Taeyang Heats Up Chiba, Mentions Enlistment in Concert + Media Coverage

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Taeyang Heats up Chiba on ‘White Night’ World Tour

Taeyang of Big Bang kicked off his second solo world tour in Chiba, Japan.

Some 50,000 fans attended the concerts held Saturday and Sunday at ZOZO Marine Stadium.

During the concerts in Chiba, the singer performed 19 songs including his hit songs such as “You’re My,” “I Need a Girl” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips.”

“The sun will not set tonight because of me. Let’s unite into one and light up the night sky until the end,” he said. His stage name Taeyang means sun in Korean.

White Night, the title of Taeyang’s tour, refers to the natural phenomenon of the sun that does not set even in the night and symbolizes Taeyang’s long and successful career in the music scene. Just like the title, Taeyang’s tour displayed his unchanged passion for music.

From the set list, stage, video, lighting, and band to all the details of the stage production, Taeyang reflected his own ideas to further raise the quality of his tour. He will boast his further-upgraded talent and potential in the tour.

Taeyang will visit Hyogo for the next concerts scheduled for Aug. 5-6. He will then head back to Seoul to hold his first solo concerts in three years in the city since his “Rise” concert in 2014.

Source: Korea Herald, Sports Chosun


Taeyang mentions about his enlistment

Taeyang has told his plans to serve his time to the country by next year in a concert in Japan. By next year he would be 30 in Korean age and the number 30 is sort of a marginal line.

He said that he is currently working on a new album, the last one before military service. This year, he’d be focusing on his 2nd world tour, which started from this 9th of July. It is known to be his long dream to perform in a stadium since he became a singer. He said, “When I was young, I dreamed of performing in a stadium, and the dream came true thanks to you. I’m currently working on my new solo album. Even though there will be a long hiatus from next year, I wanted to sing a new song for you.”

Source: Ollehello, Kpopbehind


Japanese Media Coverage

Hightlights from Jiji Press:

Mezamashi:

Zip:

Hayadoki:

Chunichi: (online version)

Nikkan Sports: (online version)


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