hellokpop is at it again. We’re giving two lucky readers and their friends a chance to see CNBLUE live in Melbourne, Australia.
CNBLUE will be dropping by in Melbourne and Australia on May 31 and June 1 as part of their 2013 CNBLUE WORLD TOUR later this month and we’ve secured some tickets for our readers.
We will be giving away two prizes to two winners; 2x VIP Standing tickets and 2x 2 A Standing Tickets to the Melbourne show on May 31. Competition will run from 10 May Friday to 17 Friday, 2013, midnight.
Winning is easy and all you have to do is make sure you head over to Facebook to participate in this competition. Follow the steps below to make sure you don’t miss out.
- Make sure you are not missing out on any updates from us by following hellokpop on Facebook and Twitter.
- LIKE or SHARE the picture on our Facebook. Each action (LIKE or SHARE) will qualify as one entry into the draw to win one of the two prizes.
- TAG one other friend who you would like to take to the concert. Feel free to write any reasons why you would want to take this special person.
- Make sure you have followed all the steps above to qualify for this competition.
Terms and conditions
- Entry is open only to residents of the Australian state(s) where the competition is being conducted who comply with any entry restrictions as specified by the Promoter. Directors, officers, management, employees and other staff (and the immediate families of directors, officers, management, employees and other staff) of the Promoter or of its related bodies corporate, or of the agencies or companies associated with this competition or of any media are ineligible to enter.
- The competition will be conducted during the competition period specified by the Promoter (Competition Period).
- To enter the competition, entrants must, during the Competition Period, follow the entry method specified by the Promoter.
- Entries must be received by the Promoter during the Competition Period. Entrants may submit up to the maximum number of entries specified by the Promoter. Multiple entries (where permitted) must be submitted separately.
- The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise. The Promoter has no control over communications networks or services, the Internet, or computer or telephone networks or lines and accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred. Any form of automated entry using any device or software is invalid.
- The competition will be drawn and/or decided at the time, on the date/s and at the location/s as specified by the Promoter. The prize/s will be awarded to a valid entrant or entrants (as applicable) who are randomly drawn or are deemed to have submitted the “best” entry, as determined by the judges, in accordance with the details specified by the Promoter regarding how the prize/s will be awarded.
- Where a prize involves the winner: (a) attending an event, if any part of the event is abandoned, called off, varied or postponed for any reason, then at the Promoter’s discretion, the relevant winner (and their companion/s, if applicable) forfeits all rights to attend the relevant event and no cash or alternative tickets will be substituted for that element of the prize; and/or(b) meeting or attending a function with a celebrity or other public figure, the Promoter will not be liable for the failure of the winner (and their companion/s, if applicable) to meet that person or failure of that person to attend the function, for whatever reason.
- The winner(s) are to arrange their own accommodation and travel to the location of the event.
- If an entrant is unable to or refuses or fails to take part in any element of this competition or a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these terms, the Promoter reserves the right to discard that entrant’s entry and proceed as if that entrant had not entered the competition.
- If the prize remains unclaimed after two business days (Australian Eastern Standard Time), the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to the next best entry.
B.A.P Kim Him Chan will resume group schedules for a four-city tour in the US after recovering from a finger injury.
Kim was forced to suspend promotional activities for B.A.P’s second mini-album after he slipped and fractured his fingers last Feburary on the way to his next schedule.
TS Entertainment confirmed today that Kim will perform at the group’s four-city tour in the US, starting on May 7. ‘B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH PACIFIC’ is part of B.A.P’s world concert tour and fans will also be given the opportunity to attend free fan meetings in the US.
Fans attending the meet-up before the shows will also go into the draw for a spot at the ‘High Touch’ session, an opportunity to meet and greet the performers.
A representative from MNET said, “The meet-ups are all free and open to the public. Fans do not need a ticket to the concert to attend.”
In addition to the “High Touch” raffle drawing, the event will also include singing, dancing and cosplaying. Fans in LA will also be able to meet a list of YouTube celebrities.
Los Angeles – May 7
Location: Japanese American National Museum (1—N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
SPECIAL: Los Angeles’ event will include a YouTube Meet and Great.
San Francisco – May 10
Location: Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102)
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
Washington D.C. – May 14
Location: Mead Center at the Molly Smith Study & Bank of America Lobby (1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024)
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
New York – May 16
Location: TimesCenter at The Hall (242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036)
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
Source: Press Release
CNBLUE has been confirmed for a second show in Australia at an iconic venue which has hosted rock legends AC/DC and The Beatles.
CNBUE has added one more show in Melbourne to their world tour schedule. The news come after the group announced that the 2013 CNBLUE Blue Moon World Tour would be headed to the Philippines earlier last week.
The Melbourne show will be held on Friday 31 May, 2013 at the iconic Festival Hall, which has hosted rock legends AC/DC and The Beatles.
The second show is a second addition to the Sydney show which has ‘sold well’. The Sydney leg of the concert will take place at Luna Park’s Big Top 3,000 seat venue.
JK Entertainment, the concert organisers in Australia, contacted hellokpop today to share the good news.
“Ticket sales have opened with a great start and the artists are very excited about the Australia concert,” Miji Kim of JK Entertainment said.
Kim also revealed plans to bring more K-Pop artists to the land down-under after the company’s success at bringing 11 K-Pop groups in 2011, which included an all-star list of K-Pop celebrities such as Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, miss A and 2AM.
“We are planning to bring another K-Pop concert at the moment (sic). I will let you know once we have more details about this.”
Tickets for the Melbourne show goes on sale tomorrow on Ticketmaster. Click here for more details.
He’s the man of the moment, with his follow-up song Gentleman skyrocketing up on real-time charts around the world and amassing more than 51 million views on YouTube in less than two days.
PSY told the media in a press conference the situation between the North and South was a ‘tragedy’ at his ‘HAPPENING’ concert in South Korea.
The rapper who held a promotional concert to celebrate the global release of his single Gentleman, hoped that the North Koreans shared the ‘fun and happiness’ of his music with the world.
“It’s a tragedy. We are the only countries divided right now,” PSY said ahead of the concert last Saturday.
“Tonight me and 50,000 Korean people… we are going to sing out loud. We are going to shout out loud and we are really close to them, so they can hear,” he said.
“Hopefully with my ‘Gangnam style’, ‘Gentleman’, and my music videos, and my choreography … hopefully they might enjoy it too,” he added.
With the two Koreas still technically at war since the Korean War in 1950-53, talk about PSY and his latest single overshadowed the North Korean nuclear threats in South Korea, USA Today claimed.
PSY’s latest music video features Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In and features his latest dance hook dubbed as the ‘hip-swining’ or ‘hip-shaking’ dance.
Source: Yahoo! News
Love it or hate it, but the horse-dancing Korean guy is back and this time he’s a ‘mother father gentleman’.
PSY took the world by storm last year when Gangnam Style hit airwaves and sky-rocketed him to number one in more than 30 countries around the world, and he’s about to do it again with his latest release, Gentleman.
To the world, PSY may just be remembered as the guy who galloped onto the global music scene last year but to the rest of loyal K-Pop fans, the 35-year-old quirky global superstar has had a string of hits in South Korea for 12 years.
While the rest of the world waited to see whether the follow-up to Gangnam Style would be equally as good as its counter part, the rest of us who follow K-Pop know that this musical genius would not disappoint.
PSY is a smart man – and so is the team behind him. Now managed by Scooter Braun, who also manages global sensations Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson, PSY and Braun promised the world for a follow-up hit and a new dance craze and now I know why they were so confident.
In an interview last year with Today Tonight in Australia, PSY said that his horse-galloping dance move was new to the world but in Korea, it was just another “PSY dance move”.
“I’m ready for another dance move that is new to the world… it’s same sense (sic) of dance move [same style to Gangnam Style], which is [leave people thinking], ‘what is that?’ (sic).” PSY told the Australian reporter.
Before I go into detailing why I think PSY and Braun were incredibly smart about creating another global smash-hit with Gentleman, watch the music video below, which was released earlier today.
PSY and his team knew the world and the media were waiting to label him as a ‘one-hit-wonder’ but he knew that whatever he released next would undoubtedly be compared to his previous hit, so he created something that was similar for them to compare.
> Did PSY’s latest music video meet your expectations? Let us know in the comments below.
If you’ve watched the music video for Gentleman above, you would recognise a few similarities between Gangnam Style and Gentleman. Besides the signature round sunnies and various coloured suits, the girls, elevator scenes and various pranks he pulls throughout both video, it’s evident that his team knew they had to make a video that didn’t stray too far from the themes and comedic gestures of Gangnam Style, otherwise it wouldn’t have met with critic expectations.
Besides the infectious electro clubbing beat and catchy hook, it was always about whether or not PSY could replicate a dance hook that made the world dance last year. And this is where I commend PSY and his team for making a very wise decision.
PSY’s new hip dance is un-arguably similar to Brown Eyed Girls’ signature dance move from their 2009 hit Abracadabra, which shot the electro girl group to fame around the world and woke up the electro music scene in Korea. Everyone talked about Abracadabra’s hip-shaking dance, which helped the group sell millions of downloads of the song.
With the world pressuring him to come up with a new dance hook, PSY and his management borrowed Brown Eyed Girls’ 2009 hip-moving dance and added his own twist. And it worked. The new ‘Gentleman’ dance is catchy and you can feel your hips just itching to sway side to side hearing the song.
But with that decision, PSY’s team must’ve predicted that K-Pop fans would be quick to point out that the dance is similar to Abracadabra (and they’re right, because I’m pointing this out just hours after the release) and allege the rapper of plagiarism.
Any plagiarism accusation has the potential to ruin anyone’s public image, even if it’s true or not. But PSY and his team must have signed some sort of agreement with Brown Eyed Girls’ to borrow their contagious dance move because the group’s Ga-In features in PSY’s music video as the lead girl and dances alongside the rapper.
With Ga-In featuring in the video, it dismisses any claims that PSY had ‘plagiarised’ the dance and by borrowing Brown Eyed Girls’ addictive hip-shaking dance, PSY’s new dance move is a proven hit and reduces the chances of him becoming a ‘one-hit-wonder’.
Not to mention, the song hopes to bring PR through it’s lyrics. Although the song’s literal interpretation is about how a guy is always going against his words although he claims that he’s a gentleman, PSY’s hook line almost makes no sense.
I can only see he purposely uses ‘mother father gentleman’ as a play on words for something else (you know what I mean). Britney Spears did it with her song, If You Seek Amy. Read that one out loud slowly and you’ll get what I mean.
It may be too early to tell but Gentleman is already on it’s way to become the new craze. Within just five hours of release, the music video has already raked in almost 200,000 likes and more than 60,000 comments on YouTube.
But this writer here thinks that PSY’s strategy for this follow-up song will definitely work in his favour.