Overseas performances will keep bands CN Blue and FT Island from attending the various year-end music festivals and awards shows, according to a statement from their agency FNC Music. The two bands are currently in the thick of promotions and activities abroad, which makes them unable to accommodate appearances in the year-end shows in their packed schedules.
CN Blue has kicked off its “BLUESTORM” 2011 Asian Tour in Seoul in September. Along with encore concerts in Seoul in mid-December, the quartet will also head to Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for the series. CN Blue is also scheduled to go on a Zepp Tour in Japan in December.
CN Blue is also poised to be first foreign artist to perform in “COUNTDOWN JAPAN” on December 28. They will be performing alongside well-known Japanese bands at the annual Japanese rock festival.
FT Island is anticipating the release of a new Japanese single, “Distance” and will be busy with promotions in connection to this. In addition, the five-piece band will hold a Japan Arena tour, as well as concerts in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Apart from CN Blue and FT Island, the year-end music festivals and awards shows will also be missing T-ara. The girl group had earlier announced its absence in these events, also citing overseas promotions.