After waiting for a longtime, nearly 20 years later, Bandung finally get its chance to hold a special concert featuring one of the biggest rock bands in Indonesia known as Dewa 19. Aside being a concert for BEM Kema Universitas Padjajaran, this special night called Pacific 2 “The Soul of Nature” will also feature their ex-vocalist, Ari Lasso to be part of this reunion concert. For your information, Bandung is the first city for the Pacific 2 tour concert and they promised to bring the best out of the group band. Aside having Dewa 19 and Ari Lasso, they will be another music performances to enliven the event, from Sheila on 7, Mocca, Maliq and D’Essentials, and many more. For those of you who are willing to come and witness their reunion concert, Pacific 2 “The Soul of Nature” will be held at Sasana Budaya Ganesha Bandung this weekend on March 21st 2015. There will be three different categories of ticket that you can choose. You could simply purchase the ticket online now via various outlets, including rajakarcis.com. For more information feel free to follow their official Twitter account here.
Pronounced in Indonesian as Dewa Sembilan Belas, Dewa 19 or often referred to as Dewa, were an Indonesian rock band originating from Surabaya, East Java. The band was formed in 1986 by four students from a junior high school SMPN 6 in Surabaya. The name Dewa originated as an acronym of the founding members names such as Dhani, Erwin Prasetya, Wawan Juniarso, and Andra. Dewa is also an Indonesian word meaning “god” or “deity”. The band was initially based at Wawan’s dorm in the Airlangga University complex. Wanting to take a different direction, Wawan left the band in 1988 and formed Outsider with Ari Lasso. The name Dewa was changed to Down Beat which became a reasonably well-known name in East Java during that time. Now, each of Dewa 19 members has developed their own side projects. Dhani is now the president and manager of his own Republik Cinta musical Management, which produces or manages various artists and groups in Indonesia music scene. Meanwhile, Andra is playing guitar for his own group Andra and The BackBone, Wong Aksan became the drummer for the group Potret, Erwin is the bassist for the group Matadewa, while Yuke joined a supergroup AYLI Project.