In 2011, United States was showered with top acts like Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and the Wonder Girls making their mainstream debuts. One of Korea's most popular tours, the SMTOWN Live World Tour, has touched down in Los Angeles and New York.
Now, fans in America's Midwest want their own show too. On November 12th, 2011, fans from all over the Chicago land area danced to hit songs from SHINee, Girls' Generation, Super Junior and many others in Lake Shore Park.
This summer, K-pop fans are planning to hold a second flash mob to catch the attention of popular music agency SM Entertainment.
What do the people of Chicago want? The answer is simple. They want the concert tour that has taken over the world to hold a show in the Windy City.
The flash mob is set to take place this June or July. The music lovers plan to dance to songs like the following: Girls' Generation's "Gee", SHINee's "Hello", Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry", DBSK's "Mirotic", BoA's "Eat You Up" and f(x)'s "Nu ABO".
Chicago is calling and they hope SM picks up.
SM Entertainment is scheduled to hold auditions in Chicago, Illinois on February 20th. 2012.
Chicago's first SMTOWN Live World Tour Flash mob took place on November 12th, 2011 at 2PM. The event was held in Lake Shore Park. Fans from the Midwest danced to the following track list: TRAX's "Are You Ready", SHINee's "Lucifer", Girls' Generation's "Genie", DBSK's "Keep Your Head Down", BoA's "Girls On Top", f(x)'s "Pinnochio", Super Junior's "Mr. Simple" and H.O.T'.s "Candy".
SM Entertainment's "SMTOWN Live '10 World Tour" began on August 20th, 2010 in Seoul. Since then, the show featuring SM Entertainment's top acts have traveled the world. SHINee, Girls' Generation, Super Junior, BoA, Kang Ta, f(x), TRAX and many others have performed in Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and New York.
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