Westlife to come to Hanoi

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Westlife to come to Hanoi

Irish boy band Westlife will visit Vietnam for one-night only in Hanoi on October 1 as part of a global tour to promote their 11th album ‘Gravity,’ reports VnExpress.

Westlife to come to Hanoi

Irish superstars Westlife will perform in Hanoi on October 1 - Photo: Official website of Westlife Irish boy band Westlife will visit Vietnam for one-night only in Hanoi on October 1 as part of a global tour to promote their 11th album ‘Gravity,’ reports VnExpress.

The lads have sold 44 million records worldwide and their first seven singles went straight to number one in Britain, a feat unmatched.

At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Mark Feehily wrote on Twitter that Vietnam would be one of their destinations in the Asian leg of their tour.

He added that he wanted to go to “Some places I’ve never been, like Vietnam, which will be great but also I can’t wait to get back to our old haunts like Jakarta and Taipei.”

Vietnamese fans will be over the moon as the band come to the country for the first time.

Established in 1998 with five members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Feehily, Shane Filan and Brian McFadden (who left the band in 2004), Westlife soon became one of the leading boy bands in Europe with a number of wonderful ballads such as Flying without Wings, Seasons in the Sun, My Love and I Lay My Love on You.

The band’s 11th album was released last year and the group started its world tour on March 7 in Welsh capital Cardiff. From September 21, the remaining four members will visit China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

It has been a good year for Vietnamese music lovers who have had the chance to welcome a lot of big-name bands and artists including the Backstreet Boys, Super Junior, JYJ, Alexandra Burke, David Cook and David Archuleta.

Rock gods Bon Jovi are also scheduled to come to Vietnam later this year.

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