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Group JYJ also spread K-pop to local European fans this past October by holding first time ever concerts by Korean singers in Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany. JYJ is to go on a tour in Europe next year again to maintain K-pop’s popularity.
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Thousands of fans sing to JYJ in Barcelona while waiting the beginning of the show
October 29th, Barcelona city welcomed on its Mediterranean beaches a new kind of guest. The Korean pop group, JYJ, began its Worldwide Tour 2011 in the historical Patio del Pueblo Español, with the attendance of more than 3,000 fans from all Europe. This high voltage event was the first in Europe held by this trio, and is also the first in the Korean music industry. While the SM Town Live in Paris held in June made K-pop shows known in Europe, JYJ concert in Spain is the first occasion that representative artistes in Korea perform in a solo concert in Europe.
“¡JYJ, I love you!” was the unanimous exclamation of the excited fans, some of which proceeded from far sites like Rumania and Finland, and a lot more that have camped all night to get place. Although fewer in number than the 80,000 that packed the JYJ concert in Japan later this month, an heterogeneous audience that waved Korean flags and sang Korean were the vibrant testament of the European fandom. With the new acrobatic choreography of the popular Spanish dancer Rafa Méndez, the two hours show mixed Spanish and Korean talent. In Spain, the increasing presence of K-pop can be attributed to the active participation of an Internet community, as well to the attraction that pursues the J-pop. The director of the Korean Cultural Center in Spain, Jang Jin-sang, considers that about 2,000 fans are follower of K-pop in this country, most of which participates in fansites of various Korean artistes. Even though other countries fans surpass Spain in number, Jang stood out the great loyalty and cohesion of Spain fans, which competes with the loyalty of other countries fans. The origin of K-pop fandom in Spain as in other countries dates back to the popularity of Japanese pop music. As BoA and TVXQ performances were gaining popularity in Japan, Japanese music fans became interested in Korean music, in addition to YouTube and other Internet sites offering a lot of videos and opportunities to participate in this growing trend. The K-pop, with its dance and rhythms truly attracts the European youth. Jang said that while the distribution of content such as Korean dramas still is not much due to the need for dubbing, K-pop has the potential to spread faster in Spain and the European region. The next stop for JYJ was the Tempodrom Berlin, where the group presented on November 6. Tickets for the event in this venue that has 3,000 seats were sold the first day of sale.
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Meeting with JYJ
With JYJ coming to Europe, we couldn’t miss such an opportunity to miss these important icons of K-pop. It’s to Barcelona that we went to meet Yoochun, Jaejoong and Junsu. So here is a double-page specially in their honor.
Thanks: Alexandra B, Alex P, Open Music, JYJ
After the SM Entertainment concert in Paris, it’s Spain and Germany’s turn to receive korean idols with JYJ’s European tour. A Kpop Life Mag’s kick-ass team went to Barcelona to meet the group.
We arrived on Friday, 24 hours before the concert, to meet with JYJ before rabble, and there’s already fans queuing in front of the venue! Despite the rain, they gathered in front of the door, patiently waiting to see their idols. Some have spent 2 nights, litterally camping on the ground, in order to get the best spots and to try to get in contact with the group before the concert. Read More →
The group JYJ – from Asia to the USA to Europe… A Spain-Germain tour.
The group JYJ, composed of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, gave their first concert in Europe.
On October, 29th, JYJ lauched the first concert of their European tour in Spain. After Spain, the second performance was held in Berlin, in the Tempodrom, where the winner of “Britain’s got talent” recently held a concert.
CJ Entertainment (C-JeS), who is responsible for JYJ’s management, said that after the release of JYJ’s worldwide album, there’s been so many love calls from Eastern and Northern Europe that it was impossible for them to not perform there.
C-JeS admits that “the choice of the cities for the European tour was a strategy to reach Northern, Western and Eastern Europe”. And we can understand them!
The promoter of the Spain concert explains that the reason for JYJ’s popularity in Europe is their particular music that fits their European fans’ taste, but also because they produced and album in english, and most of all because of their great abilities as live performers. Read More →
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