Tanduay Rhum First Five 2011

Tanduay Announces "First Five" 2011 and National Tour. The Power of Five. A League of One. Tanduay First Five. The Legacy Continues.

Tanduay Distillers Inc., a winning name with 157 years of rich heritage in the liquor industry, once again launches the biggest nationwide tour in the country on Friday, March 25, 2011, in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

"The power lies within the hands of a select few," says the new Tanduay First Five campaign lines. "Passion, commitment, loyalty and a genuine love for music and country. This is Tanduay Rhum's elite. The country's top bands, in the best nationwide tour there is. The Power of Five. A League of One."

For the 3rd time, Tanduay brings together the biggest line-up of bands ever assembled in Philippine Music History.

ôA league of extraordinary gentlemenö, it's Tanduay's "First Five."??Sandwich, the group that brought us the hits ôTwo Trick Pony,ö ôSugodö and ôBetamaxö will surely bring the audience to alternative rock bliss with their signature type of pop rock. ChiscosciÆs pop-punk and emo music also add a different vibe on the concert mood with hits like ô7 Black Rosesö and ôDiamond Shotgun.ö Wolfgang will unleash its own brand of anarchy through its signature heavy metal hits, from its wildly successful six albums, that the audience will surely enjoy headbanging with. Kamikazee, known for its classic pinoy rock, mixes their music with comic antics on stage to show the lighter and fun side of rock. Parokya ni Edgar on the other hand will surely bring in the beloved sound that has made them the "Pambansang Banda ng Pilipinas", as they perform their popular novelty rock hits like ôHarana,ö ôPicha Pie,ö ôBuloy,ö and ôThe Yes Yes Show.ö

The 'Power of Five' is nothing short of a true casting coup: A distinct status that will elevate every member of the Tanduay First Five to Rock Icons. They will be united as "A League of One", under one banner as the First Five. The line-up further reflects and reinforces the brand's standing of being the country's Number One Rhum.

With this powerhouse line-up, the tour just got bigger and louder for 2011, as the bands rock out at 30 key cities and venues nationwide.

According to Tanduay's Andres Co, "We owe it to our loyal consumers. This is our way of thanking them for their continued patronage. We will let them experience our new products and at the same time enjoy music with their friends and family." The 2011 Tanduay First Five Nationwide Concert Tour is projected to be the loudest, biggest and most anticipated tour in the country. It promises to be the most talked-about series with Wolfgang having been away from the national tour circuit for eight years, the young rock fans will finally meet their idols for this much awaited comeback.

Parokya ni Edgar, one of the most popular bands in the land will add fun and excitement for the tour together with Kamikazee. Returning for the 3rd time, Chicosci and Sandwich will complete the cast and showcase their own kind of rock music with new songs for their fans to enjoy!

Tanduay continues to provide a wide array of world-class spirits from rhum to wine, to brandy, gin and vodka, and simultaneously with the tour, will be launching a whole new range of products that will cater to the discriminating taste of the young market. Proven by its 131 international awards, Tanduay is characterized by excellence and innovation that no other brand can claim.

Already on its 5th year in Music Marketing and 3rd year for the Tanduay First Five tour, the brand was able to create a new consumer base by allowing young drinkers to experience the full-bodied flavor of Tanduay for themselves and appealing to them through live concert events -- making Tanduay a fixture in the Filipino's celebration of life, at both grand and simple gatherings among friends.

Once again, Tanduay will make it happen as the legacy continues.

With close to 200 huge concerts, attracting millions of fans in every corner of the archipelago since November 2006, indeed Tanduay is the only brand that was able to reach the young rock fans on such a national scale. The bands rocked. The audience listened. Tanduay has set the trend. Music-lovers simply want more and they've not just expected, but also demanded a 3rd outing. Tanduay First Five is every rocker's dream! It is a mythical team of the Philippine rock scene, a line-up that sets the standard and everyone awaits.

The Power of Five, A League of One : This year's tour slogan took off from what Tanduay started in the past two years. It is the power of five bands in one rock concert tour, supported by the Number One Brand, Tanduay. And it is time to bring it to the next level.

This year's campaign will be presented like a series of short films. It's like our very own movie trailer of the country's best rock artists, preparing for the concert tour. Bands were styled in classical 1950's 'goodfellahs' gangster outfits, reinforcing their ôastigö image and standing as rock icons. The story of the TVC revolves around our lead bands as they prepare for the concert tour, coming from the different parts of the nation. Raimund Marasigan of Sandwich, who will grace the "Tanduay First Five" for the 3rd time, acts as the scribe that calls out to other bands through a message saying simply, "It's Time."

A mysterious messenger next delivers the note to Parokya ni Edgar, one of the new, surprise recruits for this year's tour, and then followed by Chicosci another returnee. The message is then passed to Wolfgang, another new band in the tour and the last stop for the scribe would be Kamikazee.

Here's what our media partners and partner sponsors say about the tour:

"Congratulations to Tanduay First Five as they continue to rock the entire Philippines with a solid 2011 line-up!" - Andre Alvarez, Channel Head (Myx)

"Two thumbs up for the biggest Philippine Rock tour ever! Tanduay's First Five 2011 is definitely history - making and RGMA is proud to a part of it." - Jack Serrano, AVP Events - RGMA

ôLetÆs get it on as TanduayÆs First Five hits the road with the biggest, headbanging, arena-thumping tour in the country ever!ö û Pony

ôFor No Fear, music is the best way for fans to ôfeelö this edgy apparel and what better way than through the most fearless and ferocious of pinoy rock gathered in the Tanduay First Five!ö û No Fear

ôCherry Mobile once again values your lifestyle as it joins the no. 1 music tour, the TanduayÆs First Five, as the tourÆs official mobile phoneö. û Cherry Mobile

Tanduay First Five Tour Schedule:

March 25: Palawan
April 1: Marinduque
April 8: Masbate
May 6: Bayombong Nueva Viscaya
May 7: Tuguegarao
May 20: Bulan
May 21: Legaspi
June 24: Panabo Davao
June 25: Davao
July 8: Olongapo
July 9: Angeles Pampanga
July 15: Cebu
July 16: Bohol
July 22: Ormoc
July 23: Tacloban
July 29: Marbel
July 30: General Santos
Aug 19: Dumaguete
Aug 20: Bacolod
Sept 2: Dipolog
Sept 9: Daet
Sept 10: Naga
Sept 23: Butuan
Sept 24: Nabunturan
Sept 30: Dagupan
Oct 1: Baguio
Oct 21: Malayabalay Bukidnon
OCt 22: Cagayan de Oro
Dec 2: Roxas
Dec 3: Iloilo