7 Breathtaking Must See FTISLAND Live Stages!

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FTISLAND was the very first instrumental using idol band in K-pop; proving that you do not necessarily need to do robust formation dance to capture fans’ hearts. The band’s lead singer, Lee Honggi, is known for his powerful vocal abilities, while members Jonghoon, Jaejin, Seunghyun and Minhwan are not only masters of their instruments, but also contribute as vocalists. The band has also recently been writing many of their own songs as well. FTISLAND’s repertoire is very broad. While they mostly release rock ballads and OST contributions in Korea, in Japan, they are noted for their much tougher, edgier sound.

Here is a list of live performances that will leave you in awe and craving for more!

Memory live @ FTHX

“Memory” was co-composed and written by Honggi and sounds incredibly good live. Watch Jonghoon nearly lose himself on the guitar!

Orange Sky live @ Replay

“Orange Sky” is another of Hongki’s compositions. A smooth ballad with incredibly beautiful vocals. The specialty of this live is twofold; on the one hand, Honggi shares the song with drummer Minhwan, who showcases his nice voice (he also acts in musicals). On the other hand, you can see how FTISLAND handle mistakes on live stage. Honggi had a sore throat, and could not hit a high note as he would usually. Watch the band tease him to death, and the smart way he manages to come out of this trouble.

Beautiful live @ MTV Unplugged

“Beautiful” is a great song off of their latest Japanese album New Page. The arrangement at the MTV Unplugged filming suits the title of the song, but you might find yourself staring at fashionista Honggi’s interesting pants during the performance.

Shiawa Theory live @ FTHX

If you like to rock, you will like this song. Though it was released in Japanese last year, this is a Korean version, which is as good as the original. Jaejin’s soft yet sharp vocals in this piece really stands out.

I Hope live @ Replay

“I Hope” (Barae) is an older song of the band, but nevertheless a really popular one. Watch these amazing Japanese fans practically shout the Korean lyrics at the encore, and how cute the band is trying to convince the fans they have to leave. Watch from the 26:00 minute mark, this is one of the best ever live performances of the song!

Black Chocolate live @ Replay

The intro to this Japanese piece will send shivers down your spine. Honggi’s vocals are incredibly powerful, with such depth you can rarely expect from such a young singer. Being one of their tougher compositions, this live performance stands out as a memorable one for old and new fans alike.

You Are My Life acoustic performance

Saving for what could possibly be the best for last, this acoustic stage for You Are My Life can really blow fans away. The vocals are heart-wrenchingly beautiful and both Honggi and Jaejin really shine here. Plus, you can see Jonghoon on the piano.


Which ones did you like most? Do you have a favourite FTISLAND live? Share with us in the comment section! And if you cannot have enough of the band, head over to their YouTube channel!

Sources: Video – YouTube (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7); Photo – Screencap

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  1. Happy Fandom

    January 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    #FTISLAND sarangeh ^^

  2. Mackyca

    January 2, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Totally agree!
    Let go Jeonju concert fan cam was amazing ’cause Honggi was almost crying 😀 !
    Everytime they sing Flower rock is amazing perfomation xD Soyogi -arena tour 2013 and others.. but of course the best is Arigato from The passion encore when they all started crying 😀

  3. Hong Pri

    July 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    yeah, you’re right.

  4. mildred

    July 8, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love all their live performances especially the Arena Tour Replay. FT Island Fighting! <3

  5. R_Pris

    July 8, 2014 at 9:53 am

    about I hope they were really leaving the stage that song wasn’t planned to the concert .. It’s just 100% live without any preparation

  6. nunri

    July 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    my babies are flawless! at the end of the day these are the kind of live perfs you to see and experience in live music. FT may not be the most popular kpop group out there right now but they’re very consistent in quality of their songs and live stages . screwed popularity and hype because it won’t get you anywhere after 5 years.

    i agree FTISLAND X’mas Live 2011 is one of their best concerts ever.

  7. Kiwipri

    July 1, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Definitely Distance from Yokohama Winter’s Night concert – it is one of Hong Ki’s most moving and memorable LIVE performance in my mind

  8. priturkey

    June 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Distance in New Year Concert is awesome, so is Stay in this years FNC Kingdom what else, if you can find it (i think its from 2012) Flower Rock in Graduation _____(something:D) will take your breath away. And it’s not a good performance tecnique wise but Rock Prince Concert – Don’t Love -you can find the fan cam version of it as it was left out from the dvd- it makes me cry every time!
    – by the way youre my life with turkish subs :D:D:D:D

  9. dm

    June 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    You forgot their performance of Distance at the X-mas concert at Yokohama Arena, that one was breath-taking too!!

  10. thita arema

    June 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Erm well I like all of the song above, their rock song, I can’t get enough of it…
    At first I don’t really interest in k-pop,but FT ISLAND change it.the first time I heard hongki voice it was really awesome,that’s how I start to interest in k-pop (eerrm well it might not k-pop but FT ISLAND ^^ ) it’s been 2 years since then,n I love them a loooot a loooot more :D, I might not know anything about k-pop boy/girlband but I know a lot about FT ISLAND n their music especially ^^

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