Since yesterday, the hottest issue around entertainment industry has been the creation of UMA (United Asia Management) which will be jointly invested by several giant management companies, thus various speculations are circulating as to the far reaching effect of it.
First of all, this news has been receiving very cold responses from general public,like: (1) It is a suspicious move to prevent activities of their blacklisted artists even outside Korea; (2) Kpop market would eventually go down due to its regressing quality of stereotype music fostered by catching up patterns of united management; (3) People are not to tolerate UAM products as if there still is any patience left after having been forced to put up with all the products of giant idol management companies long enough; (4) It is a typical strategy of market monopoly which doesn’t allow any other portal, rather than themselves, of Hallyu wave.
There is also an opinion that it could be a dirty tactics of SM wanting to restrain JYJ’s oversea activity. However, such an interpretation is likely off the essence, especially if we consider that JYJ, already on the road of world wide artists, are backed up by undeniable popularity and fandom, both of which are not within the reach of any particular agency’s interference oversea. JYJ ticketing powers in Japan and Taiwan during the past few days is a good example. It is needless to mention that the amazing ticketing power and press interest at the first world tour concerts in Thailand, which was held right after a huge joint concert by a whole bunch of Kpop groups, are valid proofs that their popularity is still undying and fans are as loyal as ever.
Readers will notice that Noon 4/16 is not 12AM 4/16. Koreaboo has confirmed that the ticket sales is actually Noon 4/16 KST (that is, 12pm 4/16 KST). ^__^
Earlier today, POWERHOUSE revealed two of JYJ’s concert stops to the delight of fans. The concert stops that were announced were Los Angeles, California, and Newark, New Jersey.
POWERHOUSE has now announced the remaining North American tour dates for JYJ. The stops have been revealed to be Vancouver, Canada; Newark, New Jersey; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California.
Their press release is as follows:
This concert is a part of JYJ’s world tour project produced by C-Jes Entertainment and will be their first concert tour in the U.S. and Canada. Their tour is drawing huge attention around the globe, bringing in more than 20,000 fans to the recent concert in Bangkok, Thailand.
It is the first time that AEG LIVE, one of the largest concert promoters in the world, is hosting a major concert tour for an Asian artist in partnership with Powerhouse.
JYJ was formed in 2010 as a three-member band featuring JAEJOONG, YOOCHUN and JUNSU. JYJ released their global debut album ‘The Beginning’ in October 2010 and reached number 1 on the Japanese Oricon Chart in a sweeping pace.
JYJ’s concert tour will create an unimaginable experience and compelling atmosphere that fans from all over the world and of all ages can enjoy. Their fans will finally get a chance to witness JYJ’s grandeur debut in the U.S and Canada.
Official ticket sales will begin at NOON (PST) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the designated online and offline outlets. Vancouver will have a separate on-sale date and time, which will be announced shortly.
Ticket prices are $180, $150, $120, $90, $70, and $40. Seating charts will be available for viewing soon. All details related to ticket purchasing will be announced following this release.
Koreaboo and POWERHOUSE have partnered up for the Lee Moon Sae and JYJ North American tour, and we will be covering all the stops.
Tickets will go on sale for the concerts on April 16th at 12:00AM PST.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Friday, May 20th @ 8PM
Newark, New Jersey
Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM
Los Angeles, California
Nokia Theatre Live
Friday, May 27th @ 8PM
San Jose, California
The Event Centre Arena
Friday, June 3rd @ 8PM
Will JYJ be visiting a city near you? Will you be able to catch them on their 2nd World Tour this year?
1. VANCOUVER, BC CANADA: FRI., MAY 20, 2011 AT 8PM (TBA)
2. NEWARK, NJ: SUN., MAY 22, 2011 AT 8PM (PRUDENTIAL CENTER)
3. LOS ANGELES, CA: FRI., MAY 27, 2011 AT 8PM (NOKIA THEATRE LA LIVE)
4. SAN JOSE, CA: FRI., JUNE 3, 2011 AT 8PM (THE EVENT CENTER ARENA)
Mark your calendars and start booking transportation + hotels! XD
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