Wednesday, February 15, 2012

celeb Shinhwa sells out alliance concerts » Gossip

Shinhwa sells out alliance concerts » Gossip


As the years go by, alike the hottest boyhood idols generally abandon into abeyance and accomplish allowance for the adolescent bearing to insolate in the limelight. But one accumulation in Korea has managed to break accordant and alike berserk accepted ― 14 years afterwards their debut.

Shinhwa, the longest-running boy bandage in the country, awash out its two-night concert alternation “THE RETURN” 40 account afterwards tickets went on auction at 8 p.m. Monday, the group’s administration appear the morning after.

The performances are appointed for March 24 and 25 at the Olympic Gymnastics Amphitheatre at the Olympic Park, Bangi-dong, at the southeastern bend of Seoul.

“We are beholden to our fans. Thanks to them, we can ensure Shinhwa’s improvement afterwards four years will be acclaimed in style,” said Eric Mun, baton of the bandage in a statement. “We are alive on a abundant achievement for the admirers who accept ashore with us for so long.”

As a concert venue, the amphitheatre is the better in the country, with a archetypal accommodation of about 15,000. While the organizers led by CJ E&M autonomous for beneath at 10,000 tickets per night, affairs out in such a abbreviate aeon is still no beggarly accomplishment ― abnormally with the glut of pop concerts in contempo months.

Arguably the best affecting and accepted boy bandage at the about-face of the millennium, Shinhwa can abide to coffer on approaching success, as the key demographic for their concerts are still in their 20s. According to statistics from Interpark, the sole benefactor for the two-night affair, 73.6 percent of all admission buyers were age-old 20 to 29, with those in their 30s abaft far abaft at 12.2 percent. The 40-somethings bought 10.2 percent of the tickets, while the rest, 4.1 percent, were airtight up by teenagers.

Women far outnumbered men at almost nine to one.

Steeply priced at 66,000 to 143,000 won, “THE RETURN” tickets are already actuality illegally traded online, attractive alike college prices. CJ E&M and Shinhwa Company, which baby-sit the six members’ activities, said they are investigating this practice. More tickets may become accessible if those administering crooked resales are bent and affected to acknowledgment them.

Since 2003, Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin and Andy Lee, accept pursued abandoned careers alignment from amphitheater to blur and television on top of music. Mired in a acknowledged action with their aboriginal administration bureau and industry athletic SM Entertainment over brand rights of the group’s name, Shinwha had no best but to analyze added options at the time.

The cloister disqualified in the group’s favor the afterward year, and the associates active with Good Entertainment. In 2007, the associates started their own administration firms to appearance their own paths with alloyed success. Their blueprint performances as abandoned acts accept yet to bout those recorded as the aboriginal ensemble.

The six associates accomplish calm periodically, with alignment and affairs overseen by Shinhwa Company. Mun and Lee Min-woo are co-chairmen.

The accumulation has undergone a affected and continued hiatus, as associates were appropriate to do their civic service. Aftermost time they performed with the absolute bureau was four years ago, for a 10-year ceremony concert. The end of March was called for this year, in adjustment to see Lee Min-woo’s absolved from the Army. He is the aftermost of the six to accomplish his aggressive obligation.

Their 10th as-yet-untitled anthology was declared to be pushed at the aforementioned time, but the absolution date has not been fixed.

“The associates are alive on an anthology project, but no date has been set,” said a backer of Mun’s bureau Top Class Entertainment. “Details are still to be ironed out.”

Shinhwa fabricated their admission in 1998 and counts dozens of hits, including “T.O.P. (Twinkling of Paradise),” “Only One,” “Perfect Man,” “Brand News,” “Once in a Lifetime.”

They are generally cited as one of the antecedents of the Korean wave, or hallyu, with a advanced fan abject beyond North and Southeast Asia and accept recorded sales in the millions.


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