After celebrating his 15th birthday last month, Darren Espanto is now busy promoting his new album Be With Me and his upcoming major concert D Total Experience which will be held on June 25 at the Kia theater in Cubao. “We want it to be a more intimate venue and that’s why we chose the Kia theater. Okay naman dun, kasya. Mas malaki yung setting niya compared to last year’s MOA (concert) and it’s a more personal concept. While at the same time we’re still keeping the fun and yung mga favorites nila na songs from my album and marami akong kakantahin na new songs as well,” he shared.
Even after numerous live performances, Darren admitted that he still gets nervous when he goes on stage. "Opo, I still get really nervous. Kahit anong venue, kahit mall show or concert I get really nervous pa rin. But for me it’s just to have fun and to enjoy what I’m doing. Yung guests ko si Ate Maja Salvador, si kuya Jed Madela and kuya Nico Pascual. Of course I’ll be dancing with the G-Force and meron pang ibang guests so I’m happy and yung repertoire naman siyempre sa opening isa na naman yang very energetic and pasabog na performance. Hindi naman buwis buhay pero very energetic lang like to get the crowd going,” he said.
Darren admits that preparing for his concert is his top priority now. “Sa vocals siyempre kailangan ko alagaan. I just keep vocalizing and yung rehearsals merong band rehearsals and dance rehearsals. Mentally hindi ko pa alam yung ma-e-expect ko eh,” he added.
One of the special people he hopes will attend his concert is his crush Cassy Legaspi whom he admits he has already invited. "Yeah I invited naman sila and they want to go too. Si Mavy messaged me and also Cassy pero siyempre kailangan muna magpaalam po nila,” he admitted. Although he gets to interact with the Legaspi twins during ASAP, he said Mavy and Cassy will just be part of the audience and not performers for his concert. "Hindi po siguro sa show na ito muna,” he said.
Darren’s album Be With Me is now out through digital downloads and streaming via Spinnr, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, VEVO, and in CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets. His concert D Total Experience will be held on June 25, Saturday at 8 pm. For tickets call Ticketnet at 911-5555.