Over 28,000 fans packed the Hsinchu County Stadium on Saturday, June 9th, for the SMTOWN World Tour stop in Taiwan. Although there was a little rain prior to the beginning of the concert, the fans’ enthusiasm for seeing their favorite artists perform remained unchanged. With a total of 46 SM Entertainment artists in attendance, this four hour concert broke the record for the highest number of foreign performers to ever share a single stage in Taiwan.
The concert began at around 5:30PM, and the opening act was given to singer Zhang Liyin, who was then followed by f(x) with their performance of “Hot Summer.” Former H.O.T member Kangta also made an appearance onstage and sang a Chinese love song before greeting Taiwanese fans in Mandarin with, “好久不見(Long time no see),” causing the audience to erupt into excited cheers and screams. Artists BoA and TVXQ also performed while EXO-K and EXO-M also entertained the audience despite not having any previous stage experience in Taiwan. But the group with most performances of the evening was Super Junior, who sang a total of nine songs, including their hits “Sorry, Sorry” and “BONAMANA.” SHINee received the second highest amount of stage time with seven songs while Girls’ Generation performed six. Special collaborations across groups also took place throughout the night with Changmin and Kyuhyun singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” and the Jung sisters (Jessica and Krystal) dancing to Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” The concert eventually concluded with all 46 SM artists singing “Hope” and with more than 8,000 balloons floating into the arena. Overall, there were 50 performances at the concert, breaking the record for the highest number of songs ever sung at any SMTOWN concert.
The SMTOWN concert in Taiwan was a large scale performance and needed over 1,000 staff members to help the show run. But the returns for this huge concert were high. Selling out 95% of the tickets, SM Entertainment was able to make 11,760,000 NTD (approximately $3 million USD), which, according to some experts, may leave SM with a 30-40% profit from this concert alone.
Source: Taiwan Liberty Times and TVBS News
Friday, June 15, 2012
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SHINee to Hold Their Second Solo Concert SHINee CONCERT “SHINee WORLDⅡ” in July!
SHINee, who has been leading global KPOP-fever, will hold SHINee CONCERT “SHINee WORLDⅡ" in July.
SHINee CONCERT "SHINee WORLDⅡ" will be held at the Gymnastics Stadium at Olympic Park in Seoul on July 21st and 22nd and it is scheduled to be held in other major cities in Asia as well.
Especially, SHINee had ended their first Asia tour with great success in 2010 and 2011 and proved their global popularity by performing in world’s major cities including New York, London, Paris, Moscow and Sydney.
At SHINee's concert in Seoul, SHINee will fascinate audiences with performances of their hits as well as other songs from their previous albums and each member’s unit stages.
Moreover, the advance sale of tickets for the concert in Seoul will be available from June 21st at 8:00 p.m. on Gmarket (http://ticket.gmarket.co.kr).
Meanwhile, SHINee has been holding the arena tour THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012” in 7 Japanese cities for 200,000 audiences.
Credit: SHINee's Facebook.
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‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in TAIWAN’ was held at the Hsinchu County Stadium in Taipei on the 9th at 5:30 p.m.(Local Time) and SM artists including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Zhang Li Yin, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO fascinated 30,000 audiences.
Also, on the 8th, about 1,000 fans had gathered at the Taipei Taoyuan Airport to see SM artists and Taiwanese media such as CTV, TVBS, etc. reported on the scenes of SM artist at the airport.
At the concert, each artist presented performances of their hits as well as other tracks and there were performances of unit groups such as Super Junior-M, Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk and GIRLS’ GENERATION-TTS and special joint performances of SM artists.
Especially, various joint performances such as ‘DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love’ by GIRLS’ GENERATION-TTS and EXO’s D.O., CHAN YEOL, LU HAN and SE HUN, ‘今天你要嫁给我’ by Super Junior-M’s Zhoumi and f(x)’s Victoria and ‘愛不單行’ by Super Junior’s Ryeowook and Eunhyuk and EXO’s CHEN drew explosive responses from fans.
Moreover, the Taiwanese audiences enthusiastically responded to the artists’ performances by waving glow sticks of different colors that represent each group and cheering the artists in Korean.
Meanwhile, ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III’ will be held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on August 4th and 5th and The Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul on August 18th.
Credit: SM Town's Facebook
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Source: Sports Chosun
Credit: kimchi hana @ shineee.net
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[Original Message] [Key] 에프엑스 지원군 김키의 말탈 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 앨범컨셉 제대로 파악했어요 하하하하하
[English Translation] [Key] F(x) Supporter Kim Key’s Horse Head keke I have fully grapsed their album concept HAHAHA
Source: SHINee’s me2day
Translation By: venessa_chun
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June 15（Fri） Midnight 3:08～3:33
June 16（Sat） Midnight 2:25～2:50
June 17（Sun） Midnight1:20～1:45
※Broadcasting time subjected to changes.
Website : http://www.ytv.co.jp/cune/
NHK「MJ presents K-POP Special」
June 15（Sun）25:30～26:14（Scheduled Duration : 44 minutes）
Website : http://www.nhk.or.jp/mj/special/20120615.html
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