American singer-songwriter David Pomeranz marks his 40-year relationship with the Philippines through a concert tour titled 'Coming Home: The 40th Anniversary Concert Tour.' The tour includes ten shows across a multitude of Filipino locations, including Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Pangasinan, Albay, Mindoro, Maguindanao del Sur, Tacloban, Samar, Iloilo, and Manila. Pomeranz, known for hits like 'Got to Believe in Magic' and 'King and Queen of Hearts,' has been a beloved figure in the Philippines since his first concert in 1983 at the Folk Arts Theater.
A Homecoming and a Celebration
For Pomeranz, this anniversary tour is not only a commemoration but also a personal homecoming. The connection and mutual affection between him and the Filipinos are rooted in their shared love for melody and meaningful lyrics. He recalls the instant connection he felt with the Filipinos, attributing it to the people's appreciation of good melody and beautiful lyrics, sentiments he himself deeply identifies with.
A Theater Musical in the Making
In addition to his anniversary tour, Pomeranz revealed an exciting secret project: a theater musical set in the Philippines, in collaboration with playwright Liza Magtoto. The musical aims to cast local actors and hopes to reach international stages by 2024. Pomeranz's commitment to showcasing Filipino talent and culture on the global stage demonstrates his deep affection for the country that he considers his second home.
A Legacy of Music and Connection
As Pomeranz celebrates his 40th anniversary in the Philippines, his legacy goes beyond his music. It's a testament to the enduring bond between an artist and his audience, a bond forged by a shared love for melody and meaningful lyrics. Pomeranz's journey in the Philippines serves as a reminder of the transformative power of music, its ability to connect people, and its capacity to bring a sense of home, no matter how far away one may be.