Monday, October 31, 2011
SHINee Shut Down the Britain’s Largest Theater Chain’s Server!
Britain’s Largest Theater Chain’s Reservation System Went Down Just 1 minute After the Ticket Sales Began!
Tickets for Opening Gala Concert of the 6th London Korean Film Festival, ‘SHINee in London,’ are all Sold out!
SHINee, the Icon of KPOP Wave in Europe, Proved Tremendous Popularity in London!
SHINee proved their tremendous popularity once again by crashing the Britain’s largest theater chain’s reservation system server.
SHINee will hold this gala concert after they are invited to ‘The 6th London Korean Film Festival’ and SHINee is the first Korean idol to hold a solo concert in London.
In fact, SHINee has already performed in AbbeyRoadStudios (famous for studio of Beatles) in June as the first Asian artist, but it was intended for media and music officials and held in private. However, since this performance is the first solo gala concert in London, which is open to fans, competition for tickets was expected.
Actually, as soon as ticket sales began for this concert on the 27th, Odeon’s reservation system, the Britain’s largest theater chain, went down for 5 hours because it was overwhelmed by the thousands of fans who were trying to buy tickets.
Therefore, not only the reservation for SHINee’s concert but also reservation for other movie tickets of hundreds of theaters in Britain was unavailable. Fans made reservation through phone calls or visited the theater to get the tickets after waiting for long lines. Local audiences, who wanted to buy other tickets, unusually reserved them by phone or purchased on site.
Odeon said “It’s our first time to make server down by ticket booking. We never expect this much of people coming in all at once,” and it is said that for SHINee fans’ safety, Odeon will develop measures to keep order at the theater.
SHINee will perform their hit songs including ‘Replay’ ‘Juliette’ ‘Ring Ding Dong’ ‘LUCIFER’ etc. and have an interview session at this gala concert.
Meanwhile, SHINee will leave for the opening gala concert ‘SHINee in London’ of ‘The London Korean Film Festival’ which will be held in London, Britain on November 3rd.
Credit: SMTown's Facebook
Saturday, October 29, 2011
SHINee Minho and actor Ha Jung Woo’s girlfriend Goo Eun Ae shoot a CF together.
On 27th, still shots from the CF were uploaded online for a shopping mall TV commercial. In the photos, Minho and model Eun Ae look like couple and looking passionately together with their bodies close to each other.
Minho looks so charismatic and manly in the commercial wearing smokey make up. Model Eun Ae on the other hand looks sexy despite of her wearing loose sleeves.
Netizens commented, "Jung Woo will be jealous.", "Minho looks great!", "She's so sexy!" and so on.
The said TV commercial will be released on November.
Credit: KYUriShana @ dkpopnews.net
Friday, October 28, 2011
[News] 111028 SHINee is Invited to the Opening Ceremony of The London Korean Film Festival as the Leader of KPOP-Fever in Europe!
SHINee is Invited to the Opening Ceremony of The London Korean Film Festival as the Leader of KPOP-Fever in Europe!
SHINee will visit London after they are invited to The London Korean Film Festival.
SHINee is scheduled to present opening gala concert ‘SHINee in London’ at ‘The 6th London Korean Film Festival 2011’ which will be held in four British cities including London, Cambridge, Sheffield and Newcastle for three weeks starting from November 3rd.
Especially, in June, SHINee performed at the Abbey Road Studio (well known as Beatles’ Studio) in London as the first Asian artist and received an explosive response from local fans in London. Since the high popularity was also proven by performing at SMTOWN LIVE in Paris, it is expected to receive an enthusiastic response once again in London.
Moreover, it is unprecedented for a Korean artist to hold a solo concert in London and SHINee is the first Korean idol group to hold a solo concert, therefore it is predicted to strengthen the position of SHINee in Europe as a front-runner in spreading KPOP-fever.
The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCC) said, “Since SHINee has been gaining high popularity from local fans in London, The London Korean Film Festival will be a chance to improve the awareness of Korean pop culture among British people in wider range of age groups.
‘SHINee in London’ will be held on November 3rd at the Odeon West End Theater of the Leicester Square, in which The London Korean Film Festival’s opening movie will be shown, and SHINee will perform hit songs and have an interview session.
Also, since Odeon West End Theater of Leicester Square is the place where holds the biggest British movie event ‘BFI London Film Festival’ every year, it is expected to attract the attention of London citizen.
With ‘The 6th London Korean Film Festival’s decision to have opening gala concert with SHINee, it is predicted to generate synergistic effects to advertise both Korean movies and pop music at the same time.
Meanwhile, SHINee ended their solo concert in Nagoya, Japan on the 27th with great success after they performed at SMTOWN LIVE in New York on the 23rd.
영국은 역시 샤이니!
유럽 KPOP 열풍의 선두주자로, 런던한국영화제 개막식 특별 초청!
오프닝 갈라 콘서트 ‘SHINee in London’ 선사!
한국 아이돌 그룹의 영국 단독 공연은 샤이니가 처음!
샤이니가 런던한국영화제에 특별 초청되어 런던을 방문한다.
샤이니는 오는 11월 3일부터 24일 3주간 영국 런던을 비롯 캠브리지, 쉐필드, 뉴캐슬등 4개 도시에서 진행되는 제6회 런던한국영화제에 초청되어, 오프닝 갈라 콘서트 ‘SHINee in London’을 선사할 계획.
특히 샤이니는 지난 6월 비틀즈의 스튜디오로 유명한 런던의 애비로드 스튜디오에서 아시아 가수 최초로 공연을 펼쳐 영국 현지 팬들의 열정적인 호응을 얻었으며, SMTOWNLIVE 파리 공연에서도 폭발적인 인기를 확인, 유럽 KPOP 열풍의 선두주자임을 인정받은 바 있어, 이번 공연 역시 현지 팬들의 뜨거운 반응이 기대된다.
더불어, 영국 런던에서 한국 가수의 단독 공연이 열리는 것은 이례적인 일인데다, 한국 아이돌 그룹의 단독 공연은 샤이니가 처음인 만큼, 샤이니는 이번 공연을 통해 영국, 더 나아가 유럽 KPOP 열풍의 선두주자로서 입지를 한층 강화할 것으로 보인다.
주영한국문화원 측은 “영국 현지 청소년들에게 샤이니가 높은 인기를 얻고 있어, 런던한국영화제를 보다 폭넓은 연령 층에 알리는 계기가 될 것으로 기대한다.”고 밝혔다.
‘SHINee in London’은 오는 11월 3일 런던한국영화제 개막작이 상영되는 런던 Leicester Square내 Odeon West End 극장에서 펼쳐지며, 샤이니의 히트 곡 무대와 토크로 구성된 갈라 콘서트 형식으로 진행될 예정이다.
또한 공연이 열리는 Leicester Squre내 Odeon West End 극장은 영화 월드 프리미어 시사회의 메카이자 영국 최대 영화 이벤트인 ‘BFI London Film Festival’을 매년 유치하는 명소인 만큼, 런던 시민들의 눈길을 더욱 사로잡을 것으로 보인다.
제 6회 런던한국영화제는 샤이니의 오프닝 갈라 콘서트 결정으로, 한국의 영화와 대중음악을 동시에 알리는 시너지 효과도 가져올 것으로 기대되며, 개막작 ‘활’와 폐막작 ‘부당거래’를 비롯해 30여편의 한국 영화가 다양하게 상영될 계획이다.
한편, 샤이니는 지난 23일 SMTOWNLIVE 뉴욕 공연을 마치고 일본으로 이동, 27일 일본 나고야에서 단독 콘서트를 펼쳐 일본 관객들의 폭발적인 반응을 이끌어내며 성황리에 콘서트를 마쳤다.
[English Translation] “Hi everyone! We are SHINee. We will be participating in Taiwan’s K-Friends Fireworx Concert! We haven’t seen our fans in Taiwan in awhile now, so we are very happy just thinking about it. We are really anticipating it. We hope everyone will anticipate the concert, which is to be held on November 20th at Ban Ciao Sports Complex! We are SHINee.”
After a long period of tense relations, SM Entertainment and Mnet finally resolve their dispute earlier this year. Now, everyone in the industry is watching to see if SM will allow their artists to make an appearance at this year’s ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’.
Representatives of ‘MAMA’ responded with optimism over questions of SM’s participation this year. “We can’t announce official attendance lists yet, but there is no problem with SM artists joining the ceremony,” they said.
Organizers are currently busy trying to untangle scheduling snarls, as SM artists are currently busy promoting all over the world. Officials revealed that it would take some time to get the schedules sorted out.
TVXQ is scheduled to perform at the ‘2011 Billboard K-Pop Masters‘ in Las Vegas on November 25th. Considering the fact that the ‘MAMA’ will be held two days after that, the likeliness of their attendance doesn’t seem high. Their labelmates are also fully booked with other year-end schedules.
If they do attend, however, 2011 will mark their first appearance in three years.
The ‘MAMA’ will be held at the indoor stadium in Singapore on November 29th.
Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver