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Big Bang Head To Kuala Lumpur In July For Group's 1st Concert In Malaysia Since 2012
Big Bang Head To Kuala Lumpur In July For Group's 1St Concert In Malaysia Since 2012

Big Bang Head To Kuala Lumpur In July For Group's 1st Concert In Malaysia Since 2012

News via kpopstarz.com

IME Productions, the lead promoter for BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] IN MALAYSIA will be commencing the ticket launch on May 17 (Sunday) at Quill City Mall"s ground floor main court from 11am to 5pm. Each person is entitled to purchase a maximum of 8 tickets on any ticket categories. Online sales will begin on the same day at 5pm via TicketCharge at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Rock Zone A ,B and VIP Cat 1 tickets holder are entitled for "Sound Check Party" lucky draw.

TicketCharge and IME ticketing hotlines will begin on May 18th (Monday) at 10a.m., please contact TicketCharge Hotline +603-92228811 or IME Productions +603-21666166 to purchase tickets. Outlet sales will also start on the same day at TicketCharge office, IME Productions office, Speedy Music Store, Rock Corner music store, Victoria Music Center and Neway Karaoke outlet.

“2012 Big Bang Concert – BIG SHOW” Teaser Video Released
“2012 Big Bang Concert – Big Show” Teaser Video Released

“2012 Big Bang Concert – BIG SHOW” Teaser Video Released

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YG Entertainment has released the promotional video for the upcoming “2012 Big Bang Concert – BIG SHOW.” Released through the YG Concert official YouTube channel, the one-minute video contains footage of Big Bang’s previous “Big Show” concert. As the caption, “New Start – They are coming” indicates, the “2012 Big Bang Concert – BIG SHOW” is expected to be a new starting point for the group that went through difficult times last year.

The “2012 Big Bang Concert – BIG SHOW” will be held for three consecutive days, from March 2 to 4, at the Olympic Park in Seoul. Pre-ticket sales will start from January 31 to February 2 only at G-Market.

CNN Names Big Bang as One of "12 Reasons to Visit Korea in 2012"
Cnn Names Big Bang As One Of "12 Reasons To Visit Korea In 2012"

CNN Names Big Bang as One of "12 Reasons to Visit Korea in 2012"

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On December 30, CNNGo published an article listing the top 12 reasons to visit Korea in 2012. Among the list, “Hallyu Madness” ranked third, listing Big Bang’s upcoming concert and the “21st Seoul Music Awards" as some of the reasons why 2012 will be a good year for K-Pop.

CNNGo also chose the upcoming Korea’s Grand Sale, the 2012 Expo in Yeosu, Olleh Smartphone Film Festival, and, of course, the amazing – not to mention healthy – Korean food as some of the reasons you have to visit Korea this year.

Netizens who’ve seen the article commented, “Korea is the most exciting and intriguing country I’ve been to,” “Yay, go Big Bang!” "Big Bang is one of the biggest reasons why I want to visit Korea," and “Hallyu is getting so much interest abroad.”

YG Entertainment: All About Big Bang in 2012 but Now It's All About 2NE1
Yg Entertainment: All About Big Bang In 2012 But Now It's All About 2Ne1

YG Entertainment: All About Big Bang in 2012 but Now It's All About 2NE1

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YG: 2012 About Big Bang, 2013 About 2NE1For YG Entertainment, 2012 was certainly about promoting Big Bang, putting out back-to-back songs with combinations of G-Dragon as a solo and the team as a whole. This year, YG seems to be employing a similar strategy. This time, YG is going all in on 2NE1.

Similar to how Big Bang paved the way for G-Dragon last year, CL is leading 2NE1 back to the land of K-pop with the release of her solo debut album, soon to be followed by 2NE1's comeback with a new song in June. Only time will tell whether the similar tactic will work out for two years in a row or not, but it will probably be successful. Why? Simply because it is 2NE1 we are talking about.

With CL having prepared the stage with her solo debut of THE BADDEST FEMALE, 2NE1 is reported to have pulled up their comeback date from July to June.

Big Bang to release "2012 Alive Tour" live concert DVD
Big Bang To Release "2012 Alive Tour" Live Concert Dvd

Big Bang to release "2012 Alive Tour" live concert DVD

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Having toured twelve countries and 24 cities, Big Bang performed in front of more than 800,000 fans for their "ALIVE GALAXY TOUR 2012." The group impressed and wowed fans with their powerful live performances and trendy stage sets, and also caught the attention of international media outlets such as The New York Times, which praised the concert as one of the best in 2012.

Meanwhile, Big Bang will also hold their final concert stop "BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR : THE FINAL IN SEOUL" on January 25th, 26th and 27th at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.

Japan Oricon Chooses Big Bang-2PM as '2012 Best Concerts'
Japan Oricon Chooses Big Bang-2Pm As '2012 Best Concerts'

Japan Oricon Chooses Big Bang-2PM as '2012 Best Concerts'

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Oricon commented about 2PM, "They all have amazing bodies and are skillful in dancing and singing. Even though some members were injured, they still performed a noteworthy performance."

Soul Train Selects Big Bang and Psy’s Songs As Top Dance Tracks of 2012
Soul Train Selects Big Bang And Psy’S Songs As Top Dance Tracks Of 2012

Soul Train Selects Big Bang and Psy’s Songs As Top Dance Tracks of 2012

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Included among some of 2012’s biggest pop hits from the likes of Ne-Yo, Usher, Nicki Minaj and more, were Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby and Psy’s Gangnam Style which both tied for the list’s number one spot.

On Gangnam Style the site wrote, it was “an inescapable smash” and how Psy had “blindsided mainstream radio with his high-energy jam.”

Likewise, Big Bang was said to have “hit dance floors like napalm” with Fantastic Baby and even claiming it was a better song than Ne-Yo’s Let Me Love You.

Psy Beats SNSD and Big Bang as Brightest Star of 2012 in Gallup Korea Poll
Psy Beats Snsd And Big Bang As Brightest Star Of 2012 In Gallup Korea Poll

Psy Beats SNSD and Big Bang as Brightest Star of 2012 in Gallup Korea Poll

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By the final tally, Psy had come out on top with 24.4 percent, while Girls’ Generation (SNSD) unit group Taetiseo came in at second with 19.8 percent and Big Bang rounded out the top three with 9.5 percent. Meanwhile, IU and trot singer Jang Yoon Jung ranked fourth and fifth, garnering 6.9 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.

The New York Times picks Big Bang & 2NE1 concerts for ‘Best Concerts of 2012′
The New York Times Picks Big Bang & 2Ne1 Concerts For ‘Best Concerts Of 2012′

The New York Times picks Big Bang & 2NE1 concerts for ‘Best Concerts of 2012′

News via me.omg.vn

Boy group Big Bang also successfully held their first global tour. Samsung sponsored the tour, endorsing their Galaxy phones as it was named the ‘Alive Galaxy Tour‘. They also collaborated with Live Nation. The tour began in Seoul back in March this year, and included 48 shows in 13 different countries. After Seoul, Big Bang focused on Asia, traveling to Japan (Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), Taiwan (Taipei), Philippines (Manila), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

Big Bang also brought their concerts to Europe, North America, and South America with stops in England (London), the United States (Anaheim, Newark), and Peru (Lima). Big Bang is set to hold 2 more concerts in Osaka and then finally concluded their epic tour in Seoul from January 25th to January 27th.

The New York Times picked both of 2NE1 and Big Bangs concerts in Newark’s Prudential Center for their ‘Best Concerts of 2012‘, writing,

The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2NE1 With
The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2Ne1 With "best Concert Of 2012"

The New York Times Honors Big Bang & 2NE1 With "Best Concert Of 2012"

News via english.kbs.co.kr

Big Bang's first global tour was even bigger. Sponsored by the Korean conglomerate Samsung, Big Bang joined hands with Live Nation, starting off in Seoul last March. 25 shows were initially planned, but due to the group's popularity, a total of 48 shows were held in 13 different countries! The group traveled through Japan (Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Gyangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong), Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), Taiwan (Taipei), Philippines (Manila), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) in Asia alone! This doesn't even include the stops in Europe, North America, and South America: England (London), the US (Anaheim, Newark), and Peru (Lima).

The New York Times took notice and selected both of their concerts in Newark’s Prudential Center for their ‘Best Concerts of 2012‘ list. The publication noted that though both groups have zero American hit songs, they still have massive American followings.