5566 to perform in Singapore

The remaining members of 5566 are (from left) Jason Hsu, Tony Sun and Zax Wang.
The remaining members of 5566 are (from left) Jason Hsu, Tony Sun and Zax Wang.PHOTO: TONY SUN/WEIBO

It is time to dig out the old CDs of Taiwanese boyband 5566 to get reacquainted with their music again.

News has come that the group, which took a hiatus in 2008 but held occasional reunion shows, will be performing in Singapore, though details like the date and venue are not known yet.

The group, now reduced to a trio from a quartet, staged a showbiz return with a sold-out gig in Taipei on Feb 23, according to a report in portal Mothership.

The upcoming show here has caused a stir, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's wife Ho Ching also sharing the news online.

The concert will feature Zax Wang, Jason Hsu and Tony Sun.

On Sunday, fans might hear Sun sharing more details about their Mandopop concert. He is slated to turn up at the Star Awards.

At the height of their fame, 5566 members acted in TV idol dramas such as My MVP Valentine and Westside Story.

But Mandopop, a genre which once reigned supreme in the region with artists such as 5566, F4 and S.H.E, has largely made way for the slick, dance-heavy music and marketing prowess of K-pop.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2019, with the headline '5566 to perform in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe