This is the second time that the singers are performing live together since 2013. They have named their upcoming concert after their bestselling album, Tinh Ta Bien Bac Dong Xanh (Our Love, Silver Sea, Green Fields).
“We couldn’t imagine that the audience loved us so much! The interest in our concert was amazing! Within a week, all 1,200 tickets were sold out and many people were still calling us to ask for tickets,” said Tan, known as Vietnam’s number one tenor, recalling the 2013 concert.
This time, the artists will perform at the 3,700-seat My dinh National Convention Centre, to meet the “enthusiasm of our fans,” he said.
They will perform long-time favourites like Bai Ca Thong Nhat (The Song of Unification), Mua Chim En Bay (Season of Swallows), Tam Biet Chim En (Goodbye, Swallows), Tren Dinh Phu Van (On the Phu Van Peak), and Dat Nuoc Tinh Yeu (The Country of Love).
Although the two artists have performed these songs several times, they have promised to bring something new to the upcoming show.
“To refresh the old songs, the live show’s choreographer – musician and songwriter Thanh Phuong, has remixed them in a modern style,” said Tan, who is also the show’s music director.
The show will also include their hits like Gap Nhau Giua Rung Mo (We Meet in the Apricot Forest), Gui Em O Cuoi Song Hong (To My Dear at Red River’s Lower Reaches) and Tinh Ta Bien Bac Dong Xanh.
Two guest artists from HCM City, diva Hong Nhung and singer Duc Tuan, will add a more ‘romantic colour to the show,’ Tan said.
Alongside their solo performances, the artists will entertain the audience with duets and even quartet performances, singing compositions of Trinh Cong Son, Pham Duy and Ngo Thuy Mien.
The show will start at 8pm on October 20 at the My Dinh National Convention Centre.
Since winning the National Television Singing Festival 1999, which later became the Morning Star Rendezvous, Vietnam’s most prestigious singing contest, Tan has built his fame mainly in the patriotic music genre and folk tunes. He has been dubbed the ‘Prince of Patriotic Songs’.
A top-three finisher at the National Television Singing Festival in 1999, and runner-up at the National Chamber Singing Contest in 2000, Tho, like her friend Tan, has also carved a name for herself in the patriotic genre for almost two decades. She is currently a vocal music lecturer at the National Academy of Music.