[NEWS] 120110 K-Pop Stars To Tour Overseas In 2012


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A JYJ fan from Peru holds a poster that says “Peru loves JYJ.” Fans in South America have been actively requesting K-pop groups perform in their countries through various media outlets. / Courtesy of C-JeS Entertainment

With seemingly unstoppable momentum, K-pop stars are advancing across the globe.

Many fans have asked the artists to visit their home countries through innovative methods like uploading flash mob videos online. Moved by these active and sincere requests, K-pop stars will hold concerts around the world and are planning additional gigs to accommodate the enthusiastic fans.

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JYJ confirmed last week that it will hold its first concert in South America this year. The group is comprised of Jaejoong, Yuchun and Junsu, former members of one of Korea’s most popular boy bands, TVXQ. On March 9, the trio will perform at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile. World famous bands such as X-Japan and Korn have previously performed at the venue. In November, JYJ will travel to the capital of Peru, Lima, and perform at Explanada Sur del Estadio Monumental, the second largest football stadium on the continent. The stadium had been a concert stage for Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, and Avril Lavigne.

They gained popularity in South America after releasing the English album “The Beginning” in 2010 which included tracks produced by Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins. Many local newspapers and TV channels in Chile have publicized the news of the upcoming concert.

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TVXQ has also planned additional performances due to fan requests. Originally, “TVXQ Live Tour 2012 ~TONE~” was set to commence at Yokohama Arena in Japan on Jan. 18 and tour nine cities including, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Hiroshima and Osaka, and present 20 shows until the end of March. However, local fans pleaded for more shows, and SM Entertainment announced Friday that it will add extra concerts to the tour schedule. The band will add two shows each at the Tokyo Dome, a 55,000-seat baseball stadium in the capital of Japan and the equally large Kyocera Dome in Osaka. The extended tour will present 24 shows in 11 cities and last until the end of April.

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T/N- It is supposed to be Max and U-Know.

Credit: Noh Hyun-gi
Source: Koreatimes
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