Additional screenings of Filipino pop star Sarah Geronimo’s concert film, Tala, have veen announced for early May.
The news was shared by Tala director Paul Basinillo on Twitter on Tuesday night, April 6. “It’s official! We’re back again,” he said. He also shared the announcement trailer posted by Viva Entertainment boasting the show’s accolades.
Check out the tweet below.
— Paul Basinillo (@paulalexei) April 6, 2021
The newly added screenings are scheduled for May 1 at 8pm Philippines time, and May 2 at 11am. Tickets will cost PHP1,000 and can be purchased through KTX.ph now.
Named Tala after her breakthrough 2016 single, the film first premiered on March 27. Tala spans two hours and features 18 performances, with three special guests joining Geronimo virtually and in-person for collaborations.
Tala is Geronimo’s first full concert performance since UNIFIED, a Valentine’s Day 2020 concert she co-headlined with Regine Velasquez. According to ABS-CBN, Tala is considered the last major concert production staged for live audiences before the pandemic.
The concert also marks Geronimo’s return to small screens after a notable absence from variety show ASAP Natin ‘To, on which she has been a mainstay since 2004. Velasquez, a fellow host and Geronimo’s former mentor, commented on her absence from the show. “I haven’t been seeing her. I miss her a lot,” she told ABS-CBN.
‘Tala’ remains Geronimo’s biggest hit of her career, with over 21 million streams on Spotify and 170 million views on Youtube. The song has found renewed popularity as of late, with the song inspiring a dance craze and vocal challenge on TikTok in 2020. Participants included K-pop star and former 2NE1 member Sandara Park, a noted friend of Geronimo’s, who performed the dance on social media.
CNN Philippines named ‘Tala’ as one of the best Filipino songs of the 2010s. Watch its music video below.