The MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign today announced the dates of its nationwide  concert tour to fight human trafficking in VietNam. The tour will kick off March 27 with “MTV EXIT Live in Hanoi”, a massive free concert at My Dinh Stadium featuring top local artists such as Ha Anh Tuan, Pham Anh Khoa, Phuong Vy and recently just revealed, Noo Phuoc Thinh. Korean boyband Super Junior and Australian pop star Kate Miller-Heidke will also participate in the Hanoi concert.

David Archuleta and Backstreet Boys, however, will NOT be joining the MTV EXIT Live in Vietnam concert tour contrary to rumors.

MTV EXIT is produced by the MTV Europe Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID).

The second concert will be held on April 3 in Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site two times consecrated by UNESCO. The tour will then move on to Can Tho on April 10. The final event will be held in Ho Chi Minh City at QK7 Stadium on April 17, and is expected to draw more than 25,000 people. American band The Click Five, recipients of the Knockout Award at the MTV Asia Awards, will headline the Ho Chi Minh City concert. As avid supporters of MTV EXIT’s initiative to end human trafficking, the band is thrilled to return to Southeast Asia once again to lend their voices to this urgent cause.

Footage from the concerts will be used to produce a series of television programs aired nationally on YanTV, the campaign’s official music channel.

“I’m proud and excited to be a part of the MTV EXIT campaign in Vietnam” said local rock artist Pham Anh Khoa. “I encourage everyone to attend these free concert events and be a part of history. Human trafficking happens everywhere in the world and maybe just right under our noses. We are all affected one way or another. I hope the campaign will give everyone information to live safely.”

“We are thrilled to announce the MTV EXIT Live in Vietnam concert tour” said Simon Goff, MTV EXIT’s Director. “The power and influence of music is a great force for change. By holding this concert tour across Vietnam we are harnessing this power; using it to inform and mobilize young people in the fight against human trafficking.”

MTV EXIT has held 15 concerts to raise awareness about human trafficking across Asia over the past two years, including events in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan and the Philippines.

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(From: MTV Exit)

To get tickets to the MTV EXIT Live in Hanoi Concert, tune in to YanTV, listen to XoneFM 104.5FM, log on to http://www.zing.vn or http://www.hoahoctro.vn, visit a Levi’s store in Vietnam or go to http://www.welovelevis.com and pick up a copy of Hoa Hoc Tro or Thoi Trang Tre Magazine.

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