- READ MORE: Former Eraserheads frontman Ely Buendia: “I had a chip on my shoulder for the longest time, and I admit now that it got to me”
Last month, during a Q&A promoting his virtual concert, Ely Buendia And Nobody’s Home: Superproxies, a fan asked the former Eraserheads frontman what it would take for the band to reunite. Buendia replied, “Pag tumakbo si Leni” (“If Leni runs”).
Pag tumakbo si Leni https://t.co/MXy0Y7JAio
— Ely Buendia (@elybuendia9001) September 28, 2021
Yesterday (October 7), Robredo, who is currently the vice president of the Philippines, officially announced her bid for the presidency. Since then, fans on social media have been vocally and cheekily anticipating an Eheads reunion.
Eheads, sound check?
— Ted Te (@TedTe) October 7, 2021
Waiting for the Eheads announcement 😊
— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) October 7, 2021
Your move, Eraserheads.
— Jeff Canoy (@jeffcanoy) October 7, 2021
A journalist noted that at the Quezon City Reception House – where Robredo made her official announcement – several Eraserheads songs were played before her appearance.
Well, not just "Alapaap." Various E-heads song, actually. @elybuendia9001
— Gerard de la Peña (@gerarddelapena) October 7, 2021
While Buendia noted shortly after his tweet about Robreo that his political views do not represent that of Eraserheads as a whole, One News PH posted on Twitter that former Eraserheads bassist Buddy Zabala has shown his support for the politician on Instagram.
Former Eraserheads bassist Buddy Zabala shows support to Vice President Leni Robredo after she formalized her presidential bid in the 2022 elections. #BilangPilipino2022
📸 : Buddy Zabala pic.twitter.com/ATrm1wYQun
— ONE News PH (@onenewsph) October 7, 2021
Buendia will take the stage in his first-ever virtual concert, Ely Buendia And Nobody’s Home: Superproxies, tomorrow (October 9). Buendia’s son, Eon, will take part in the concert as the vocalist of featured band Nobody’s Home.
Though Buendia will be performing to an empty venue for the virtual show, he told Philstar that he doesn’t mind. “There was a time, back in the day, there were only two people watching us when The Eraserheads was still a struggling band playing at Club Dredd in Quezon City. That’s not a new thing for me.”
Apart from the concert, Buendia has been working on the vinyl release of the ‘Sabado/1995’ EP, also known as “The Esquire Recordings”, which were Eraserheads’ first recordings in over a decade in 2014.