Commons&sense came out.
@IBGDRGN: We’re waiting for top lol
@MINAKWON: What’s the reason you guys sharing the same picture? Anyway, do well for the concert ㅋㅋ
@Realtaeyang: We don’t have any real reason!
On the night of September 24th, Yang Hyun Suk quietly left for New York through the Incheon International Airport, and attention is now being drawn on what the trip could possibly be for.
YG Entertainment was met with widespread success in the American market thanks to Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” going viral, as well as Big Bang selling out all 24,000 seats of their first solo concert in just two hours. YG has been building up the foundation for their advancement since last year, having set up an American branch. The company finally feels ready to get the ball rolling starting this fall.
Many are speculating Yang Hyun Suk’s recent trip to be concerning Psy or Big Bang, but moreso for Psy since he recently contracted with Scooter Braun and Universal Republic Records. There’s a high possibility that he’s there to discuss on further matters of Psy’s American activities.
Yang Hyun Suk will also likely be directing matters on Big Bang’s concert considering the size of its scale. Although many Korean artists have held concerts in the States, it is rare to see concerts the size of Big Bang’s, especially without any American promotions.
Psy will be returning from the U.S. on the 25th, and is scheduled to open a press conference at a hotel to talk about his thoughts on his American activities. He wil lthen return to the States in mid October.
Big Bang will be earning 10.6 billion won from its three-Dome Japan tour.
The group originally planned to hold concerts in two locations: the Osaka Kyosera Dome from November 23-24 and in the Tokyo Dome on December 5. As an increasing number of local fans requested more concerts, however, it came to add another concert at the Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome to be held on December 22.
With the addition, Big Bang not only broke records in concert profits, but also in audience numbers.
Analyst Jin Heung Guk of Hyundai Securities said, “The decision to add another concert to Big Bang′s Japan tour increased the audience the group is expected to draw from 120,000 to 200,000 for the latter half of the year. The royalties from Big Bang for the first quarter of 2013, which were originally estimated to be 6.4 billion won, have also increased to 10.6 billion, and the business profits that were originally expected to be about 9.1 billion won have increased to 10.7 billion.”
Even while the Korean wave continues to stumble over the Dokdo issue, Big Bang has proved it still stands strong.
It thus proved that bad diplomatic relations between Korea and Japan only have a small effect on the popularity of Korean singers in Japan.
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As expected, tickets for Big Bang’s upcoming US concerts completely sold out within two hours.
On September 22 (US Time), ticketing for Big Bang’s Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 opened up in California and New Jersey.
A grand total of 24,000 tickets were sold, with New Jersey’s Prudential Center and Los Angeles’ Honda Center each seating up to 12,000 people at once. The Los Angeles concert will be held on November 3, and New Jersey on November 9.
With so many who weren’t able to get their hands on tickets, fans are petitioning to have Big Bang hold additional performances during its stay in the US in November.
Not only that, Big Bang sold out 30,000 seats for its concerts at the Hong Kong Asia Expo on December 8 and 9
On the demand for tickets, YG Entertainment stated, “With an unexpected amount of response in the US and Hong Kong, we are discussing additional concerts at the moment.”
Big Bang officially kicked off its world tour in Seoul in March and will continue until December.
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Currently on a global tour, South Korea’s five-member group schedules concerts on the East and West Coasts in November. Will the shows help bring K-pop into the U.S. mainstream? We’ll find out when tickets go on sale this weekend.
No doubt about it, K-pop is huge. These days South Korea looks as if it will run out of teens before it runs out of vocal groups dancing and singing their way into fans’ hearts.
And one of the biggest is Bigbang, which began its “Alive Galaxy” world tour in March and has sold out every country it has played in. Now G. Dragon, T.O.P., Seungri, Taeyang and Daesung will see if that box office magic will hold true for America as well when Bigbang plays Anaheim, Calif., at the Honda Center Nov. 3 and Newark, N.J., at the Prudential Center Nov. 9.
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