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July 28, 2016
IN 2015, I TOURED THE PHILIPPINES NON-STOP IN 127 DAYS, VISITED 37 PROVINCES, 46 TOWNS AND 40 CITIES, AND PERFORMED A TOTAL OF 53 GIGS. I TRAVELED A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 9,006 KM, 7,824 KM BY LAND, 1,182 KM BY AIR, 656 KM BY SEA. I HAVE SEEN THE WONDERS OF MY COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE AS I TRAVERSE WITH A TOUCH OF MADNESS – Clementine, Dragonfly Collector
“You live years in only a few months when you travel,” says Clementine, reflecting on the four month backpacking concert tour he did in 2015 in support of his Dragonfly Collector solo project album, The World Is Your Oyster.
Now, he’s on the road again, headed to South East Asia for three weeks. He will carry on his new tradition of backpacking, staying in low-key accommodations, lingering in places to explore and discover local flavours, art, adventures, people and their cultures.
With the launch of this tour he also released the official video for the eponymous song Dragonfly Collector from the new album. The video is a perfect way to launch the new tour as it’s a mini travelogue of last year’s epic journey.
Clementine’s way of touring is unusual for a musician of his calibre, or any standard musician’s tour. He recalls his days of touring with Philippine super band Orange and Lemons as being very cloistered and regimented: “We would get flown in to a city, sound check, perform, fly out. Next day, same thing. We never got to really look around and explore.”
This time, he is the master of his own destiny, having planned his tour schedule to allow time for getting to know the land and its people. “My nationwide Philippine tour last year was the most exhilarating thing that I did in my entire music career,” he says.
During last year’s epic tour that took him from Pagudpud to Gen. Santos City, Tacloban to Puerto Princesa, far to the North, all the way East, to much of the South and back West, his trusty sidekick and opening act, Ian Penn, shot video of their travels with his DSLR camera. The two packed “light,” foregoing luxuries and shared between them a compact Martin travel acoustic guitar.
Traveling with ordinary folks by public transport including bus, jeepney, tricycle, ferry and sometimes on foot, Clem and Ian saw their country up close and personal, discovering people and traditions, languages and cultures beyond their imagining, right within their own nation.
Castro is now looking forward to taking Dragonfly Collector to other lands, and over the next three weeks will explore Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
See tour dates below. Here comes the Dragonfly Collector!
August 3, 2015
Lilystars Records is proud to bring Dragonfly Collector to a city nearest you!
Eight months after the digital release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The World is Your Oyster, Dragonfly Collector embarks on “The World is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015”, introducing a completely different approach to concert touring and musical promotion.
The tour is an independently produced backpack nationwide journey, which will be covered mostly by land and sea. This grand national odyssey kicks off in Meycauayan, Bulacan on August 11, 2015 and will run until early December. The 44 performance stops will cover key areas of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and will wind down in Southern Luzon. In between stops, Dragonfly Collector will also help promote domestic tourism through side trips to various national parks, beaches, caves, heritage sites, and other destinations of interest.
11 Aug Meycauayan City, BUL Session Bar & Bistro
12 Aug Baliwag, BUL Café Avelina
14 Aug Angeles City, PAM Alta Pampanga Resto Bar & Café
15 Aug San Marcelino, ZMB Black Plate Restaurant
18 Aug Tarlac City, TAR Chimichanga Mexican Bar & Grill
21 Aug Baguio City, BEN 18 BC
22 & 23 Aug San Juan, LUN Surf Shack
28 Aug Bantay, ILS One Vittoria Hotel
29 Aug Laoag City, ILN Kalye Lagasca
30 Aug Pagudpod, ILN Terra Rika Beach & Dive Resort
04 Sep Tuguegarao City, CAG Leonor Bar & Grill
05 Sep Cauayan City, ISA 21st Amendment
12 Sep Baler, AUR Cautibar & Grill
14 Sep Cabanatuan City, NUE Rainforest Bar & Restaurant
15 Sep Makati City, NCR Boiler Room (CD/Vinyl Launch)
17 Sep Los Banos, LAG Duplex Tavern
24 Sep Lucena City, QUE Eduvigis Coffee Bar & Restaurant
26 Sep Boac City, MAD A & A Beach Resort
30 Sep Naga City, CAS Chili Peppers
3 Oct Legaspi City, ALB 21st Amendment Legaspi
05 Oct Catarman, NSA Tsiban
07 Oct Calbayog City, WSA Carlos & Carmelos
10 Oct Tacloban City, LEY Na Ning Mobile Bar
12 Oct Surigao City, SUN Kody’s Bar
15 Oct Butuan City, AGN Café Caliente
17 Oct Davao City, DAV Sales Bar Tekanplor
23 Oct Digos City, DAS Fire & Ice Superclub
24 Oct General Santos City, DAS Family Country Hotel
27 Oct Koronadal City, SCO EMR Center
30 Oct Cagayan De Oro City, MSR Karumata
31 Oct Iligan City, LAN Bar Around The Corner (BATC)
03 Nov Zamboanga City, ZAS Bigdawgs Bistro
04 Nov Dipolog City, ZAN D’Hotel and Suites
06 Nov Dumaguete City, NER Hayahay Treehouse Bar
12 Nov Tagbilaran City, BOH Dong Juan
13 Nov Cebu City, CEB The Monastery
15 Nov San Carlos City, NEC Sir Chief’s Corner
18 Nov Bacolod City, NEC Crate Bar & Kitchen
21 Nov Iloilo City, ILI Mango Tree Restaurant
25 Nov Roxas City, CAP Soul Superclub
27 & 28 Nov Boracay, AKL Charlie’s
04 & 05 Dec Puerto Galera, MDR Coco Aroma
07 Dec Batangas City, BTG Euphoria Bar & Restaurant
12 Dec Puerto Princesa City, PLW Katabom
Dragonfly Collector: The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015 will primarily feature acoustic performances, but will be backed by Nitoy Adriano on guitars, Vengee Gatmaitan on bass, and Pat Sarabia on drums on select tour legs. Upcoming indie-folk singer, Ian Penn, will be opening all shows.
Dragonfly Collector is the solo debut of Clem Castro (aka Clementine), award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and frontman of the bands The Camerawalls and the now defunct Orange and Lemons.
For more information on tour dates, venues, and ticket prices, please visit or subscribe to the Facebook event section of Dragonfly Collector http://www.facebook.com/ilcollettore/events and his official site at http://dragonflycollector.com
Dragonfly Collector: The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015 is brought to you by Lilystars Records and is sponsored in part by Gist.ph, Jam 88.3, Pinoytuner, Radio Republic, Panay News, and 57 Studios Manila.