List of Big Bang concert tours
Big Bang performing on their Made World Tour in 2015. The tour was the most attended tour headlined by a Korean artist in history with a record attendance of 1.5 million.
South Korean boy band Big Bang have embarked on eleven headlining concert tours, two of which have been worldwide, and six others in Japan. The group made their headlining debut in December 2006 through The R.E.A.L concert at Olympic Gymnastics Arena. In 2008, they embarked on their first Asian tour, The Global Warning Tour, visiting South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2009 and 2010, the band toured Japan on The Electric Love Tour and began annual concerts in Seoul called The Big Show. In 2011, after a two-year hiatus, the group released their EP Tonight, and planned to support the album with a world tour. However, multiple members encountered legal issues and the tour was cancelled. They visited Japan on their Love and Hope Tour, with part of the proceeds going to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster relief.
In 2012, Big Bang embarked on their first world tour, The Alive Galaxy Tour, in support of their album Alive, which marked the first time for the group to tour North America, Europe, and South America. In total, 800,000 people attended the tour worldwide. In 2013 and 2014, the members focused on their solo careers, with G-Dragon, Taeyang and Daesung undertaking solo concert tours. Meanwhile, the group toured Japan twice, on their Japan Dome Tour and Japan Dome Tour “X”, which grossed $73 million and $71 million respectively. In 2015, the group began releasing material from their third Korean-language studio album Made, and embarked on their second world tour, The Made World Tour. The concert was critically acclaimed and received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Grantland, and Billboard. The tour broke multiple records, becoming the most attended tour headlined by a Korean artist in history with a record attendance of 1.5 million people worldwide, and listed on Pollstar's Year-end Top 200 North American Tours for 2015. In 2016, Big Bang celebrated their tenth anniversary, embarking on the 0.TO.10 tour, holding concerts in Japan, Seoul, and Hong Kong, which were attended by more than 1.1 million people. In 2017, four members of Big Bang (excluding T.O.P) embarked on The Last Dance Tour, their last tour before their upcoming hiatus due to mandatory military service in Korea. Throughout their career, the band as a group and as solo acts, have performed to over 10 million people worldwide, and since their first Japanese dome tour in 2013, the band have bring over 4.2 million fans for five consecutive years till 2017 in the country.
|2007||Want You Tour||May 15, 2007 – July 15, 2007|
|The Want You Tour was Big Bang's first nationwide concert tour in South Korea, in support of their debut album Bigbang Vol.1 (2006). The tour was attended by 40,000 people from five cities: Incheon, Daegu, Changwon, Jeonju, and Busan.|
|2008||Global Warning Tour||March 28, 2008 – June 22, 2008|
|The Global Warning Tour was Big Bang's first concert tour in Asia, in support of their album For the World (2008). The tour visited Japan, South Korea, Thailand and was attended by 70,000 people.|
|2008||Stand Up Tour||October 28, 2008 – November 1, 2008 (Japan)|
|The Stand Up Tour was Big Bang's first concert tour in Japan, in support of their debut Japanese-language album Number 1 (2008). The concert on November 1, 2008 in Tokyo was filmed and released on CD and DVD. The tour visited Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and was attended by 20,000 people.|
|2010||Electric Love Tour||February 10, 2010 – February 17, 2010 (Japan)|
|The Electric Love Tour was Big Bang's second concert tour in Japan which visited Yokohama, Kobe, and Tokyo. The production cost for the tour was approximately ¥300 million (~3.3 million USD). Notably, Big Bang performed arena shows at Yokohama Arena and Nippon Budokan only four months after their Japanese debut. The tour was attended by many Japanese celebrities. 2NE1 and W-inds appeared as special guests on the tour. The tour was attended by 60,000 people.|
|2011||Love and Hope Tour||May 10, 2011 – May 19, 2011 (Japan)|
|The Love and Hope Tour was Big Bang's third concert tour in Japan, in support of their third Japanese studio album, Big Bang 2 (2011). The tour was previously titled the Love & Pain Tour, but was changed due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Part of the proceeds were donated to disaster relief. The tour visited Osaka, Chiba, Nagoya, and gathered 100,000 people in attendance.|
|2012||Alive Galaxy Tour||March 2, 2012 – January 27, 2013|
|The Alive Galaxy Tour was Big Bang's first worldwide concert in support of their extended play, Alive (2012), and their fourth Japanese-language studio album of the same name. The tour travelled to four continents: Asia, North America, South America and Europe. Famed choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson directed the show, which also consisted of a live backing band led by music director Gil-Smith II. The tour was sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and received positive reviews from Western music critics, receiving praise for the spectacle of the concert. Billboard estimated that 800,000 people worldwide attended the tour.|
|2013–2014||Japan Dome Tour||November 16, 2013 – January 13, 2014 (Japan)
January 24, 2014 – January 26, 2014 (South Korea)
|The Japan Dome Tour was Big Bang's fourth concert tour in Japan. The tour visited six of Japan's major concert domes, making Big Bang the first foreign artists to headline their own six-dome tour. The sold-out tour was one of the country's highest-grossing concert tours of the year, and grossed over $70.6 million USD from sixteen shows. Two additional shows in Korea were announced, under the name Big Bang+α in Seoul. However, both shows sold-out which led to a third show being added for January 26, 2014. Winner was the opening act for the Japanese shows. The two-leg tour was attended by 807,000 people.|
|2014–2015||Japan Dome Tour “X”||November 15, 2014 – January 18, 2015 (Japan)|
|The Japan Dome Tour “X” was Big Bang's fifth concert tour in Japan. The tour visited five of Japan's biggest domes and made Big Bang the first foreign artist to hold dome arena concerts for two consecutive years. The production costs totalled about 25.5 million USD. Frequent Madonna collaborator Jamie King, served as the creative director, while Roy Bennett was in control of the stage lighting, and Veneno produced the videos. The tour utilized a 30-meter circular 360° stage, and six 50-meter protruding stages, spreading out from the centre stage to the audience. Sophisticated technology were utilized including LED screens being installed on moving stages, and use of multi-cellular speakers ‘MLA’. iKON was the opening act for the tour. The tour drew 740,000 people in attendance.|
|2015–2016||Made World Tour||April 25, 2015 – March 6, 2016|
|The Made World Tour was Big Bang's second worldwide concert tour, in support of their third Korean-language studio album Made (2017). The tour visited 15 countries including China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, United States, and Canada. The tour was first announced on April 1, 2015. LeRoy Bennett and Ed Burke, both having previously worked with Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their On The Run Tour, served as co-creative directors. The Band Six, led by music director Gil Smith II, joined as the live band, having regularly performed with Big Bang since their first collaboration on the Alive Tour in 2012. The tour was received universal acclaim from Western music critics, who praised their meticulous execution and the individual talent of each of the five members, and was ranked as one of the best tours of the year in The New York Times. The tour listed on Pollstar's year end list, on the Top 200 North American Tours, Big Bang ranked 126 and earned 7.8 million from four shows. The final concert in Seoul was the most simultaneously live-streamed concert in Korean history, with more than 3.64 million live viewers. The tour broke numerous concert attendance records for a Korean act in foreign countries, and became the highest-attended tour in history by a Korean act gathering 1.5 million people worldwide.|
|2016–2017||0.TO.10||July 29, 2016 – January 22, 2017|
|0.TO.10 was Big Bang's tenth anniversary concert tour. The tour visited four cities in Japan, as well as Seoul and Hong Kong. In March 2016, it was announced that Big Bang will hold two special concerts at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka in July, however a third show was added after the first two shows sold-out. In June 2016, a one-off concert in South Korea was announced to be held on August 20 at Seoul World Cup Stadium marking the day after the 10th anniversary of the group's debut. The tickets were available on July 14 with all available tickets sold out in under 30 minutes. On July 18, a portion of the tickets were opened for fans in China, and all tickets sold out in nine minutes. Due to high demand, 5,000 additional seats were added despite the obstructed view. The concert in Seoul attracted 65,000 fans and became the biggest audience ever for a single headliner's concert in the South Korea. On July 28, Big Bang announced a dome tour in Japan to be held in November and December 2016. The concerts made Big Bang the act with the biggest concert mobilization power for the year in Japan, the first time a non-Japanese act has topped the list. The final concerts were announced to be held in January 2017 in Seoul and Hong Kong. The tour was attended by more than 1.1 million people.|
|2017||Last Dance Tour||November 18, 2017 – December 24, 2017 (Japan)
December 30 and 31, 2017 (South Korea)
|The Last Dance Tour was Big Bang's sixth concert tour in Japan. On August 8, 2017 it was announced that Big Bang will be holding their last tour in Japan before their expected hiatus due to military conscription. On this tour, Big Bang becomes the first foreign artist in Japan to hold a dome tour for the fifth consecutive year. The concert at Tokyo Dome on December 13 was screened live in more than a hundred cinemas throughout Japan. On October 19, two final concerts at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on December 30 and 31 was announced. T.O.P did not perform on this tour due to his mandatory military service in South Korea.|
|Date||Title||Associated album||Set list||Gross|
|December 30, 2006||The R.E.A.L||Bigbang Vol.1||
|December 28–30, 2007||The G.R.E.A.T||
|January 30–February 1, 2009||Big Show 2009||
|January 29–31, 2010||Big Show 2010||N/A||
|February 25–27, 2011||Big Show 2011||Tonight||
|2012–2016||Fantastic Babys||July 1, 2012 — July 3, 2012 (2012)
February 11, 2014 — February 26, 2014 (2014)
April 22, 2016 — May 29, 2016 (2016)
|Fantastic Babys was Big Bang's first fan-meeting tour for members of their official Japanese fan club. The events began in 2012 and was last held in 2016. Only G-Dragon, Sol, V.I and D-Lite attended the shows. There were 42,000, 141,000, and 280,000 fans in attendance at the 2012, 2014, and 2016 shows respectively.|
|2016||Made V.I.P Tour||March 11, 2016 — July 21, 2016 (China)
July 22, 2016 — October 2, 2016 (Asia)
October 22, 2016 (United States)
|The Made V.I.P Tour was Big Bang's first worldwide fan-meeting tour. On February 6, 2016, the first leg of the tour in Mainland China was announced. In May, additional shows were added for Hong Kong and Taiwan. On July 7, it was announced that the tour would visit Macau. On August 12, it was announced that the fan meeting will visit Honolulu, United States. On August 29 and 30, it was announced that the tour would visit Malaysia and Singapore. The tour attracted over 500,000 people in Mainland China alone, breaking Big Bang's own record for the most attended tour by a foreign language act of all time in China.|
|2016–2017||Big Bang Special Event||November 6, 2016 — December 29, 2016 (0.to.10 Final in Japan)
January 8, 2017 (0.to.10 Final in Seoul)
May 27, 2017 — June 4, 2017 (Japanese fan-meeting)
December 13 & 23, 2017 (Last Dance Tour)
|Big Bang Special Event was a series of fan-meeting events which began in 2016. The events were initially held alongside their tenth anniversary concert tour 0.TO.10. On February 14, 2017, it was announced that Big Bang will hold fan meetings in 2017, marking the band's first show without T.O.P after his enlistment in February 2017. On October 5, 2017, two shows were announced to be held in conjunction with their sixth Japanese concert tour, the Last Dance Tour.|
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