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After topping the Oricon charts in Japan with their 'Come On!! Arena Tour 2012' DVD recently, FNC Entertainment sets their sights on trying to duplicate their success in sales once again with CNBLUE's year end concert 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' filmed on December 16th 2013 which is set to be released on DVD May 8th 2013. The long awaited home concert was their first in Korea since their super successful 'Blue Storm' tour kicked off in Seoul the year before. The quartet's two night event made news because of its sold out shows. Also due to CNBLUE's supporters and fans, the band was able to raise over 12 tons of rice donations to help those in need which is an honorable feat for the group.
Now CNBLUE invites you to attend 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' 2012! The concert DVD will consists of 2 disc set and photo book with the following information:
* DISC 1: CNBLUE CONCERT [BLUE NIGHT] 2012
* DISC 2 [BLUE NIGHT] Encore LiveSpecial Making Film
24 [BONUS] Special Making Film
In other CNBLUE news, the band is preparing to depart soon to kick off their 'Blue Moon' World Tour 2013 which will start on April 6th in Taipai, Taiwan and will continue tomajor cities throughout Asia and Australia and beyond. Further dates are to follow but plans have been made for visits to North and South America and Europe and will be revealed when schedules are finalized.
Writer: Mari (CNBStorm/colormecnblue) | Source: FNC Ent | Photo Credits: FNC
Idol band CNBLUE is currently preparing for their next world tour, "Blue Moon,"but that can't keep the fans from reliving their previous concert dates through a new live DVD that's set to be released soon.
CNBLUE's "Arena Tour 2012～COME ON!!!～@SAITAMA SUPER ARENA" will be released in March and features live performances of a series of Japanese tracks including "Where You Are," "Time is Over," "Now or Never," "Come On," and "Just Please," among others. The full tracklist consists of no less than 26 tracks as well as a special feature.
The concert will be available in both a DVD and a Bluray version. It will be released on March 20th.
14 Teardrops in the rain
19 The Way part1 ~one time~
CNBLUE’s Jonghyun follows in the footsteps of Yonghwa and wins New Star Award at the ’2012 SBS Drama Awards’
CNBLUEs Jonghyun shared his thoughts after receiving the New Star Award from the 2012 SBS Drama Awards.
On December 31st, Jonghyun shared the above picture and tweeted, Following Yonghwa hyung in 2009, I also was awarded with the SBS New Star Award in 2012. Im so thankful for our fans and Im also very thankful for my members. Im also thankful for all of the sunbaes and staff members of Gentlemens Class who allowed me to have a good experience. Please look forward to CNBLUEs performance in a little bit as well ^^
The revealed picture showed Jonghyun kissing the trophy that was inscribed with his name.
After seeing the picture, the fans commented, Congratulations!, CNBLUE is having a festival, and Yonghwa will probably congratulate him too.
SourceImage: CNBLUEs Twitter
‘Idol Super Band’ for ’2012 KBS Music Festival’ is made up of members of INFINITE, B2ST, SHINee, 2AM, CNBLUE, B1A4
According to an insider with KBS on December 26th, “INFINITE‘s L will be forming a rock band with some of the members from other boy groups for the ‘2012 KBS Music Festival‘. They will be performing hits from the 90′s.”
The band will be named ‘Idol Super Band‘ and is made up of L, B2ST‘s Yoseob, 2AM‘s Changmin and Jinwoon, SHINee‘s Jonghyun and Taemin, CNBLUE‘s Minhyuk, and B1A4‘s Jinyoung.
The ’2012 KBS Music Festival’ will be broadcast on December 28th.
Stay tuned to see performances of this super band!
CNBLUEs teaser photo for their upcoming concert has been unveiled.
FNC Entertainment uploaded a photo in which the members dressed in suits and held their various instruments. Yonghwa and Jonghyun were keeping their guitars, while Jungshin had his bass guitar in hand, and Minhyuk held his drum sticks.
The ‘2012 BLUE NIGHT‘ is scheduled to take place in Seoul on December 15th and 16th. Upon seeing the teaser photo, fans responded “They look so good in suits“, and “I’m looking forward to this concert“.
CNBLUE uploaded a photo of themselves practicing hard for their upcoming concert.
Recently, the band updated their Twitter account with the above photo and said, “Everyone, we’re having our last preparation for the concert! keke. Everyone, you have to be careful to not catch a cold. You have to spend all your energy at the concert… Haha. Look forward to our concert!!!“.
Yonghwa then posted a picture he drew for the ‘2012 BLUE NIGHT‘ (attached below) and said, “Everyone, it’s Yonghwa keke. Everyone, I think I draw so well keke. It’s getting cold, so be careful not to catch a cold~!“
The ‘2012 CNBLUE Live Blue Night in Seoul‘ will take place on December 15th and 16th at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Olympic Park.
Source: CNBLUE’s Twitter
CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa was awarded the ‘Hallyu Star Award‘ at the ‘2012 K-Drama Star Awards‘.
As mentioned previously, the ceremony took place on the 8th at the Daejun Convention Center. Yonghwa received an award for his work on television dramas like ‘You’re Beautiful‘, ‘Heartstrings‘, and ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘.
In addition, CNBLUEs Minhyuk achieved the ‘Rising Star Award‘.
Announcer Kim Byung Chan and actress Yoon In Na were the MCs for the two-part awards, while Epik High, Kim Hyung Jun, Girl’s Day, and BtoB had their performance.
Congrats to both CNBLUE members!
CNBLUE, Jung YongHwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Lee JungShin, Kang Min Hyuk, FNC Entertainment
One of Koreas most popular music artist, CNBLUEhave had one of the most successful years anyone in the music or entertainment world all together would dream about.
Since the beginning, this group of four fresh faced men has sought out to take over the world with their genuine talent and their unique brand of music. CNBLUE had a very busy yet widely successful year attaining world star status, becoming a highly accomplished artist in part to their ability to multi task responsibilities, all the while striving for new levels of success.
In January, MTV, decided to feature CNBLUE on the live acoustic program "MTV Unplugged" on January 31, 2012. MTV Unplugged is a music program that features intimate, acoustic live performance sets showcasing the artist in close contact with their fans.CNBLUE has been noted as being the first ever Korean artists to be featured on the program. For a young band that had only made their debut into the music industry just three short years prior, this was no small feat to say the least.
To show a manlier side to their music as well as in their personas, in February CNBLUE released "Where You Are" which featured a harder Rock sound that fit the 'coming of age' mood they wanted to present. A much anticipated follow up to "In My Head", "Where You Are" was chock full of personality. The tracks "Where You Are", and "Feeling", were written and composed by Jung Yong Hwawhile the infectious "Get Away" was composed by Lee Jong Hyun. The well received "Where You Are" sold over 60,000 copies in its first week, hitting No.1 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart for the week of February 13th. A foreign band had not capped the singles chart in Japan for 41 years. CNBLUE is the fourth Korean male artist to have topped the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. Again, this is quite the achievement for four guys who started out as boys with a dream and now, just two years later, were breaking records and setting the bar higher than any other band of their kind.
March took the band to America for the first time ever. CNBLUE coupled with fellow label mates FTISLAND, embarked on their long awaited venture of breaking through into the Western world, via Los Angeles. CNBLUE held their first ever US concert, "Stand Up" by M Live held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Being the first American performance for both groups, this event helped in marking further their international exposure and helped to strengthen the connection between CNBLUE and their American fans.
On May 5th, CNBLUE held their first ever Korean fan meet, 'The Story of You and I' at Yeonsei University and were united with hundreds of their fans for a heartfelt meeting where they expressed their love and gratitude to their fans for the support given to them. In the same event, the boys stated, "The members will be seeing each other for the next 50 or 60 years," and promised their everlasting friendship to their fans.
In 2012, both Lee Jong Hyun and band youngest Lee Jung Shinboth became full-fledged actors when they both accepted their first drama roles on SBS' "A Gentleman's Dignity" and "My Daughter Seo Yeong" on KBS respectively. In the meantime, aside from working on music for CNBLUE, Jung Yong Hwa has also tried his hand at producing music. Fellow label mate, Junielembarked on her major Korean debut on June 7th with the assistance of Jung Yong Hwa whom was responsible for singing duet and producing the first single, "Fool". The song was included on her first mini album My First Junewhich helped to launch the career of the singer in Korea.
CNBLUE's 1st full length Major Japan album titled, Code Name Bluewas released on August 29th 2012 and quickly climbed the top of the Oricon charts topping them for two weeks straight. Featuring thirteen tracks, eleven of which were self-composed and written by lead guitarist Lee Jong Hyun and lead vocalist Jung Yong Hwa respectively, the success of Code Name Bluewould ultimately help to solidify CNBLUE as a self-contained band who could write their own hit making music.
Just a few weeks later, on September 21st, CNBLUE would hold their first concert in yet another foreign country. The young rock band would make their very first appearance on UK soil and prepare for their first solo concert "CNBLUE, Live in London" in London, England to a sold out arena of over 5,000 European fans. The concert, just like their LA "Stand up Live", proved to be another successful step on CNBLUE's path to becoming the global stars they dreamed to be thus proving that no matter what CNBLUE touch turns to Idol gold.
Most recently, CNBLUE made their way to South America along with some of the top popular K-Pop groups to participate in KBS' "Music Bank En Chile". This would be CNBLUE's first time in South America and their second performance on the "Music Bank World Tour". The Chile leg of the tour took place on November 2nd 2012 at Quinta Vergara, Via del Mar, in Chile.
With the support of a loving and loyal fan-base that expands the world behind them, CNBLUE show us that they have what it takes to have a long and fruitful career with many years to come and many more milestones to add to their already impressive list of accomplishments.
Writer: Mari (CNBStorm /colormecnblue) | Photo Credits: FNC, KpopStarz
CNBLUE, FNC Entertainment, Japan
CNBLUE recently concluded their first Arena Tour, 'CNBLUE Arena Tour 2012 ~COME ON!!!' with a 2 day final stage at Saitama Super Arena on October 20 and October 21.
At first, the venue was illuminated with red lights, and a silhouette of the members were projected on the large screen. The live concert started with "Come on"! They performed 6 rock numbers for the intro set.
After the intro set, "Hello, this is CNBLUE! Isn't that great, Saitama!! Thank you very much for coming! " Jung Yong Hwa said in greeting and appreciation to the fans who came, while being impressed with the size of the Saitama Super Arena.
Yong Hwa then played the piano and sang "Feeling" and "These days" along with Lee Jong Hyun in a whispery voice that wrapped the venue in a healing atmosphere.
After the special stage, Jong Hyun shared that they also recently held their first solo live concert in the U.K. which is the home country of Rock. They then played, "Have a good night" and "Wake up" which turned the venue into a dance floor under a glittery mirror ball.
When they sang "Blue Sky" and "Teardrops in the Rain", the members put their musical instruments, walked to the extended stage, and gathered on the sub stage. Their chorus made the audience in the venue gasp in awe.
They also sang ad-lib "Gotochi (Local) Gourmet song" ! As it was the last day of the tour, they mixed Gotochi Gourmet lyrics featuring the local delicacies of the places they toured in -- like Takoyaki in Osaka, Chicken Wings in Nagoya, Koshihikari (rice brand) in Niigata. At the Saitama in Tokyo, they sang the ad-lib song with their favourite Gyudon bowl and Convenience store.
"This year we had less music activities, but thanks to all of you who waited for us listening to our music, we could make arena tour. Thank you" Jong Hyun said, "Even individual activities have been increasing recently, we really feel we are CNBLUE when all four of us hold live concerts. Let's make live concerts together from now on! Thank you very much!" Yong Hwa followed with appreciation to the fans.
When "Time is over" started, the countdown time was shown on the large screen. The clock showed 0:00 when the performance ended.
The crowd kept cheering for an Encore, when "Break Time is Over" projected on the large screen as the first encore started. When the debut single "In My Head" rang out, the audience got more excited. When the audience saw the CNBLUE members trying to reach out to the fans as close as they could and taking photos of the grooving venue on a mobile phone, they got a lot more excited. "Our new album "CODE NAME BLUE" ranked #1 on Oricon Weekly Chart. Thanks to you all. Thank you very much indeed. But it's just started here! We shall do our best!!" They said to everyone in attendance.
When the first encore ended, everyone kept clapping their hands and the encore cheering won't stop, so the double encore started!! Even after the second encore, the cheering wouldn't stop and they went on the triple encore.
The live concert went on for 3 hours. CNBLUE performed 23 songs. The 9 live concerts in 6 cities with total of 100,000 people in attendance has ended successfully.
Their 4thsingle will be released on December 19 and "Arena Tour 2012 ~ COME ON!!! ~ @ SAITAMA SUPER ARENA" DVD will be released on January 23, 2013.
Source: Warner Music Japan | Translator: Melissa K.
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CNBLUEand FNC Entertainment want fans to Rock out to their music in the New Year with a new concert DVD.
FNC has announced through CNBLUEs official Japan website today that the finale concert from the Come On Arena Tour 2012 at Saitama Super Arena will be available for sale on DVD on January 23, 2013. Pre-orders are now being accepted on various online merchants.
The highly anticipated concert DVD will be available in three versions:
Warner Music Direct Limited Edition = about $66.34 Normal Edition = about $60 Blu-Ray Edition = $75 *Additional information about this release will be updated as it becomes available.
Fuji-TV Next is set to air Come On Arena Tour 2012 at Saitama Super Arena sometime in January 2013. Fans who have not had the privilege of attending one of the tours dates, are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to witness CNBLUEs concert on the next best thing to a live performance, television and DVD. CNBLUE have yet to complete the Come On Arena Tour. The tour is currently still underway but will end off with last two dates of October 20thand 21stin Saitama Arena, Japan.
FNC Entertainmentand Warner Japan have recently shared new information on the official CNBLUE Japan website regarding a new mini album, titlestill to be announce, scheduled for release just in time for Christmas on December 19th, 2012.
Writer: Mari (CNBStorm/colormecnblue) | Source: cnblue.jp, Fujitv | Photo Credits: FNC, exite.jp