Westlife adds another concert night in Vietnam

By Hieu Chau   October 21, 2023 | 05:20 pm PT
Irish boy band Westlife’s Ho Chi Minh City concert organizers have announced the addition of another show to the superstars’ stop in Vietnam next month.
Irish boy band Westlife. Photo from Westlie Facebook

Irish boy band Westlife. Photo from Westlie Facebook

Do Thu Giang, CEO of concert organizer AMO, announced the news with a representative from the concert’s sponsor VPBank. According to them, the group will perform for an additional night on Nov. 21 as part of their "The Wild Dreams Tour."

"Westlife plays an essential part in many Vietnamese people’s adolescence and early adulthood," the sponsor’s representative said.

"We decided to sponsor the event to help Vietnamese fans meet their idols, enjoy their idols’ iconic songs in person, and contribute to making Vietnam a potential stop for international artists’ concerts in the future."

Tickets for the newly-announced show are set to go on sale starting 12 a.m. Monday. There will be 15,000 tickets available, which is the venue’s maximum capacity. Ticket prices range between VND850,000 and VND4 million ($35-$163), and they will only be distributed digitally.

Prior to the announcement, the Irish boy band had confirmed that they would hold a single concert at HCMC’s Thong Nhat Stadium on Nov. 22, making Vietnam one of eight stops in Asia on their world tour to date, along with Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Tickets for the group’s Nov. 22 performance went on sale Sep. 26. All of the 15,000 tickets found owners after only four hours, leaving many fans to express their hope that the group would extend their stay in Vietnam.

Westlife’s two November gigs in HCMC will mark the group’s second time performing in Vietnam, after their 2011 show in Hanoi as part of their "Gravity Tour."

The setlist is expected to include many of the group’s best hits, from "My Love," "If I Let You Go," to "Flying Without Wings" and "Soledad."

Westlife were formed in 1998 in Dublin, Ireland with five members. The group disbanded in 2012 before reuniting again in 2018. The current members of the group are Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne.

They are holders of four Guinness World Records, including the top-selling group in the 21st century in the United Kingdom.

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