Parisian Indie Boys ‘Phoenix’ May Play in Bangkok

BANGKOK — High chance French rockers ‘Phoenix’ are coming to Bangkok? Hell, yes!

Organizer Have You Heard? On Wednesday night dropped a big hint online about French indie rock band Phoenix soon hitting Bangkok for the first time.

Famous for “1901,” “Lisztomania” and “Lasso,” Phoenix was formed in 1999 by Thomas Mars, Deck d’Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai. Their 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix won a Grammy Awards for the best alternative music album before single “1901” hit number one on the Billboard music chart’s Hot Alternative Songs, leading the band to become widely popular in the United States and other countries.

They announced their 2017 concert tour starting in May, which includes several cities in Asia such as Manila, Tokyo, Bali and Jakarta. Bangkok was not originally scheduled in their official announcement.

A heart-shaped hint posted by organizer Have You Heard? on Wednesday (left) and Phoenix’s 2017 tour logo