Urbandub, the Cebu-based rock band who emerged under Southern lights and greatly influenced many music fans with their awe-inspiring sound, rocked the night together for one last time in their “Endless” concert at the Metrotent Convention Center last May 9!
It's been 15 years of electrifying rock music and 6 major albums for the Giant Sound of The South! A lot of people were shocked after the announcement of their hiatus on April 1st. Some didn't take it seriously and thought it was just a prank. Dubistas on the other hand were all in state of denial about the band breakup until Urbandub mentioned that the fight is really over on their official Facebook page.
15 years of Urbandub. We in the band, past and present members, still can't believe we lasted this long. What started...
Posted by Urbandub on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
During our MYXclusive interview with the band, frontman Gabby Alipe said that they really wanted to announce the disbandment on April 1 because it's the "First of Summer", making it sentimental and at the same time enigmatic as the said date is known to be April Fool's Day.
The sold-out farewell concert commenced wildly as Franco took the stage by storm as an opening act! Franco is a good friend of the band and has joined other Urbandub gigs in the past. Franco delivered a spectacular set as they performed their hits such as "To Survive", "Better Days", "Touch The Sky", and "Song For The Suspect".
“Embrace so much tighter, this could be our last together”
"Endless" was the last concert event that Dubistas would see John, Janjan, Lalay, and Gabby perform as a band! They played a powerful set list, encompassing their hits for the past decade and a half.
Another key reason for the band’s breakup was the fact that they now want to spend more time with their respective families. Those family members shared the night with them along with close friends and colleagues! Onstage, an emotional Gabby said "It's time for a new generation of bands, a new generation of fans."
The entire audience became emotional and ecstatic at the same time while witnessing the encore set. The band played their most notable songs from early albums that they do not usually perform in gigs.
After the bittersweet concert night, Gabby expressed his gratitude on Instagram!
Here is the "Endless" farewell concert set list!
Kudos to Urbandub! Your songs will endlessly play through in the hearts and minds of all Dubistas! Permanent. Just like "A New Tattoo".
What songs of Urbandub are you going to cherish endlessly? Feel free to leave a comment below!