The hottest idol star group in Korea TVXQ has launched its second Asian tour.
TVXQ kicked off the tour with an electrifying 2-1/2 hour concert last Friday at the Olympic Park in Seoul.
The concert theme was “anti-war” and the show befittingly started off with blaring sirens. Throughout the concert, black-and-white images of war and terrorism around the globe were shown in the background. Then the TVXQ members, dressed up as "sci-fi warriors of peace," put on a spectacular segment entitled “Dangerous Mind” together with 50 flag-waving military-garbed dancers.
In another segment, members dropped down 17 meters from the air to rescue a woman drowning in the sea, which earned thunderous applause from the audience.
Individual members each had the chance to flaunt their vocal talents later on. Xiah Jun-su sang his own composition “My Page” and Micky Yoo-chun performed his own rendition of Brian McNight’s “One Last Cry.”
The concert repertoire included 24 songs, showcasing the group's hits such as “Hug” and “Rising Sun.” When it was time to sing a piece from their album “Triangle,” they were joined by female Chinese singer Jang Ri-in.
Reflecting their popularity in Asia, over 1,500 fans from Japan, China, Thailand, and five other Asian nations attended the concert. The final tally of the audience stood at 12,000.
After holding three concerts in Seoul, TVXQ will continue the Asian tour in the latter half of this year, visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and three other cities.
But first they will go to Japan to release a single and its second album “Five in the Black” in March, and go on a nationwide tour of Japan in May.
credits: KBS Global