Philippine Music: Eraserheads Reunion Concert Cancelled!
I just read it in my Facebook inbox shared by Miggy Matute of Odysseylive.net. So well, there it goes – THERE WILL BE NO MORE ERASERHEADS REUNION CONCERT!
Apparently, the Department of Health refused to issue a permit to Marlboro for this promotional gig. As it goes, tobacco companies or tobacco products are not allowed to advertise or promote any kind of event. Well, Marlboro was supposed to foot the bill for the Eraserheads concert and give out tickets to its customers as a sign of goodwill. The guys at Marlboro tried to find a loophole to have the Eraserheads reunion concert by saying that Marlboro wasn’t sponsoring an event, but that it was merely having a celebration for its exclusive clients. It was a valiant effort on the part of Marlboro in order to try and find its way past Republic Act No. 9211.
However, the law remains vigilant, and as much as the Eraserheads reunion concert shouldn’t get caught up with the policies of Philippine law, there isn’t much we can do. Perhaps, the organizers of the Eraserheads reunion concert should look beyond Marlboro, and seek new resources in order to fulfill this awesome concert that will surely be a big hit in the Philippine music scene. Certainly, there would be other willing producers and promoters of an Eraserheads reunion concert.
San Miguel anyone?