SHINee will start their first concert tour in Japan.
Starting from Fukuoka on April 25, SHINee will hold a concert tour, titled The First Japan Arena Tour SHINee World 2012, all over Japan. Its their first concert tour in Japan.
Including Fukuoka, SHINee will hold the concert in seven cities in Japan, such as Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyoto. As the tour receives an enthusiastic response from the fans, SHINee are holding six more concerts and therefore total twenty concerts. The total profit from the ticket sales is over 30 billion won. SM Entertainment, SHINees agency, is expecting that the tour will attract at least 250,000 audiences.
Coming back to the music scene in March after a year and a half, SHINee topped the charts on TV music programs with Sherlock from their fourth minialbum.
SHINee debuted in Japan in June last year with their first single album Replay. Their debut showcase was held at Abbey Road Studios, London, which is well-known as a studio of The Beatles.
After their debut, three single albums of SHINees entered the top three of the weekly single chart of Oricon. SHINee are the first foreign group who made such an achievement in 44 years of the history of the Oricon.
SHINee will release a new single album, Sherlock, on May 16 in Japan during their tour.