The five-member group Big Bang is promoting its album both in Korea and Japan.
The group is currently staying in Japan and plans to release its new album Alive which is composed with the theme “From Asia to the World” on March 28. This album is modified version of the fifth mini-album in Japanese with two new additional songs.
Along with the promotion in Japan, Big Bang is to also doing domestic activities, overcoming a hectic schedule. The group appears on TV and in an interview in Japan, and it is also scheduled to visit Thailand near future.
This famous group is also invited to the popular R&B and hip-hop music festival, the 2012 Spring Groove, which will be held at Kobe World Hall and Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba on March 31 and April 1 in Japan. With 2NE1, Big Bang will give spectacular performances, and other world-renowned artists such as LMTAO and David Guetta are also invited to this event.
After two weeks of promotion in Japan, the group will return to domestic field on SBS’s Go Show.
Big Bang is on a long-run on music charts. All tracks of its new album were listed on charts, proving its popularity once again. Although they were released a month ago, they are still ranked high.
“Blue” was released ahead of the other four songs and ranked at the top; it is now followed by the electronic dance song “Fantastic Baby” which is soaring to high rankings.
Since many “idol” groups have returned lately, ranking at the top became very competitive, yet Big Bang enjoys its consistent popularity. In the digital music market today, where a track rests on top for two or three days, Big Bang shows extraordinary condition by staying on top for over a month.
On March 27, a staff member of Big Bang said in an interview with Starnews, “All members of Big Bang are to travel back and forth from Korea to Japan and handle a busy schedule. In May, they will concentrate on the tour concert in Japan.”
On May 17 and 18, Big Bang will hold a tour concert titled “Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan” with the expected audience of 130,000 people in five different cities of Aichi Gaishi Hall, Yokohama Arena, Osaka Castle, Saitama Super Arena, Fukuoka Marine Messe.