Co-organisers Running Into The Sun (RITS) and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to announce Xpax, Celcom Axiata Berhad’s main prepaid brand for youth, as the presenter for the ‘G-Dragon 2013 World Tour: One Of A Kind in Malaysia’ concert. Celcom customers will now enjoy a special discount on selected categories of tickets when they purchase tickets between 20 – 26 May 2013.
All Celcom prepaid and postpaid customers will be entitled to a 20% discount off ‘G-Dragon 2013 World Tour: One Of A Kind in Malaysia’ tickets when they purchase a minimum of 2 Cat 2 (RM488) or Cat 4 (RM188) tickets from 20-26 May 2013. Celcom prepaid and postpaid customers will only
Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, “Xpax is proud and truly excited to host the phenomenal G-Dragon, who lives up to our brand promise in bringing the ultimate, must-go live music experiences of the year through our TIME TO MUXIC – The Ultimate Live Music Series which brings the best of local and international music exclusively to our Xpax customers.”
Xpax customers also stand to win more tickets and merchandise by purchasing reloads, subscribing to broadband data plans, or downloading content and apps from The Cube – Celcom’s own branded multimedia channel. Best of all, customers who switch from their current provider to Celcom between 20 May to 13 June will stand a chance to win tickets, concert rehearsal passes and a G-Dragon themed fashion makeover.
G-Dragon 2013 World Tour: One Of A Kind in Malaysia concert tickets is launched on 11 May 2013, and VIP tickets were sold out within an hour, leaving limited Cat 3 tickets, as well as Cat 2 and Cat 4 tickets for sale. Merchandise enjoyed brisk sales during the ticket launch, and limited stocks are available for pre-sale on the RITS website page – runningintothesun.com
Fans and media alike have been abuzz with excitement about G-Dragon’s Malaysian stop, and RITS and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to have Acer and Intel as the main sponsors for this eagerly-awaited concert.
“Acer is pleased to collaborate with the organizer of the much-anticipated G-Dragon’s 1st World Tour Concert in Malaysia. We believe that this One of a Kind concert offers the same value proposition as Acer to a group audience who appreciate uncompromised performance and entertainment. We are also very excited to have Intel, our long term technology partner, on this collaboration to reinforce our commitment to deliver greater products and better experience to users together. ” said Mr Ricky Tan, General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd.
Acknowledging the significance of having Xpax as the presenter and Acer and Intel as main sponsors, Ms Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Managing Director of Running Into The Sun Sdn Bhd, said “We’re extremely delighted that Xpax has come on board as our presenter and this history-making partnership marks the first time that a Telco is presenting a Korean concert, proof of the power of G-Dragon as a leader in the K-Pop industry. Acer and Intel are established brands, well-known among the public and we’re pleased to have them come in to support this concert and look forward to working together.”
G-Dragon, the leader of global superstars BIGBANG who put on an explosive performance here at their one-night only concert last year, will be holding his first-ever solo concert in Malaysia, to be held at Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil on 22 June 2013, 8pm. This will be the only outdoor concert of his tour, and Malaysian fans can look forward to an exhilarating night of high-energy performances bolstered by this unique open-air experience and the roaring support of thousands of partying fans.
Boasting exquisite sets and props, including a glamorous glass car, along with visually stunning pyrotechnics, lasers and aerial stage stunts, fans can anticipate a truly fantastic feast sure to enthrall the senses. With dazzling choreography by renowned choreographers Travis Payne and Stacey Walker, both of whom worked extensively on Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour, audiences can look forward to adrenaline-charged performances by G-Dragon and his crew.
G-Dragon will be staging 26 concerts in 13 cities across 8 countries, drawing over 550,000 fans to his shows. This tour marks the first time that a Korean solo artist will be holding concerts in four of Japan’s domes.
‘G-Dragon 2013 World Tour: One Of A Kind in Malaysia’ is presented by Xpax, with main sponsors Acer and Intel, co-organised by Running Into The Sun and Woohoo! Experience, and produced by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment.
On May 6, YG Entertainment welcomed Hollywood celebrities Will Smith and Jaden Smith at their headquarters. They just came from Taipei, Taiwan where they held their promotions for their movie After Earth.
The news of the Smiths’ arrival in Korea is not new but updates from fans spread like wildfire all over Twitter and photo-sharing sites about their visit to the YG building, which was later confirmed through photos by CL of 2NE1 and one of YG producers who goes by the name Choice.
The Smiths are scheduled to meet with Jay Park on the red carpet event for the movie who sang a self-written song for After Earth’s official soundtrack as requested personally by Will Smith.
They are also to appear in a collaboration project of General Idea, owned by Korean Bumsuk Choi and MSFTSrep (Misfits Republic) established by Jaden Smith in 2010. The event details can be found in the Seoulcialite website.
Veteran singer Cho Young Pil came out of nowhere to take over the charts with his digital single Bounce, which unsettled PSY‘s Gentleman which was at the top of the charts. Though Cho Young Pil is famous in the Korean music industry, he was hardly presented as a contender to PSY’s newest phenomenon. However straight upon release, Bounce topped every real-time charts and have been maintaining those rankings for the past two days, which subsequently prevents PSY from topping the charts for a full consecutive week.
Cho Young Pil’s Bounce:
After registering one of the most explosive debut in the charts to date, PSY’s Gentleman went on to be certified all-kill, then Perfect All-Kill on Monday morning but only for a few hours. Its failure to resist much toward the release of Bounce will perhaps now raise a few concerns in the YG camp. Could it be that Gentleman has already worn itself out with its dynamite debut, or simply that it has moved on its cruising mode by relinquishing the lead but staying firm around the top spots?
What are your thoughts about it? Did you expect Gentleman do be so easily out-shadowed by Cho Young Pil’s Bounce?
Stay tuned to hellokpop for the updates!
On 7 March, Lee Hi returned with part one of her debut album “First Love”, with part two set for release on 21 March. Through the ten songs, she will be able to showcase her vocal talents with wide range of R&B, blues, soul and jazz.
YG Entertainment President, Yang Hyun-Suk, and the executive producer of the album tap on Lee Hi’s unique vocals and characteristics to stand her out from other K-pop counterparts.
The making of “First Love” was really a YG family affair, with Epik High’s Tablo as the songwriter for three tracks, YG songwriter and producers Choice 37 (BigBang’s Bad Boy, G-Dragon’s One of a Kind) and Lydia Paek (2NE1’s Lonely and I Love You) adding their musical flavors to the mix.
The first released track is the jazzy and bouncy song, It’s Over, with the music video highlighting Lee Hi’s youthful and playful side.
The second single titled Rose is produced by Teddy Park, the mastermind behind most of YG’s biggest hits, and is set for release on 21 March along with the part two of the album.
Last October, Lee Hi made her official debut as YG’s first female teenage solo artist with her hit song 1, 2, 3, 4. The retro-soul inspired song debuted at number one on Billboard’s K-pop Chart and also on all of South Korea’s music charts.
It was an unprecedented feat for a rookie artist who eventually claimed Rookie awards for the year.
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Lee Hi’s It’s Over:
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From: YG Entertainment
K-pop fans can finally look forward to the very first performance of their favourite YG girl group in Malaysia. 2NE1 is the latest addition to Twin Towers @Live 2013, one of the biggest concerts in Kuala Lumpur this year and will be held on 22 and 23 March at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
The four-member Korean girl group consisting of CL, Minzy, Dara and Bom, debuted in 2009 with their first appearance in an LG Electronic commercial campaign Lollipop, together with label mates, BIG BANG. In the same year, the girls released their debut single, Fire.
Since then, the girls did not look back and continued their successful career ride with singles, albums and tours. Apart from their success in the music industry, they are also widely recognized as fashion icons with features on designers’ labels and frequent photo shoots in fashion magazines.
Adding to the showcase of Malaysian artists is One Nation Emcees, the rising hip-hop performers who adopt the 1Malaysia concept for their music and performances. The trio, made up of Jojofly, Mimifly and Zydee, promise dynamic performances as they perform alongside 2NE1 on 23 March.
Twin Towers @Live 2013 will feature some of the biggest global names on each event day; featuring American pop-star Demi Lovato and K-pop boy group U-KISS on 22 March, while Backstreet Boys and 2NE1 will take the stage on 23 March. Other local acts joining the line-up for the two days are Atilia and K-Town Clan on 22 March, with Mizz Nina and Caprice for the next day. To turn on the party mode to the max, the concert will feature DJ Face Da Fader and DJ Tatsuro on 22 and 23 March respectively.
For fans who want to watch their favourite idols up close, Petronas Motorsports is running a special merchandise promotion for the exclusive FanZone tickets.The package is available at the Twin Towers Gift Shop located at the Twin Towers Skybridge Visitors Centre in KLCC as well as its online store.
Interested fans have to purchase RM150 worth of selected merchandise to be entitled to one FanZone ticket voucher; while purchases of RM300 or more entitle to two.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the 2013 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix showcase at Suria KLCC from 16th March.
Stay tuned to hellokpop for the FanZone giveaway coming right up soon!
Source: Twin Towers Facebook page