Legendary alternative K-Pop idol boy group TVXQ! were in Kuala Lumpur recently for a glorious return – six years in the making. Malaysian Cassiopeia (as TVXQ!’s fans are lovingly called) united on 18th May 2013 (Saturday) by their passion for this K-Pop phenomena and buckled up for an incredible evening as the boys Changmin and Yunho take to the stage in Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam.
TVXQ!, hailed as “K-Pop Royalty” by Billboard, has enjoyed a record-breaking streak with their “Catch Me” album, topping various music charts and their tour filling out arenas and stadiums across the globe with their new world tour. This is all despite an absence of six year! Clearly, the boys proved to be bigger and better than ever before, especially with the release of their “Catch Me” album. It reached #6 on the highly regarded Billboard World Albums Chart in the US last October, whilst also earning them the “Album of the Year” award for the fourth quarter of 2012 at the GAON Chart K-Pop Awards.
The current tour commenced in Seoul, South Korea in October 2012, selling out 20,000 concert tickets within five minutes. And now, TVXQ! is making history as the first K-Pop group to embark on a tour that includes performances at five major entertainment domes in Japan – following a concert at the Saitama Super Arena, the boys then moved on to perform at Tokyo Dome, Osaka Kyocera Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome, Sapporo Dome, and Nagoya Dome followed by a final performance in Nissan Stadium.
Yes, all in one breath!
The “Catch Me” Live World Tour 2013 also has Changmin and Yunho making their way to Hong Kong, Beijing, and other Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur. TVXQ!’s concert in Malaysia marks their third appearance in the country since the group was formed in 2003 and it would also be their first time performing in Malaysia since briefly stepping out of the limelight six years ago.
Watch the video from the TVXQ! “Catch Me” Live World Tour 2013 in Malaysia press conference:
More than RM1.5million was invested in the development of the TVXQ! concert stage, which was specially designed for the Malaysian fans to enjoy an intimate concert setting. The unique layout provided the audience with an up close and personal experience with the boys as they rocked the stadium with their electrifying dance oves and soulful sounds.
There was no doubt that each and every person who attended the concert walked away with a smile and spectacular memories that will last a lifetime.
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