Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The internationally-acclaimed band Bad Boys Blue cancelled their upcoming concert in Việt Nam after the group was involved in an accident in Russia, and singer John McInerney suffered severe injuries.
The cancellation was announced by Nguyễn Thùy Dương, producer behind the concert Bad Boys Blue & Sandra which was scheduled for March 11.
The group and singer Sandra Ann Lauer were expected to perform in Việt Nam for the first time on the night of March 11 at the National Convention Centre.
Due to the cancellation, only German singer Sandra Ann Lauer will perform at the concert.
Dương said that the group had an accident in Russia on its journey from Novosibirsk to Tomsk, due to heavy rain and snow. Most of the band members and the driver escaped injury, but John McInerney was seriously injured and was hospitalised for a broken thighbone. Even though he was in pain, he called the organising committee to apologise for cancelling the band’s concert in Hà Nội.
“We are very sorry for this accident and hope to get sympathy from the audiences, in particular fans of the band. We must send our encouragement and support to John McInerney and hope that the singer will be well again very soon,” Dương said.
Dương added that the previous name of the concert Bad Boys Blue & Sandra will be changed to Sandra Live in Concert.
Sandra Ann Lauer is known as one of the most successful German pop singers, selling more than 33 million records worldwide.
After enjoying some success as lead singer of the disco trio Arabesque, Sandra began performing under her solo name in 1984.
Her first album, The Long Play (1985), reached number 12 in her home country of Germany. The follow-up single In the Heat of the Night reached number two in Germany and the Top 5 in France. At that time Sandra was acclaimed as a "pop princess".
Many of Sandra’s songs including Everlasting Love, Hiroshima, In The Heat of The Night, Little Girl, Midnight Man and Heaven Can Wait created unforgettable memories for Vietnamese audiences in the 1980s and 1990s. —VNS