After the SMTown Paris tickets were completely sold out, fans requested a second date, and finally SM has listened to them.
The tickets for the first concert on June 10th were sold-out in just 15 minutes, with prices from 56 to 111 Euros, and were even scalped for 399 Euros.
Since many fans were not able to get a ticket for the concert they asked SM to consider a second date with a flash-mob outside the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Al the efforts made bu the fans actually had a great outcome since SM has decided to present a second concert on June 11th, and during both days they expect around 13,000 fans from all over Europe.
The tickets are not available yet, but we will bring you more news as soon as there is more information about them.
Europeans fans now can be happy to get a hold of this incredible opportunity.
Source : GoKpop
The plans to launch a Hallyu idol-themed cruise line featuring the participation of various SM Entertainment artists has been announced for January 2012.
“All That” cruise line has recently announced their plans to create Korea’s largest idol-themed cruise in light of the popularity of Hallyu artists.
Tentatively slated to make its voyage journey in January of 2012, it will make various stop throughout Korea, Japan, and China. And during the six-day cruise, passengers will be given the luxury of multiple on-deck performances from a variety of SM Entertainment artists, such as BoA, TVXQ, and SNSD. Dramas and movies featuring Hallyu idols will also be aired during the cruise.
The total package, as of now, is estimated to cost arounf 1.2 million won, or around $1,200 USD.
Wouldn’t you like to go on a luxury cruise with some of your favorite Kpop idols?
Source : GoKpop
“This time, it’s South America!”
TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x) and other SM Entertainment artists are preparing for a tour in South America. According to SM Entertainment representatives, the company is currently planning to hold a series of “SM Town Live” concerts in South American countries such as Brazil and Chile in July.
The South American tour has been in the planning stage since last year, when SM Entertainment artists embarked on the “SM Town World Tour” and held an unforgettable concert in Los Angeles, USA.
Due to the popularity of Kpop and SM Entertainment artists in South America, the company plans to tap into this untouched market with a series of concerts in the continent. In February, a Brazilian program asked viewers “Which Korean singer do you want to come to Brazil?” and SM Entertainment artists dominated the results, with Super Junior, BoA, SNSD and SHINee taking the #1 to #4 spots.
SM Entertainment is already taking major steps in making their mark in foreign countries, as it was recently announced that on June 10th, SM artists will hold “SM Town in Paris” and mark Europe’s first Kpop concert ever. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes and large-scale protests are happening all over Europe for SM Entertainment to add another concert date.
Last year, SM Town held concerts in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. This year, SM Entertainment will expand into two continents that Kpop artists have never stepped into, Europe and South America.
SM Entertainment representatives stated, “SM’s ripple effect is really amazing. They have already taken over USA, China and Japan and are now accomplishing the unheard precedent of going to Europe and South America. Isn’t this the path of a true ‘World Star’?”
Source: Koreaboo, Sports Seoul
Over 1,000 Kpop fans attended the Paris protest/flashmob on May 1st in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in France. The protest a complete success as many Korean and local media have covered the event. Kpop fans performed mass flashmobs, and danced and sang to songs by TVXQ, SHINee, Super Junior, SNSD, and f(x).
French Kpop fans and fans all over Europe have begun to set up protests and flashmobs in attempts to catch SM Entertainment’s attention and get an additional date to “SM Town Live In Paris.” The concert will be the first Kpop concert to take place in Europe, however, many fans were not able to get tickets to the concert due to the venue (Le Zenith) only being able to hold approximately 6,000 seats.
The tickets to the “SM Town Live in Paris” were sold out in 15 minutes, leaving many European fans without tickets and disappointed. In addition to the Paris protest that took place just a few days ago, there has been an addition 4,000 signatures that have signed the petition requesting a second date.
SM Entertainment has acknowledge one of the most successful protest that took place at the Louvre Museum on Sunday, May 1st, and has been reportedly considering an additional date. Kim Eunah of SM Entertainment said, “We are checking the schedule of our artists and considering the possibilities to add a second date.”
She adds, “Even though the popularity of Kpop has been increasing in Europe, there wasn’t any way to verify how popular it was. Our sell out concert and the mob incident has helped us verify the Kpop impact in Europe. It showed that the Hallyu wave has reached around the world. It was amazing to see them sing along to Kpop last year at the Los Angeles concert.”
Kpop has truly been making waves as even music producer Teddy Riley has showed interest in creating more music in Korea. He has already produced songs for Rania and Jay Park. Producer Quincy Jones have also praised Korean artists such as BoA and Tiger JK.
It seems that French Kpop fans protest has been a complete success! Stay tuned to Koreaboo for SM Entertainment’s final decision on “SM Town Live in Paris.”
Source : Koreaboo
It has been announced that the rescheduled date has been released for the SM Town Live in Tokyo
【Notice for the rescheduled date for SM TOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION】
We express our heartfelt sympathy to all the victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
We sincerely pray for the reconstruction of the affected area as soon as possible.
For the “SM TOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION” which was postponed, we have arranged various schedules, and decided to hold the rescheduled concert on the following date.
Our sincere apologies for making you wait for so long.
September 3 (Sat), 2011
Doors open / Curtain time 15:00 / 17:00 , Venue: Tokyo Dome
September 4 (Sun), 2011
Doors open / Curtain time 14:00 / 16:00 , Venue: Tokyo Dome
Contact for inquires concerning the concert: : 0180-993-997 (24hours, automated phone system)
We have held consultations time and again, whether or not to hold the concert, considering the unprecedented disaster and the social anxiety which is increasing day by day.
Our results was simple, “We will do our best, what we can do.”
Now is the time to believe in the strong power of entertainment, so all of our members wish to provide the audience with our best performance.
We would be grateful for your understanding and support.
April 27, 2011
SM TOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION planning committee
Source : GoKpop
f(x) leader, Victoria, updated her me2day after their comeback stage at Music Bank on 22nd April. She posted the following message along with a photo showing f(x) together with their seniors, TVXQ.
뮤 직뱅크 첫방송!!!!! 너무 많이 떨렸었는데 여러분 진짜 많이 응원해 주셔서 무사히 잘 끝났어요. 너무 감사 드립니다!^^ 동방신기 선배님 마지막방송이라 아쉬운데 저희 응원 많이 해주시니 더욱 열심히하는 f(x) 될게요~여러분도 많이 사랑해 주세요~^^
Music Bank’s first broadcast!!!!! We are so nervous but thanks to everyone for the support, we ended the stage well!^^ It’s too bad that TVXQ-sunbaenim had their last performance but because they came to support us, we, f(x), will work harder~Everyone, please, give us a lot of love~^^
Source : GoKpop
One of SM Entertainment’s hottest groups, SHINee, recently had an interview with the one of France’s influencial French daily newspaper, Le Monde (The World). SHINee was interviewed by Le Monde about the “K-pop” craze that has been taking over.
The interview took place on April 20th at 3PM for 30 minutes at the SM Entertainment building in Cheongdam about the K-pop culture in France. Le Monde reporters were present to visit the Hallyu cultural experience of 54 French fans.
The Hallyu Wave has already hit China, Japan, and other Asian countries, as well as the U.S., however, this is the first time that a European fan group has visited Korea.
Before starting the interview, SHINee French fans cheered, as well as danced to and sang to SHINee songs, showing their K-pop love. SHINee finally made their appearance and sang a small part of their song, “Hello,” with the fans to the French fans’ delight. The atmosphere was high in spirits as the interview began.
Le Monde took an interest in SHINee’s debut and training up until their debut. Through this, they realized why SHINee were so popular and why their popularity has reached even to Europe. The only other Korean artist to be featured in Le Monde was BoA in 2002.
In the news video (which have been included below), fans expressed their love for both K-pop and SHINee. One fans said, “Minho, I love you! I like SHINee!”
One particular male K-pop/SHINee fan said, “What I’ve learned of them is that their professionalism is exceptional. When a French singer/group makes their debut, thy’re usually already at their capacity. [Their] singing skills, dancing skills, even acting, they always give 200% of everything.” He continues to say, “I’ve liked K-pop for 10 years. I started with Park Jin Young (JYP). [I like] SHINee, KARA, Seo Ingook, and Seo Inyoung.”
Another woman goes on to say that their songs are “very romantic and are stories of hope when it comes to love.”
SHINee also announced “SM Town Live in Paris,” which had fans cheering. The concert will be held on June 10th at “Le Zenith de Paris,” and it is the first K-pop concert to be held in Europe. Other SM artists who will be attending “SM Town Live in Paris” other than SHINee include SNSD, TVXQ, Super Junior, and f(x). BoA will not be participating due to her “COBU 3D” shoot in Toronto.
Source: Newsen, TVXQSujuSHINee, anjutenshi and vivianlou123 via KoreaBoo