On July 23, Jang’s agency reported that the Yokohama concert attracted nearly 22,000 fans and that all tickets sold out. Because it was a total sellout, many people inquired about additional tickets, and the agency had to allow some people to watch the concert standing.
Hyde, of the highly popular Japanese visual rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel, also attended the concert and attracted a lot of attention. Jang personally knows him as his favorite artist.
About 21 standing wreaths were sent to the concert hall from such people as Hyde, soccer player Nakata, and some Japanese popular celebrities and TV programs. The official fan club for Jang, Cri J, held a photo event in celebration of the Yokohama concert.
From a 60-year-old fan who says she has a son about Jang’s age to a 10-year-old boy who is a member of Jang’s fan club along with his mother, a male fan who attracted a lot of attention by shouting Jang’s name throughout the concert, and a 40-year-old woman who came to the concert in a wheelchair, there was a tremendous range of Japanese fans at Jang’s first concert in Japan.
Hayama Reiko (60, female), who waited for the concert for four hours says, “I’m a member of Jang’s fan club, but I bought the concert ticket by myself. I came here early to buy some goods. I wonder how this concert will be different from last year’s, which was like a musical. I’m so excited about the talk time with Jang and his live performance. I was also wondering if there’s another concert like Lounge H. My friends are so envious of me because it’s not so easy to get excited at my age. I’m just so happy to hear his voice.”
Because live performances of songs from Jang’s first Japanese album were to be featured in the concert, lots of Japanese fans have been eagerly awaiting it. The album had topped the Oricon daily and weekly charts.
A music video of “Stay,” a song from Jang’s first Japanese album, Just Crazy, was also released for the first time before the concert, getting the fans excited.
The first concert of the 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asian Tour: The Cri Show 2 was already held in Seoul. The rest of the tour will be held in five cities in Japan (Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Saitama), and in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan, and Thailand.