Big Bang sees sales explosion in Taiwan 2012/03/08, Source,
Big Bang's new EP – available in six different versions – is dominating sales at Taiwanese online retailer Books.com.tw, according to the group's agency.
The group version, which has a picture of the band on the cover, is currently the top-selling album in the Asian music category of the Web site,...More
Big Bang Returns with Concert Tour 'Alive' 2012/03/06, Source,
Big Bang held the first concert of their world concert tour that presents live music along with a fictional story like a movie. There was an introductory comment, saying, "The world's best band had been kept in a freezer since 85,000 years ago, and it is the time that the entire world wants their music. It is time for Big Bang to return". The lights were all turned off, and the subtitles in LED lights appeared as if announcing the return of a superhero in a science fiction movie. The capsules in which the Big Bang members boarded appeared on the stage, and the five group members woke up and began to move right after the live music came on. The 13,000 audience members stood up from their seats and began dancing to the music while holding yellow cheering tools, and the venue heaved with the audience jumping up and down. It was the first scene of Big Bang's first world concert tour entitled "2012 Big Show-Alive", which was held at Olympic Gymnasium on March 2,...More
K-pop scores a knock out with lyrics you can't forget 2012/03/06, Source,
Korean pop songs from the old days portrayed various emotions from sorrow and anger to pleasure and joy and the accompanying moments of our lives. The same was true of pop music in the 90s. The song "To Mother", released in 1999 by the now-defunct boy band g.o.d., talks about a mother's love and "Musical" sung by Im Sang A and released in 1996, tells listeners that they are all heroes,...More
Big Bang not so 'Alive' 2012/03/05, Source,
Visibly ill band disappoints despite int'l backing, new records
Even before the concert, all five members of Big Bang reeked of fatigue. The press conference preceding the evening show Friday was meant to celebrate the 25-city 16-nation world tour they were about to embark on, but instead, G-Dragon, T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon)., Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri were demure, even aloof. They sneezed and coughed sporadically,...More
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