K-pop band FT Island performed for 30,000 Japanese fans. 2011/12/27, Source,
As a Christmas special, boy band FT Island took to the stage at Japan's Yokohama Arena for the "FT Island X-mas Live 2011 - Winter's Night" concert. The event took place over two nights from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24 and attracted some 30,000 fans to the venue.
The tickets for the concert were sold out within a minute of going on sale, and the band performed 26 tracks at the event, including hits such as "Brand New Days" and "Distance", which were top-performing songs on the Oricon charts,...More
[WAVE GOES ON] SOPA, so good for kids with stars in their eyes 2011/09/15, Source, 'I believe my time will come, when I am totally prepared for it'. - H, 19
The School of Performing Arts Seoul aims to turn high school students' dreams of becoming famous K-pop singers into a reality. The school's practice-oriented curriculum teaches them how to prepare for auditions and how to develop their musical and performing skills. By Park Sang-moon
The School of Performing Arts Seoul, a private high school tasked with pumping out future K-pop and Korean Wave stars, bridges the gap between reality and fiction. It also shows how Korea's traditionally conservative society is changing - perhaps for the better,...More
FT Island: 'We Were Spurred By CNBLUE While Holding Activities in Japan' 2011/06/14, Source, FT Island has ranked atop the Oricon chart with their mini album entitled " Return ".
FT Island, who recently released a mini album entitled " Return ", seemed to have revitalized their spiritual energy during their ten-month break. The group members seemed more serious and their every comment during the interview revealed their ambitions. Lee Hong-gi, who abandoned his usually mischievous character, said with a smile, "I tried to become a diligent singer who gives off energy freely on the stage and to become more careful off the stage". FT Island has received impetus from their previous activities at the bottom of the Japanese music industry for the past three years. And the rapid ascension of another Korean band, the group CNBLUE (who belongs to the same agency as FT Island), also served to motivate them. The interview took place right after FT Island's first album in Japan ranked atop the Oricon weekly chart,...More
FT Island Holds Successful Concert Tour in Japan 2011/01/02, Source, FT Island successfully completed a concert tour in Japan.
The five-member band FT Island finished a concert tour in Japan by holding its last concert at the International Forum Hall in Tokyo on December 28. FT Island had held concerts entitled "FT Island Hall Tour 2010 - So Today" in cities including Osaka (December 3), Aichi (December 11), and Tokyo (December 19), and they held an encore concert in Tokyo again with more than 5,000 fans. The venue was a great success. They began the concert by singing the title song entitled "Flower Rock", which had been released last May and ranked in fourth place on the Oricon weekly chart, and sang a total 26 songs including the songs "Brand-new-days", "So Today", which had ranked in eighth place on the Oricon weekly chart, "Baby Love", "I Hope", and "Love Love Love" consecutively for three hours at the concert. Their performance filled the venue with excitement,...More
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