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K-pop group JYJ will be starting their U.S. leg of their world tour tonight in Newark, New Jersey. In preparation of the group’s official grand debut in North America, JYJ held a press conference on Monday (5/16) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
JYJ is comprised of three former members of South Korean boyband TVXQ. Since last year, Jaejoong, Yuchun and Junsu, had begun their path as JYJ. Last fall, JYJ released their global debut album, “The Beginning” in English.
At the press conference, the two members expressed their excitement in doing this North America concert tour, and they are looking forward in meeting their fans. For the American and Canadian shows, they want to present a sexier performance than what they had done in their Asia tour. They also said that there will be a concert DVD, but they haven’t set its release date yet.
During the open Q&A session, heyyaa! asked the Jaejoong and Junsu how they keep themselves looking great and staying fresh after their long flights from Asia. And to our surprise, Jaejoong quickly replied, “Really, we don’t do maintenance!” and Junsu also added: “We are not fresh.”
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There’s a saying, “all that and a bag of chips too!” This is putting it mildly. JYJ, a.k.a. Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu, definitely brought their A game to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, USA., on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
Considering where I live smack in the middle of NYC and Washington, D.C., just about every venue is practically in my backyard. It only took about an hour to get there, so it was quite uneventful. The only thing I might mention is that I got there really early. I wanted to make sure there were no issues getting there on time and making sure my return arrangements were made in time. I was pleasantly pleased that the Center is a short walk from the train station.
The weather was overcast, and a bit windy which made it hard on those who insisted on coming without a sweater or jacket, or who wore shorts. I had to smile at that, the courage of the very young. I wouldn’t say I was smirking, but saying to myself, when they get older, they’ll learn. I decided to stay outside and absorb the atmosphere rather than go inside to where it was possible to wait until it was time to start letting folks into the arena.
The area I chose to camp out at had a single group of guys who had items to sell, light sticks of different styles, straps, key chains, etc. Then another group of folks came with T-shirts. There were no formal concert promotional items to sell. Hopefully, the next go round this will change. I know this is still the training ground so to speak, but there will be a huge market for official products especially a photo program book. When they had the Seoul concert last fall, there definitely was an opportunity to provide these kinds of products. I venture to say, there would be no issue of not selling out. These vendors made a tidy profit for their efforts. OneTVXQ had made arrangements with members of their group to purchase items, T-shirts light sticks, and red gel bracelets. When it became obvious not everyone was arriving on time to pick up their things, they started giving out their light sticks for free.
JYJ American World Wide Concert, a Successful Start
JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu), who has finished its Asia Tour of a month and has embarked on an American Tour, gifted the fans a dreamlike two hours on May 20 in Vancouver, Canada, and on the 22nd in New Jersey.
JYJ successfully completed their Asia Tour touring in Thailand, Taiwan, and China and the like. JYJ World Tour 2011 continued onto the American region and JYJ had a smooth first step. JYJ’s concerts, held on May 20 in Vancouver, Canada’s Rogers Arena and on May 22 in New Jersey’s Prudential Center, were bustling with crowds of much variety. The tour has become the talk of the town by bringing together JYJ who are continually challenging themselves anew as musicians and AEG Live which is not only the second-largest concert promotion firm in the world but also plans the concerts of top pop artists of the world. Read More →