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K-pop bands to perform in Hanoi this week

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:07 GMT+7
K-pop bands to perform in Hanoi this week
Celebrated K-pop singers are seen in this photo illustration.

Seven well-known K-pop bands will liven up Hanoi in a show to be held this weekend.

The seven popular K-pop boybands and girlbands, SHINee, Sistar, Teen Top, Block B, A Pink, EXO and GOT7, are expected to enthrall their fans in the “Music Bank Hanoi” show, which is slated to take place at My Dinh Stadium at 6:00 pm on Saturday, local media reported.

The three-hour event will see the bands “burning” the stage with several of their hits.

Each of them will also sing a song in Vietnamese as a way to say hello to their fans in the Southeast Asian country, Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) cited the organizer as saying.

The show will also feature some Vietnamese celebrities.

Singers Bora, Onew and Chanyeol, who belong to Sistar, SHINee, and EXO respectively, will serve as the show’s hosts.

The concert is expected to air on KBS, a major South Korean broadcaster, on April 8, VOV said.

The seven bands have appeared in video clips in which they said hello and expressed love to their Vietnamese fans.

Vietnam is the ninth destination during this Music Bank crew’s performing tour, after such stops as Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City.

Tickets cost between VND300,000 (US$14) and VND1.9 million ($89) apiece.

During the warm-up event which took place last Saturday in Hanoi, to local fans’ amazement, the organizer announced that tickets to this Saturday’s show would be sold at a 50 percent discount, The Thao va Van Hoa (Sports and Tourism) newspaper reported.

The move delighted a number of youths, but outraged many others, who had earlier bought tickets at the original prices.

Music Bank is a popular Korean music television program which debuted in 1998 on KBS and has aired weekly since.

As of 2011, it was broadcast in 72 different countries through KBS World.

In recent years, Music Bank has sent its crew to major cities around the world to stage shows and record and broadcast them on KBS channels later.

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