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After six long years since their last concert here, the boys of TVXQ made their return to Malaysia with yet another set of jaw-dropping performances!
The boys of TVXQ were in town last weekend for the Malaysian leg of their ‘TVXQ! ‘Catch Me’ Live World Tour’, which started in Seoul in October 2012 and has since sold out all across Asia!
TVXQ’s Yunho and Changmin kept fans and concertgoers captivated with their passionate and dazzling performances throughout the near three-hour concert with hit songs from their career including the opening performance of ‘Rising Sun’, ‘Mirotic’, ‘Catch Me’, ‘Humanoid’, Changmin’s heartfelt performance of self-written track ‘Confession’, Yunho’s enchanting performance of ‘Honey Funny Bunny’ and many more.
To the delight of local fans, Yunho and Changmin also greeted in Malay with phrases such as “Apa khabar? Kami TVXQ!” and “Saya sayang awak”.
Thousands of fans were entertained by the spectacular performances of TVXQ at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam last Saturday evening (May 18th) and the RM1.5 million-invested concert stage with an unique layout provided an intimate concert setting for the concert to allow a closer and more personal experience with TVXQ’s signature dance moves, catchy beats and of course, the soulful ballads.
The collaboration of JPM Music and Korean companies SM Entertainment and Dream Maker Entertainment made this successful concert possible and we would like to convey our sincere thanks to them for allowing coverage at the astounding and breath-taking TVXQ concert in Malaysia. We also look forward to more Kpop concerts in Malaysia in the future!
TVXQ! EVENT CREW SET THE STAGE FOR AN INCREDIBLE COMEBACK PERFORMANCE IN MALAYSIA!
TVXQ! “Catch Me” World Tour, Live in Malaysia, 18 May 2013
Kuala Lumpur, 15 May 2013 – Kuala Lumpur shall soon welcome the return of ‘K-Pop royalty’, TVXQ!, the biggest alternative Korean pop band in Asia. With the performance they’ve all been waiting for just around the corner, Malaysian Cassiopeias are brimming with excitement – and rightly so! TVXQ! ‘Catch Me’ Live World Tour concert organiser, JPM Music, has now been joined by the band’s production crew (all the way from South Korea) and are in the process of building the stage that will be unlike any other stage used in TVXQ’s Asian tour so far.
More than RM1.5 million has been invested in the development of this stage which is specially designed for the Malaysian fans to enjoy an intimate concert experience. The layout of the stage and audience seating allows a great number of fans to feel that they are getting up-close-and-personal with Max and U-Know as they rock the stadium with their electrifying dance moves and soulful sounds.
This performance will mark TVXQ!’s third appearance in Malaysia since the band was formed in 2003 and it is also their first time performing in Malaysia after an absence of 6 years. Their break from the limelight has not left the group’s following to diminish and in fact, their fan base in Malaysia has continued to grow over the years. So whilst many of the thousands attending the concert this weekend will be long time followers of TVXQ!, there will also be many new fans who have been won over by the boys’ previous successes and earlier music.
Fans attending the concert which will be held at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam on 18th May 2013, are advised to take note that the concert time has been changed to 6.00pm. For those who are still keen but have yet to make arrangements – tickets are available (but in limited supply) and there’s just 3 days left before the big day so don’t miss out!
Tickets are available to purchase through http://www.ticketcharge.com.my and all official outlet of Rock corner.
For more information, please log on to www.jpmmusic.com.my or visit the official JPM Music Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/JpMusic.my. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiry of tickets or call +603-77128690 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm) for details. You can register yourself at www.jpmmusic.com.my to get the latest concert updates too.
The ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Singapore’ concert was successfully held for the first time in Singapore on November 23rd at possibly one of the most scenic venues – The Float @ Marina Bay. With the beautiful Singapore city skyline in the background, SMTOWN artists – Girls’ Generation, BoA, TVXQ, f(x), SHINee, Super Junior, Kangta and EXO, performed a total of 50 hit songs in the attendance of 24,000 in the audience, making this concert the largest ever in Singapore in recent years.
Despite the occasional rain showers and drizzles before and during the concert, the artists performed professionally and kept the audience in awe especially for the heavy rain towards the end of the concert starting from BoA’s ‘Only One’, f(x)’s ‘Electric Shock’, SHINee’s ‘Sherlock’, Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’, Super Junior’s ‘Sexy, Free & Single’ and most especially, TVXQ’s ‘Catch Me’. The professionalism of the artists performing and dancing powerfully on stage despite the rain received praises and much love from the fans who were also watching faithfully and without falter in the rain, clad mostly in ponchos and raincoats.
In the 4-hour concert extravaganza, members of Girls’ Generation performed a total of 11 songs including collaborations with other artists. The songs they performed during the concert were:
1. California Gurls – Jessica & f(x)’s Krystal
2. Devil’s Cry – Taeyeon
3. Run Devil Run
5. Twinkle – Girls’ Generation TTS
6. DJ got us fallin’ in love – Girls’ Generation TTS and EXO’s D.O, Luhan, Sehun, Chanyeol
7. Dance Battle – Yoona, Hyoyeon and Yuri with Yunho, Eunhyuk, Tao, Kai, Taemin and Victoria
8. Mr. Taxi
10. Kissing You
11. The Boys
Prior to the concert, a press conference for the concert was held at the Ritz Carlton hotel and it was attended by representatives from the SMTown family – BoA, TVXQ, Kangta, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, f(x)’s Victoria, Super Junior’s Donghae, SHINee’s Onew and EXO’s Suho and Kris.
The artists expressed their excitement to be performing in an SMTown concert for the first time in Singapore and they felt that The Float was a really special choice of a venue because of the beautiful view as well as performing on a stage above water.
When asked about the backstage atmosphere, Victoria said that SMTown seniors and juniors mingle and chat in the rare opportunity to hang out together while having fun and they cheer each other on between performances. She also enjoys the last song in the concert, ‘Hope’ where everyone of the SMTown family goes on stage to sing and greet the fans.
Meanwhile, Seohyun was concerned when asked about her opinions of fans who queued up early for the concert. She was grateful for all the fans who turned up for the concert despite not having performed many times in Singapore. As for those who have been waiting for a week, she was really worried about their health because of the rain. With that, she expressed their determination to perform to their very best to repay their fans.
Meanwhile, the SMTown family are currently in Bangkok, Thailand, having left Singapore a day after the concert to perform for the next SMTOWN concert on November 25th.
More photos from the press conference by Fanwonder.com media will be uploaded soon.
Photo credits (those without watermarks): Running Into The Sun (Concert organizer)
Through its newly launched Twitter account, SMTOWN tweeted about its ‘SMTOWN Celebrity Party’ on October 24th and revealed a few photos of the agency’s artists at the event.
The celebrities who attended the event are SM artists such as Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, Super Junior, etc as well as actors and entertainers like Jang DongGun, Kim HaNeul, Kim MinJong and Shin DongYup.
In the photos revealed, Jang DongGun, Kim HaNeul and Shin DongYup who had just joined the SM family recently, seemed to be enjoying themselves alongside the SMTOWN artists.
Netizen who saw the Twitter posts commented, “This looks like an award ceremony”, “Wow, from Jang DongGun to Girls’ Generation.. it’s awesome”, “The agency’s party is really a big-scale one”, etc.
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The hugely successful ‘SMTown Live World Tour III’ kicked off in Los Angeles in May 2012 and has since toured many countries including Taiwan, Japan, Korea and recently Indonesia. For the 6th stop, the concert for the first time ever, one of the largest Kpop concert to date, will take place in Singapore on November 23rd!
The ‘SMTown Live World Tour III in Singapore’ will be held on November 23rd at The Float @ Marina Bay – the world’s largest floating stage and it is sure to be an amazing music extravaganza with fantastic performances from the SMTown artists along with spectacular effects!
Tickets will be divided into of 4 categories – Cat 1 (VIP) S$268, Cat 2 (Moshpit) S$238, Cat 3 S$218, Cat 4 S$168 – available from 29 Sep 2012 (10.00am) to 1 Oct 2012 (11.59pm) for a 3-day priority booking period for Samsung and OCBC Card customers; and 2 Oct 2012 (12.01am) onwards to the public.
The public sale will commence on October 2nd from 12.01am onwards via all SISTIC counter, phone and online bookings while Malaysian fans will be able to purchase their tickets from Ticketcharge counter, phone and online bookings (www.ticketcharge.com.my) from 2 Oct 2012, 12.01am onwards and each purchase is capped at a maximum of 8 tickets per transaction
Meanwhile, the availability of the tickets after the priority sale is as such:
Cat 1 (VIP): S$268 – very limited
Cat 2 (Moshpit A): S$238 – very limited
Cat 3 (Moshpit B): S$238 – very limited
Cat 4 (Moshpit C): S$238 – very limited
Cat 5: S$218
Cat 6: S$168
CAT 7 tickets are completely sold out.
Public sales will commence at 12:01am via online booking only.
Please contact SISTIC & TICKETCHARGE respectively for their hotline & outlets operation hours for next morning’s purchase.
More information is also available at facebook.com/runningintothesun.
Fanwonder.com will also be covering this event live from Singapore so stay tuned!
On September 22nd, the ‘SMTown Live World Tour III’ concert was held for the first time in Indonesia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The large-scale Kpop concert kicked off at 6.30pm (Jakarta time) and it saw the attendance of over 50,000 fans from around the region to catch their favorite artists from SMTown, namely Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO and Super Junior.
The ‘SMTown Live World Tour III’ concert was the largest ever Kpop concert to be held in Jakarta to date and the warm reception can be felt as early as September 21st when more than 3,500 fans flocked to the Sukarno Hatta International Airport to welcome their idols. From airport, hotel and to the concert venue, enthusiastic cheers could be heard.
Before the concert on September 22nd, a press conference was held and it was participated by reporters from 93 local media such as RCTI, Silet, Asian Plus, etc to cover the news about the huge Kpop concert, proving SM’s global brand power once again.
At the concert, SM artists gave their greetings in the Indonesian language and received warm responses from the crowd. The fans were entertained by SM artists who performed their respective hit songs plus performances from unit groups and special collaboration stages that can only be seen at SMTown Live. With a total of 46 songs, the 4-hour concert presented enthusiastic fans with various repertoires and amazing performances.
Fans raised various types and colors of placards with the pictures and names of their favorite members and held lightsticks with colors that represent the respective groups while having a really great time enjoying the magnificent performances. Also, since it was Hyoyeon’s (September 22nd) and SHINee’s Key’s (September 23rd) birthdays, the fans celebrated their birthdays by singing the birthday song, a gift that touched their hearts.
‘SMTown Live World Tour III’ in Jakarta was concluded successfully and the next stop would be Singapore on November 23rd at The Float @ Marina Bay, followed by Thailand on November 25th, which will be held at SCG Stadium.
The family-like close relationship of SM Entertainment’s artists were shown once again!
SM’s choreographer and performance director, Shim Jaewon uploaded a photo on his Twitter account on August 22nd with a message that read, “I hope the people I love will be happy forever. SMTOWN concert rehearsal.”
The photo was taken during the rehearsal of the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III’ concert, which was held last Saturday on August 18th and the photo was taken with SHINee’s Taemin and Key, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Yoona, and also TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho.
The photo also showed the close relationship of SM Entertainment’s artists as they posed with smiles, clearly showing their affections to one another by standing close without any hesitation. In the center, Hyoyeon was seen with Key and Yunho hunched closely while Yoona was seen leaning near Yunho.
Meanwhile, the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour’ concert was concluded successfully with performances by actor Kim Minjong, singer BoA, f(x), Girls’ Generation, SHINee, TVXQ, Super Junior and more.
Credit: tvdaily.co.kr, Famous_Jae@twitter.com
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Korean top groups Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, Super Junior, etc will be performing at the Google Headquarters in San Francisco for the first time.
On May 3rd, a representative from the music industry told OSEN, “On May 21st, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, Kara, Beast and other popular Hallyu artists will be performing at the concert organized by MBC.”
The concert which will be taking place at Google Headquarters in San Francisco, USA at 6pm (local time) on May 21st will be aired worldwide through MBC and Google.
For SM Entertainment’s artistes, they will be preparing for the concert at Google Headquarters right after the ‘SM Town Live World Tour’ which will be held at Honda Center, California on May 20th.
Last year, large scale Kpop concerts in Australia, Japan, Thailand and other countries were successfully held and this year, MBC, one of the leading forces behind the world’s Hallyu craze is set to bring Kpop to the home of mainstream music from all over the world, the United States of America.
Come May 20th, the ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in LA’, jointly organized by MBC and SM Town, will be held at Honda Centre in Anaheim, California.
The concert which will be headlined by leaders of Kpop craze from SM Entertainment such as Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, f(x), etc is seen as a very different and huge project compared to the Hallyu concerts organized before it. There is already a growing anticipation among Hallyu fans towards the May 20th concert.
The large-scale Hallyu concert will be aired as ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in LA – SM Town Special!’ and besides the performances, backstage scenes will also be revealed through the broadcast.
In addition to the concert in LA, other dates for the ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR Ⅲ’ were also announced, including August 4th and 5th in Tokyo Dome, Japan and August 18th in Seoul Jamsil Main Stadium. ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR Ⅲ’ is also expected to be held in Beijing and other major cities in Asia and other parts of the world.
Credit: isportskorea.com+ newsen.com