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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
‘Ticket Wars’ for 2NE1’s first solo concert “NOLZA,” even YG can’t get tickets
“Looking for 2NE1 concerts. Will pay extra.”
Ticket wars for 2NE1’s first solo concert, NOLZA, have been engaging as they have sold out two times in a row, and selling out as soon as they went on sale.
2NE1’s first solo concert since their debut, NOLZA, was planned to be a back-to-back, two day concert on the 27th and the 28th of August, but because tickets sold out instantly, fans went wild and an extension was set in answer to their call. As so, a concert on the 26th has been added.
With their comeback, 2NE1 is the first and only group to have hit the top of Korea’s major charts for 5 weeks with 5 different songs, “Don’t Cry”, “Lonely”, “I’m the Best”, “Hate You”, and “Ugly”.
Because all 5 songs 2NE1 has released this year have all went on an ‘all-kill’ streak, the situation is that it’s not just the fans that are anxious for their first solo concert, but even people in the entertainment industry are paying close attention to 2NE1’s overwhelming force.
Furthermore, the concert is planned to showcase new and extraordinary performances, which has gained the attention of everyone, whether they have or don’t have the golden ticket.
A representative of YG Entertainment spoke, “Even the CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, does not have enough tickets to give to his friends. Because it’s almost impossible to find tickets, it seems hard for even employees to attend the concert.
On the other hand, 2NE1 is set to have a concert in Japan, and the reception in Japan is hot as well. Despite the fact that 2NE1 has not debuted in Japan yet, about 100,000 tickets have been sold in just two days as ticket pre-sales began on July 23rd.
2NE1 was scheduled for 5 concerts at Yokohama Arena on September 19th, Kobe World Memorial Hall on the 24th and 25th, and Makuhari Messe on October 1st and 2nd, for their first Japan solo concert, “NOLZA in Japan’. However, because of the overwhelming reception, they have added an extra day on September 20th.
As 2NE1 had pushed back their debut in Japan from March to September, due to the disaster, they sent good news by setting an extra day to their tour schedule.
In related news, 2NE1 is currently promoting their 2nd mini-album’s title song, “Ugly“.