Laurieann-Gibson

BIGBANG to hold ‘ALIVE TOUR 2012′ around the world through Live Nation

BIGBANG will be holding their very first world tour, titled ‘ALIVE TOUR 2012‘ this year through Live Nation.

From March 2nd to the 4th, Big Bang will open their world tour in the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium. Following these shows, the group will tour 16 countries, 25 cities, in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.

Big Bang recently received the “Worldwide Act Award” during Europe’s MTV Music Awards. (EMA) Big Bang plans on meeting worldwide fans through their world tour.

By working with Live Nation, the tour will be brought to a higher level in terms of the scale of directing. As Live Nation has helped world tours for Madonna and U2, Big Bang is the first Asia singers to earn the help of Live Nation with the joint investment and production team. Live Nation is recently a promotion agent for K-pop singers in 1-2 regions in America and Europe.

Live Nation’s president, Alan Ridgeway, stated, “We are very happy that we are working with YG Entertainment and Big Bang to show [our work] to worldwide K-pop fans. If this performance is a good starting point for the Korea branch we established last December, we expect it to contribute to the K-pop fever expansion.”

The producer Laurieann Gibson will be taking the lead position as director. 

Laurieann Gibson is a well-known director, choreographer, actress, and creative director. She is known most recently for directing Lady Gaga‘s ‘The Monster Ball Tour’, in addition to choreographing “Poker Face”, “Judas”, and “Telephone”. She has also worked with top stars like Michael Jackson,Janet Jackson, Beyonce, and Katy Perry.

In addition, stage/lighting designer, Leroy Bennett, will help put in his efforts for the world tour as he has previously worked with Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Eagles. In addition, Ken Van Druten will work as the sound director, who has previosuly helped Eminem, J-Jay, and Linkin Park.  The visual contents producing team, Possible Productions, will also join in preparing for Big Bang’s World Tour.

YG Entertainment is in the process of preparing the world’s best concert with the best production team to equal the anticipation of the world fans who are waiting for the first concert they will get to meet Big Bang … With the newly released album and the starting of the worldd tour, you will be able to confirm Big Bang’s maturity and skill.

Big Bang is currently trying to make the best concert they can with the best production team because it is the first time that Big Bang will be meeting with worldwide fans.

Big Bang will be coming back on February 29 with their 5th album “Alive.”

About Live Nation:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information,visit www.livenation.com/investors.

Source: BIGBANG Official Facebook

FUSE TV (130212): The K-Pop/U.S. Music Connections You Never Knew Existed!

Grammy snub aside, the staggering success of “Gangnam Style” became the story that nobody expected — one billion Youtube hits, instant worldwide fame and, perhaps the most important outcome of all, K-pop’s long overdue recognition in the States.

K-pop’s seemingly overnight introduction to the American music scene is actually far from accurate. While Psy is the first Korean artist to achieve a mainstream hit in the U.S., the rapper is not the first to be associated with an American musician. For example, his labelmates, Big Bang, are buddies with Ludacris and Flo Rida, while K-pop R&B singer Se7en goes way back with Fabolous, Lil Kim and Amerie.

To show just how deep Korea’s ties to U.S. artists run, we charted Korean-American collabos that slipped under everyone’s radar these past few years.

Source: FuseTV