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2014 B1A4 ROADTRIP to Manila: READY?

Five-member South Korean boy group B1A4 finally announced their first world tour called “2014 B1A4 ROADTRIP: READY?” through their official website and will be coming here in Manila this September 6, 2014 (Saturday), 7:00pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum!

The award-winning group is composed of members CNU (vocals, rap), Jinyoung (leader, vocals) Sandeul (main vocals), Baro (main rap) and Gongchan (vocals). They debuted under WM Entertainment on late 2011 with their single ‘O.K.’ and has also released albums, EPs and various singles in Korea.

B1A4 Roadtrip to Manila

“‘Road Trip’ is an unconventional term for a world tour and it has the meaning that they will meet fans from various countries, make memories with music, through which the members and their music will grow mature,” according to the announcement.

They gave the official announcement after the group’s fifth mini-album release last July. “With the title ‘READY?”, B1A4 is asking the fans to get ready to enjoy the concert and giving a big excitement to all fans in the world,” the announcement said, earning positive responses and hype from the fans. This is their first world tour three years after their debut, and will take their first step in their concert in Taiwan and Shanghai this August, and finally here in Manila for the first time this September. Besides their Asian leg of the tour, they have also announced that B1A4 will take a ‘road trip’ to the US and Australia.

For more information regarding ticket purchasing, reservations and inquiries, you may contact Ticketnet at 911-5555 or visit their website at ticketnet.com. 2014 “B1A4 ROADTRIP to Manila:READY?” is brought to you by TGM Events in partnership with All Access Productions.

Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2

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A-JAX

Block B

A-Prince

BAP

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Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 Press Conference

Two of the k-pop groups that will be joining the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 (DKFC2) on Sunday, February 2, came to answer a few questions for the press. A-JAX and Block B members were happy to face the media and animatedly responded to the questions presented to them.

A-JAX

Q1. So A-JAX, tell us about the kind of music that A-JAX does?
A-JAX: A-JAX is not limited to one kind of music or genre but we sing ballads, R&B, and electronic pop and funky rock. And we are trying various kinds of music and we are looking forward to having a comeback with other kinds of music.

20140201_DKFC2PressCon_06Q2. We are curious, what kind of preparations have you guys done for the concert?
A-JAX: For the concert in the Philippines, we prepared some pop songs and a song of SS501.

Q3. It is your first time in the Philippines, so tell us about what you think about the country.
A-JAX: For our 1st time in the Philippines, we are surprised to see our fans in the airport with their placards so we weren’t expecting those kinds of fans. We saw that the Filipino fans are jolly and true and nice so we appreciate it.

Q3. What songs are you most proud of?
A-JAX: We are proud of the song called Snake which is from the 3rd single album of A-JAX.

Q4. If you guys were to dedicate a song from your album to your Filipino fans, what would it be and why?
A-JAX: We would like to dedicate Snake to you and we would like to sing one line from our song… *sings*

20140201_DKFC2PressCon_16Q5. Tell us what experiences are you looking forward to here in the Philippines and also in your concert tomorrow.
A-JAX: We want to try the jeepney around the Philippines and also eat sinigang and also halo-halo. We also want to go to Boracay.

Q6. What do you think about Filipino girls?
A-JAX: Filipino girls have pretty eyes.

Q7. What are your plans after the concert?
A-JAX: We’re here in the Philippines and we want to try the tourist spots in the Philippines. Sungmin had been here in the Philippines before and he suggests the pineapple is very delicious in the Philippines so we want to try the pineapple.

Q8. What are your messages for your Filipino fans who are looking forward to see you tomorrow?
A-JAX: We’re here in the Philippines for the first time and we are looking forward to have many concerts after this and please support and love A-JAX.

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Block B

Q1. What sets Block B apart from other k-pop groups?
Block B: Each of the members have different characteristics and we are very appealing for each characteristics and we try to enjoy every performance we have and try to communicate with the fans on stage.

20140201_DKFC2PressCon_40Q2. So you guys are very busy with touring for concerts and going around. What do you guys do on your free time?
Block B: When we have free time, we tend to spend time with the members. Watch movies together or take deep sleep for relaxation.

Q3. What song are you most proud of? or your favorite?
Block B: After the comeback, the song “Very Good” is our favorite because with that song, we were able to take the first place for the first time.

Q4. What made you guys decide to comeback to the Philippines now for a concert?
Block B: After our concert, we would like to try going around different countries like the Philippines and we would like to have our first concert in Korea.

20140201_DKFC2PressCon_41Q5. What can you guys say about your Filipino fans?
Block B: It’s our second time in the Philippines and we’ve seen a lot of fans at the airport and we think that the Filipino fans are very passionate and lovely fans.

Q6. What can we expect for the concert tomorrow from Block B?
Block B: We’d like to show what we were not able to show at the last visit in 2011 and on stage, we’d like the spirit of freedom and the more block b-ish freedom.

Q7. What are the challenges of going overseas to see your fans?
Block B: We haven’t received much difficulties yet because we haven’t traveled to a lot of countries. But then, we’re just excited to meet more fans from more countries.

Q8. Let us know your message to your Filipino fans.
Block B: Filipin Fans- Mahal kita.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews. We will be posting the coverage of the concert soon. More photos beyond the cut.

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Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 – an ultimate Fan treat

It’s all systems go for the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 2, 2014 with the hottest Kpop groups – Super Juinor M, A-Jax, A-Prince, Block B, BtoB and BAP – gearing up to give their best performance for their Filipino fans.

A day before the show, a press conference was held featuring International Kpop heartthrobs A-Jax and ‘Do U Wanna B’ hitmaker Block B. The two artist groups expressed their excitement on being in the Philippines to meet their Filipino fans.

A-Prince was not able to attend the press conference, but sent messages for their fans. “We will show our Filipino fans our new performance and new look which they have never seen before” said A-Prince.

In a surprise announcement, the show organizers confirmed the special participation of KARA lead singer Han Seung Yeon. Seung Yeon came to the Philippines to support the concert and her fellow Kpop artists.

Much anticipation is in the air for Kpop fans who have dubbed the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 the concert of the year. Fan meets and contest held by the show organizer leading up to the concert have received overwhelming participation from Pinoy chinggus (Kpop fans) who are dying to meet their idols.

The concert will definitely be a dream come true for one local Kpop fan, as it will also serve as the awarding for the Dream Kpop Filipino Champion talent search. The contest sought out the best singers and dancers in the country for he chance to go to Korea to train with heavyweight Kpop artists and producers.

It’s a concert one should not miss! Tickets are still on sale, with prices as follows: SVIP (Patron Standing) and VIP Diamond (Patron Seated) P12,600, VIP Platinum (Lower box VIP) P11,025, Platinum (Lower box regular) P9,975, VIP Gold (Upper A VIP) P6,300, Gold (Upper A Regular) P5,250, VIP Silver (Upper B VIP) P4,200, Silver (Upper B Regular) P3,150 and General Admission P1,575.

The concert is brought to us by: Crowne Plaza, All Access Productions, JU Entertainment, MBC Plus Media, MBC Music, Magnolia Kpop, Lumos, Tony Moly and of course, Ticketnet Online and the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
For more information, log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555.

Dream Kpop Filipino Champion Details

The Smart Araneta Coliseum, in partnership with JU Entertainment and MBC, usher in an exciting New Year for Kpop fans with the launch the Dream Kpop Filipino Champion talent search! The contest gives fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to live out their dreams to be an international Kpop sensation.

Filipino Kpop fans with outstanding vocals, dazzling dance moves, stage presence and star factor will have the chance to train with Kpop entertainment industry bigwigs and even meet their idols! The entire audition and training process will be filmed as a reality program and broadcasted in MBC Show Champion, elevating the Dream Kpop Filipino Champion’s status to super stardom.

To join, one must simply shoot a 3-4 minute video with a quick introduction and a song and dance audition piece, together with full name, full contact details, photocopy of valid passport, close-up and full body photos. Entries can be submitted via email to DKFC.2014@gmail.com.

The Dream Kpop Filipino Champion is open to Filipino citizens aged 16 and above. Entries will be judged based on voice quality, choreography and star quality. Online audition will be until January 9, 2014. The contest’s finalists will battle it out for the top spot during the opening act of the Dream Kpop 2 concert happening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 2, 2014.

Grab the opportunity to be the next international Kpop superstar! For more information, visit www.aranetacoliseum.com or log on to www.facebook.com/aranetacenter

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Dream Kpop Filipino Champion

Dream Kpop Filipino Champion is a singing and dancing competition organized by JU Entertainment and MBC

If you have outstanding vocals, dance moves, stage presence and star factor, this is your chance to go to Korea and train like your idols!

Winners of the competition will be sent to Korea to train under different KPop entertainment companies. The entire audition and training process will be filmed as a reality program and broadcasted in MBC Show Champion. We will make you the next KPOP idol!

For more details, visit the Araneta Coliseum Facebook page.

 

K-Pop Super band ‘Infinite’ set to wow Manila fans

Filipino K-Pop fans have a reason to rejoice, as Korean megastar band Infinite heads to Manila at the Araneta Coliseum on November 3 for the 2013 Infinite 1st concert’s pitch perfect song numbers, jaw-dropping dance performances, topped by world class production value, fans are sure to have an epic time.

Infinite’s members, Sung Kyu, Dong Woo, Woo Hyun, Hoya, Sung Yeol, L, and Sung Jong, have sky rocketed to fame since the successful, chart-topping debut of their first mini album ‘First Invasion’ in 2010. In 2012, Infinite reached super stardom with hot reception on their hit, ‘Scorpion Dance,’ which was featured in ‘B.T.D’ and won music awards with ‘Over The Top’. The Infinite fever didn’t stop there, as the boy band dished out more back to back number 1 hits like ‘Paradise’, ‘The Chaser’, ‘Man In Love’ ‘Destiny’ and more.

Fans all around the world are drawn to Infinite’s dazzling vocals in their live performances and their music, which distinguishes them from the other K-POP artists. In 2012, Billboard.com chose ‘The Chaser’ as the No. 1 K-Pop Song of year and through an article dedicated to the band on their main page identified Infinite as a rising star who had shown the most growth in Korea and Japan.

Infinite celebrates their 3rd anniversary since exploding to the scene by taking their music to the world. The music act has already wowed audiences in Seoul, Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia and is all set to do the same for Filipino fans. Their journey will continue through Japan, China and many more Asian countries and beyond, touring until the end of the year, performing in North America, , Europe, the Middle East and more.

Infinite in Manila