Big Bang Breaks Record For Highest Concert Ticket Sales for Korean Artist in Taiwan

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Big Bang has proven itself to be one of a kind once more through its recent concerts in Taiwan.

The group brought in some 20,000 fans (each day) recently for its two day concert in the Taipei Arena in Taiwan on October 20 and 21 as part of its ongoing Alive Galaxy Tour 2012.

The five members not only performed in two sold out concerts, ticket sales alone reportedly raked in 118.5 million Taiwan dollars in total (approximately 5 billion Korean won or 4.5 million USD), making it the highest ticket sales for a Korean artist in Taiwan.

Arriving in Taiwan on October 19, the group was quickly escorted through a specially-prepared separate gate, but even there, a swarm of fans and press outlets such as Taiwan’s NEXT TV and others were on hand to cover their arrival.

After holding a press conference, the group kicked off its two-day concert the next day, where it performed smash hits Lie, Blue, Fantastic Baby and some 25 tracks in all in front of a passionate crowd.

Among those in the audience were some of Taiwan’s biggest stars, including Vivian Hsu, Vanness Wu, Xinbo Fu, Lam JJ and more.

It marked only the second time Big Bang has gone to Taiwan in their career with the group having paid their first visit this past April to commemorate Alive selling over 20,00 copies and achieving double platinum status.

Source: EnKorea via @soompi_bigbang