“I have so much admiration for Michael Christian Martinez. Coming from the Philippines, from a poor family, doing the olympics at sixteen, and now 14th in 4cc! I wonder how he even got his country sports federation’s attention, or if there were kids who could compete against him when he was younger in his country. He really has to be amazingly talented and determined to achieve what he did”
Largest K-pop Concert tours with the biggest audience
1. #1 BIGBANG-MADE (2014 - 2015)
This tour drew a whopping 1.5 million people across 66 shows. With this tour, they hold the record for Most attended concert tour by a Korean act of all time in Japan, China, the United States, and Australia. This is why the members of Big Bang are called Kings.
2. #2 BIGBANG-0.TO.10 (2016 - 2017)
The latest tour by Big Bang drew in 1.38 million people across 32 shows. They concentrated a lot on Japan for this tour as nearly 85% (1.167 million) of the audience came from their shows in Japan. K-pop might be popular in China but a bulk of the concert tour money comes from Japan.
4. #4 BIGBANG-ALIVE (2012 - 2013)
This tour drew an audience of 800,000 people. They held a total of 48 shows as they visited cities in Asia, North America, South America and Europe.
5. #5 BIGBANG-Japan Dome Tour (2013 - 2014)
Big Bang is on this list… a lot. A total of 771,000 audience members for 16 shows.
8. #8 BIGBANG-Japan Dome Tour X (2014 - 2015)
With this tour, Big Bang became the first foreign artist to hold a complete 5-dome tour in Japan in back to back years. A total of 741,000 audience members for 16 shows.
11. #11 G-Dragon-One Of A Kind World Tour (2013)
This is the largest solo tour for a K-pop artist. G-Dragon’s One of a Kind World Tour visited 8 countries (Korea, Japan, China/Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore) and gathered 570,000 people from 27 shows.