Korean idols Big Bang [Official Big Bang website]
K-pop idols Big Bang next year will hold their annual "BIG SHOW" in Korea as well as embark on a concert tour in Japan, according to YG Entertainment on Thursday.
Yang Hyun-suk, CEO and founder of YG, announced on their official blog site (http://www.yg-life.com) that Big Bang will take the stage for their concert titled "BIG SHOW" at the Olympic Park Stadium from February 25 to 27.
The concert is usually held in late-January every year but next year's show was postponed because Big Bang wanted to show fans new songs from their upcoming group album, the latest songs from G-Dragon and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon)'s unit album, and the tracks from member Seung Ri's mini-album, Yang explained.
He added that Seungri's solo album will be released on January 13, ten days later than the originally scheduled date since they wanted to give the youngest member a longer time to promote his record and give G-Dragon and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon) enough time to promote additional title tracks "Don't Go Home" and "Baby Good Night".
The agency has yet to set an exact date for the release of Big Bang's group album.
Yang further announced that the boys will fully concentrate on their singing careers in Japan as well by holding a concert tour in Japan for two months starting May next year.
"We discussed it with our partners in Japan and we decided that the group should focus deeply on their promotional events in each country. The boys will be in Korea from March to April, hold their concert and promotional events in Japan from May till June, release a new album in Korea sometime between July till September and then return back to Japan".
Composed of other members Daesung and Taeyang, Big Bang was discovered and trained by major talenthouse YG Entertainment. They have released several albums and hit songs such as "Dirty Cash", "With U", "Lies" and "Haru Haru".
The quintet have successfully crossed over into the Japanese music market in June of last year with their debut single "My Heave" which reached No. 3 on the prestigious Oricon daily singles chart and toured three cities in the country which attracted a total of 60,000 fans.
They have released other singles in Japan such as "Tell Me Goodbye" and "Beautiful Hangover" and performed on the main stage at the Summer Sonic Festival this August and took the stage with fellow YG labelmates for the "2010 YG Family Concert" in early December in Korea.
Big Bang [Official Big Bang website]
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