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Pop stars spend big money on live shows

Update: September, 15/2016 - 09:00
Pop star: Đàm Vĩnh Hưng’s Diamond Show will be staged in HCM City and Hà Nội. The show is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees.File photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Pop stars’ live music shows at theatres and nightclubs are expected to rock the market during the rainy season.     

Đàm Vĩnh Hưng will celebrate his 20-year career at the Diamond Show in HCM City and Hà Nội early next month.   

"I will spend more than VNĐ9 billion (US$450,000) on light and sound effects and other elements to dazzle my fans,” said Hưng in a recent interview with media.

“More than 70 dancers from Ba Lê, Hoàng Thông, OH and ABCKids group will support me on stage,” he said. “The artists will wear 200 different costumes and accessories designed under the theme of my concert, Diamond.”

Hưng invited pop star Hồ Ngọc Hà and young singers such as Noo Phước Thịnh and Bảo Anh to perform with him.  

His close friends, Vietnamese-American singers Hồng Ngọc and Dương Triệu Vũ, will also be featured.

More than 3,000 fans of HCM City will visit the Hòa Bình Theatre to see their idols on stage on October 1.

Hưng began his career by singing pop and dance, but has recently turned to R&B, blues and folk.

He faced challenges along the way to becoming a big star. He won dozens of top music prizes presented by prestigious organisations, including the Mai Vàng (Apricot) Award and HTV Award for the year’s best singer by the city-based Người Lao Động (Labourer) newspaper and HCM City Television.  

He has produced more than 50 albums and organised nine live shows in big cities. 

"My crew and I have worked hard several months to win over fans from every walk of life,” said the 45-year-old. 

Hưng will sing 20 love songs, in Vietnamese and English, that were popular in the 1980s and early 90s.

The Diamond Show will take place at the National Convention Centre Hà Nội on October 2.

While Hưng’s show aims to impress audiences, Vietnamese-American singer Bằng Kiều will return to Hà Nội for a charity show this month.

Kiều’s show, Đêm Tình Nhân (Love Night), will raise funds to support poor child patients in Hà Nội.

"I will offer something new for my fans," said 43-year-old Kiều. "I will sing with Tuấn Ngọc, Thanh Hà and Quang Lê, who are very popular among Vietnamese living abroad."

Kiều, with a strong and impressive voice, will be on stage for two hours, singing and dancing songs written by famous musicians.

More than 2,500 people will join his show at the National Convention Centre Hà Nội on September 17.

Vietnamese-American singer Ý Lan chose the nightclub We for her live show in HCM City.

She and guest singer Vũ Khanh will sing love songs by famous composers Văn Cao, Trịnh Công Sơn and Nguyễn Ánh 9.  

Her concert will take place on September 17.

Lan will move to Hà Nội for a live show to celebrate her 25-year career. The show called Sa Mạc Tình Yêu (Desert of Love) will open at 8pm at the Cultural Friendship Palace on September 25.

Lan became popular in Việt Nam after she appeared in the music show series Paris by Night produced by Thúy Nga Production in France. She has performed in music programmes and shows in  HCM City and Hà Nội since 2012. — VNS










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