MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER - YG Entertainment and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the first ever UK date by world famous, MTV Europe Music Award winners, K-Pop phenomenon BIG BANG. BIG BANG will perform at Wembley Arena for a one-night only performance of their very first concert in the UK. BIG BANG tickets will go on sale at 9am Friday the 26th of October 2012 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk
BIG BANG, who won the inaugural ‘Best Worldwide Act’ at the MTV EMA’s in 2011, has had sold-out shows in every country they’ve visited on the ‘BIG BANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR 2012’ to date. The tour kicked off in Korea in March, where they played for more than 30,000 fans, with all three shows selling out instantly. They then stormed Japan, playing 13 sold out shows for more than 210,000 fans, then made history in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing with 3 shows and more than 32,000 tickets sold. To date, BIG BANG has sold out every show in every country they have visited.
BIG BANG, consisting of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Seungri, Taeyang and Daesung- are known for their unique music style and flamboyant fashion sense. BIG BANG is currently one of the most prominent Korean artists both locally and internationally, having gained immense popularity and recognition amongst music lovers and fashionistas all over the world.
The members of BIG BANG, each of whom has amazing individual talents, took a break to focus on their own solo activities in August, including the launch of G-Dragon’s 2nd solo album “ONE OF A KIND,” T.O.P’s participation in the spy movie “Alumni,” and Seungri becoming the host of his own TV program “V.I. FROM BIG BANG.” Starting in late September, they resumed their concert tour activities to meet with their beloved fans and supporters all around the world.
The BIG BANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR 2012 is a history making collaboration between BIG BANG and the world-class production team led by Laurieann Gibson, the director for Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball Tour,” who joined as the creative director for the tour. The production team, which has also collaborated with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Linkin Park and many other big names, will be in charge of bringing the most fascinating stage effects to audiences.
BIG BANG has had an incredible year, with 5 music videos receiving more than 10 million views on YouTube, including “Monster,” “Blue,” “Fantastic Baby” and “Bad Boy.” They stayed at the top of the album charts in Korea for the first half of the year, with their comeback album “Alive,” together with the special edition album “Still Alive,” which garnered combined sales of more than 400,000 copies.
Samsung Galaxy is the global sponsor of “BIG BANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR 2012 in the UK.”
ALIVE GALAXY TOUR
SATURDAY 15 LONDON Wembley Arena
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th October 2012, priced at £90 / £70 / £60 (subject to booking fee) and will be available fromwww.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk
Sources: News – LiveNation Press Release; Photo – Kpopconcerts