Recipients of the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the one-of-a-kind Village People is set to visit the country next month for a series of shows.
Formed in 1977, and initially garnering notice for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes, the group went on to score a number of disco and dance hits including “Macho Man,” “Go West,” the club medley “San Francisco (You’ve Got Me)/ In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star),” and “In the Navy”. They also scored their biggest hit “Y.M.C.A” the song that has since become something of an anthem of sorts of the LGBT community. They have since sold upwards of 100 million records worldwide.
The group hit peak popularity in 1979, making several appearances on “The Merv Griffin Show” and travelling with Bob Hope to entertain U.S. troops around the world. They were also featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine the same year.
The Village People were featured in several TV shows including “That ‘70s Show” “The Muppet Show,” and “The Simpsons.” The film “Despicable Me 2” had “Y.M.C.A” playing in one of its final scenes.
Presented by Redstone Media Productions, the Village People will perform on May 28 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort & Casino; on May 29 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotels & Casino; and on May 30 at the SMX Convention Center Davao.
The Village People’s official residence while in Manila is Solaire Resort & Casino. Official media partners are JACKTV, 2nd Avenue, RJTV, Philippine Star, Businessworld, Manila Standard Today, Mellow 94.7, iFM, RJ100, PEP.ph, Spin.ph, Manila Concert Scene, Gala Magazine, WhenInManila.com, Circuit. Other sponsors: Yamaha, Zoomanity, OAAP, Yupanngco Music Academy, Graphitek, Asiaworld, Globaltronics, Yoshinoya, Hotel Sogo, and Canon.
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