'ACT III: MOTTE' World Tour Update: Here's Everything That Happened + Everything You Can Expect From G-Dragon's Concert
To say that BIGBANG leader G-Dragon’s kick off concert for his “Act III: MOTTE” was an eventful comeback would have been an understatement. Not only was he greeted on stage by his superstar friends, he was also interrupted by an overzealous fan but the show must go on, and G-Dragon did so in flourish.
The lead up to G-Dragon’s fourth solo concert was physically and mentally exhausting for the BIGBANG leader but for the kick off of his 19 city world tour, G-Dragon showed a side of himself that fans have hardly caught a glimpse of, making his concert a memorable experience for the YG artist and for his supporters. Here’s everything you may have missed at G-Dragon’s first stop of his “Act III: MOTTE” World Tour.
G-Dragon sold out the venue in 8 minutes. Yes, G-Dragon sold out the 65,000-seater Seoul World Cup Stadium in eight minutes as soon as the tickets were made available. Talk about strong support from VIPs, BIGBANG’s official fandom as well as G-Dragon’s fans.
“Kwon Ji Yong” achieved an All Kill an hour after release, topped iTunes charts in 40 countries. G-Dragon’s solo comeback album achieved an all kill in real time charts an hour after its release, Kpopstarz reported. The title track “Untitled 2014” reached # 1 in all the local sites and reached #1 in the iTunes charts of 40 countries, making G-Dragon the Korean artist with the most #1s in the iTunes charts, surpassing earlier records set by PSY and BTS.
“Kwon Ji Yong” was a very personal album. G-Dragon talked about making his fourth album and said that he wanted to show a side of himself that fans, and even he himself may have long forgotten. He said G-Dragon is a singer with a flamboyant and exaggerated image but with his new album, he is finally showing himself a his real self Kwon Ji Yong as a real person.
G-Dragon talked about military enlistment. G-Dragon confirmed that he will be entering the military next year and that he will finish his enlistment when he is 31 or 32. He sheepishly admitted that he won’t be able paint his nails as much at that age, Soompi reported.
IU and CL guest appearances. G-Dragon’s first solo concert welcomed the appearance of two female superstars, the first of them being IU who performed her collaboration “Palette” with G-Dragon on stage and was revealed to have gifted G-Dragon with a refrigerator literally filled with soju to thank him for his help with the album. Former 2NE1 leader CL, who is set to embark on her own solo career soon, also performed “The Leaders” with the BIGBANG leader and her good friend.
G-Dragon keeps his cool even with unexpected events. A fan appears on stage while G-Dragon was performing a GD X T.O.P. track “Obsession” and grabs the BIGBANG leader in the middle of the song. G-Dragon kept his cool and continued to perform until security finally grabbed a hold of the fan to escort her off stage.
G-Dragon is humbled by his success. G-Dragon admitted that he was literally exhausted by all of the things that have happened throughout the course of preparing for his solo comeback. He said that while he was mentally and physically exhausted about everything, he was thankful for the fans for his album’s success. “The truth is that many things have happened while I was preparing for this album, so I was mentally and physically exhausted. It was nice to hear such good news. It’s thanks to all of you that I’m able to have a concert again, so I want to thank you once again,” he said.