SHINee to hold second solo concert ‘SHINee WORLD II’ in July

SHINee will hold their second solo concert, ‘SHINee WORD II‘.

On July 21st and 22nd, SHINee will showcase their charms and talents at the Olympic Sport Stadium in Seoul. The international fans will be happy to hear that SHINee will also be performing in other major cities across Asia as well.

In addition to having successfully finished their first Asia tour in 2010 through 2011, SHINee has already confirmed their global fame performing in places like New York, London, Paris, Moscow, and Sydney. Thus, their second solo concert is expected to receive much attention as well.

This Seoul concert will include a parade of SHINee’s hit songs as well as other songs from their previous albums. The five members plan to mesmerize the audience with their unique solo stages and powerful performances.

The tickets for the Seoul concert will go on sale on June 21st at 8 pm on an online sale site, G Market. The ticket buyers will face some stiff competition as this is SHINee’s first concert in Seoul in a long time.

Meanwhile, SHINee finished their promotion for their mini- album “Sherlock” and has been successfully touring throughout Japan for their arena tour since April.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

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IU opens up about her school life in the past

During a recent interview, singer IU talked about her stance on pursuing further education.

She stated, “Up until my junior year of high school, I studied really hard. When I was in elementary and junior high school, I was class president a lot of the time. I really loved leadership. However, when I made my debut at the end of junior high school, my grades started slipping.”

“I don’t know if I really need to concentrate on my studies right now,” said IU. “I didn’t take my college entrance exam this year because I have no plans for college at the moment.”

She then continued, “Of course, some sort of common knowledge and understanding is important, but I don’t feel the need to know math or science. Recently, I’ve been hooked on reading books. When I’m by myself, I usually read or write lyrics.”

IU has deferred any commitments to enter college at this point in time, as she’ll be focusing on advancing her career.

Source + Image: Osen

JYJ discusses their Europe tour and their wish for recognition in Korea


On October 29th, JYJ became the first Korean artist to hold their own concert in Spain. 3,000 fans from all over Europe made the journey to Barcelona to cheer on their beloved idols and take part in a dream coming true.

JYJ held a press conference with both the Korean and Spanish press, answering questions about their limited appearances in Korea as well as their hopes for their European tour.

Reporters asked, “Although you’re promoting in various parts of Asia, the Americas, and Europe, even in places where Korean singers aren’t well known, it seems that we have the hardest time seeing you perform in Korea. Do you have any wishes about being able to promote without restrictions?”

Yoochun replied, “To be honest, I don’t think broadcast appearances are something we should think about… If I had a wish, it would be to be treated fairly. Although I know we can’t do anything about the fact that we’re missing from charts and such… From one perspective, those things are the results and repayment for our Korean fans who buy and listen to our album, so for those results to be missing – it’s upsetting. I wish things like our album sales and other numerical figures that represent the amount of love we’re receiving from the public could be recognized.”

The members also discussed the reasons they chose Spain and Germany as locations for their first Europe tour.

Junsu stated, “Although it’d be nice if we could tour all of Europe, we aren’t able to do that yet… We started receiving love calls from various European cities since last year, but we weren’t sure how far our influence had reached, so rather than coming up with irrational figures, we decided to pick countries that would be easy for fans to gather at… The best locations were Spain for Western Europe, and Germany for North and Eastern Europe. If a second Europe tour is possible, we’d like to perform in more countries.”

When asked whether they had anything special planned for the concert in Spain the next day, Jaejoong replied, “We’ve worked on some passionate performances and acrobatics with a famous local choreographer, Rafa Mendez.” Jaejoong also added that they plan to show themselves as who they are, rather than putting on a different front just for the Europe venture.

He stated, “This Barcelona concert will have about 3,000 audience members. Although it’s small, we think that the majority of the audience will be of JYJ mania fans. Instead of seeing something that got reinterpreted to fit Spain or Europe, I think that they may want something more authentic and ‘Korean’. That’s why even though this is our first European concert, we don’t feel a pressure that’s any different from the usual.”

Junsu agreed, “The order of performance also hasn’t been changed too much from the earlier tour in the Americas… We are coming as K-Pop and Hallyu singers, so I think that there will be a lot of fans who want to see our way of holding concerts. We didn’t try to make a special change. We will try to show ourselves as we are.”

In addition to their concert in Spain, the members were also invited to perform at the Spain Manga Festival. The boys will now move on to Berlin, Germany, for their concert on November 6th.

Source + Photos: Osen

SNSD’s YoonA & Taeyeon get criticized by netizens for “unprofessional behavior”

SNSD‘s YoonA and Taeyeon are becoming a ‘hot issue’ due to their behavior during an American interview.

SNSD was recently interviewed by ‘MTV IGGY’ at the MTV building in New York’s iconic Times Square. While Tiffany and Jessica wowed netizens back home with their fluent English, their groupmates YoonA and Taeyeon have been receiving some flak.

During the interview, YoonA and Taeyeon were both seen with what Korean media outlets are calling “dark expressions”. While the others laughed and smiled, the two looked morose and worn out. Taeyeon was even caught on screen with her chin in her hands, looking somewhat bored.

Netizens are criticizing the girls on their behavior, saying things like, “As Korea’s cultural representatives, shouldn’t they put their best face forward?”, “I’m a little disappointed… even if they’re tired, this is an important Hallyu moment”, and “Very unprofessional.”

Others rallied to YoonA and Taeyeon’s side, arguing that the girls had been suffering from a cold that resulted from their busy schedules.

Are K-netizens overreacting, or is there a grain of truth in their arguments? Toss us your thoughts below.

Source + Image: Naver

SHINee will Perform in London at 3rd November,2011

2011 London Korean Film Festival Opening Gala Concert: SHINee in London
To open the 2011 London Korean Film Festival, it is our very great pleasure to announce that Korean pop sensation SHINee will be performing the first Kpop concert on the afternoon of 3rd November 2011 at the Odeon West End.

Date and Time: 4.30pm 3rd November 2011 (Thursday)
Place: Screen 2, Odeon West End, Leicester Square
Tickets: £20, £30
Tickets will go on sale online through the ODEON website

http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s139/London__West_End/

source: London Korean Film Festival Facebook