G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour

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G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour: One of a Kind
G-Dragon 1st World Tour Initial Promotional Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour
World tour by G-Dragon
Location Worldwide
Associated album One of a Kind
Start date March 30, 2013 (2013-03-30)
End date September 1, 2013 (2013-09-01)
Shows 8 in Japan
4 in South Korea
4 in China
2 in Hong Kong
2 in Indonesia
2 in Singapore
2 in Taiwan
2 in Thailand
1 in Malaysia
27 in total
Website gdtour.ygbigbang.com
G-Dragon concert chronology
Shine a Light Tour
(2009)
G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour: One of a Kind
(2013)

The G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour: One of a Kind is a 2013 worldwide concert tour held by South Korean rapper, G-Dragon. The tour promotes G-Dragon's first EP and latest release, One of a Kind. This will be G-Dragon's second solo concert tour and first worldwide tour. It will also mark the first time a South Korean solo artist has toured four of Japan's domes. The tour began on March 30 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

Background[edit]

Following the critical and commercial success of Big Bang's fifth mini-album, Alive, and their subsequent world tour, the leader of Big Bang, G-Dragon, decided to release a solo album. On September 15, 2012, he released his first mini-album (second solo release) entitled One of a Kind.[1] The mini-album spawned two singles, one of which topped the charts.[2] The album was critically and commercially acclaimed, selling over 210,000 copies as well as being nominated for the 10th Korean Music Awards among others, winning accolades such as Record of the Year from the Seoul Music Awards.[3][4][5]

History[edit]

Announcement[edit]

On January 12, 2013, an initial press release was held by G-Dragon's label, YG Entertainment, regarding their plans to hold a three dome tour in Japan. It was announced that G-Dragon would be visiting three cities over five concerts.[6] Hours after this announcement, YG Entertainment released a promotional poster on their blog confirming the aforementioned details as well as revealing concert dates in Seoul, South Korea and intentions for additional concerts.[7] Three additional concerts to be held at Osaka Dome and Nagoya Dome were revealed on February 6.[8]

On March 5, the official website for the tour was revealed through G-Dragon's Facebook account.[9] Throughout the following days, concerts in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Malaysia were revealed through the website, though the venue and dates were not announced. The dates and venue for these concerts were revealed throughout March and April.[10] On the same day, YG Entertainment revealed that G-Dragon would be unveiling a new single, titled Michigo (stylised as MichiGO; Korean: 미치GO), at his concerts in Seoul on March 30 and 31.[11] YG Entertainment also added that more information about his upcoming release would be revealed after the concert in Seoul.[12] It was later announced that the song would be exclusively released through the mobile messenger service "LINE" on April 1, before being publicly released.[13] The song was eventually released in his second studio album, Coup d'Etat.[14]

Production[edit]

G-Dragon's first rehearsal was held on March 19 at KBS Sports World in Seoul.[15] A press conference was held on March 21 where it was announced that the concert would be directed by Travis Payne, Stacey Walker and Jung Chi Young, using the concept of 'the artist G-Dragon'. G-Dragon himself revealed that he had intended to hold a 19+ concert but decided against it after he realised that many people weren't going to be able to attend.[16] He also revealed that his upcoming album was "about 70-80% done" at the press conference.

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Special Guest(s) Attendance [17]
March 30, 2013 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena CL, Lee Hi, Tablo 26,000
March 31, 2013 2NE1, Lee Hi, Tablo
April 6, 2013 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome Taeyang 34,000
April 20, 2013 Tokorozawa Seibu Dome 60,000
April 21, 2013
April 27, 2013 Osaka Osaka Dome Daesung, Taeyang 100,000
April 28, 2013
April 29, 2013
May 4, 2013 Beijing China MasterCard Center Seungri 20,000
May 5, 2013
May 9, 2013 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena Taeyang 26,000
May 10, 2013
May 17, 2013 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena Epik High 24,000
May 18, 2013
May 25, 2013 Shanghai China Mercedes-Benz Arena Seungri 24,000
May 26, 2013
June 1, 2013 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Dome Daesung, Seungri, Taeyang, T.O.P 81,000
June 2, 2013
June 7, 2013 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena Seungri 20,000
June 8, 2013
June 15, 2013 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium T.O.P 14,000
June 16, 2013
June 22, 2013 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia National Stadium Taeyang -
June 29, 2013 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium 2NE1 15,000
June 30, 2013
August 31, 2013 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena Seungri, Akdong Musician, CL 26,000
September 1, 2013 Daesung, Seungri, Taeyang, T.O.P, Akdong Musician, CL
TOTAL 470,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ 네이버 뮤직 :: 찾는 기쁨 듣는 즐거움, 네이버 뮤직 (in Korean). Naver. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  2. ^ ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ 한국대중음악상 (in Korean). 한국대중음악상. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  4. ^ 제3회 리드머 어워드 후보작 (2012.01.01 ~ 2012.12.31) - 리드머 - 대한민국 대표 흑인음악 미디어 (in Korean). 리드머(RHYTHMER). Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Gaon Chart releases Yearly Chart Ranking for 2012". Allkpop. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  6. ^ "G-Dragon to go on a solo world tour, kicking off in Seoul in March". Allkpop. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  7. ^ "G-DRAGON – 2013 1st WORLD TOUR". YG LIFE. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  8. ^ "LIVE :: BIGBANG OFFICIAL WEBSITE" (in Japanese). YGEX. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  9. ^ "G-DRAGON". G-Dragon's Facebook. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  10. ^ Grace Danbi Hong (2013-03-15). "Big Bang’s G-Dragon Confirms Hong Kong and China for Solo Tour". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  11. ^ "지드래곤, 신곡 ‘미치GO’ 월드투어 콘서트서 첫 공개" (in Korean). YG Entertainment. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  12. ^ Grace Danbi Hong (2013-03-16). "Big Bang’s G-Dragon to Reveal New Song at Solo Concert". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  13. ^ "G-DRAGON 신곡 단독 공개" (in Korean). LINE. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  14. ^ "G-Dragon plans 'Coup D'etat' with 4-title song album tracklist". Allkpop. 6Theory Media. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  15. ^ G-Dragon (2013-03-19). "G-Dragon's Twitter". Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  16. ^ Grace Danbi Hong (2013-03-22). "Big Bang’s G-Dragon Wanted to Hold 19+ Concert". Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  17. ^ http://www.ygfamily.com/

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