[NEWS] Daesung Successfully Rounded Off Japan Arena Tour by Attracting 170,000 People
BIGBANG member DAESUNG has successfully rounded off his two-month Japan solo arena tour.
DAESUNG’s solo arena tour “D-LITE DLive 2014 in Japan ~D’slove~” began on June 11 and 12 at Yokohama Arena and ended on July 26 and 27 at Osaka Johall. The tour has attracted total 170,000 people to 15 concerts in 8 cities.
DAESUNG had attracted 100,000 people to his first Japan solo tour “D-LITE D’scover Tour 2013 in Japan ～DLive～“‘s 26 concerts in 20 cities. This year, he led his second solo tour in Japan to success, becoming the first-ever Korean solo artist who attracted more than 100,000 people to Japan tour for two years in a row.
On the stage of the finale concert on the 26 and 27, DAESUNG said , “I discovered love from you at last year’s “D-LITE D’scover Tour 2013 in Japan～DLive～”. I titled this year’s tour as “D-LITE DLive 2014 in Japan ～D’slove～”, to give back to you my “D’slove” through this tour. I want to make this stadium filled with “love” with each and every one of you, where not only I myself but also the band, dancers, and all of you in the audience can sing, dance, and share all together. Just like what he said, the concert was filled with smiles and inspirations from the beginning to the end.
In the concert, DAESUNG sang “I LOVE YOU feat. Hakase Taro”, a song covering Ozaki Yukata, as well as songs of his new album “D’slove”, including “Rainy Rainy”, which is a pre-released song for celebration of DAESUNG’s Japan solo tour. The song has taken the No.1 on Japan’s iTunes. He also sang “WINGS” and “Utautai no Ballad”, songs that were included in “D’scover” released last year. Plus, DAESUNG boasted his powerful drumming by playing “Hurui Nitki” (Old Diary), for which he has practiced for a year. “Hurui Nitki” is a masterpiece of Wada Akiko, who is famous as the godmother of Japan’s entertainment world. He has always wanted to cover the song on the stage of his concert and finally, he gave the performance of the song in this year’s tour.
DAESUNG showed a big enthusiasm on the stage, as it was the last concert of the tour. He sang total 25 songs including encore and re-encores for more than 3 hours and 40 minutes, captivating more than 16,000 people of the audience.
Notably, DAESUNG made a surprise announcement on the encore stage, saying, “I have a new plan for solo performance, for this autumn.”
Meanwhile, DAESUNG’s first Japanese original album “D’slove” took the No.1 on Oricon album daily chart on the 16, the day of its release, and came in the second place on Oricon album weekly chart as of the 28, selling 37,517 records. As the records show, DAESUNG’s new album is enjoying a great popularity in Japan.