[News] The Success of U-KISS 1st JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2012 + July Concert Info!
Mar 26, 2012 11:54
The K-POP group with true ability, U-KISS, has attracted the most attention in 2012 and gathered around 25,000 for their first Japan nation-wide tour, “U-KISS 1st JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2012”, which was brought to a close with a big success on March 25th at Zepp Tokyo.
The minute that the members, dressed in their white suits, entered the stage, the whole hall got very excited at the same time. From the start of the live, the fans were very enthusiastic with the uptempo numbers, it started with their 2nd single “Forbidden Love” that they released last month on the 29th, their big hit “Neverland” that released last September in Korea, the Japanese versions of “Bingeul Bingeul” and “Shut Up!!”, which are their popular songs from their Korean activities and others. To have fun with the fans, during “Show Me Your Smile”, the members showed a comical dance that they thought of themselves.
In the middle of the show, they entered the stage wearing monotone clothes to match the concepts of the songs, and showed their unit’s parts one by one. Both Kevin & Hoon’s vocals were showcased in “Take me away”, AJ & Kiseop’s fascinating number “Obsession”, the impressive “Orion” which was based on the vocal team Soohyun・Kevin・Hoon・Kiseop’s beautiful harmonies, the highlight “Eeny,Meeny,Miny,Moe” which was based on the rap team Eli・AJ・Dongho’s trio, they continued with their first song they sang in Japanese, “0330”, which was fully charming.
Approaching the end of the live, they entered the stage in a rock styled black leather and red pants, they did the powerful “Man Man Ha Ni” with their representative “Kangnam (manly)
Dance”, the members showed what kind of singing skill they have with “Someday”, then their beautiful ballad number “A Shared Dream” the title song from their 1st Japanese album, after softly listening to this was the U-KISS styled “Every Day”, and they brought it to a finish with their Japanese debut single “Tick Tack”, an uptempo number.
For the encore, they re-entered the stage wearing their remade tour t-shirts. They enthusiastically sang “Believe” for everyone in Japan that experienced the earthquake disaster. Overcome with emotion, the members tears came out, and also had to shorten the song. Also, in the audience were member Hoon’s parents and brother, who came running from Korea as a surprise, the MC segment was wrapped in a kind atmosphere when they were introduced on the stage. The last was their bright pop number, “Lifetime”, and became one with the fans before ended the live.
Bringing the nation-wide Zepp tour to an end, leader Soohyun commented, “We, U-KISS performed our first nation-wide tour, it became lives with very happy and fun memories with the many people who came. Thank you. We’re thankful to the many staff who lent us their strength to carry out these lives. And above everything, we’re thankful to all the fans who always give us their support. Thanks to everyone, we’re able to have additional lives, and we’re also thankful for that. We’re doing great effort, without forgetting our initial goal, we’ll do our best in order to be recognized as a J-POP artist. I love you.”
In July, hoping to receive the same great success as this tour, there will be 15 lives in 9 cities, they have also decided to scale up by changing the venues to a hall (Hall can hold more people than Zepp)
, and are working to have their (fanclub)
membership exceed 35,000 people.
M1. Forbidden Love
M3. Bingeul Bingeul
M4. Shut Up!!
M5. Show Me Your Smile
M6. Take me away
M11. Man Man Ha Ni
M13. A Shared Dream
M14. Every Day
M15. Tick Tack
■ Live Information
U-KISS 1st JAPAN LIVE TOUR IN JULY 2012 DATES
July 7th (Saturday) @ Hiroshima ALSOK Hall
[TWO SHOWS] @ 2:30PM & 6:30PM
July 8th (Sunday) @ Osaka International Convention Center Main Hall, Grand Cube Osaka
[TWO SHOWS] @ 2:30PM & 6:30PM
July 14th (Saturday) @ Sendai Sun Plaza
[TWO SHOWS] @ 2:00PM & 6:00PM
July 16th (Monday) @ Nagoya's Chukyo University Center for Culture & Arts, Aurora Hall
On March 31st, U-KISS announced that they will be having a fan meeting in La Paz, Bolivia on April 18th.
However, on April 10th, it was announced through their official Twitter that the said event is cancelled. The post says, "In relation with the announcement of the cancellation of their South American tour, you can check NH EMG’s (NH Entertainment Media Group also NH Media) homepage and U-KISS’ fan cafe for more information on the subject. We are deeply sorry for the fans who are so excited to see U-KISS, and we will try our best to reschedule the tour. Thank you." Read more