Eraserheads Timeline

1987 : Pre-Eraserheads
- Ely's first college band was called, Bluidie Tryste, from the freshmen's dorm, Kalayaan Residence Hall at UP Diliman. The line-up was: Raymund Dela Pena (aka "Luci") - vocals, guitars / Ely Buendia - bass / Earl Pangilinan - keyboards / Drexis Tabiligan (?) - drums. Their first gig was in a "protest concert" in the AS building lobby. A memorable gig!
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- This band did covers by bands such as: The Cure, The Smiths, U2, The Police, The Dawn, Van Halen

- By this time, Raymund, Marcus and Buddy were freshmen at UP
- Ely and Raymund "Luci" wanted to form a new band so they posted audition ads at Kalayaan dorm. Raymund (Marasigan) was the first to respond. His piece was The Cure's "Hot Hot Hot". He later invited Marcus and Buddy. They jammed at Alberto's rehearsal studio behind the Nepa Q-Mart in Cubao, Q.C. Nothing happened with that audition/jam.
- Raymund, Marcus and Buddy formed their own band called, Curfew. They had a lady vocalist named Candy Pelayo.
- They covered bands such as: The Primitives, The Housemartins, The Bolshoi, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Soup Dragons
- Ely and Raymund "Luci" formed a new band called, Sunday School. They only had session drummers and Raymund Marasigan would sometimes session for them.
- Wanting to focus on jazz, instead of "new wave", "Luci" eventually left Sunday School. Raymund brought in Marcus and Buddy from Curfew and joined Ely; hence the merge gave birth to a new band called, Eraserheads.

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1989 : Eraserheads
- The "Eraserheads" combo was born out of two bands: "Sunday School" (Ely) from Molave Residence Hall & "Curfew" (Raymund, Buddy & Marcus) from Narra Residence Hall; University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.
- Raymund would usually get them gigs around the campus. However, they'd usually play last when the crowd was almost gone!
- They did covers by bands such as: The Cure, Sex Pistols, The Beatles
- They had a small but loyal fanbase in the campus.
- the combo played their first ever gig at a variety show called "Peace Lang Ha!", on the AS steps in UP. The show was sponsored by the Sigma Delta Phi sorority.
- the Eheads were part of the musical, "Manhid" at UP. The 2-hour musical is based on Salman Rushdie's novel, "Midnight's Children" & "X-Men" comic books. The Eheads were doing about 30 songs. The musical was later moved to FAT (or CCP ???)

- Valentine show gig, College of Engineering. They met Jett Pangan of The Dawn & Jett advised them to audition at Red Rocks (Club Dredd's old name).
28th - performed at the show, "Para Sa 'Yo Bagong Isko", opening for The Dawn, Engineering Lobby, UP Diliman, Q.C.

- failed auditions at Mayric's, Espana, Manila & Anthem, Tandang Sora, Q.C.
- auditioned & landed a bi-monthly gigs deal at Red Rocks / Club Dredd, Timog Ave., Q.C. (They were paid P200 a night)
- performed at Aznar Stadium, Cebu with Introvoys & local Cebu bands, The Monks & Ledgerline. At one point, they were pelted with "otap" crackers (the Eheads' first ever out-of-town gig!)

26th - The Eraserheads recorded a 9-song demo in Raymund's garage, Candelaria, Quezon...aka "garage jam" tape, they shopped this demo around to various radio stations, clubs & record labels including OctoArts & NU107...RJ Recording Studios people said the demo was "not pop enough".

- performed at the UP Fair '91

26th & 27th - This first "official demo" and/or "unofficial album", "Pop-U!" was recorded & mixed on a 4-track recorder by Sir Robin Rivera, a Humanities professor & formerly of "Captain Bakal", in the makeshift, Faculty Studio, UP Faculty Center, UP Diliman, Q.C.

- "Pop U!" is released. Limited copies of about 20 cassette tapes were made & given to a handful of fans & friends.

- struggling in his Calculus class, Buddy quit the band; took a leave of absence & went back to his hometown in Zamboanga...He was replaced by a session bassist, Mally Paraguya (of The Skavengers; ex-Betrayed)

- The Eraserheads combo performed live at DZUP, their college radio, in early 1992. Buddy was not in the band that time (Raymund was a student DJ at this station)
- sometime this year at Club Dredd, Raymund walked out in the middle of their set because Ely & Marcus were "tripping" onstage. The club banned them for a month.

- performed at the UP Fair '92. (With Mally Paraguya on bass, their set included cover versions of The Knack's "My Sharona" and John Lennon's "Cold Turkey")

- Buddy came back from Zamboanga & re-joined the Eheads.

- recording for "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" started

- In this year, they had thier first ever TV appearance on "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila". They performed "Ligaya".

- finished recording "Ultraelectromagneticpop!"

- the first "major label" album, "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" is released.
- performed at Ateneo De Manila

- "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" album launch at Makati Skyline

17th - performed at the 12-hour music festival called, "Bistro Sa Amoranto: Tugtugan Pa-Morningan", Amoranto Football Stadium, Roces Ave., Q.C.

- At the 1994 NU Rock Awards, they won the "Album of the Year" for "Ultraelectromagneticpop!"

5th - "Ultraelectromagneticpop!" concert at UST Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas, Manila

14th - performed at the "Puerto Azul Music Fest", Puerto Azul Beach Club, Cavite
18th - gig at Montano Hall, Cavite
21st - gig at Jose Rizal High School, Malabon
27th - gig in Subic, Zambales
28th - performed at the benefit show called "Si Toyang Sa Pasay", Pasay Sports Complex, Pasay (or Pasay City East High School Gym?)

- the 2nd album, "Circus" is released.

3rd (Sat) - first major concert, "Eraserheads Jamboree", Folk Arts Theater, Manila. The first time sessionist, Noel Garcia played with the Eheads...It was originally scheduled for Nov. 24th
- They won a "Guillermo Memorial Award" for "Most Favorite Band"

25th - performed at "D'isko Fever" during "Freshman Lingo", UP Diliman, Q.C.

- the movie, "Run Barbi Run" is released in theaters. The Eraserheads as themselves, co-starred with Joey De Leon & Maricel Laxa. They wrote the theme song for the movie of the same title & a song called "Policewoman".
18th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

- Senate assistant majority leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto's controversial call for a ban on the airplay & sales of "Alapaap", Teeth's "Laklak" & Yano's "Iskolar Ng Bayan".

- performed "Alapaap" at the 1995 NU Rock Awards. They won the "Listener's Choice Award", "Band of the Year" & "Album of the Year" (Circus).
29th - gig at Philippine Christian University

- performed "Overdrive" at "ASAP" (ABS-CBN)
- "Cutterpillow" launch at the UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Q.C.
8th - the 3rd album, "Cutterpillow" is released.

- "Cutterpillow" 5x Platinum awarding at "GMA Supershow" (GMA)
- At the 9th Awit Awards, they won the "Album of the Year" (Cutterpillow)
- At the 2nd Katha Music Awards, they won "Best Rock Album" (Cutterpillow), "Best Rock Song" (Ang Huling El Bimbo) & Best Rock Group

- TV show, "Magandang Gabi Bayan" aired an episode, "Nakatagong Maskara sa Baligtad na Musika". It discussed the puzzling phenomenon of "backmasking" & the controversial episode featured songs from "Cutterpillow".
20th (Sat) - They opened for the MTV Alternative Nation Tour's "3 in 1 Rock Concert" featuring: Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth & Foo Fighters; Araneta Coliseum, Q.C...The Eheads did four songs off the album, "Cutterpillow". Rapper, FrancisM joined in during "Superproxy".

2nd - concert at Perpetual Help College Gym, Binan, Laguna
3rd - concert at Colegio De San Juan De Letran Grounds, Calamba, Laguna

9th (Sun) - 2nd major concert, "Electric Fun", Folk Arts Theater, Manila. The sold-out show featured guest appearances by the Apo Hiking Society, FrancisM & Medwin Marfil (Truefaith).

1st - TV performance of "Huwag Mo Nang Itanong" at "SangLinggo nAPO Sila"

15th - gig in Tagaytay, Batangas
16th - gigs in Pandi, Bulacan & Subic, Zambales...Marcus & friend Vince got into a car accident on Marcos Highway in Cogeo

- They had a special show for the children called "Eraserheads For The Kids", 70's Bistro, Q.C.
13th (Tue) - gig at Rocks Grove, Antipolo, Rizal
16th (Fri) - gig in Digos, Davao Del Sur
17th (Sat) - gig in Cotabato City
20th (Tue) - gig at Mayric's, Manila
27th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.
30th (Fri) - gig in Surigao
31st (Sat) - gig in Butuan

24th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

- the 3-trk EP, "Fruitcake" is released.
- performed "Fruitcake" at the 1996 NU Rock Awards. They won "Album of the Year" (Cutterpillow), "Best Music Video" & "Song of the Year" (Ang Huling El Bimbo).
19th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

6th - the christmas album, "Fruitcake" is released.
9th - "Fruitcake" album launch, Hard Rock Cafe, Makati

- At the 3rd Katha Music Awards, they won "Best Rock Vocal Performance" (Fruitcake) & "Best Album Packaging" (Fruitcake).
- At the 10th Awit Awards, they won "Best Alternative Recording" (Fruitcake).
- They won the 1997 Guillermo Memorial Award for "Most Popular Group/Singer/Entertainer".
- They won the 1997 Parangal Ng Bayan Award for "Best Group Performer Award".

7th (Tue) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.
24th (Fri) - concert at Loyola Gym, Ateneo De Manila, Q.C.
27th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.

- radio performance on "RX93 Concert Series"

- the storybook, "Fruitcake" is released.
16th (Sun) - performed at "BMG Night - Sentosa Pop Music Festival" in Singapore (the Eraserheads' first ever overseas gig!)

- The First Eraserheads U.S. Tour
27th (Sun) - Philippine Airlines flight #PR 102 (Manila - Los Angeles) arrived at LAX, 7:11pm; got out of immigration at around 8:30pm...the band stayed in a house in Encino, CA...Raimund-Buddy & Ely-Marcus on two separate late-night tours of Hollywood.
29th (Tue) - press conference at The New Otani Hotel, downtown L.A., CA

1st (Thu) - Reception dinner / appearance at Max's Restaurant, Artesia, CA
2nd (Fri) - "...A Hundred Years After" at The Palace, Hollywood, CA, USA (the Eraserheads' first ever US concert!)
3rd (Sat) - a Raimund-less Eheads took a 3-1/2-hr road trip to Las Vegas, NV...the band stayed at Imperial Palace along Las Vegas Strip.
6th (Tue) - Eraserheads & crew left L.A. for San Francisco; took a 6-hr road trip.
9th (Fri) - sightseeing & shopping around San Francisco's Haight & Ashbury district & Golden Gate Park; aka "The Ride".
10th (Sat) - concert at Calvin Simmons Auditorium, Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA, USA
11th (Sun) - Departure fom San Francisco International Airport to Manila, Philippines.
- the EP, "Bananatype" is released.

28th (Sat) - Eraserheads chat on "Philmusic.Com", NetAsia offices, Makati

16th - gig at Freedom Bar
22nd - The Eraserheads at the "Adopt-A-Reef" launch of PhilReefs. They have adopted "Acha Reef", one of the poorest in the Philippines, hoping to spread awareness concerning the environmental state of the country.

29th - performed at "97.1 LS-FM Anniversary Concert", Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.

- The Eraserheads won the 1997 MTV Asian Viewers Choice award with their video for "Ang Huling El Bimbo", making them the first ever Philippine band/artist to win such prestigious award.
3rd (Tue) - the Eheads taped their "moonman" acceptance speech a day before the actual awards night at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY...this was later broadcast on Sept. 13th on MTV Asia & Studio 23
4th (Wed) - The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards...the "International Viewers Choice" winners segment (incl. a portion of the "Ang Huling El Bimbo" video) was shown & broadcast on MTV

11th (Wed) - the album, "Sticker Happy" is released
13th (Fri) - album signing at SM Megamall
14th (Sat) - the Eraserheads exhibit/convention called "Believe It or Else!" at SM MegaMall started today until the 20th...gig at Plaza Fair, Manila

- "Sticker Happy" promo tour
7th - show at Hard Rock Cafe, Singapore
20th (Mon) - gig at Club Dredd, EDSA, Q.C.

- performed "Everything They Say" at the 1997 NU Rock Awards. They won "Artist of the Year", "Listener's Choice Award", "Producer of the Year" (Robin Rivera for "Fruitcake"), "Best Album Packaging" (Fruitcake) & "Best Video" (Fruitcake).

-"Sticker Happy" tour

18th - performed at "The Bands Together", Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
- At the 1998 Awit Awards, they won "Album of the Year" (Sticker Happy).

15th - gig at Chatterbox, Q.C...first gig that regularly featured session keyboardist, Noel Garcia.

19th (Thu) - departure from Manila to Tokyo, Japan...Arrived at Narita International Airport at around 8:45pm.
20th (Fri) - the usual sightseeing & shopping around Tokyo in the day...visited the offices of BMG Japan & did a radio interview in the afternoon...went to the "Welcome Party" in the evening.
21st (Sat) - rehearsal at NHK Hall
22nd (Sun) - dress rehearsal &! performed "Tamagotchi Baby" (aka "TamaSUSHI Baby") at "Asia Live Dream '98", NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan (the show was later broadcast on March 5th & 6th by NHK Broadcasting).
23rd (Mon) - Departure from Tokyo to Manila...arrived at NAIA at around 2pm.

25th (Wed) - radio performance on "RX93 Concert Series"

- "The Sticker Happy Parade! : USA - Spring 1998"
29th (Wed) - the Eraserheads arrived at the San Francisco International Airport from Manila...the band stayed at the Residence Inn Suites, San Mateo, CA.

2nd (Sat) - concert at Calvin Simmons Auditorium, HJKCC, Oakland, CA
3rd (Sun) - sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf with the Happy Box crew...they drove to L.A. later that night.
4th (Mon) - arrived in L.A. & stayed in a house in Rowland Heights, CA
9th (Sat) - concert at John A. Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena, CA
14th (Thu) - took a 6-hr flight from L.A. to New York City...late night dinner at Bistro Filipino in Queens...stayed at Pan American Inn.

15th (Fri) - sightseeing & shopping around Manhattan...gig at Bistro Filipino, Queens, New York, NY
16th (Sat) - concert at Murry Bergtraum Hall, New York, NY
17th (Sun) - promo showcase at CBGB Lounge, New York, NY
18th (Mon) - 7am, left New York back to L.A....quickie last-minute shopping in L.A...farewell party at Rowland midnight, left LA back to Manila, Philippines.

- concert in Hong Kong

- "The Sticker Happy Parade! : USA - Summer 1998"
1st (Sat) - concert in Chicago, IL
4th (Tue) - arrived in L.A. from Chicago, IL...stayed at the Ramada Suites, South El Monte, CA
5th (Wed) - performed at "Lokalpinoysila98", The Loft, Pasadena, CA
6th (Thu) - took a 2-hr drive from L.A. to San Diego, CA
7th (Fri) - show at Holiday Inn Music Hall, National City, CA
8th (Sat) - left San Diego back to L.A....flew back from L.A. to Manila, Philippines
25th - The Eraserheads Mailing List is created on by Jim Ayson of PhilMusic.Com. The list is currently hosted by YahooGroups.Com

- the compilation album, "Aloha Milkyway" is released in Southeast Asia.
- "Aloha Milkyway" promo tour of Singapore. They taped shows for MTV Asia: "Hot Seat", "MTV Land", "Most Wanted", "Videography" & "In Control" (these were later broadcast in October)
- "Sticker Happy" Campus Tour: P.U.P. (Main)...The Jerks was the opening band.
9th - in-store performance at Tower Records, Singapore
10th - show at Hard Rock Cafe, Singapore
11th - in-store performance at HMV; gig at Zoukclub, Singapore
29th - Eraserheads magazine, "Pillbox 2" is released (retail price: P98)

- They were featured on MTV Asia's "Hot Seat"; appearances on "MTV Land", "Most Wanted", "Videography" & "In Control" were broadcast

2nd – gig at T.U.P.
3rd - performed at San Miguel's “Octoberfest”
10th - gig at Namai Polytechnic
14th - "Aloha Milkyway" is released in the Philippines (CD retail price was P425)
16th - gig at St. Scholastica's College
17th - gig in San Pablo City, Laguna
31st - gig in Kawayan, Isabela

- Despite a number of nominations, the Eheads didn't show up at the 1998 NU Rock Awards due to hectic recording schedules (?). For the first time in the awards history, the Eheads didn't win one award.

7th – performed “Julie Tearjerky” at "ASAP" (ABS-CBN, Ch. 2)
11th - radio performance on "RX93 Concert Series"
14th - gig in Legaspi City
17th - gig at Formula Sports Bar, Libis, Pasig
18th - gig in Calsada, Davao City
21st - gig at Team Pacific, FTI, Taguig
22nd (Sun) – performed “Julie Tearjerky” (without Marcus) at “SOP” (GMA, Ch. 7) performance at DWTM. They performed "Tamagotchi Baby," "Scorpio Rising," "Fruitcake," & "Ha Ha Ha")
28th - gig at Rizal Technological University, Boni Ave., Mandaluyong ("D' Sticker Happy Campus Tour '98")
30th – taping for TV sitcom, “Kaya Ni Mister, Kaya Ni Misis” (ABS-CBN, Ch. 2); 7:30pm (it was broadcast on Dec. 7, 1998 Monday)
"Aloha Milkyway" album launch at Limits, Ortigas Center"

- commercial jingle for Oxygen Shirts started airing on the radio airwaves. it featured a dance remix of "Ligaya". Oxygen released a series of exclusive Eraserheads shirts.
- filmed music videos for "With A Smile" (1998 version) & "Spoliarium".

4th - Eraserheads chat at "Blahblah.Com", 3pm-4pm Manila time
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9th - gig for the UP Mountaineers @ Hard Rock Cafe, Makati (with Sandwich)
11th - gig at Lite and Live, Q.C.
14th (Mon) - "Fruitcake" book-signing at National Bookstore, Glorietta, 4pm...gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C. (with Sandwich)
16th - gig in Olongapo
18th - gig at Perpetual Help University, Las Pinas ("D' Sticker Happy Campus Tour '98")
19th - gig in San Fernando, Pampanga
21st - performed in a charity show at Children's Rehabilitation Center, Proj. 4, Quezon City
... gig at Sienna College

29th - gig at Don Bosco, Makati
30th - TV performance at "Eat Bulaga"
31th - "Electric Fans" (the official Eraserheads fabs club) registration day, E-Hole, Teachers Village, Q.C.

10th (Wed) - performed at "E-Heads vs The Warheads" during the "UP Fair '99", UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Q.C.
13th (Sat) - gig in Dagupan, Pangasinan
19th (Fri) - gig at Island Cove, Cavite
20th (Sat) - performed at "Bandemonium", UP Film Center, UP Diliman, Q.C....gig at Sacred Heart Academy, Novaliches, Q.C.

6th - gig at Cavite State University, Cavite
8th - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
15th - gig at Freedom Bar, Q.C.
19th - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.

- "NATIN99" Press Conference, Hard Rock Cafe, Makati.
9th (Fri) - gig at Picnic Grove, Tagaytay, Batangas
10th (Sat) - gig at St. Paul College, Paranaque
13th (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
15th (Thur) - gig at Lite & Live, Examiner St., Q.C.
16th (Fri) - gig at San Juan Gym, Taytay, Rizal
17th (Sat) - gig at Chatterbox, Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
18th (Sun) - performed at a live telethon event for RPN-TV Ch. 9
19th (Mon) - taping of "Bubble Gang" TV guest appearance
20th (Tue) - the "all-Tagalog" album, "Natin99" is released...gig at Chatterbox, Robinson's Galleria, Mandaluyong City
23rd (Fri) - leaves Manila / arrives in Sydney, Australia
25th (Sun) - "Eraserheads Live! Down Under", Fairfield Showground, Sydney, Australia (the Eraserheads' first ever show in Australia!).
27th (Tue) - leaves Sydney / arrives in Manila
30th (Fri) - gig at Farmer's, Cubao, Q.C.
10th - album launch, "Natin99: The Album Show", Famiy Fun Kingdom, Q.C.
22nd - performed at "97.1 LS-FM Summer Show", Subic
29th - performed at "The 1999 NU 107 Pocket Concert Series", Metropolis Mall, Alabang
2nd - radio performance on "RX93 Concert Series"

18th - performed at the 1st PTA Music Festival in the Visayas (Tukar Tukar Ambak Ambak Sayaw Sayaw Sa Dumaguete), Silliman University Ball Field, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; broadcast on TV

- "Eraserheads & FrancisM - Live in Concert!", Hyatt Regency Golf Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (the Eraserheads' first ever show in the Middle East!).

- performed "Andalusian Dog" at the 1999 NU Rock Awards. Raimund won "Drummer of the Year".

10th (Fri) - gig at St. Mary's College, Meycauyan, Bulacan
14th (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro
17th (Fri) - gig at Exodus, Makiling, Laguna
31st (Fri) - performed at the Ayala Millennium Party
- At the 2000 Awit Awards, they won "Best Performance by a Group/Duo" (Pop Machine).

1st - 12midnight: performed at "GMA Millennium Special," Ayala cor. Makati Ave., Makati City; 1am: gig at Boom Na Boom, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila; 4am: gig at Zu, Shangri-La Manila, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
14th - gig in Tarlac
16th - performed at "Sinulog Festival", Cebu City, Cebu
18th - gig at Mayric's, España, Manila
19th - gig at Mondo, The Fort, Makati City
22nd - performed with Apo Hiking Society for the "Nescafe Open Up Party", The Fort, Manila. Parts of the show were later released on the live compilation album, "Nescafe Open Up Party...Live".
26th - gig at Freedom Bar, Anonas, Quezon City
28th - gig at Olivares High School
29th - gig at Angono, Rizal

1st - gig at 70's Bistro, Anonas, Quezon City
4th - gig at Holy Family School, UP Village, Quezon City; gig at Ritual delo Habitual, St. Francis Square, Pasig
5th - gig at Summit Center, Zamboanga City
7th - gig at Mayric's, Espana, Manila
9th - gig at Galo's, Sucat Rd., Parañaque
13th - performed on "ASAP", ABS-CBN Channel 2
15th - performed at "UP Fair 2000", Sunken Garden, UP Diliman
17th - performed at "BMG 10th Anniversary", Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City
17 Feb KAMPO, West Avenue, Quezon City
20 Feb DZMB Anniversary, Star City
23 Feb Budboyz, Tomas Morato Avenue, Q.C.
25 Feb NCBA, Fairview (tentative)
26 Feb Party Place, Angeles, Pampanga
29 Feb Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Q.C.

4th - gig at Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City
11th - gig at Ritual Delo Habitual, St. Francis Square, Ortigas Center
12th - gig for UP-PGH, UP Theater, UP Diliman, Q.C.
14th - gig at Republic of Malate, Mabini St., Malate, Manila
15th (Wed) - gig at Chatterbox, Q.C.
17th - performed at "Ozone Concert for a Cause", Ozone Disco, Timog Avenue, Q.C.
18th - gig at Coby's Music Cafe, Sampaloc, Manila
21st - gig at Padi's Point, Citimall, Philcoa, Q.C.
30th - gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati City

4th - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
7th - gig at Wet & Wild, Greenbelt Open Parking Area, Ayala Center, Makati City
10th - gig at Southern Bulls, Timog Ave., Q.C.
13th - gig at Budboyz, Tomas Morato Ave., Q.C.
14th - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
15th - gig at Galo's, Parañaque
16th - performed at "SOP LIVE in Baguio City"
23rd - gig at Splash Island
24th - gig at Mayric's, Manila
26th - performed in the Town Fiesta, Rosario, La Union
27th gig at Club Spoon, Alabang Town Center, Alabang
28th - performed at the "Nescafe Open Up Launch", Greenbelt Mall, Makati City & at the "KBP Anniversary", Star City
29th - performed at "WRR Music for Life," Atrium, SM Megamall & at "Para sa Masa," Camp Aguinaldo Amphitheater, Q.C.
30th - performed at "Araw ng mga Kasambahay", Quezon City Memorial Circle, Q.C.

6th (Sat) - gig for "MTV Now Shooting in Manila", Tower Records, Makati
11th (Thu) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
13th - gig at Retro Bar, Roces Ave., Q.C.
16th (Tue) - gig in Antipolo
- "The Pop Machine Tour - USA2000"
18th (Thu) - departure from Manila to New York, NY...TWA Flight #702 arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, 6:09am
19th (Fri) - concert at Colden Center for the Performing Arts, CUNY - Queens College, Flushing, NY
27th (Sat) - concert at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL
28th (Sun) - left Chicago for L.A....stayed at the Ramada Suites, South El Monte, CA...the Eheads saw one of their all-time favorites & influence live in concert, The Cure ("Dream Tour 2000"), Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

2nd (Fri) - concert at Cactus Club, San Jose, CA...the entourage drove overnight for 6 hours to Los Angeles.
3rd (Sat) - arrived in the morning from San Jose...stayed in a house in San Dimas, CA...concert at The Palace, Hollywood, CA.

6th (Tue) - Raimund leaves for Manila due to "emergency" reasons.
7th (Wed) - one & only rehearsal with fill-in drummers, Mario (AcidRain) & Haro (Happy Box), A-Live Studio, Santa Fe Springs, CA
10th (Sat) - concert at Scottish Rites Center, San Diego, CA

11th (Sun) - departure from LAX to Manila
15th (Thu) - gig at Central Park, Q.C.
18th (Sun) - gig at Metropolis, Alabang
19th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
23rd (Fri) - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
30th (Fri) - performed at Channel V's "A Concert for Peace", UP Sunken Garden, Diliman, Q.C.

4th (Tue) - taping for "89 DMZ-TV Show" on Channel 13; gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati...Airing of "Probe Team" TV guesting on GMA-7, 11pm
8th (Sat) - performed at "UAAP Pre-Opening Party", North Drive, Glorietta, Makati, 7pm (this was later broadcast on the 15th on Studio 23)
9th (Sun) - TV performance on "ASAP", ABS-CBN Channel 2, 12noon
14th (Fri) - gig at Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Q.C.
18th (Tue) - gig at Mayric's, Manila
21st (Fri) - gig at Lite and Live,Tomas Morato, Q.C.
24th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
26th (Wed) - gig at Prince of Wales, Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
27th (Thu) - gig at Padd, Cubao, Q.C...Airing of "Beh Bote Nga" TV guesting on GMA-7
28th (Fri) - gig in Butuan
5th (Sat) - gig at Chatterbox, West Ave., Q.C.
8th (Tue) - gig at Sucat Sports Center, Alabang
9th (Wed) - gig at Glorietta, Makati
11th (Fri) - gig at Lite N Live, Q.C.
12th (Sat) - performed at Cogee Domingo's Birthday Party, Valle Verde Country Club
14th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
15th (Tue) - gig at Soundstage, Sta. Lucia
16th (W) - gig at Central Park Cafe, Cubao, Q.C.
17th (Thu) - gig at Paco Catholic School, Manila
18th (Fri) - gig at The Padd Bar, Cubao, Q.C.
19th (Sat) - gigs at Phenomena, Timog & Kampo West, Q.C.
20th (Sun) - gig at Enverga Gym, University Site, Lucena City, Quezon
25th (Fri) - performed at "NU 107 Rockology", Cervini Hall, Ateneo De Manila University, Q.C.
27th (Sun) - "Electric Fan Club: Fan's Day", 70's Bistro, Q.C.
29th (Tue) - gig at Padi's Point, Alabang
31st (Thu) - "Eraserheads Go Bar Hopping" at Galo's, Sucat Rd., Paranaque; gig at Chatterbox Galleria

1st - "Eraserheads Go Bar Hopping" at Gotham, Malate & at Pep's, Malate, Manila
15th (Fri) - performed at "Oktoberfest", Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati; gig at Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Q.C.; "Eraserheads Go Bar Hopping" at Formula Sports, Libis, Q.C.
16th (Sat) - gig in Malolos, Bulacan
17th (Sun) - gig at Paco Catholic School, Manila
22nd (Fri) - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
25th (Mon) - 70's Bistro, Q.C.
29th (Fri) - gig in Calamba, Laguna

- "Carbon Stereoxide" recording sessions at Tracks Studios (Oct. 3-5, 9-12, 16-19 and 24-26).
1st - gig at Robinson's Place, Ermita, Manila
3rd to 12th - recording
13th (Fri) - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
16th to 19th - recording
20th (Fri) - gigs at Remedios Cirle, Malate & Galo's, Sucat Rd., Paranaque
21st (Sat) - gig in Cagayan
22nd (Sun) - gig in Camiguin
23rd (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
24th to 26th - recording
28th (Sat) - gig Nueva Ecija
30th (Mon) - gig at Winners Bar & Restaurant, Pasay Rd., Makati
31st (Tue) - gigs at 70's Bistro, Q.C. & Baluarte de San Andres, Intramuros, Manila
Ely Buendia's "Wanted: Bedspacer" Mall Tour at Odyssey Records
11th (Wed) - radio performance on "RX93 Concert Series"
13th (Fri) - SM Manila
14th (Sat) - SM North Edsa
21st (Sat) - SM Megamall

6th to 9th - recording
10th - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
13th to 14th - recording
15th - recording; gig at Formula Sports Bar, Libis, Q.C.
16th - recording
17th - gig at Galo's, Paranaque
18th - performed at "La Mesa Jam", The Fort
20th to 23rd - recording
24th - gig at Diliman Preparatory School, Q.C.
25th - gig at E. Rodriguez Jr. High School, La Loma, Q.C.
26th - Eraserheads at Philmusic Rock Chat [read transcript]
27th to 30th - recording

1st (Fri) - gig in Olongapo City
2nd (Sat) - gig in Tagaytay, Batangas
4th (Mon) - gig at Padi's Point, Metropolis, Alabang
8th (Fri) - gig at Baker Hall, UP Los Banos, Laguna
9th (Sat) - gig at Padi's Point, Philcoa, Q.C.
13th (Wed) - gig at Mayric's, Espana, Manila
15th (Fri) - gigs at Ever Gotesco, Recto; UP Diliman & Kampo, West Ave., Q.C...performed at "PULP: The Anniversary", NBC Tent, The Fort, Manila
16th (Sat) - performed at the "NU Alternativity", River Bank, Marikina...gigs at Technopark, Laguna & Freddo's Bar, Las Pinas
18th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro
20th (Wed) - gig at Chatterbox, West Ave., Q.C.
21st (Thu) gig at Gateway, Cainta, Rizal
23rd (Sat) - gig in Paniqui, Tarlac
28th (Thu) - gig in Meycauayan, Bulacan
29th (Fri) - gig at Lyceum, Dagupan, Pangasinan


18th - gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati

1st (Thu) - gig in Balanga, Bataan
10th (Sat) - performed at "La Mesa Jam", The Fort, Manila
12th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
14th (Wed) - performed at the "UP Fair '01", UP Diliman, Q.C.
16th (Fri) - performed at "Concert for Peace", UP Diliman, Q.C.
17th (Sat) - performed at the "MTV Launch", The Fort, Manila...gig at Lite 'n Live, Q.C.
23rd (Fri) - gig at Kampo, West Ave., Q.C.
27th (Tue) - gig at Hunting Disco, Cavite

5th (Mon) - performed at "K91 Radio 1st Anniversary Street Party", El Pueblo
6th (Tue) - radio performances at 101.9 WRR Radio & 96.3 WRock Radio
10th - the album, "Carbon Stereoxide" released (cassette tapes)
14th (Wed) - radio performance at "RX Concert Series"
15th - the album, "Carbon Stereoxide" released (compact discs)
16th (Fri) - in-store appearance/performance at Odyssey Record Bar, Rockwell...gig at Phenomena for the "NU 107 Bar Tour"
17th (Sat) - show/autograph-signing at Metropolis Mall, Alabang
18th (Sun) - "Carbon Stereoxide" TV Launching on "ASAP". They did "Maskara" performance at 89.9 Tunog Kalye.
20th (Tue) - gig at Padi's Point, Makati
21st (Wed) - radio performance at DM 95.5 Pinoy Radio
22nd (Thu) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
23rd (Fri) - in-store appearance at Odyssey, SM Manila
24th (Sat) - in-store appearance at Odyssey, SM Megamall
25th (Sun) - TV guesting on "SOP" appearance at Odyssey, SM North Edsa

20th (Fri) - performed at a benefit concert for TB patients called, "Musika Noon at Ngayon", Folk Arts Theater, Manila
24th (Tue) - gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati
2nd (Sat) gig at SM Sucat, Paranaque
8th (Fri) - gig at Kampo West, Q.C.
9th (Sat) - performed at "Mutya ng Pilipinas", The Fort, Manila
11th (Mon) - gig at NPC Village, Q.C.
15th (Fri) - gig at Music Warehouse, Quiapo, Manila
18th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
23rd (Sat) - gig at Lite n Live, Q.C.
30th (Sat) - performed at "Musika Noon at Ngayon", Folk Arts Theater, Manila

7th (Sat) - performed at the "Hotdog Tribute Album" promo, Glorietta
16th (Mon) - gig at Ever Commonwealth, Q.C.
20th (Fri) - performed during "MTV Ink Campus Tour", Poveda; gig at Music Warehouse, Manila
23rd (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
27th (Fri) - gig at Artist Box, Bulacan

9th (Thu) - gig at Padi's Point, Mindanao Ave., Q.C.
12th (Sun) - TV guesting on "Sharon", Ch. 2
15th (Wed) - gig at Dish, Rockwell, Makati
17th (Fri) - gig at Virgin Cafe, Q.C.
19th (Sun) - gig at PTA Ground, Davao City
24th (Fri) - gig at Padi's Point, Las Pinas
27th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.

7th (Fri) - gig at Talk About, Mindanao Ave., Q.C.
8th (Sat) - gig in Baguio City
13th (Thu) - performed at Penafrancia Festival, Bicol
24th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
28th (Fri) - gig at Music Warehouse, Quiapo, Manila

10th (Wed) - gig at Padi's Point, Sucat, Paranaque
15th (Mon) - gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati
16th (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
18th (Thu) - performed at Maskara Festival, Bacolod
22nd (Mon) - gig 70's Bistro, Q.C.
28th (Sun) - gig at Music Warehouse, Bulacan
29th (Mon) - gig at Hard Rock Cafe, Makati
31st (Wed) - gig at Waterfront, Cebu City

14th (Wed) - gig at Padi's Point, Binan, Laguna
15th (Thu) - gig at Padi's Point, Cubao, Q.C.
16th (Fri) - gig at Soundstage
17th (Sat) - gig at Dish, Rockwell, Makati
19th (Mon) - gig at Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
28th (Wed) - gig at Padi's Point, Sucat, Paranaque
30th (Fri) - gig at Music Warehouse, Manila

5th (Wed) - performed "Palamig" at the 2001 NU Rock Awards
8th (Sat) - performed at "The Freakshow: Pulp Anniversary and Music Awards", The Fort, Manila
11th (Tue) - gig at Padi's Point, Laguna
14th (Fri) - performed at VMUF Stadium, San Carlos, Pangasinan [view poster]
17th (Mon) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
18th (Tue) - gig at Padi's Point, Cubao, Q.C.


18th (Fri) - gig at Music Warehouse, Dagupan, Pangasinan
22nd (Thu) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
25th (Fri) - gig at Music Warehouse, Dagupan
31st (Thu) - gig at Padi's Point, Sucat Rd., Paranaque

6th (Wed) - gig at Effex Bar, Malate
8th (Thu) - Eheads guitarist, Marcus Adoro releases his solo album entitled, "KamonKamon Ver. 2"
11th (Mon) - gig at Lourdes School, Novaliches, Q.C.
16th (Sat) - performed at the "UP Fair '02", Diliman, Q.C.
17th (Sun) - gig at Robinson's, Fairview, Q.C.
21st (Thu) - gig in Tutuban, Manila
23rd (Sat) gig in Sta. Cruz, Laguna

12nd (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C.
14th (Thu) - gig at Effex Bar, Malate
17th (Sun) - gig at Robinson's Galleria - Ely Buendia's last gig ever with the Eraserheads! [view photos]
22nd (Fri) - performed at "Pinoy Woodstock", NBC Tent, The Fort - Lemon filling-in for vocals!
24th (Sun) - performed at "Fiesta Concert", Candon, Ilocos Sur - Lemon filling-in for vocals!

19th (Fri) Hard Rock Cafe, Makati City - "Eheads" debut their "new singer", Kris Gorra-Dancel (lead singer also of "Fatal Posporos"). Crowd reaction was mixed!
25th - gig in Valle Verde 2
26th - TV guesting on "Asap", ABS-CBN 2
31st (Fri) - performed at the NU 107 "Son Of A Bar Tour", Hobbit House, Malate

20th (Thu) - ex-lead singer Ely Buendia had a solo show at Cowboy Grill, Binan, Laguna
22nd (Sat) - performed at "Fete de la Musique 2002: Peace, Music and Diversity", El Pueblo, Ortigas Center
27th (Thu) - ex-lead singer Ely Buendia had a solo show at Cowboy Grill, Las Pinas
28th (Fri) - gig at UP Bahay Ng Alumni, UP Diliman

5 (Fri) - performed at "Upstage!", U.P. Freshman Orientation Concert, Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman, Q.C.
6th (Sat) - gig at Robinson's Metro East
10th (Tue) - gig at Padi's Araneta, Cubao
13th (Sat) - acoustic performance on "Zach & Joey In the Morning" 4th Anniversary, NU 107 FM
14th (Sun) - TV guesting on "SOP", GMA - first Eheads guesting featuring Kris Dancel... Rap group, DEATH THREAT performed "Private Diane" with ex-Eheads Ely Buendia and FrancisM on "ASAP"
15 (Mon) - TV guesting on "Talk TV"
16th (Tue) - gig at Padi's, Binan, Laguna
18 (Thu) - gig at Padis, Las Pinas
23rd (Tue) - gig at Padi's Citimall, Philcoa
24th (Wed) - gig at Padi's Metropolis, Alabang
25th (Thu) - gig at 70's Bistro
31st (Wed) - gig in Calamba, Laguna

11th - Ely Buendia interview on "S-Files"
20th (Tue) - Eheads feature on "Pipol", ABS-CBN TV

7th - gig in Cabanatuan City
10th - Ely Buendia appeared on "Martin Late @ Nite", ABS-CBN TV

7th (Mon) - Eheads was featured on "I-Witness," GMA-TV
20th - gig in Bacolod - the Eheads last gig ever with guitarist, Marcus Adoro

- Eheads drummer, Raimund Marasigan wins the "Producer Of The Year" award for his works on "Destroy Destroy" (Monsterbot) & "Method Of Breathing" (Chico Sci) at the 2002 NU 107 Rock Awards
9th (Sat) - the Eheads (also featuring Ebe Dancel of Sugarfree & Diego Mapa of Monsterbot) played an unannounced set at "The Admit One 1st Year Anniversary!", Freedom Bar - the first "unofficial" gig of the "unnamed new band."
11th (Mon) - "rumor" of Marcus quitting the Eheads appeared on the Eraserheads mailing list
12th (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro, Q.C. - after the Eheads' set, the unnamed "new" band performed!
13th (Wed) - "confirmation" of Marcus quitting the Eheads appeared on a Philmusic Update newsletter
15th (Fri) - the Eheads did a production number with PAN for MYX-Studio 23, Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Q.C.
16th (Sat) - The Mongols (featuring Ely Buendia) performed "Maskara" at the Katha Awards 2003
28 (Thu) - gig at Sanctum
29 (Fri) - gig in Sto. Tomas, Davao
30 (Sat) - gig at Jack's Ridge, Davao

5th - gig at Sanctum
12th (Thu) - gig at 70's Bistro - Eheads / Cambio - they played 2 separate sets! The new band's first official gig using the name "Cambio"
13th (Fri) - gig at Miriam College, Q.C....The Mongols (featuring Ely Buendia) performed at Front Porch, Davao
14th (Sat) - performed at a free concert, S.I.R. Gym, Davao...The Mongols (featuring Ely Buendia) performed on "Other People's Music", DWLS-FM
17th (Tue) - gig at the College of MassCom, U.P. Diliman, Q.C.
19th (Thu) - gig at La Salle Gym, Lipa City, Batangas
21st (Sat) - gig at SM Pampanga
28th (Sat) - performed at the "NU Alternativity", Zillion, Robinson's Galleria, Ortigas Ave.

11th (Sat) - performed in a free concert, Gilbey's Baranggay Tour, Rotary Amphitheater, Iloilo...The Mongols (featuring Ely Buendia) performed on "MYX Live!"
14th (Tue) - gig at 70's Bistro - Eheads / Cambio - they played 2 separate sets!
26th (Wed) - the Eraserheads received the "Hall Of Fame" award at the 2003 NU 107 Rock Awards X...ex-lead singer Ely Buendia was the only one who went onstage to accept the award. His speech went on like this:
"ahhmm ok to ok!
sana andito yung tatlo..salamat kay raymund..kay buddy..chaka kay marcus..
salamat sa nu107 for this award, it's a great honor...
chaka salamat din sa club dredd, to patrick and robbie..
salamat sa bmg records our home for 10 yrs..
salamat sa tracks studio..salamat sa..sino pa ba?
salamat sa fans lalong lalo na sa fans para sa inyo ng eheads
at salamat din kay eon and diane..salamat sa ventura family
sa conde's wine and liquor..salamat sa alkohol
salamat din sa buendia family..this is for my family also
salamat sa inyong lahat
mabuhay ang pinoy rock!
mabuhay ang eheads!"
- Ely's new band, The Mongols performed "Bulakbol" at the show!

After 13 years of great music, the Eraserheads is finally over! Ely left, Kris came; Marcus left, Ebe and Diego came. Buddy's in Twisted Halo and The Dawn, Raimund's still with Sandwich, Marcus formed his band Marcus Highway. Ely has formed his new band, The Mongols and turned to Pupil. In the meantime, founding members and original Eheads, Raimund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala have successfully transformed "Eheads" into a "new" band called, Cambio.

2008 Reunion Source: Wikipedia

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In July, 2008, it was confirmed by the members that they will be reuniting for a one-off concert to be held on August 30 2008. Ely Buendia did affirm that the reunion will be for a night's performance only, to be sponsored by a multinational tobacco company.[citation needed] Buendia was quoted saying "Im not doing this for the money but for the E-heads fans who remain loyal". The sponsors are expecting 35,000 attendees with free tickets distributed to online registrants in early August 2008. This highly awaited one-night concert was initially reported to be planned for staging at the Cultural Center of the Philippines open grounds,[citation needed] [19] or alternatively, the Fort Bonifacio open grounds.

On August 22, word had broken out that Philip Morris had pulled out of the concert and that the show had been "cancelled". [20]

Anti-Tobacco forces, led by Dr. Maricar Limpin, had been active in a campaign to get the Eraserheads to renounce the concert and the involvement of the tobacco giant, as Alicia Keys had done in her recent concert in Indonesia. The Eraserheads never issued such an announcement. However, it was believed that the pressure exerted by the anti-tobacco forces had caused Philip Morris to end their participation in the concert.

On the evening of August 24, Raimund Marasigan issued a response to this news. Posting on the Sandwich and Cambio mailing lists, Marasigan confirmed that while Philip Morris has pulled out of the production, the concert is "most definitely" pushing through on the original date, August 30, 2008, at the Fort Bonifacio open field.

Philip Morris would no longer be involved, but the entire production had been turned over to a new producer. Furthermore, while it was previously made known through Philip Morris' announcement that the concert would be free to smokers who signed up through a promotional website known as The Red List at, the change in producers meant that tickets would no longer be free but made available to anyone who purchased them. It was later revealed that Radiohead Media Solutions, Inc., MTV Philippines and Sony BMG took over.

The Eraserheads went onstage for their reunion concert on August 30, 2008 at the Fort Open Field, Taguig City. The concert, however, was cut short after Ely Buendia experienced chest pains due to emotional and physical stress. They were already halfway of a planned 30-song setlist as Buendia was rushed to the Makati Medical Hospital because he was experiencing chest pains right after playing their 15th song (last song for the first set). He was, however, reported to be in stable condition. Buddy Zabala had checked on Ely in his tent right after they went to their planned 20 minute break and saw that he already was on an oxygen mask with paramedics checking his blood pressure. As he left and came back, paramedics were already taking Ely on an ambulance. Bandmates Buddy, Raimund and Marcus Adoro further said that they had no idea that Ely was already having difficulty performing. In the spirit of the reunion, Raimund, Buddy and Marcus went to Saguijo after the concert and they continued their sets there. Kris Gorra-Dancel, Ebe Dancel, Aia De Leon and many other OPM artists joined them as well. During the concert, Jazz Nicolas of the Itchyworms and a close friend of the band, also joined the fab four and played synths, keyboards, and other back-up instruments.[21]

MTV Philippines President Francis Lumen stated: “He had a slight attack because of stress due to the recent passing of his mother (Lisette Buendia), and their sound check which lasted till 3 a.m. today (Saturday).”[22] Buendia's mother died of cardiac arrest on August 28 after recovering from surgery to treat her intestinal cancer. Buendia was transferred to Philippine Heart Center 10:00 p.m. of August 31 after being treated at the critical care area of the Makati Medical Center emergency room. Sony BMG reported Buendia was "stable" after suffering hypokalemia a medical condition in which the concentration of potassium in the blood is low. Buendia had been administered with a potassium intravenous fluid.[23]

Buendia, 37, on September 1, 2008, underwent his third heart angioplasty surgery since his January, 2007 heart attack. The blood vessel operated upon was "100 percent fully restored," and Buendia was recovering in "stable condition but still under observation."[24] On September 05, 2008, Buendia was discharged from the hospital.

When asked about another concert, the band members said "definitely."

Props to Levan or Sir Schizo for his ingenious effort in compiling this Eheads timeline: