Monday, November 26, 2007
South Korean boyband rocks Stadium Merdeka
KUALA LUMPUR: TVXQ, the hottest boyband from South Korea, wowed 12,000 fans at their second Asia tour concert.
Since their Rising Sun 1st Asia Tour 2006 Live in Malaysia concert last year, the boys have achieved such phenomenal success that as their concert tickets have almost doubled in price and their audience has also doubled in numbers.
The Cassiopeians (TVXQ fans) in Malaysia turned up in amazing numbers, as was evident in the sea of red at Stadium Merdeka on Saturday.
Hordes of fans welcomed their favourite idols with shrieks of “Dong Bang Shin Gi saranghae” (Korean for “TVXQ I love you”). The name of the band, translated into English, literally means Gods Rising from the East.
The five-man band performed 24 songs including several romantic ballads as well as several dance numbers from their chart-topping albums Tri-Angle, Rising Sun and O Jung Ban Hap.
Hero Jae-joong, 21, U-Know Yun-ho, 21, Micky Yoo-chun, 21, Xiah Jun-su, 20, and Max Chang-min, 19, each performed one solo number which prompted their fans to scream out their names during the interludes.
The boys were joined by pretty Chinese singer Zhang Liyin in the later half of the concert.
The two-and-a-half-hour show had lots of pyrotechnics and, surprisingly, wire acts as well.
TVXQ 2nd Asia Tour Concert ‘O’, which kicked off in Seoul in February, will see the band making further stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing.
Credits: The Star Online