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Fans worldwide will be excited to hear that SM Entertainment artists will be kicking off their next world tour this May!
SM artists will hit the road for the ‘SM Town Live Tour‘ starting on May 20th. The artists will travel to the Honda Center located in Southern California as their first stop on May 20th. On August 4th and 5th, they will hold a show at Japan’s Tokyo Dome, and then following on August 18th with a performance at the Seoul Jamsil Stadium. Afterwards, they will move on to Beijing and other Asian cities.
‘SMTown Live‘ had various stops in Seoul, LA, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai, winning the explosive support of music fans worldwide in 2008, 2010, and 2011, and is expected to gain a similar reaction this time around.
This year, the artists will show even more improved performances from their original, with a new revoluntionary stage organization and display.
Moreover, the Southern California performance will be hosted jointly with MBC, and a special program will be broadcast with the title ‘MBC Korean Music Wave in LA- SMTown Special.’
‘SMTown Live‘ will start its pre-sale for tickets on April 5th.
Big Bang and 2NE1 were voted as the favorite K-pop male and female bands in France.
Korea National Tourism Organization, with branches in France, conducted a poll through the tourist site to evaluate the preferences and behavior of oversea Hallyu fans. Of the 3,775 French fans who responded, 49.9% voted for Big Bang as the favorite boy group, while 2NE1 won 64.8% of the votes as the favorite girl group.
A high proportion of French male Hallyu fans preferred Big Bang, in addition to those in their early twenties. 2NE1 was favored similarly by both male and female fans, who were between the age of ten to twenty.
Other groups who ranked in the top were Super Junior (45%), SHINee (35.5%), B2ST (33.8%), 2PM (24.2%) for male groups, and Girls’ Generation (45.4%), miss A (31.5%), f(x) (29.4%), and T-ara (25.9%) out of the female groups. (It is assumed that fans were able to choose more than one group as the percentage values total up to more than 100)
Of the solo male singers, Rain earned 33.2% of the votes, while IU earned 54.2% of the votes as the favorite solo female singer.
Who said Oceania has been forgotten by the Hallyu Wave? After the K-pop Music Fest in Sydney concert last November, another major K-pop event will be held in Australia. This time popular South Korean boy group Super Junior will be coming to Sydney, Australia, on May 5 this year as part of their Super Show 4 world tour, proudly brought to you by JK Entertainment in collaboration with SM Entertainment and Dreammaker.