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G-Dragon – 1st World Tour!

Only two days after the finale of the Big Bang Alive Tour, G-Dragon tweets about his 1st solo world tour!!!!

Although G-Dragon only tweeted a picture of a poster for his solo tour, which is titled simply titled ‘1st World Tour’, excitement is in the air!

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I really hope he comes to London as although most artists state they are doing a world tour, the tend to leave us Brits out of the equation!  But I a hopeful since Big Bang came to London for the Alive tour and G-Dragon returned for a few days last week.

Now, the wait for dates begins!

I just hope ticket prices aren’t as crazy as the Alive Tour was! =P

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Why I listen to K-Pop

In my previous post (which you can read here!!), I mentioned that I will be doing a series of posts contributing to my post about K-Pop success in Western countries. I’m sorry that this wasn’t posted on the same day as my previous post. As you all know my mother is ill (If you didn’t know then click here), so I have a lot of family members coming round and I have to put my life on hold to be with them. Without further-a-due, here is:

The first in the series of posts:

Why I listen to K-Pop.

Korean artists are versatile. I know some bands go through a stage in the beginning of their career where they have to do songs which are slightly cheesy and a bit commercial, but once they pass this stage and have a big loyal fan base, they tend to move into their own and have songs which are more unique. Take BigBang as an example. BigBang have now got songs which fit in to several types of Genres. In their solo careers, they have songs which fit in to different genres and this has come together in their album ‘Alive’.

I am going to do something a bit strange and compare BigBang to One Direction. Now I am well aware that they are completely different groups and they have different fan-bases, but they are the only western Pop band that I can think of at the moment!

Now, One Direction are talented! They are cute, they can sing and they have catchy songs. The one up that I think BigBang have, (and this is the reason why I listen to K-Pop), is that, One Directions songs all are classed as Pop or maybe even Rock-Pop. They only sing one type of Genre. JLS is also an example similar to One Direction and even artists such as Kanye West and Taylor Swift. BigBang have songs which fall under Rock (“Wings
(날개)” by Daesung and “Oh Mom” by T.O.P), Hip-Hop (“Bad Boy” by BigBang and “One of a Kind” from G-Dragons album “One of a Kind” and R’n’B as well as Pop.

But aside from BigBang, Jay Park (박재범), also shows versatility and uniqueness by blending songs of different Genres into one album. Although I listen to a lot of different artists, Korean and Western, it makes it interesting and exciting to see how one artist (or a group) can switch singing styles and can compose different genres of music.

That is the main reason for why I listen to K-Pop! Also, I am hopefully that it will expand my Korean vocabulary! Plus, there are several hotties in the K-Pop world!! =P

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December 14th!

In my previous post I wrote about BigBang coming to London. I mentioned that tickets would go on pre-sale (o2 Priority) on the Wednesday (24th of October). Unfortunately  I faced a very sad and hard situation that day which you can read about here. Therefore, I did not get tickets for BigBang’s Alive tour in London. Pre-sale Tickets were also on sale yesterday (25th of October) but I was still down because of what I experienced the day before.

General release tickets went on sale this morning. However, it was impossible to get on the website let alone buy a ticket! I was devastated that by the time I got on the website, the tickets were completely sold out. Even the crappy seats that nobody wants were gone!

One hour later, BigBang announced another date!! I was over joyed!

Originally, my friend wanted to get seated tickets because they were cheaper! We were both a little bit reluctant to pay £100 each for standing tickets, so we decided on seated tickets which were between £66 & £99. We searched for about 20 minutes. Every minute, the seats were getting worse and worse and were priced at £77.00. So I managed to convince her to fork out an extra £20+ to get standing tickets! Luckily there were tickets left!

So I am seeing BigBang on the 14th of December!!! =D I am so Happy!Although I am a student, it wasn’t even hard to fork out the £100 to get the tickets! I don’t think I will regret it!

My friend and I are also trying to get press passes! She has an amazing blog and she also works for a Japanese magazine that have shown interest in covering the event. So hopefully, I will have a press pass with her! That way it would be easier for me to cover/review the concert for you guys! =D Fingers crossed!

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December 15th!

BigBang are performing in London on December the 15th!

I can’t say that I have been waiting for this for a long time, since I have only been listening to K-Pop for about a year now. But oh my gosh am I excited!!

Tickets go on sale on Friday 26th of October (end of the week). I’ve heard that tickets are going for about £60, which is pricey, but when will we ever get the chance to see BigBang live in London?!?!

To celebrate the great news and to build up to the glorious 15th of December, I will be doing K-Pop related blog posts! I would restrict it to only BigBang related posts, but I think I would do more posts if I just make it K-Pop related!

Bare in mind, most posts will probably be about BigBang and BigBang members. However, if there is an artist that you would like me to review or make a blog post on, let me know by leaving a comment below!!