JYJ member Kim Junsu gave 8,000 of his fans a night to remember at his first solo concert.
Kim Junsu held his exclusive concert, Xia 1st Asia Tour in Seoul, from May 19-20 in Seoul. 8,000 fans not only from Korea, but also from Japan, China, Malaysia, Canada, Chile and France crowded the venue to witness Kim Junsu’s solo debut.
A rep from Kim Junsu’s agency C-JeS Entertainment told enews on May 20, “The concert sold out all of its tickets as soon as they were opened for sale last month, and fans from all over the world came in to celebrate Xia’s (Kim Junsu) first solo concert. There were so many fans who passed out in the middle, we plan to prepare more ambulances for today’s performance. It was such a splendid concert that fans couldn’t seem to pull themselves away from the venue after the exciting two hours had gone by.”
Kim Junsu told a perfect 90 minute long story with 17 performances, which included 11 songs from his first studio album and a few musical numbers. Jeri Slaughter, the man best known for being Christina Aguilera’s choreographer, held auditions in America for Kim Junsu’s concert and managed to put together the best dance team.
He perfected the performances of the concert’s main attractions, including those for Tarantallegra, No Gain and Breath.
He was alone onstage but the stage was full of his presence. His eight years of experience shone brightly. Kim Junsu soared high not with TVXQ or JYJ, but alone in his first solo concert held from May 19-20.
He showed how much effort he had put into the concert in the performances for the songs from his first solo album. He started with Breath, and sang his way through No Gain, Even Though You Already Know and Around and Around.
Kim Junsu’s teamwork with the eight foreign dancers, four men and four women, was also a sight to see. Jeri Slaughter, Christina Aguilera’s choreographer, had picked out the members of the dance team through an audition held in America, and the team helped make Kim Junsu’s performance shine.
The performance of Kim Junsu’s first single cut Tarantallegra, the title of a ′magic spell′ , made the singer’s audience feel as if they had been pulled into a mystic world. The large LED screen, 7m high and 12m wide, and a 10m high pyramid lift, used for the first time ever in Korea, all added to the experience.
Kim Junsu then turned on the sexy with his performances of Lullaby and Fever. His use of mirrors in the performance for Lullaby was especially intriguing. Moreover, he showed his polished acting skills from his experience as a musical actor through Even Though You Already Know, I Don’t Like Love and You are so Beautiful. It was as if his audience was watching on as he performed in a full musical.
Now a tradition at Korean concerts, fans of JYJ‘s Junsu celebrated his first solo concert, ‘1st Asia Tour in Seoul‘, by sending in 2.11 tons of rice wreaths!
Junsu recently completed two concert dates at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium. Fans from not only Korea, but Japan and other locations around the world had sent in 2.11 tons of rice bags in donation to the needy. Domestic and international fans have been showing their support in such a manner since JYJ’s showcase in 2010 and all through Junsu’s musicals like ‘Mozart!‘, ‘Heaven’s Tears‘, and ‘Elizabeth‘.
His fans have been leaders in creating a healthy and wholesome fandom culture through their dedication to charities.
Netizens commented, “His fans are really amazing”, “Leaders of good deeds”, “There needs to be more fans like Junsu’s fanclub”, and “I’m proud to be his fan.”
On May 19th, JYJ‘s Junsu successfully kicked off his first solo concert, ‘XIA – 1st Asia Tour in Seoul‘, with an audience of 8,000 fans!
C-JeS Entertainment revealed, “The concert was an absolute success to the point that fans just couldn’t bear to leave the concert hall nearly two hours after the concert had already come to an end. There were a lot of fans that fainted in the middle of the concert, so we’re going to have ambulances on standby for today’s concert in advance.”
Fans from Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia, Canada, Chile, France, and other parts of the world flew in for the special two-day concert. Representatives commented, “Fans from all over the world came to congratulate Junsu’s first solo concert.”
Junsu performed all 11 tracks on his solo album as well as several musical numbers, bringing the grand total to 17 performances. He worked hand in hand with his dance team and brought out cheers for the sexiness he was able to exude in “Lullaby” and “Intoxication” especially.
Junsu will be performing one more time on May 20th.