Scandalous South Korean band to perform in Ho Chi Minh

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South Korean boy band Big Bang will make its debut in Vietnam at the Coca-Cola SoundFest after drug and car accident scandals rocked the mucians careers last year, the news web site Vnexpress reported Tuesday.


The hip-hop-electronic-style band was formed by YG Entertainment in 2006 and consists of five members, including G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung, TOP and Seungri. They are scheduled to play the Ho Chi Minh City event April 14.


They have released several successful singles and albums in Korea and elsewhere and received several international music awards and titles.


In 2010, the band won the "Global Unity Award" at the United Nations Asia Pacific Global Tolerance with Music event. The award was for a charity concert they held to raise funds for earthquake-hit Haiti.


Representing the Asia-Pacific, Big Bang became the first foreign group to receive the Japan Cable Broadcasting Award for "Best Newcomer", and, with a miraculous 58 million votes, the band emerged as the inaugural Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards held at Belfast, Northern Ireland.


However, Daesung's car accident that left a motorcyclist dead in May, and G-Dragon's use of marijuana at a club in Japan in October, the group temporarily ceased its promotional activities until now.


The all day concert at Phu Tho Stadium in District 11 will feature other bands from Europe and leading local artists.


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