Hold your breath, Black Jacks; we have an awesome announcement to make. Trail-blazing K-pop girl group 2NE1, one of the hottest and most influential global music acts in the world, will be coming to Malaysia!
The girls - CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY - will be making their first appearance in Malaysia as part of their 2NE1 Global Tour - New Evolution concert on 8 December 2012, 8.30pm, at Stadium Malawati.
The 2NE1 Global Tour 2012 in Malaysia - New Evolution is poised to be an amazing spectacle that will far exceed fans’ expectations, bringing an epic, world-class performance that will satiate any fans’ desire to see the girls perform, according to the concert organizers, Running Into The Sun (RITS).
“2NE1 has established themselves at the forefront of K-pop girl groups, and we’re hugely excited to be bringing them to Malaysia for their first-ever concert here," said Beatrice Chia-Richmond, the creative director of RITS.
"It’s going to be a sensational feast for the senses, and fans will be treated to an awesome night of visually-stunning performances. We hope that by bringing in big acts such as 2NE1, the music scene in Asia will continue to be elevated to greater heights.”
Not only that: this tour will feature original designs by one of the most influential fashion designers in the world, Jeremy Scott, and is the first time that a Korean girl group will have specially designed stage costumes by a world-famous fashion designer.
Coming together to help create the “New Evolution” tour is the ultimate dream team consisting of 4-time winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Travis Payne, who will be leading production and choreography, Divinity Roxx (musical director and bassist for Beyonce’s World Tour), and Michael Cotten (production design for the Olympic Games and Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour) who will be staging a breath-taking production for the tour.
Embarking on their first ever World Tour - 10 cities in seven countries throughout Asia, 2NE1 has achieved the distinction of being the first Korean girl group to hold a world tour. Known for their edgy music and unique fashion style which have distinguished them from other K-pop girl groups, 2NE1 have collaborated with world-renowned names such as The Black Eyed Peas and will.i.am, and gained recognition for their immense talent and influence by picking up MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band in the World” award in 2011.
Tickets to the the concert will go on sale on 26 October 2012 - the very same day K-pop band BIGBANG will be here in Malaysia.
If you're a die-hard fan, we suggest you grab your tickets early, though. The concert organisers said that it is strictly a one-night only show with no further addition of tickets, so grab them before it's too late. Ticket prices range from RM188 to RM638.
For more information, head over to Running Into The Sun's Facebook page, and follow @RITSmy on Twitter.