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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 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.

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

Aimee Lee Lucas to Hold Kpop Dance Workshop in Manila!

Renowned Filipino-American choreographer and a household name in the international Kpop fandom, Aimee Lee Lucas is coming to Manila for an exclusive one-day only dance class and meet and greet session.

“PKCI x Aimee Lee Lucas Dance Kpop” is happening on October 12, 2013, 2pm at the Starmall EDSA Function Hall.

This event is a tie-up with the Philippine Kpop Committee, Inc., – the first, the only and the biggest Kpop organization in the country and the team behind many ground-breaking events including the world’s first Kpop Convention and the bi-annual clubbing event, Kpop Night.

“We’ve always wanted to invite Aimee Lee to the Philippines since we know she has many fans in the country. Being Pinoy herself, she had also told us that she really wanted to do something here.” said Mishi Camaya, PKCI Logistics Manager and project head for this event. “When the opportunity came, we just grabbed it. We knew we had to do it for her and for the fandom.”, she added.

Like some of PKCI’s other events, this will be a fund-raising venture as a large part of the proceeds will be donated to the children of Gawad Kalinga, as per the request of Aimee Lee Lucas herself.

Aimee is best known for having worked with many big Kpop names, particularly from the YG roster such as Big Bang, Se7en and 2NE1. She choreographed Park Bom’s single “You and I” as well as the staging for G-Dragon’s first solo concert, “Heartbreaker”.

Her other notable achievements include serving as Executive Vice President of Artist Management in Los Angeles, creating and leading the international division of Dance Educators and Choreographers for The Movement Talent Agency, taking on Creative Director duties for the MNET Gangnam Style Flashmob Dance (as featured in “Nightline” on the US broadcast network ABC), founding the M.V.P. (Music Video Party) KPOP Dance Class, and successfully holding a Dance-All-Day Class at the recently concluded KCON 2013 in Los Angeles.

Participants may avail of a Regular Pass for only Php 180 or a VIP Pass for only Php 500. Regular Pass will cover the 1 ½ hour dance class while the VIP Pass will include the dance class plus another 1 hour meet & greet session with Aimee, which will include games, raffles and dance showdowns.

This event is sponsored by Skechers and PULP Live World.

To find out how you could pre-register and for more details on the event, check out http://pkci.org.

Aimee Lee Lucas

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Lee Minho Live in Manila – My Everything – Global Tour 2013

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After a successful Benchsetter Fun Meet last November, Lee Minho is back with his My Everything Global Tour as a gift to his fans.
He started off with his title song “My Everything” and a very cute and upbeat performance for “You & I”.

20130706_LeeMinhoLiveInManila_23 After the first two songs, he had an interview with host Sam Oh. He was asked what was a new Filipino word he learned during his second visit. He learned “maganda” and tried using it to the fans. He also mentioned that he was able to try a new dish aside from the adobo he loved during his first visit. He said he was able to try “kare kare” and he loved it.
Having Line as a sponsor for his tour, he was also asked about what sticker he likes to use most of the time. He said he liked using it since he felt lonely and everyone to add him up on Line. Lastly, he shared what he would be posting on Line for that night. He wanted to post “Masaya ba kayo?” which ended up as “masayaba kayo” when he posted it.

He then closed the first half of the show by singing a ballad, “Pieces of Love”.

After a quick intermission by his dance crew, Minho came back on stage to show off his dance moves with two more of his upbeat songs “Love Motion” and “My Little Princess”.

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Aside from singing songs and performing dances, Minho wanted to express his gratitude to fans by giving gifts. He planned to give away ten Brown stuffed toys from Line and a shirt set from Bench. As a bonus, he also added an extra item for the raffle, the actual shirt he wore the day before which he signed. He personally picked and called out the raffle winners. The lucky winners we asked to come on stage and meet their idol to receive the gifts. Each one received a free hug as well. Not to be outdone by their idol, a fan sang a part of “Ngiti” when asked if she wanted to sing anything for Minho. If that wasn’t enough, fans also showed off their knowledge of Korean by singing Happy birthday for Minho’s birthday.

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Minho ended the concert with his last song, “Without you”. He then came out on stage again for the encore with “Say Yes”. He openly expressed his love for the fans until the end.

Thank you Bench and Wilbros Live for bringing Lee Minho back to Manila. Until next time!

Lee Minho Live in Manila – My Everything World Tour

After his successful fanmeeting last year, Lee Minho is coming back to Manila on July 6, 2013 Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena 8PM

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TICKET PRICES:

VIP – Php7,500 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
PATRON – Php5,400 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
LOWER BOX A – Php5,400 (Reserved Seats with free Complimentary Meal worth P150)
LOWER BOX B – Php3,675 (Reserved Seats)
UPPER BOX – Php1,575 (Reserved Seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION – Php525 (Free Seating)

Tickets to Lee Min Ho’s “My Everything – World Tour 2013” in Manila are available at all SM Tickets outlets or visit www.smtickets.com.

For VIP tickets and more information about the concert, call Wilbros Live at 374-9999.

Lee Minho’s Invitation to his Filipino fans:

What Time Is It: 2PM Live Tour in Manila

What time is it? It’s 2PM!

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The 2PM Live Tour last March 2 was one of the most anticipated k-pop acts in the Philippines for 2013. It sure did not disappoint.

Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, Jun.K, Junho and Chansung kept the audience wanting more. The members kept their performance interactive and fun. They showed their love for the Filipino fans by trying to show off the Filipino words they know. They also sang a children’s song, Tong Tong Tong Pakitong-kitong. They also handed out stuffed bears to the crowd.

The fans didn’t fail to return the love for their beloved idols. They organized projects including banners and the beautiful bubble rain.

The members openly expressed their love for the crowd and promised they would come back. It was their first time to have a concert here and they are overwhelmed by the support the fans showed during the concert. Khun called it “mind-blasting” and Taec thought they’ve been to a lot of countries and “you guys were definitely the hottest”.

Setlist:
I’ll be Back
I was Crazy About You
I Hate You
-Intermission speech-
Give It to Me
Even If You Leave Me
Chansung solo – Love You Down
Junho solo – Just a Feeling
My Heart
Heartbeat
Again and Again
Back to You
Wooyoung solo – Sexy Lady
Taecyeon solo – It’s time
-Intermission speech-
Without You
Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
2PM’s Proposal Video
I Can’t
Only You
Don’t You Know
Nichkhun solo – Let It Rain
Jun.K solo – Just One Night
I’m Your Man
-Intermission speech-
Hot
10 out of 10
Hands Up
2PM video
I Will Give You My Life
-THANK YOU speech-
Finale (I’ll be Back + Hands up)