2NE1, First Korean Girl Group To Hold World Tour, “Seven Countries, Ten Cities”
Girl group 2NE1 would be the first Korean girl group that would be having a world tour called “New Evolution.” Having already succesfully brought in 70,000 fans during their concert tour in Japan, the interest is already piling up for this world tour.
On the 13th, YG Entertainment said, “Following 2NE1’s concert on the 28th and 29th next month, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Korea, the group is planning to hold a world tour concert and perform in countries such as the United States and Europe, in a total of 10 cities in 7 different countries,” they revealed.
Ever since their debut in 2009, every song that they release become a hot topic to music fans. Last year, 2NE1 became more world-reknowned as they were named MTV IGGY’s “Best New Band In The World,” while France named them as the “Girl Group That Hallyu Fans Like The Most.”
When they started their first solo concert in Korea last year, 2NE1 epitomized “NOLZA” as they showcased their charismatic and powerful stages as the audience sang along to each of their performances, making it a massive success. This continued as they went on a concert tour in Japan, bringing in 70,000 people, marking it as a successful concert tour.
2NE1‘s world tour would be handled by Live Nation, the same company which will also handle labelmate Big Bang‘s world tour. The staff and world-wide network of the company are expected to work closely with 2NE1 for their first world tour.
An official from YG Entertainment said, “2NE1’s world tour would show how their skills on more elaborate and evolved stages, all members would be able to showcase their skills through their performances,” he said, “Each and every one of the staff who will be working together with the group has already worked with international pop stars. We will be announcing our future plans as well,” he revealed.
In addition, he says, “Right now, 2NE1’s world tour is planned to be held in 10 cities of 7 different countries, but there is a high possibility that more concerts would be held in more locations, if local officials in the countries request for it,” he said, showing the massive popularity of 2NE1 in the international market.
2NE1‘s first stop of their world tour “New Evolution” would be in our very own Seoul Olympics Gymnastics Stadium, on July 28 and 29.