After a month of rumors since Mark Feehily first talked about a show in Vietnam on his Twitter in July, two local media companies have officially announced that the famous Irish boy band will perform in Hanoi on October 1.
In a press release on August 31, An Thuan Media and Alatca Media have confirmed that they are in charge of organizing Westlife's live show in Vietnam.
At the same time, information about Westlife's Vietnam leg was posted on the band's website and broadcast on StarWorld and AXN.
The band's performance in Vietnam is part of their worldwide Gravity tour, which will also take place in China (Sep 21, 23 and 25), Hong Kong (Sep 27), Manila (Sep 29), Singapore (Oct 3), Jakarta (Oct 5), Kuala Lumpur (Oct 7) and Seoul (Oct 9).
Representatives of the organizers said that the performance of the band in Hanoi will be a big treat for the local fans. Ticket prices for the concert range from VND350,000 to VND1 million.
The show will feature songs from the band's latest album Gravity, which was released at the end of last year, as well as some of their previous hits.
They'll also cover some contemporary hit songs like Viva la Vida, Bad Romance, and I Predict a Riot.
The band, whose ten of eleven albums have been certified Platinum, includes four members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan. Another member, Brian McFadden, left the band for his solo career in 2004.
McFadden performed in Vietnam's Hennessy show in October, 2009.
Organizers launched the official website of the live tour at www.westlife.com.vn, which also offers online ticket sales. Tickets are available at Megastar Vincom, Megastar Picomall and Boo City in Hanoi.