From Canada, Darren Espanto travelled all the way to the Philippines to chase his dreams and joined The Voice Kids of the Philippines without any assurance of what he could reach. Despite of not bagging the title, he has proven that he is more than worthy. As a growing star, Darren did very well in capturing the people’s heart. He has conquered the three large island groups of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. As he continues to soar higher, Darren is all set to fascinate the whole world and share his extraordinary talent!
His first stop, “The Big Apple,” for The Outstanding Filipino American (TOFA) AwardsNight. Darren will be performing for the Filipino-American community at the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, USA on October 25, 2014. TOFA is an annual event held during the Filipino American History Month in October, to give honor and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who, in their distinctive ways, contributed to the betterment of both the US and the Philippines. The 124-year old Carnegie Hall, in Manhattan, is considered as one of the most premier and most prestigious concert venues in the USA with its noteworthy architectural layout. Built in 1890, the renowned national historic landmark and concert venue is a dream stage for every local and international performer. World class Filipino talents have showcased their talents here such as the Asia’s Song Bird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and The Voice coach, Lea Salonga. It is indeed a privilege and a priceless experience for the Total Performer to step on that stage and once again awe the world!
Next, is the place where it all started, The Great White North, Canada.With two homecoming scheduled for him, Darren couldn’t be more excited. The first will be in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he was born and raised. He can’t wait to go home, reunite with his family, and perform especially to the Filipino community who has been supporting him throughout his journey. The Homecoming Concert will be on November 7, 2014, with special guest, Jay-R at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Approximately 295 kilometers away from Calgary is Edmonton, a familiar stage for Darren since his Pinoy Singing Sensation days. Thank You Canada will be on November 8, 2014 at the Mirage Banquet Hall, Darren will be showing his gratitude to the country that embraced his family with open arms.
His world journey will continue as he will perform live in the Rising Stars Concert together with The Voice of the Philippines season 1 grand winner, Mitoy Yonting, The Voice of the Philippines runner-up, Klarisse de Guzman and PMPC’s New Recording Artists of the Year, Marion Aunor on November 15, 2014 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Auditorium in California.
Later on, Darren will be flying to Vancouver, Canada and will show his vocal powers to his supporters, still with the voices of Mitoy Yonting, Klarisse de Guzman, and Marion Aunor at the Massey Theather on November 21, 2014.
Together with the TVK top 4 co-finalists, Lyca, Juan Karlos and Darlene, they will be serenading the people of Doha, Qatar on December 12, 2014. The TVK top 4 will definitely sing their heart out at the West End Park Amphitheatre as the Filipino people get to see them perform live.
Since giving and sharing is the essence of the holiday season, so is Darren’s. He will cherish and give back to all his fans by performing for a benefit concert at the Loma Linda Filipino Church Multipurpose Center in Redlands, California on December 28, 2014.
As the blessed year paved way to yet another colorful and fruitful year for Darren and his family, it should be ended with a blast. Darren and his family will be having fun, games, and a lot of singing at a luncheon in Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino, California.
The year 2014 must be one of the best years in Darren’s life, since it has given him the opportunity to showcase his talent, at the same time, use it to help others. At such as young age, he is one of the very few Filipino performers to roam the world in such a short period of time. Darren’s busy world tour will continue in 2015. Countries like Singapore, Australia, the rest of the United States of America, and many others will be fortunate to meet Darren in person.
All these great opportunity gives way to fulfilling his big dream, of a “World Tour.” It is indeed a blessing for him which he truly deserves. Being away from his family may be very difficult, but he is so strong to hold onto his dreams and reach for it. With so much love and support from the DARRENatics worldwide, such dream will never be too far to reach. Darren Espanto has rocked the Philippines and he will soon stun the whole world. So be ready and buckle up, because Darren Espanto, The Total Performer, will definitely dominate the world!