Irish boy band Westlife thrilled Vietnamese audiences on Tuesday night by revealing their plan to come back to Vietnam for a live concert scheduled for November 22.
The band wrote on their Facebook account that “Vietnam! We are so excited to be coming back with the Wild Dreams tour on 22nd November 2023.”
Their live concert will take place at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, according to their Facebook post.
Concert tickets will be put up for sale on Tuesday next week.
“Don’t miss out,” they told their fans.
|A photo of the members of Westlife when they are young. Photo: The Guardian|
Right after their announcement, the post received some 6,000 emotions, 1,500 comments, and over 1,000 shares from Facebook users.
Many fans commented that they were exhilarated and would go to the concert with their friends.
The boy band traveled to Vietnam for the first time to perform at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi in 2011, as part of their Westlife Gravity Tour.
Two years later, singer Shane Filan, main vocalist of Westlife, came to Ho Chi Minh City to perform at the You & Me Tour Live in Saigon show at 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4.
In 2017, Shane Filan made a comeback to Vietnam for his Love Always Tour. He sang his songs and many of Westlife’s greatest hits, such as Uptown girl, Beautiful in White, Tonight, and You Raise Me Up, at a stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.
Westlife was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1998. The band consists of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne. Brian McFadden, a member of the band, left in 2004.
The group disbanded in 2012, but reunited in 2018.
Westlife became popular with Vietnamese audiences in the 1990s and 2000s.
|Many Vietnamese fans express their excitement at Westlife’s comeback to Vietnam. Photo: The Irish Sun|
In Ireland, the group has 11 number-one albums, 16 number-one singles, and 34 top-fifty singles.
The band has sold 55 million records worldwide and holds four Guinness World Records.
Among their greatest hits are My love, I Lay My Love on You, Queen of My Heart, Seasons in the Sun, Mandy, Fool Again, Swear it Again, and When You Tell Me That You Love Me.