Please also visit: [Photos | Video] BIGBANG Press Conference in Shanghai 2015-06-20
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Apparently a sponsorship deal with SAMSUNG has now been (inofficially) confirmed.
More tentative Chinese tourdates are expected to be announced in approx. two weeks time
The rumoured dates so far are:
- Guangzhou May 30-31, International Sports Performance Center
- Beijing June 13-14, Mastercard Center
- Shanghai June 20-21, ??
- Chengdu August 8, Sports Center Stadium
Please also note that the licence to give a BIGBANG concert at the Seoul Olympic Hall complex has also been granted and an announcement for concert dates in Seoul for the period April/May 2015 are expected shortly.
Source: 100a_98 via @mystifize
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[Unconfirmed Info] Chinese Tourdates May to August 2015
BIGBANG's Taeyang impressed the 4,000-strong crowd at his solo concert in Singapore with his sheer physicality.
Like BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon, who has successfully carved out a name for himself as a solo artiste, Taeyang has recently released his solo album and embarked on his solo concert tour, of which Singapore was one of the stops. Here, the 26-year-old star wowed the 4,000-strong audience with his music, impossibly smooth dance moves and sheer physicality of his performance.
The moment he stepped on stage, there was a surge of movement in the stands, as the overwhelmingly-female audience leaned forward and craned their necks to see Taeyang belt out his song Body.
Taeyang revelled in the attention and the cheers from the enthusiastic crowd that threatened to drown out his singing. He danced with an infectious energy which was matched by his equally-gifted dance team.
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After a slew of upbeat songs, Taeyang slowed things down with You’re My, which had the audience mouthing the words as they moved to the beat. Then, in a Bieber-esque moment, he serenaded a lucky female fan on stage
“What are you doing later?” asked Taeyang. The girl was so excited she just kept nodding and saying “Yes!” even before he asked if he could be her boyfriend for the evening. The screams of delight from the crowd were simply deafening, and got even louder when he hugged the girl from behind.
The only time they screamed louder was when Taeyang whipped off his shirt and showed off his eye-popping physique before launching into another series of songs.
“Are you enjoying the show so far? I have been waiting a really long time for this. I’m really happy! All I’ve been waiting for was to meet you guys on this stage,” said Taeyang, as cheers erupted from the audience. “He is soooo cute!” cooed one audience member when Taeyang flashed a boyish grin while shirtless.
The singer powered through several other songs like Good Boy and Love You To Death and was not even breathing hard despite executing complex dance routines as he sang. He was in tip-top shape, and, as if to prove a point, he stripped off his top once more and threw it into the crowd, causing a small commotion in the mosh pit.
Taeyang seemed to have pulled out all the stops to set himself apart from BIGBANG, and emerge from the long shadow of the band’s leader G-Dragon.
“Is it okay without GD? Was it enough without GD?” asked Taeyang after Good Boy, a collaboration between him and G-Dragon. The answer to both questions was a resounding “Yes!” from the audience. While he said he is glad to have the chance to go solo, Taeyang still performed a number of BIGBANG’s songs like Fantastic Baby and Bad Boy during his show, a sign he still very much sees himself as part of the band.
Taeyang quite literally gave his all during the show. He gave away the shoes and cap he wore during the show to concert-goers through a lucky draw, and threw his scarf into the crowd as well towards the end of the show. That was apparently still not enough for one fan, who screamed “I want your number!” during the give-away.
If his Singapore concert is anything to go by, Taeyang has the right mix of boyish charm and sex appeal to create a loyal fan base, and appears to be on track to become an outstanding solo artiste.
Source: Channel News Asia
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[TOUR GALLERY: Photos | Videos] Taeyang World Tour 'RISE' 2015
Welcome back to Round 3 of the K-Pop Idol Vocalist Challenge!
As expected, it was a tight race for Round 2, some match-ups even coming down to measly differences of less than two percent: INFINITE Sungkyu barely edged ahead of Super Junior Yesung, and FTISLAND Hongki and BIGBANG Taeyang went neck-and-neck right to the end as well, Taeyang taking the victory in the end. Still other matches ended in complete landslide victories. BIGBANG Daesung and JYJ Junsu advanced with margins of over 20 percent over the other singers in their respective groups.
Now that we’re halfway through the tournament, the casualties are getting heavier and heavier. We’ve lost some amazing talent along the way, including EXO‘s Baekhyun and SISTAR‘s Hyorin last round, among many others. But do not fear; we haven’t lost everyone! The Soompi staff voted and we’ve brought back four singers eliminated in Round 2 that we think deserve another chance, one from each quadrant of the bracket. Check out the full list of results from Round 2 below to see which eliminated contestants have returned to the game!
(The staff saves have been placed in a different quadrant than the one in which they started.)
1st place: INFINITE Sungkyu
2nd place: Super Junior Yesung
3rd place: SHINee Onew
1st place: BIGBANG Daesung
2nd place: Girls’ Generation Taeyeon (STAFF SAVE)
3rd place: f(x) Luna
1st place: BIGBANG Taeyang
2nd place: FTISLAND Hongki (STAFF SAVE)
3rd place: EXO Baekhyun
1st place: JYJ Junsu
2nd place: SISTAR Hyorin
3rd place: MBLAQ G.O
1st place: EXO Chen
2nd place: Ailee (STAFF SAVE)
3rd place: WINNER Seungyoon
1st place: A Pink Eunj
2nd place: B.A.P Daehyun
3rd place: CNBLUE Yonghwa
1st place: IU
2nd place: BEAST Yoseob
3rd place: INFINITE Woohyun
1st place: TVXQ Changmin
2nd place: Super Junior Kyuhyun (STAFF SAVE)
3rd place: 2AM Jokwon
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Are you ready for Round 3? Turn the page, watch the videos, and cast your votes for who you think is the best K-pop idol vocalist!
You have until Friday, February 13 at 5 p.m. KST to vote, and you can vote once every 12 hours! (Please don’t spam; we will be removing spam votes.)
Turn the page to start with the left side of the bracket!
Taeyang commented on Michael Buble's post thanking him.