JYJ sings during their concert on April 3 in this file photo. The group will tour North America in May, holding four concerts. / Courtesy of Prain
By Kwon Mee-yoo
K-pop group JYJ will head to North America in May after finishing its Asian tour, appearing in Vancouver, Newark, Los Angeles and San Jose.
The three members, Jun-su, Yu-chun and Jae-joong, started their world tour in Bangkok, Thailand on April 2 and then headed to Taiwan.
They held a concert at Taipei Dome, Taiwan, on Saturday drawing some 10,000 fans.
The boy band sang songs including “Empty,” “Be My Girl” and “Be the One.” They also presented songs in the form of music essays “Their Rooms,” such as “Mission” and “Fallen Leaves.” They also introduced new songs “In Heaven” and “Get Out” for the world tour.
Jae-joong directed the concert with the concept of “Creative Challenge.” He came up with a cross-shaped stage to communicate more with fans.
The 120-minute concert excited the audience. Taiwanese actor John Shen said via Twitter that he really enjoyed the concert and JYJ is his role model.
JYJ thanked their fans who sang the songs aloud. “We feel the quality of our concert was raised with the Taiwanese one,” the group said in a press release.
JYJ’s next concert will be held in Beijing, China on May 7.
The group’s North American tour starts in Vancouver, Canada at the Rogers Arena on May 20. Tickets for the Canadian concert are available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca.
The tour continues on to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on May 22; the Nokia Theatre LA Live, Los Angeles, Calif., on May 27; and finally the Event Center at San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif., on June 3.
They will wrap up the tour with a date in Busan on June 12.
For more information on the concerts visit www.jyj3.com.