Hong Kong, 2023 – Apink, who hasn’t held a concert in Hong Kong for 4 years, held a two-day concert at the Kowloon Bay International Exhibition and Trade Center on March 25th and 26th. Named ‘Pink Drive’ this fan concert appears to be aimed at bringing us on a ‘River Cruise’.Continue reading
Apink 2017 Asia Tour ‘Pink UP’ in Hong Kong to be held on 23 September
Hong Kong, 2017 – “We will always be together, we will miss you!” said Apink, the Korean girl-group under Plan A Entertainment, guaranteed PANDA (official fanclub name) that they would see one another in the near future. Rolemodel Entertainment Group (REG) has just announced that they will be bringing Apink’s <2017 Apink Asia Tour [Pink UP] in Hong Kong> on 23 September 2017 in AsiaWorld-Expo Hall 3.
APINK Pink Aurora concert in Singapore this coming November!
2016 Apink Pink Memory Day in Singapore – Mini Concert & Fan Meeting
Event: 2016 Apink Pink Memory Day in Singapore – Mini Concert & Fan Meeting
Date: 2nd April 2016
Venue: MegaBox Convention Centre @ Big Box (Level 3)
Ticket Categories: Cat 1 VIP S$288, Cat 2 S$198, Cat 3 S$168, Cat 4 S$138, Cat 5 S$98
Show Duration: 120 Minutes
Cat 1 VIP Ticket Launch Details
Date: Saturday, 20th February 2016
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: BIG BOX (Level 1 Information Counter – Next to Hyper Mart Side Entrance/Taxi Stand Entrance) 1 Venture Avenue, S608521
Cat 1 VIP Ticket Price: S$288.00 (Cash Transaction ONLY. Please bring along exact change.)
Number of Tickets Per Pax: Each Person is entitled to purchasing a maximum of 4 tickets at the ticket launch at BIG BOX.
Photo-Op & High Touch: All Cat 1 Ticket Holders are guaranteed to EITHER a High Touch Pass (400 pax) OR Group Photo-Op [20pax per photo](400 pax) with Apink via a Lucky Draw.
*Details for High Touch & Photo-Op will be announced at a later date.
*Please note that tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis while available. Any unsold Cat 1 VIP tickets will be available via www.megaboxtickets.com on 23 February.
Ticket Sales for Cat 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Online Ticket Sales)
Date: Tuesday, 23 February, 2016
Sales Platforms: Tickets will be available via www.megaboxtickets.com
Categories & Ticket Prices: Cat 2 S$198, Cat 3 S$168, Cat 4 S$138, Cat 5 S$98
For FAQs and further updates regarding this event, do follow Three Angles Production on their facebook and twitter.
MTV reveals first wave of performers with Apink and SEKAI NO OWARI to perform for the first time at “MTV World Stage Malaysia”
Apink (Photo credits: MTV Asia)
SEKAI NO OWARI (Photo credits: MTV Asia)
KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, 22 JULY 2015 – MTV has revealed its first wave of performers today with Korea’s favorite K-pop idol female group, Apink and hottest Japanese band, SEKAI NO OWARI to perform for the first time at MTV World Stage Malaysia, which is set to take place at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 12 September 2015. Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night only outdoor event is one of the biggest Southeast Asia music nights of the year, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
“This is our first performance on MTV World Stage. Thank you MTV for inviting us. We are excited about meeting our fans out there and seeing other artists too. We will always try to better ourselves and bring you good music!” – Apink
Greetings from Apink: http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtvasia.com:1221467
“We are thrilled to take part in the MTV World Stage. Our sounds are unique and we look forward to meeting our fans in Malaysia and are excited to see the reaction from the rest of the audience. So come join us at MTV World Stage Malaysia… it’s going to be a spectacular show in Kuala Lumpur!” – SEKAI NO OWARI
Greetings from SEKAI NO OWARI: “http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtvasia.com:1221500
SEKAI NO OWARI means ‘end of the world’. Armed with an unusual name matching their unique sounds which leave a lasting impression both visually and musically, SEKAI NO OWARI is currently one of the most popular and skilled creative groups in Japan. Comprised of four members: sound producer, lead guitarist and band leader, Nakajin; lead vocal and concept maker, Fukase; stage producer and pianist, Saori; and DJ LOVE, the clown masked DJ in charge of sounds choice and comedic talk, SEKAI NO OWARI is ready to take their originality to music fans in Southeast Asia for the first time.
Apink is currently one of the most idolized K-pop girl groups formed by A Cube Entertainment in 2011. Known for their sweet and innocent image and street style that has captivated fans around the world, the award-winning group consists of Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo Mi, Jeong Eun-ji, Son Na Eun, Kim Nam Joo, Oh Ha Young.
Apink made a comeback with the recent release of their second album in three years, “Pink MEMORY” and title track “Remember” on 16 July. Within a day, they topped all the major Korean music charts, including MelOn, the biggest music streaming site in Korea, positioning them well to be one of the hottest this summer.
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 is presented by Sunway and supported by Tourism Malaysia. In Malaysia, it is ignited by Xpax, brought to you by Brickfields Asia College, Watsons Malaysia and supported by local broadcast partner, Astro. The show will premiere on MTV in Asia on Saturday, 26 September at 1.30pm (TH/WIB), 2.30pm (PH/SG) and 3.30pm (MY), Saturday, 10 October at 9pm (JP) and Sunday, 11 October at 12am (KR).
Apink started in 2011 with Son Na Eun, who was featured in Beast’s “Soom”, “Beautiful” and “Niga Jeil Joha” music videos in late 2010. Park Cho-rong, who appeared at the end of Beast’s “Shock” Japanese music video, joined next, as the group’s leader. This led to the addition of Oh Ha Young and Jeong Eun-ji, where the latter was introduced through a video of her singing a rendition of Jennifer Hudson’s “Love You I Do”. The final two members, Yoon Bo Mi and Kim Nam Joo, were introduced through the group’s reality show, Apink News.
The group has since gone on to release five Korean extended plays and one studio album. In April 2011, Apink released their first extended play (EP), “Seven Springs of Apink”, and performed a song from it, “Mollayo”, on Mnet’s M! Countdown. In the same year, they also released their first digital single, “It Girl” and a second EP, “Snow Pink”. Their rise was quickly recognized when they were awarded the “Best New Female Artist” at the 13th Mnet Asian Music Award and the “Idol Music Rookie Award” at the 19th Republic of Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards in the same year.
Over the last four years, the group has fast-tracked their success. In 2012, they released their first album, “Une Annee” and two digital singles, “April 19” and “Bubibu”. Their third EP was released in 2013, “Secret Garden” in 2014, they released their fourth digital single, “Good Morning Baby” and two EPs, “Pink Blossom” and “Pink Luv”, where the latter was released in November 2014 and was #1 on Gaon’s weekly album chart. In the same year, Apink released their first Japanese-language single, “NoNoNo” in October 2014.
The group has also performed live and on TV shows, including some members appearing on TV drama series.
The girl group popularity is clearly acknowledged well in the industry. With more than 20 music awards and more than 25 music program awards under the belt, their accolades have included “Best Newcomer Artist” at the 26th Golden Disk Awards, “Newcomer Award” at the 21st Seoul Music Awards, “Hot Performance Award” at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-pop Awards and the “Top 10” at the SBS Music Awards last year.
SEKAI NO OWARI
The hottest Japanese band started at a live music venue called club EARTH, which they created and managed on their own. They all lived there together creating music and discussing the future of the group. They even tore down the old walls to put up soundproof walls around the venue. Today, their passion and deep connection to each other has led to their status as one of the premier music acts in Japan.
Evolving at an incredible speed, most recently, they worked with Dan the Automator, an American hip hop producer (producer of Gorillaz’s debut album), and released the soundtrack, “ANTI-HERO”, the theme song for the highly-anticipated Japanese live-action movie, “Attack on Titan” last week. The movie will be released around the world in August (Part 1) and September (Part 2). “Attack on Titan” originated from the manga series, which has sold over 40 million copies in Japan since 2009.
SEKAI NO OWARI released their newest album, “Tree” in January 2015, which peaked at #1 on the Japan (Oricon) albums chart, which was also certified 2x Platinum sales in Japan after a month of its release. On 18-19 July, they performed a sold-out two-day show, “Twilight City” to about 140,000 fans at the Nissan Stadium, Japan’s largest venue.
Their originality and unique ideas are portrayed through “Tokyo Fantasy”, a concept that is of a large-scale fantasy, making attending the band’s live performances feel like a theme park, transporting fans to a completely different reality. This concept has been lauded all around the Japanese music industry.
In 2014, they held a major live music event which featured the popular American act OWL CITY as a special guest. Concurrently, SEKAI NO OWARI was featured in OWL CITY’s worldwide release“TOKYO”. They have also worked with renowned Dutch DJ/ Producer Nicky Romero on the release of their English single, “Dragon Night”.
In 2013, they released “RPG,” which has reached more than 73 million views on YouTube. In the same year, they performed their first outdoor live event, “Fire and Forest Carnival” to 60,000 fans over a 3-day period. Over the past four years, they have been consistently recognized in the Japanese music industry.
Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
MTV is presenting an opportunity for up and coming Malaysian acts to showcase their talents as Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act at MTV World Stage Malaysia. Local artists or bands keen to participate can submit their interest via worldstage.mtvasia.com from 13 – 26 July. From 30 July – 14 August, fans can show their support by hashtagging their preferred local band or artist they want to see perform at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015. Based on fans’ votes and other performance criteria, Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act will perform as the opening act at the show.
MTV also announced the launch of a new Asia multi-platform campaign MTV Breaks ignited by Xpax, which gives talented millennials across Asia* the chance to kick-start a career in the creative industries by offering life-changing opportunities through a mentorship stint** on MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015. Launched globally at last year’s MTV EMA, it is the first time this highly successful property aimed at creating economic opportunity for talented millennials, is being launched with an Asia version in the region.
MTV Breaks by Xpax is offering big ‘breaks’ to three talented, young creatives who will get the opportunity for a stint as a photographer, content creator or motion graphics designer at this year’s event. The selected candidates will be mentored by experts within the industry and the MTV team. Selected candidates will have their work featured on various MTV platforms.
For more information on how to apply, visit worldstage.mtvasia.com. The deadline for entries is 13 August.
WIN MTV WORLD STAGE CONCERT PASSES
MTV World Stage passes are not for sale and may be won by fans through game contests that will open on 28 July. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
NEWS UPDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In the weeks ahead, fans can get direct information by following MTV Asia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news updates on MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015.
Concert review: APINK shows both their innocent and sexy charms at PINK PARADISE IN SG
An ocean of pink slowly formed as fans streamed into Max Pavillion Hall with their pink lightsticks and fan banners that Sunday evening. Fans buzz in excitement as they waited for their favourite South Korean idol girl group to grace the stage. Even though this marks APINK’s third visit to Singapore, it is the first time the sextet are here for a full-length solo concert. Through PINK PARADISE IN SG on 22nd March 2015, local and regional fans were treated to classic hit tracks such as NoNoNo and MyMy as well as their recent hit, LUV. Fans also saw another side of APINK that is in contrast to their pure and innocent image.
When the lights began to dim and a countdown timer appeared on the screen, the crowd started cheering and all eyes were focused on the main stage. The silhouette of the group soon became visible and once the timer hits zero, the curtain dropped. Dressed in white, APINK first opened the night with their debut song ‘I Don’t Know’. Cheers amplified as lead vocalist, Jung Eunji effortlessly belt out every high notes with perfection. Captivating the crowd with their sweet live vocals and cute dance moves, they continued to impress the crowd as they deliver back-to-back performances of ‘Good Morning Baby’ and ‘Mr. Chu’.
With no translator to aid them on stage, it was heartwarming to see the girls conversing actively and sincerely with the crowd using simple English. Visual, Son Naeun notably had the best command of English language in the group as she guides the other members with their English greetings.
Despite the heavy influx of girl idol groups in the industry, APINK represent one of the more successful ones to date with an increasingly solid fanbase. Ever since their debut in 2011, they have been widely known in the music industry for maintaining their pure and innocent image. However, through their solo stages, they prove their versatility as artists – showing a different side of them.
Fans were pleasantly surprised and entertained as the group delivered solo stages of genres that are very different to their usual concept. Leader, Park Chorong led the series of solo stages with her dance performance to Chris Brown’s X. Dancing on stage bare footed, the leader exudes a soft yet powerful and sexy charm leaving the crowd in awe. Up next was duo Oh Hayoung and Son Naeun with their cover of SISTAR19 ‘Gone Not Around Any Longer’. Dressed in black, they charmed the crowd as they transformed into sexy yet classy women to the slow-tempo sensual hit track. Naeun later revelead that she was worried her shoes would fall out during the performance as she had accidentally swopped shoes with Hayoung and Hayoung’s shoes size are bigger than hers. Vocalist, Kim Namjoo continued the series of solo stages with hot dance track, Dirty by Christina Aguilera. Like a diva, she ruled the stage and sent the crowd into roars of cheers as she effortlessly delivered her performance. Not only were the performance on point, the stunning laser works and pyrotechnics were in tandem and appropriate to every beat and moment, making the stage visually delicious too.
Putting the series of solo stages on pause, the group then appeared on stage donning a black and white stripes top with yellow skirt. Their sweet and fun charms overflows as they performed ‘MY MY’, ‘It Girl’ and ‘Hush’. This marks the halfway point of the concert and yet both the crowd and group showed no signs of fatigue.
Continuing to heat up the stage, Yoon Bomi delivered a stellar performance of Ariana Grande’s up-tempo dance-pop track, Problem. To the surprise of many, Bomi included a pole dance segment in her performance – showcasing her sexy side. Different from the rest, Eunji decided to showcase her vocal abilities and delivered a classy performance of Beyonce’s timeless hit number, Listen. I was personally very impressed by her solo stage even though I have always known that she is an exceptionally good vocalist. Her ability to belt out the high notes with ease and precision as well as her charismatic stage presence left the crowd with goosebumps.
In light of their 4th anniversary on 19th April, Singapore fans prepared a rainbow cake. Being their 3rd visit here, it is no doubt that they do have a strong bond with Singapore Pink Pandas. “Singapore Apink Forever” echoed in the hall as the group blew the candle.
As the concert draws to an end, mixed emotions filled the hall. Both the fans and the girls’ started getting emotional. For a change, the arena was filled with white lights as the sextet delivered a stunning and emotional performance of Wishlist. Their soothing vocals tugged the heartstrings of the crowd, making it a memorable night for them. Naeun started tearing and soon after, it was already their last stage, April 19th.
Before they wrapped up the concert with April 19th, the group took the chance to thank the crowd for their support and love. Namjoo started tearing as she expressed her gratitude to the fans. Even though there was a translator to guide them for their ending speech, Bomi chose to make her ending speech in English with a letter that she wrote as a guide. Speaking in English, she said, “When we go back to Korea after this concert, we will miss you so much. And of course, we will never forget today. So, we hope that you’ll do the same”.
Of course, I too, believe that any Pink Panda who went to PINK PARADISE IN SG would never forget 22nd March 2015. It was a memorable and enjoyable night for everyone there. Language wasn’t a barrier at all. Seeing their sincerity and talents first hand left a deep impression on me.
May APINK continue to prosper as a group, healing fans always with their music. Music is indeed, the strongest form of magic.
Written by: Shaz
Photos by: Fion
Apink ‘Pink Paradise’ Concert in Singapore 2015
In 2013, Apink attended and performed at Vizit Korea in Singapore and was warmly welcomed by the local fans. The 6 member Korean girl-group Apink will be back in Singapore for their concert ‘Apink Pink Paradise in Singapore 2015‘ on 22nd March 2015 at the Max Pavilion. According to Three Angles Production, the organiser of this concert, ticket categories for this concert will be: Cat 1 VIP Mosh Pit S$288 (Early Bird at S$268), Cat 2 S$228, Cat 3 S$208, Cat 4 S$168, Cat 5 S$128, Cat 6 S$98. Early bird discount for Cat 1 VIP Mosh Pit at S$268 is only available on 7 and 8 February at the ticket launch at SCAPE, #05-02 (Level 5) from 10:00AM (Ticket Sales will commence at 10:00AM Sharp). Tickets will be available while stocks lasts. Tickets for Category 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be on sale from February 14 via SISTIC from 10am onwards across all SISTIC channels. Each fan is permitted to purchase only 4 tickets per transaction/queue and it will be based on a first come first serve basis. Please note that only cash is accepted during the ticket launch so please do bring the exact change. In addition, a wrist tag will be issued together with the Mosh Pit tickets purchased. The first 2000 Cat 1 VIP Ticket holders will stand a chance to enter a lucky whereby fans will be selected for entry into an exclusive press conference with Apink. Lucky winners will be notified by email and given an exclusive press conference pass on the concert day.
Date: 22nd March 2015
Venue: Max Pavilion
Ticket prices: Cat 1 VIP Mosh Pit S$288 (Early Bird at S$268), Cat 2 S$228, Cat 3 S$208, Cat 4 S$168, Cat 5 S$128, Cat 6 S$98 We will update when more details are released so do stay tuned! Do follow the organiser on facebook and twitter for more updates as well!