19 June 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The concert of the year that would undeniably receive an explosive welcome in Malaysia is now confirmed. BIGBANG, consisting of five K-pop heroes G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Seungri and Daesung, will perform the Malaysia leg of the BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 on 27 Oct 2012 at Stadium Merdeka for a one-night only performance in their very first concert in Malaysia. The revolutionary K-pop group is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style, often credited to have shaped the hip-hop, R&B and electronic music scene across Asia and now strongly influencing the world.
VIPs, as fans of BIGBANG are called, will be pleased to know that ticketing details will be released within the next two weeks by concert organizer Running Into The Sun. Regular updates will be posted on www.facebook.com/runningintothesun and @RITSmy on Twitter.
BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 is set to be an extraordinary spectacle in terms of production size and creative direction, with a production value of more than RM 3 million, and the powerful influence of internationally-renowned creative director Laurieann Gibson who has worked with a stellar list of artistes including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Katy Perry. A leading production team will support BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012; including stage and lighting designer Leroy Bennett (Madonna, Paul McCartney, Eagles) and sound engineer Ken Van Druten (Eminem, Jay-Z, Linkin Park).
BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 launched 2 Mar 2012 in Seoul, performing three consecutive sold-out nights with a total of more than 30,000 in the audience. As BIGBANG’s first world tour, the “Kings” as they are affectionately named by fans, are scheduled to tour across Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong; their tour to America and Europe. The highly anticipated show will be BIGBANG’s first concert in Malaysia and is bound to excite many music lovers, as BIGBANG has been one of the most requested acts in Malaysia across many online forums and Facebook pages.
BIGBANG’s recent mini album ‘ALIVE” recorded the total physical sales of hundreds of thousands copies across the world within just two months; and charted number 5 on US iTunes Top Albums and number 3 on Canadian iTunes, beating the record for any Korean album. The music video of latest lead single “Blue” received more than 2 million views on Youtube within 24 hours, and was placed 1st on over seven digital charts in Korea, also making it tops as the most downloaded ringtone.
On June 6, 2012, BIGBANG has released a special edition album, ‘STILL ALIVE’. The success of BIGBANG seems to continue with the new album as the YouTube footage of ‘STILL ALIVE’ recorded four million views in only two days.
BIGBANG is the first Asian band to receive the “Worldwide Act” Award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards with over 58 million votes, and currently holds the record for the most number of music show awards won with 56 group awards for BIGBANG and a total of 93 individual awards amongst the members.
BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 Malaysia is presented by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment, and organized by Running Into The Sun.
BIGBANG’s Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BIGBANG