You didn't expect The Camerawalls to go on tour with nary a goodbye or farewell party, did you? Pinoys and Spanish host a despedida, the Germans pull off an abschiedsfete, but yes, before the band takes off to satiate their wanderlust, they're kicking up some dust first -- and everyone's invited! Pen & Ink Manila, in partnership with Lilystars Records and Requiem Rising Singapore, is staging "WanderLust: The Camerawalls Single + SEA Tour Launch Party," on Monday, Aug. 20, at Quantum Cafe (Kamagong cor. Bagtikan Sts., Makati City).
After putting in time at the studio following Pamagdoy, their five-city tour of the Visayas last April -- The Camerawalls is packing up their instruments again and following that irresistible desire to travel, this time to the backpacker's haven of Southeast Asia. "Wanderlust: The Camerawalls South-East Asian Backpack Tour" kicks off in a dezpedida ("fare thee well") gig in the Philippines, then rolls on the offbeat path to a string of watering holes in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand -- each locale a vital component to the Philippine-based band's musical odyssey.