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Girls’ Generation kicks start their 2013 ‘Girls & Peace’ World Tour in Seoul!

June 9, 2013


Girls’ Generation has successfully kickstarted the first leg of their 2013 ‘Girls & Peace’ World Tour in Seoul on June 8th and 9th! With two consecutive concerts over the weekends, the girls definitely didn’t hold back on their performances as they managed to keep fans captivated and cheering passionately throughout the three-hour concert extravaganza!

To start off the three-hour concerts, the girls heated up the stadium with ‘Hoot’ and went on to perform about 30 songs overall, which of course, includes their hit title songs such as ‘Gee’, ‘Genie’, ‘The Boys’, ‘I Got A Boy’ and more as well as their hit Japanese singles including ‘Mr. Taxi’, ‘Flower Power’ and ‘Paparazzi’.


Besides that, they also performed a few surprises including a nine-person version of subunit TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’, a cover of an English classic from the 60s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and the group’s brand new yet-to-be released Japanese single ‘Love & Girls’. Some other lesser performed songs from their many albums were refreshing to the audience and it includes songs like ‘Say Yes’, ‘TOP’, ‘Express 999′, ‘Reflection’, ‘Talk Talk’ and more.

Other than the catchy dance songs with powerful moves, the girls also performed soothing ballads with their sweet voices such as ‘Promise’, one of their earlier Korean songs ‘Baby Baby’, ‘Forever’ and ‘How Great Is Your Love’.


The wonderfully carried out performances and the well-arranged setlist plus the brilliantly-choreographed stage effects kept fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the performances throughout the three-hour concert and there wasn’t a dull moment or any chances for the audience to seek even a toilet break!

The beautiful pink ocean created by the thousands and thousands of fanlights held by fans were an amazing sight to behold and it did not stop throughout the concert except for a few short minutes when the girls were treated to a little fan event during the song ‘Baby Baby’ where everyone switched to the yellow lightsticks, which was given to everyone and the yellow ocean matched the mellow tones of the song. On the second day, fans prepared a paper slogan event, which was beautiful and it brought touching tears to the girls and the audience alike.


Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation 2013 ‘Girls & Peace’ World Tour has been confirmed for Taiwan on July 20th and 21st at the Taipei Arena and it has been rumoured to be held in other countries but we are still awaiting more news and confirmation on this.

The setlist of the Seoul leg of the concert is as follows (might not be completely correct and further confirmation is needed):

1. Hoot
2. Animal
3. Talk Talk
4. The Boys
5. I Got A Boy
6. Say Yes
7. Dancing Queen
8. Mr. Taxi
9. TOP
10. Flower Power
11. Paparazzi
12. Run Devil Run
13. Reflection
14. Promise
15. Baby Baby
16. I’m a diamond
17. Express 999
18. Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
19. The Great Escape
20. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
21. My J
22. Kissing You
23. Himnae (Way To Go)
24. Gee
25. Forever
26. Into The New World
27. Love & Girls
28. Oh!
29. 봄날 (How Great Is Your Love)
30. Twinkle


Stay tuned to Fanwonder.com for more updates on Girls’ Generation’s 2013 ‘Girls & Peace’ World Tour!

’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ hits Singapore on Dec 9th!

October 11, 2011



Following the successful concerts in Seoul and Taipei, SNSD will head to Singapore for the third stop of their ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ in December!

According to announcements made by organizer Running Into The Sun (RITS) on October 11th, the ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ will take place this coming December 9th at 8pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Initially scheduled for February 2012, the concert have been brought forward to December this year due to a change in the girls’ schedules.

This will be SNSD’s first solo concert in Singapore and ticketing details will be released soon. Concert tickets will be available by the end of October.

Earlier this year, the ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ kicked off with two concerts in Seoul on July 23rd and 24th, followed by the Taipei stop with three concerts from September 9th to 11th.

Credit: xinmsn + sgRITS@twitter.com

Super Dome thanks SONEs for SNSD’s successful 2nd tour in Taiwan

September 20, 2011



(Any official pictures for 2nd tour?)

Super Dome staff: Of course there will be photo sharing, we’ve already sent SM the photos, after some verification, we can post it for everyone!

(Do you remember what happened to YoonA when they reached the airport?)

Super Dome staff: I do remember, of course. When YoonA came out from the airplane, staffs realised that she wasn’t feeling well. After confirming with the Korean staffs, she was having a little flu then and her body was aching. She had injections on that day.

On the second day I asked the Korean staffs if she needed to go to the hospital, the staffs told me that she has fully recovered and we don’t have to worry!

Staff’s account:

Sone’s greatness… is growing continuously….

From the 1st tour to the 2nd, it’s not difficult to realise SNSD and SONE’s changes,

Seeing that the girls are becoming more mature, confident and enjoying their own stage performances, how about SONEs?

Just within 11 months, they were twice as fast when entering the stadium (it was surprising)!

I also discovered that female fans population grew after the 1st tour and there were also a lot of couples, spouses who came together!

SONEs at the first tour were enthusiastic and lively, yet SONEs at the second tour were better at organisation and unity. Besides just being enthusiastic, they became greater.

I was really touched at the scenes, feeling that 30,000 people are supporting them and being together with them, I enjoyed the performance too!

Some reporters who saw the performances of the SONEs and asked me, “How did they improve so much from last year? Exactly how much time did they spend preparing for the events?”

I replied him in pride, “Less than a week! Together with the generation of ideas and organisation, they took 2 months!”

Upon hearing my reply, the reporter was stunned and he made a conclusion, “You should take out some money and set up a company for them, there’s nothing they can’t do!”

……………..

I was happy and at the same time so proud that it seemed like my children getting 1st in their classes…!

I really have to thank the ‘Event committee’ who were involved in the planning and running of the events successfully this time.

I remember the 3 days we collaborated; we formed words, shouted fan chants, sang together and threw the pink ribbons together.

I remember the moment before the pink ribbon event, I saw an 80-year-old grandma at the yellow 2C area, who stood up, prepared, and throw the ribbons together with us..!

At that moment, I was 101% touched, to think that they could make an 80-year-old lady go “Gee Gee Gee Gee Baby baby baby”, they could make her return to her ‘Sonyeo’ times with SNSD – How amazing was their power?

Another point worth praising was the cleanliness of the stages.

Nearly no one threw towels or presents towards the stage, so I hope that we can achieve an absolute clean stage during the third tour!

However, I think that there is room for improvement during the third tour.

“Pink Ocean, is that really so difficult?”

This time, there were still a lot of purple, bluish light sticks in the pink ocean and some even brought lightboards, another with a super long light stick and others with horns of blue and pink lights.

Also, some forgot to turn off their lights after the word formation event…!

The Pink Ocean represents fans’ determination, also a form of respect for the girls.

What I don’t understand is that, since you can do it so well for ticketing and event practices, you should be able to ensure that your light stick is pink!

Lastly, I have to say thanks to all the fan clubs, because of your hard work, blood, sweat and tears, SONEs can have such a beautiful memory.

Even SNSD were so touched that they said, “This is the greatest treasure we got these years!”

Making them say this, I believe that our hard work and sacrifice of our sleeping hours were paid off,

Thank you very much!

I look forward to greater SONEs and Pink Ocean during the 3rd tour!

Super Dome staff 2011.09.20

Credit: Super Dome
Translated by: imwhywhy@fanwonder.com
Photo credit: Jessicachina.net

SNSD completed Taiwan concerts successfully, generating $3.5 million

September 14, 2011


Having completed their three concerts in Taiwan on the evening of September 11th, SNSD took an Asiana Airlines flight back to Korea from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 1.30pm the next day, where they were greeted by over 500 waiting fans. At the sight of SNSD, they shouted, “Don’t go,” repeatedly. The girls waved back and smiled at fans, while also promising, “We will be back next year!”


The eight girls of SNSD, minus Sooyoung who is resting at home after an accident, flew to Taipei, Taiwan on the afternoon of September 8th. At the airport, the girls were surrounded by twelve security guards and sixty staff.

They held three consecutive concerts from September 9th to 11th as part of their ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ and sang a total of 32 of their hit songs during the 3-hour concerts in front of more than 31,000 fans.


The ticket sales for the concerts is estimated to have generated a staggering amount of NTD 93 million ($3.14 million) and along with the sales of official merchandises of about NTD 11 million ($372,000) , it was calculated that SNSD’s trip to Taipei  this time around made more than NTD 104 million ($3.51 million)!

This is SNSD’s second trip to Taiwan and they wanted to go sightseeing and shopping, especially at the landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, according to Hyoyeon, but due to the packed schedules, the plans had to be forfeited.

In the third and final concert on September 11th, SNSD and SONEs celebrated Hyoyeon’s birthday. Fans sang Happy Birthday in English, as well as forming her name in the audience using green cards. Despite having cake and icing on her face, thanks to her other members, Hyoyeon said happily, “Thank you for everyone’s wishes. I am really happy and I hope we can return to Taiwan for a concert next year with nine members.”


Also during the third concert, the girls were touched by fans’ special events such as forming the words “Don’t go” in Korean using green lightsticks among the pink ocean, as well as the sea of pink ribbons thrown by the audience. Even Taeyeon, who hardly ever cries, teared up at the gestures. The girls felt sorry for having to leave especially after seeing the efforts from fans and they said it is too bad they cannot turn back or stop time. However, they promised to come back as nine in the future.


Besides that, Taiwanese fanclubs’ support group spent NTD 330,000 ($11,000) in conjunction of the concerts.  From the total,  NTD 180,000 ($6,000) was spent on props and equipments for the special events during the concerts while the other NTD 150,000  ($5,000) was spent on food, mainly 21 local delicacies, including a refrigerator filled with various snacks and fruits.


During the press conference for the concerts on September 11th, the girls said the “Soshi Fridge” is very memorable to them. Taeyeon said, “We love to eat snacks and fruits so this special fridge is like a treasure chest to us. It was really creative!” while Sunny said, “The fridge will be auctioned and donated for charity in the future so we are really touched.”

The refrigerator with autographs from the eight members will be auctioned online at noon on September 24th with a starting price of NTD 9,999. The girls also mentioned that their favorite local food are the famous pineapple tarts and pearl milk tea!

Taiwanese SONEs also made a booklet to introduce the local delicacies, which was also translated into Korean. Fans provided various food support for three days, from main courses to snacks, prepared and delivered by 50 people with three vehicles. Some people joked that the girls were being treated as queens and even the presidential candidates will not get such special treatments!


During the concert, Tiffany said, “Thank you everyone for waiting a year for us! Taiwan is the first overseas stop for the second tour and I am really proud of you guys. We are actually very nervous because Sooyoung isn’t here. She is doing well and is recovering quickly because of your support.”

Tiffany and Hyoyeon were also spotted shopping at LV right after they touched down in Taipei. Tiffany, who seemed to have not shopped enough, said, “We only stayed for 10 minutes and there was already a huge crowd of fans!”

Credit: Nownews.com, Libertytimes.com.tw, Chinatimes.com, Apple Daily
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Taiwan concert organiser Super Dome praises SNSD!

September 14, 2011



SNSD had just successfully concluded their three concerts in Taipei, Taiwan at the Taipei Arena from September 9th to 11th, as part of their 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour.

A representative from the concerts organizer, Super Dome, left a message on their website on the morning of September 14th, praising the girls for their professionalism and excellent performances.

The translation of the message is as follows:

Let’s Go Soshi, Let’s Go! (claps twice)

It has been an epic three days.
Truth be told, I saw more of SONEs than Soshi in these three days!

Let’s talk about the girls first.
In this second tour, it is quite obvious that the eight girls are enjoying their performances in Taiwan more compared to last year. The staff also felt their happiness from the moment they landed in Taiwan as they were singing happily in the vehicles and no one had the chance to sleep! It was really merry!

The girls had their concert rehearsal on September 8th and they rehearsed from 6.30pm to 10.50pm later that night. Everyone was rehearsing seriously, especially for their solo performances.
(Too bad Sooyoung couldn’t be there to perform her beautiful and sexy ballroom dance!)
Compared to the rehearsal of the first tour last year, each and everyone of the girls were more certain of their positions during performances, as well as their interactions.

I can still remember their rehearsal during the first tour last year. It was half a year since their previous concert in their tour so the members’ positions were off during rehearsal and they kept bumping into one another (laughs). Their improvements over a year is really amazing!

9/9, 9/10, 9/11
Throughout the three days of concert, I was quite worried about the girls’ staminas, just in case anyone gets too fatigued from the performances…
However, miraculously, the girls performed more and more passionately over the three days! SONEs’ loving support and cheers were the best battery for the girls!

In this second tour, the girls were not only performing on stage but they were also having lots fun! They interacted and played with each other and with SONEs too! It should be every fan’s dream to see their favourite artistes perform on stage, as well as enjoy and have fun while doing so!

The girls’ Chinese (Mandarin) improved a lot during this second tour and this certainly showed their sincerity. Looking at every girl and their Chinese speeches during the concert, I think their Chinese skills probably improved ten times compared to the first tour!

I must specially mention Hyoyeon’s Chinese. She wrote “I love you all!” in Chinese on the “Soshi fridge” along with her signature and her handwriting was very pretty! Hyoyeon was really cute and confident during her performances in Taipei. On the last day of the concert, the girls were busy putting icing from the birthday cake on her face but she still managed to smile blissfully and ate the cake and icing on her face. This goes to show how much she appreciated the birthday surprise SONEs prepared for her.

In this second tour, I think every girl did very well and scored extra points. Everyone looked like dolls who came out from their MVs but they were far cuter and friendlier in real life. (It’s not fair! and yet we’re all females…)

I’ll just write about the girls today. Will write about SONEs soon. I am flying to Nanjing for Jolin Tsai’s concert today… Because of Soshi, I didn’t dare to leave Taiwan for quite some time…

There will be a third tour, so please don’t worry about it! Also, people asked if Super Dome recorded footages from the concert. The answer? Yes we did film some, to supply to the media. However, the footages are only for media’s usage and we definitely do not have the rights to produce a DVD. We do not have the confidence to produce one as well but we will try to discuss it with the Korean side.

Super Dome representative, Hou Wen-yen 14th Sept. 2011

Credit: Superdome.com.tw
Photo: Jessicachina.net

SNSD’s concert DVD tops Tower Records’ weekly chart!

August 24, 2011



SNSD’s 1st Asia Tour Concert ‘Into The New World’ DVD secured the no.1 spot on Japan’s Tower Records DVD Weekly Sales Chart.

The 2-discs concert DVD captures live performances of their hit songs such as ‘Girls’ Generation’, ‘Oh!’, ‘Santa Baby’, Tiffany’s solo performance of ‘Umbrella’, Seohyun’s ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’, etc, as well as rehearsals, waiting room scenes at the the Encore Concert held in Seoul Olympic Park Fencing Stadium in February 2010.

Besides that, the DVD set also includes each of the members’ individual interviews as well as making films.

Netizens commented, “Now, SNSD! Forever SNSD!”, “SNSD, who spearhead the Korean wave, is Jjang!”, etc.

Credit: cj.net

[UPDATED] Taipei, put it back on!

August 24, 2011



Good news Taiwanese SONEs!

As announced on Monday July 25th, the Taiwanese stop of the ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ will be held on September 10th and 11th at the Taipei Arena!

The girls had just completed the first two concerts for their ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ at the Olympic Park Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul last weekends.

The news was reported in major Taiwanese media, in newspaper and on TV news, on Monday, much to the joy of fans in the region.


The success of the Seoul concerts were also reported on TV along with the announcement of the September concerts in Taipei, Taiwan.

Credit: Apple Daily, mos0727@twitter.com, anx1255@youtube.com, ying5387D@twitter.com

UPDATE 1: Ticketing details announced!

More details about the ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ in Taipei was announced yesterday.

The two concerts are scheduled to be held at the Taipei Arena at 7pm on September 10th and 3pm on September 11th local time.

The tickets for both concerts, priced at NT$4,500, NT$3,800, NT$2,800, NT$1,800 and NT$800, will go on sale at 12pm on August 13th at 7-ELEVEN ibon kiosks in Taiwan.

Super Dome members verified through emails and calls/smses before August 5th are qualified to preorder the tickets. Please check their website for more updates and details on this.

However, each member is limited to four tickets.

Credit: Superdome.com.tw

UPDATE 2: Third concert added!



Due to explosive demand, SNSD are set to perform three concerts at Taipei Arena for their ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ concert. The Taipei leg of the tour will kick off on September 9th from 7.30pm to 10.30pm (Taiwan local time). Tickets for the concert on September 9th will be sold through 7-Eleven ibon machines, starting August 27th from 1pm onwards.

Upon receiving the news, netizens commented, “Indeed, SNSD’s popularity is great”, “Performing 3 concerts. Awesome!”, “In Korea, they only performed 2 concerts but in overseas, they are performing 3 concerts… It’s not fair!”, “Let us have 3 concerts in Korea too, OK?”, “It will be tough on the girls”, etc.

Credit: cj.net

20,000 tickets in Taiwan grabbed in a couple of hours despite glitchy ticketing system

August 17, 2011



SNSD will be rocking the Taipei Arena in Taiwan once again this September!

A total of 20,000 tickets for the two concerts, scheduled on September 10th and 11th, were sold out in under two and a half hours when they became available for sale last Saturday and many believed that it would have been a lot quicker if it wasn’t for the glitches in the ticketing system.

Those who did not manage to get a ticket registered themselves on the waiting list immediately and within one day, the waiting list had exceeded 6,000 people. Thus, fans shook their heads at their bad luck and commented, “Some things cannot be bought with money.”

To catch a glimpse of the girls in their second concert in Taiwan, after the first Asia Tour last year, many fans waited for hours before the tickets went on sale outside the thousands of convenience stores around Taiwan, where the ticketing kiosks were located.

A lucky male fan, who managed to secure his concert ticket, said happily, “So what if I don’t have a girlfriend? It is enough to get a Zone C standing ticket in SNSD’s concert!”

But not everyone was lucky enough to get a ticket to the concerts. Some braved the rain and skipped class or work just to line up at the convenience stores but mostly failed to get tickets due to the faulty ticketing system.

An annoyed fan, who failed to get tickets twice in a row for two years, made a Hitler parody video with fictional Chinese subtitles to express her unhappiness with the ticketing system. The video has since accumulated over 200,000 views since last year with most viewers agreeing with her opinions on the matter.

Another unhappy fan made yet another Hitler parody, where the famous historical figure angrily said, “I became a member (of the concert organizer Superdome) 800 years ago and yet I couldn’t get a ticket but those black market ticket sellers managed to do so!” and “The waiting list has exceeded 6,000 people. Isn’t this too much?”

Credit: The Liberty Times + yuh80929@youtube.com + ttx13@youtube.com

SNSD’s 1st Asia Tour concert DVDs out on August 17

August 2, 2011



As announced by SBS Contents Hubs on August 2nd, SNSD’s live concert DVD “1st Asia Tour Into the New World” will go on sale starting August 17th.

Produced by SM Entertainment and SBS Contents Hubs, the DVDs contain SNSD’s concert held at the Seoul Olympic Park in December 2009.

Fantastic performances of the girls’ hit songs such as ‘Girls’ Generation’, ‘Gee’, ‘Oh!’, ‘Baby Baby’ and the remixed version of ‘Genie’ are included in the 168 minutes worth of concert videos.

Special performances unseen on TV such as Jessica and Tiffany’s ‘Talk to Me’ as well as Jessica and Kim Heechul’s ‘Barbie Girl’ are also included in the DVD set as bonus tracks.

Also not to be missed, solo performances from SNSD members, such as Taeyeon’s ‘Hush Hush’, Yuri’s ’1, 2 Step’ and Yoona’s ‘Introduce Me Someone Nice’, concert rehearsals, individual member interviews, concert making film and a special photobook are included in the DVD set.

The DVDs will come in three different subtitles to choose from; Korean, Chinese and Japanese. The explosive live concert atmosphere is brought one step closer to the viewers with the DVDs’ 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and PCM sound.

The pre-orders for the concert DVD set, priced at 29,000 won, has started since July 22nd and is scheduled for official release on August 17th.

Credit: TV Daily
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com