On 16th March, G-Dragon’s company YG Entertainment took to his official Facebook page to announce that the singer will showcase his first-ever hologram concert soon.
Titled “Awake”, the concert will begin on 1st April at Klive in Dongdaemun. According to Mwave, the hologram hall will upgrade the concert experience and audience participation by using the Telepresence technique. The technique is used widely in video conferences with the virtual reality technology and internet techniques. It will create an optical illusion that a virtual representation of a person is standing right in front of you.
For the hologram concert, G-Dragon will be performing both old and new songs from his solo albums including “Heartbreaker”, “Crayon”, “Who You”, and “Crooked”. A lucky fan will be chosen from the audience during the “Who You” performance so that the Telepresence technique can be used to create the illusion that G-Dragon is singing to the fan on stage.
Klive is the world’s first K-Pop hologram performance hall created by NIK (Next Interactive K, Limited), an entertainment-related new generation and media contents production and distribution joint venture, which was founded by by YG Entertainment, District, KT and Paradise. The concerts of BIGBANG, 2NE1, and PSY were previously showcased inside the hall that was officially opened in January 2014. The hall seats 500 people at once, taking the 9th and 10th floor of the Dongdaemun Shopping Complex.
Through the new generation and new media technology, the audience can experience and enjoy watching G-Dragon in the 3D holographic image, Projection Mapping, and augmented reality. Fans can also enjoy the realistic concert environment as the special effects such as the surround sound systems, lights, lasers, fog, and bubbles will be used.
No further details about the concert were announced yet, but Klive is in operation from 2PM (KST) to 11PM (KST) daily, except Mondays.