BIGBANG Holds Successful Seoul Leg of "ALIVE" World Tour


BIGBANG has come back with a big bang. After the successful showing at the charts of their mini-album “ALIVE,” the five-member group closed the Korean leg of their “BIGBANG ALIVE” Tour after three consecutive nights of performances at a packed Olympic Stadium in Seoul.

The “BIGBANG ALIVE” Tour opened on Friday, March 2, and ended the Seoul performances on Sunday, March 4. An estimated 40,000 fans partied with G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri.

The show featured the first live performances of the tracks in the “ALIVE” mini-album. BIGBANG excited fans with the glamour, passion and different colors of “Intro,” “Fantastic Baby,” “Bad Boy,” “Ain’t No Fun,” “Blue,” “Love Dust,” and Daesung’s solo, “Wings.”

“Wings” was especially meaningful to both fans and Daesung since he was involved in an accident in 2011. “This time, I deliberately did not do any parody,” local news agencies quoted Daesung as saying. “We only wanted to be successful because of the music and our performances onstage.”

Even without the usual parody, the show was fully packed. The concert was filled with performance after performance, buoyed by the energy that BIGBANG poured on the stage. Fans were treated to two hours’ worth of a show, all charged by the determination of BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon to pour in colorful and passionate performances.

GD and TOP also performed their duo hits. Seungri, Taeyang and Daesung, through his debut performance of “Wings” also held their solo moments in the spotlight during the concert.

BIGBANG hits from past releases such as “Haru Haru,” “Lies,” “Last Farewell” and “Sunset Glow” completed the night for the VIPs in attendance. The songs were given fresh treatments that added a new allure for the audience.

“BIGBANG ALIVE” Tour is produced by world tour concert company Live Nation, which provided the concert with work from international stage and sound engineers. Live Nation has produced concerts for global acts like Madonna, U2 and Lady Gaga.

The Seoul concerts formally kick off the “BIGBANG ALIVE” World Tour, which will be held in 25 cities in 16 countries.