One (White) Night in Manila with Taeyang
Member of the Korean boy group BIG BANG Taeyang headed to Manila to party with VIPs and kick off his highly anticipated White Night tour in Asia here in the Philippines. Fans might not have had enough time to prepare for the Taeyang’s arrival, but the turnout was still overwhelming.
The K-pop heartthrob has always been known as a great performer and we weren’t disappointed with the energy level with which he performed every song. During the show, Taeyang took time to share how, out of all the albums that he made in the past, he enjoyed making White Night the most. He also opened up about how he hopes that the message of his songs will be delivered to all VIP fans listening to it. When he asked the fans in attendance if everyone is familiar with his album, a roaring YES resounded throughout the SMART Araneta Coliseum! Taeyang then made us guess what his next song would and encouraged us to sing along with him.
I could not get over the stage set up! Taking a cue from one of his songs, I would describe the huge circular LED screen as “amazin’ amazin’ amazin”. The K-pop heartthrob serenaded the audience with his hit song Wedding Dress, as well as songs from his recent album like Wake Me Up, Amazin, and Darling. But what shocked us the most was when Taeyang started singing famous BIGBANG songs like Bang Bang Bang, Fantastic Baby, and Last Dance. Upon singing Last Dance, Taeyang confided in the crowd that he misses BIGBANG everytime he sings it alone.
Taeyang seemed reluctant to end the night and asked the people what time it was! He soon realized that no one was giving him the accurate time because nobody wanted the concert to end.
You can read the entire review here at Manila Concert Scene.
Source: Manila Concert Scene
Taeyang charms fans during White Night in Manila
Taeyang wrapped up the Manila leg of his tour (presented by IME PH) last night, September 22, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The BIG BANG member sang his hit songs “Eyes, Nose, Lips,” “Wedding Dress,” “I Need A Girl,” “1AM,” and “Ringa Linga” among others. He also performed BIG BANG’s 2016 song, “Last Dance,” and the fan favorite “Fantastic Baby.”
The singer also talked about his group, he said: “Every time I sing this song [“Last Dance,”] I miss BIG BANG.“ During the concert, Taeyang also showcased his English and Tagalog skills by talking in straight English, and even adding Tagalog words such as “salamat” every now and then.
Towards the end of the show, the singer also thanked his Manila fans: “I don’t think I will ever forget tonight. Thank you so much, Manila. I love you all.”
You can read the entire review here at Manila Korea Times.
Source: Manila Korea Times
Even beyond BIGBANG, Taeyang bowls over fans
BIGBANG member Taeyang showed what a great artist and performer he is at his first solo concert in Manila held a few days ago.
The 29-year-old singer wowed the crowd at his “White Night World Tour.” The Philippines is Taeyang’s first stop after coming back to Asia following his North American tour where he performed in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Atlanta and Chicago.
He opened the concert with “Ringa Linga” and “Body,” two tracks from his 2014 hit album “Rise.” This was followed by “Superstar,” “Wake Me Up,” “Only Look At Me” and “Wedding Dress.”
All of BIGBANG’s concerts in the Philippines were successful and Taeyang reminisced his first visit to the country.
“The first time I came to Manila was for the ‘BIGBANG Alive’ tour. Ever since then, I’ve been to Manila many times with BIGBANG. I remember then that people here were very passionate. And I’m so happy to see you guys again,” he told the crowd.
The singer added, “I missed you guys a lot. How about you guys? Did you miss me?” to which the audience replied “Yes!”
For two hours, Taeyang pumped up fans with his performance of “Amazin’,” “1AM,” “Naked,” “So Good,” “I Need A Girl,” “Empty Road,” “Ride,” “Tonight,” “Love You To Death,” “Last Dance” and “Darling.”
You can read the entire review here at the Manila Bulletin