Last update 8/31/2011 12:02:00 PM (GMT+7)

Westlife’s Gravity Tour to come to Vietnam this October
VietNamNet Bridge – The Irish boyband will bring its “Gravity Tour” to Hanoi’s My Dinh National Stadium on October 1.

The show organizers, An Thuan Media and Alatca Media, on August 31, announced official information about the “Gravity Tour” on October 1.

The band will perform 20 songs, including its hits like “Swear It Again”, “My Love” and “If I Let You Go”. The tour tickets will price from VND350,000 to VND1 million. Tickets will be sold in three weeks of September, on website or at MegaStar Vincom, MegaStar Picomall and Boo City, 308 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi.

The ticket prices for the Westlife show are much lower than those of foreign artists’ shows in Vietnam this year, such as Super Junior or Backstreet Boys.

“Though we suffered losses from some previous shows of foreign singers, we still try to bring a worldwide famous band to Vietnam. We also try to offer reasonable prices for Vietnamese audiences to enable as many as fans to have chance to see and enjoy Westlife’s songs,” said producer Vu Anh Tuan.

“We want to build up the habit to buy tickets in Vietnam so in the future, organizers can bring world famous artists to Vietnam and we will be in the ‘map’ of performance in Asia,” he added.

The Gravity Tour is the eleventh concert tour by Westlife. The tour will support their eleventh studio album, Gravity. The tour visits Europe, Asia and Africa. In Asia, destinations include: China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea.

Westlife is an Irish boyband formed on 1997 and formally signed on 3 July, 1998. The group's original lineup comprised Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Brian McFadden, who departed in 2004. The group is the only act in British and Irish history to have its first seven singles go straight to number one, and they have gone on to sell over 44 million records worldwide, which includes their studio, single, video, and compilation albums.

The band was originally signed by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. They garnered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history, tying with Cliff Richard and trailing behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The group has also broken a few top records, including "Music artist with most consecutive number 1's in the UK".