave The Fray the distinction it deserves.  The band’s ability to render poetic, moving and sincere words into their songs is their strongest point, that and never lacking in melody and catchy hooks.






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