Stephen Speaks ‘The AcousticThrowback Tour’ in SM City Cebu

FANS of Stephen Speaks, led by singer-songwriter Rockwell Ryan Ripperger, will have a chance to meet and greet the artist as he serenades his Cebuano fans on Feb. 16 in SM City Cebu.

The band, known for radio hit songs “Passenger Seat” and “Out of My League,” will be touring SM malls with some special guests.

Stephen Speaks’ first studio album, “No More Doubt,” was recorded in 2000. Upon release in 2001, “Passenger Seat” and “Out of My League” received significant airplay atop Filipino pop radio stations. “No More Doubt” was released in the Philippines on Feb. 4, 2003 through Warner Music and Rippley Records, and declared platinum 10 days later on Feb. 14, 2003.

Stephen Speaks’ second album was recorded in Ripperger’s home studio in 2003. “The Leaving Song” featured Grammy-nominated artist Ryan Tedder on vocals. In December 2010, Stephen Speaks released “Christmas With Friends 2” for free on the band’s website. Stephen Speaks’ third studio album, “Age of the Underdog,” was recorded in the summer of 2010 with producer and drummer Brady Blade. The album was released in 2011 alongside a documentary of the recordings.

Joining Stephen Speaks in SM City Cebu is Asia’s acoustic sweetheart Sabrina. Catch them perform live on Feb. 16, 6 p.m. at The Northwing atrium. (PR)


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