19 October 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Concert organiser Running Into The Sun (RITS) is pleased to announce that one of the hottest and most influential global music acts will be coming to Malaysia. Trailblazing K-pop girl group 2NE1, made up of 4 distinct individuals – CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY – will be making a stop here for their 2NE1 Global Tour- New Evolution concert on 8 Dec 2012, 8.30pm, at Stadium Melawati. Ticket sales start on 27 Oct with more ticketing details available from RITS within the next week. Regular updates will be posted on http://www.facebook.com/runningintothesun and @RITSmy on Twitter. Strictly a one-night only show with no further addition of tickets, this concert will mark the first time ever that 2NE1 are coming to Malaysia.
Embarking on their first ever World Tour, 2NE1 has achieved the distinction of being the first Korean girl group to hold a world tour. Known for their edgy music and unique fashion style which have distinguished them from other K-pop girl groups, 2NE1 have collaborated with world-renowned names such as The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, and fashion designer, Jeremy Scott, and gained recognition for their immense talent and influence by picking up MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band in the World” award in 2011.
Guaranteed to be a tour that Black Jacks, as 2NE1’s fans are called, will not forget, 2NE1 Global Tour 2012 in Malaysia – New Evolution is poised to be an amazing spectacle that will far exceed fans’ expectations, bringing an epic, world-class performance that will satiate any fans’ desire to see the girls perform. Coming together to help create the “New Evolution” tour is the ultimate dream team consisting of 4-time winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Travis Payne, who will be leading production and choreography, Divinity Roxx (musical director and bassist for Beyonce’s World Tour), leader of the band following 2NE1 on tour, Michael Cotten (production design for the Olympic Games and Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour) who will be staging a breath-taking production for the tour, and head costume designer and stylist, Jeremy Scott (Madonna, Lady Gaga).
“2NE1 has established themselves at the forefront of K-pop girl groups, and we’re hugely excited to be bringing them to Malaysia for their first-ever concert here. It’s going to be a sensational feast for the senses, and fans will be treated to an awesome night of visually-stunning performances. We hope that by bringing in big acts such as 2NE1, the music scene in Asia will continue to be elevated to greater heights.” Says Beatrice Chia.
2NE1 Global Tour 2012- New Evolution kicked off in Seoul on 28 and 29 July at the Seoul Olympic stadium to an audience of 20,000 fans, and will be brought to 10 cities in 7 countries throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Greatly anticipated by fans here, the concert is sure to be a feast for the senses with high-energy, fistpumping music accentuated by explosive, dynamic dance moves. This tour will feature original designs by one of the most influential fashion designers in the world, Jeremy Scott, and is the first time that a Korean girl group will have specially designed stage costumes by a world-famous fashion designer.2NE1 Global Tour 2012 in Malaysia – New Evolution is managed by YG Entertainment and organised by Running Into The Sun.
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