Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — German indie pop band Von Wegen Lisbeth will tour Việt Nam from November 4 to 13, performing and interacting with fans and youngsters who are learning German.
The tour includes two concerts, on in Hà Nội and another in HCM City.
The band started when five German students started the hardcore punk outfit Harry Hurtig. Their music gradually evolved into indie pop under the influence of Gameboy games, and Von Wegen Lisbeth was founded in 2006. Originally students of architecture, film music, mathematics, electrical engineering and media design, the band members took a study break to concentrate on their album and tour.
In the beginning, the band played with just an old guitar and a drum machine. Like so many others, their career began with a Youtube video. A song that made fun of the social media, ironically, their cheerful Sushi went viral on Facebook.
Von Wegen Lisbeth released their first single CD, And Suddenly the Salmon, in 2014 and went on their first solo tour in 2015. Because of their indie pop style and German lyrics, they are said to be influenced by the Hamburger Schule.
Hugely popular in Germany, the band’s concerts, after their first album Grande was released in July, were sold out. They have also performed at music fests such as Appletree Garden Festival, Kosmonaut Festival and Fusion Festival this year.
They will perform in the capital at Hà Nội’s Youth Theatre, 11 Ngô Thì Nhậm Street, on November 4 at 8pm and at 7pm on November 13 at HCM City’s Bến Thành Theatre, No 6 Mạc Đĩnh Chi Street.
Students learning German will get a chance to meet and talk to the band. In Hà Nội, The performances and interactions will be held at Hà Nội University and Hà Nội National University in morning on November 4, 6 and 7.
The same activities will take place at Phương Đông College and the Foreign Language College in Đà Nẵng city, on November 9, at 131 Lương Nhữ Hộc Street and at Huế Teacher’s Training College, 34 Lê Lợi Street, in Thừa Thiên Huế Province on November 10.
In HCM City, students at HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and German learners from HCM City Goethe Institute will talk and see Von Wegen Lisbeth’s performances on November 14.
Events with free entry will kick off at 7pm.
After their tour of Việt Nam, Von Wegen Lisbeth will perform at Voice Space Samsen Nai Road in Bangkok on November 20 at 2pm. — VNS