Celebrating 10 years with a Big Bang
THEY may have wrapped up their world tour just days ago but K-pop king Big Bang is far from taking a breather.
The five-member boy band, which will be celebrating 10 years since its debut, announced during its closing show on Sunday that it will be staging an anniversary concert this summer.
"We're going to hold a summer concert for our 10th anniversary," band member Seungri told the 39,000-strong crowd at Seoul's Olympic Stadium, according to reports.
"It will take place at an outdoor stage and be a big festival-like event. I hope you will bring all your acquaintances and have fun."
He then reiterated his message with an Instagram post after the concert, which read: "Thank you to all our fans who have supported Big Bang's M.A.D.E. World Tour. We will see you again with our 10-year anniversary concert. Bye."
M.A.D.E is Big Bang's second world tour since its 2012 Alive concert series. The band, which was formed in 2006, is arguably K-pop's biggest and edgiest boy band today.
During the last show of the tour finale on Sunday, the band performed 19 songs, including some of its most recent releases Bang Bang Bang and Bae Bae, in addition to the group's more seasoned hits such as Fantastic Baby and Lies.
The members also showcased their solo releases, with T.O.P., Taeyang and G-Dragon staging Doom Dada, Eyes, Nose, Lips and Crooked respectively.
A handful of world-class names were involved in the band's latest world tour. They include lighting and production designer LeRoy Bennett, who has worked with The Weeknd and Lady Gaga, and American music producer Gil Smith.
The series, which kicked off last April and involves 66 concerts in 32 cities across 13 countries, was attended by some 1.3 million fans.
THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK