Big Bang is going to hold a 6-dome tour in Japan starting this November, following the success of G-Dragon‘s concert series in the country for his 2013 One of A Kind World Tour.
It was during the last day of G-Dragon’s Special Dome concert in Nagoya, Japan where the rest of the members made a surprise appearance to personally announce the good news to the fans.
According to their company, they will set the record for being the first foreign group to make a 6-dome tour with a total of 15 shows in Japan.
Check the schedule of their 6-dome below as posted from their Big Bang Japan website:
Last year, the group performed their 2012 Alive Galaxy World Tour, which was held in 24 cities in 12 countries around the world, setting a record-high of 800, 000 overwhelmed audiences.
BIGBANG is nominated in MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2013 for ‘Best Dance Video’ with FANTASTIC BABY -Ver. Final-, directed by Hyun Seung Seo.
The five-member group, consisting of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Daesung, Taeyang and Seungri, will face the following nominees:
- group_inou “9” (Directed: Ryu Okubo)
- livetune adding Megumi Nakajima “Transfer” (Directed: fantasista utamaro × Kazuma Ikeda)
- SKRILLEX “Bangarang” (Directed: Tony T. Datis)
- ZEDD “Spectrum feat. MATTHEW KOMA” (Directed: Petro)
Watch BIGBANG’s Fantastic Baby –Ver. Final here:
MTV Japan’s annual biggest music event, MTV VMAJ 2013, is set to take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday, June 22. The show will premiere on MTV Japan on Sunday, June 23 at 8PM (Tokyo), and will air across MTV’s global network including MTV Asia, with details to be announced later.
Voting for all categories is now available at MTV Japan’s official Facebook page until 5pm on June 11/Tokyo time (in Japanese only).
“MTV Video Music Awards Japan” debuted in 2002 as one of the biggest music event in Japan. Paying tribute to the art of music video, the show will award both Japanese and international artists selected by audiences based on artistic and technical excellence. Hosted by the first combination of Japanese powerhouse actor Nobuaki Kaneko and actress Atsuko Maeda, MTV VMAJ 2013 will be broadcast worldwide on MTV channels, with potential viewership expected to reach over half-billion households.
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Performing to a sea of blue and yellow, BIGBANG successfully held their ALIVE Galaxy Tour 2012 in London to a combined audience of 24 000 strong VIPs in Wembley Arena on December 14 and 15. hellokpop was there to attend the group’s first ever European concert and got some amazing shots of the boys as they performed for nearly three hours to screaming fans.
The two performances made BIGBANG’s concert the largest to take place in the UK to date, and G-Dragon, T.O.P, Daesung, Taeyang and Seungri did not disappoint. Despite both a nosebleed and one improvised solo by Taeyang, as well as near fires from confetti landing on stage lights, the concert was more than just about seeing your favourite idol group perform live. It was about seeing a group that for many, started it all.
Formed in 2006, the group has gone through its share of ups and downs, and the concert reflected it all. Performing classics such as Haru Haru and Last Farewell, as well as newer singles, such as Fantastic Baby and Monster, the concert showed how the group has matured and evolved, both musically and personally, throughout the six years of being in the music business. Of course, BIGBANG has not only seen success as a quintet, but also through its members’ various solo promotions. The night saw a mixture of performances from the duo GD & TOP, as well as solo stages by Taeyang, Seungri and Daesung.
Overall, the mix of fans from all over the world in the audience showed BIGBANG’s prowess in the Kpop world, and the night proved one thing. That BIGBANG is very much ALIVE.
Event Coverage and Photos: Jess Lau @hellokpop
After traveling around the world approximately three and a half times, and with their final stop in Osaka, Japan last weekend, BIGBANG successfully completed their overseas concert tour.
Yes, not only did their world tour, BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR, successfully open in each city, but it also recorded every seat in each city as being sold out. Visiting America, European and other Asian countries, BIGBANG flew 144,689 kilometers, which is said to equal the distance of going around the world three and half times.
Fans were excited to hear about the group’s schedule for the new year and are highly anticipating their new activities to come. G-Dragon announced that he will be touring Japan at the three domes, which is said to be a first from a solo Korean artist. Taeyang will be making a comeback with his solo album in 2013. TOP is currently filming for a movie titled Schoolmate (동창생), which is said to be 90% finished with filming. Daesung will be releasing a solo album in Japan and holding a solo concert as well. Lastly, Seungri is said to be active in Korea with a drama. It looks like BIGBANG will be a big act in 2013.
Through the world tour that they just wrapped up, BIGBANG definitely showed the world media their potential and popularity. From January 25 through January 27 BIGBANG will be holding a final concert in Seoul, which will serve as the finale to their tour.
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An online community bulletin recently uploaded a photo of BIGBANG members T.O.P and Seungri browsing through Japanese grocery stores.
In the first photo, T.O.P is seen holding a basket while casually shopping around. Fans also appear in the photo with their camera phones angled towards the idol in hopes to take a good shot. In another more recent image, Seungri faces the camera while he is walking in another aisle. Despite their overwhelming popularity, the two artists look quite friendly and are not bothered by the short photo sessions at all.
Furthermore, BIGBANG will hold its finale concert for its world tour, BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour: The Final, at the Gymnastics Stadium from the 25th to 27th of January.