BANGKOK — Two Grammys, four albums and 10 million YouTube followers later, Pentatonix is ready to hum their a cappella hits in Bangkok for the first time this September.
The Texan quintet won a Grammy for their 2015 Daft Punk medley watched more than 200 million times on YouTube. Better news? They’re on a world tour and will touch down in Bangkok in September.
Also known as PTX, the group formed in 2011 with five vocalists: Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Mitch Grassi. After winning the third season of U.S. singing competition The Sing-Off, the group started uploading pop-style a cappella covers of hit songs and their own originals to YouTube.
Their first EP was released in 2012. Their 2014 holiday album “That’s Christmas To Me” has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By 2016, they have produced four studio albums, including their latest simply titled “Pentatonix”. All of their releases have reached the top five on the Billboard Digital Album Charts.
After winning two Grammys in the same category for two consecutive years for “Daft Punk” in 2015 and “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” in 2016, the group embarked on their second world tour beginning in Japan in April and scheduled to end back in Houston this November.
General admission tickets are 2,000 baht and can be bought from Thai Ticket Major counters or online.
The group will make their Thai debut Sept. 13 at Muang Thai GMM Live House, on the eighth floor of CentralWorld. Doors opens at 6pm with two opening acts.