[NEWS] Alive Tour 2012 in Nagoya Causes Chaos for Japanese Railway System (120520)
Big Bang‘s recent Japanese concert has brought chaos to the Japanese railway system in Nagoya.
Starting on May 17th and 18th, Big Bang kicked off their ‘2012 Alive Tour‘ at the Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. On May 18th, JR Tokai Railway company halted service at the Kasadera station temporarily due to fear that a large number of people would come in due to Big Bang’s concert. However, the train operator forgot to check on the station status, and passed by Kasadera when service continued. Ultimately, 800 people missed their ride.
A representative from Tokai explained, “We figured there would be a lot of confusion since the Big Bang concert was taking place near the Kasadera station. We initially decided to temporarily halt service at the Kasadera station, but the train driver rushed and packed passengers in and did not check new station points when he departed Kamagori station. He eventually passed by the Kasadera station.”
Big Bang’s concert tour will be covering Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, and more. Originally, the concert tour was to cover 5 cities with 10 concerts. However, 1 million fans flooded ticket reservations forcing Big Bang to add 3 more concerts to their list. Even with the additions, there were many complaints about lack of tickets. Thus, Big Bang has recently decided to add two additional shows. An additional concert will be held on November 23rd in Kyosera Dome, Osaka. The last one will be held on December 5th at the Tokyo Dome.