Vengaboys, the famous Dutch Eurodance group who rose to prominence in the 1990s, are coming to Australia and New Zealand in late 2016, they announced on their Facebook page. Their tour dates begin in late October and run through early November.
The Vengaboys are a band of four performers, Kim Sasabone, Denise Van Rijswijk, Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa who rose to fame in the late 1990s. Kim Sasabone is their lead vocalist. They are well known for their hit singles “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!,” “We’re Going to Ibiza” and “We Like to Party.”
The name “Vengaboys” and the band itself originated from two Dutch DJ’s known as Danski and Delmundo, mentions Eurokdj. Their original names are Dennis van den Drieshen and Wessel van Diepen. They used to organise illegal beach parties in Spain. “Venga” in Spanish means “come on!”
It is in one of these beach parties that the Vengaboys met up with Kim Sasabone and some of the other members that are part of the band today. Past members of the band include Roy Olivero den Burger, Yorick Bakker, and Eddie Ziada.
The band’s Facebook page mentions that they topped the charts in 20 countries including the UK, Germany, Benelux, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Poland, Australia, and Mexico. They were also nominated for MTV’s Best Breakthrough of the Year in 1999 in the US. They have sold 20 million singles and five million albums. More details can be found at their official website, Vengaboys.com.
The tour dates for the Vengaboys in Australia are as follows:
30 October, Sunday
170 Russell Street, Melbourne
3 November, Thursday
Wrest Point, Hobart
4 November, Friday
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
5 November, Saturday
Big Top, Sydney
11 November, Friday
The Gov, Adelaide
12 November, Saturday
Metro City, Perth
Tickets for the tours can be purchased at the Metropolis Touring website.
As for New Zealand, the Vengabus will be charming the Kiwis of Auckland and Hamilton with their songs on 28 and 29 October, respectively, before departing for their longer tour of Australia.
28 October, Friday
Claudelans Arena, Hamilton
29 October, Saturday
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Tickets for the New Zealand tour dates are also available on Metropolis Touring.