Danish pop-rock band Michael Learns to Rock will perform live at People’s Square Park in Yangon on March 31, according to a spokesperson from concert organiser Pastel Communications and Friendship Entertainment.
Myanmar singers Zaw Win Htut and Phyu Phyu Kyaw also will also perform at the concert.
Formed in 1988, the band has sold over 11 million records worldwide, mainly Asia and in and in addition, another 6 million or more paid downloads for their single “Take Me To Your Heart” which was awarded “most downloaded single of the year 2006” in Germany.
Songs from Michael Learns to Rock such as “Blue Night”, “Paint My Love”, “Sleeping Child” and “Wild Women” are well-known among Myanmar music fans, and are frequently covered by local singers.
In a press statement released last week, the concert organiser said members of the band will spend a short period in Myanmar and are “excited to experience the world-renowned warmth of the Myanmar people, pay their respect to the land of the Shwedagon Pagoda and sample Myanmar cuisine”.
They are also hoping to bring to Myanmar “an exhilarating night of musical extravaganza”.