The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls' Generation)

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The First Japan Arena Tour
Japan tour by Girls' Generation
Girls' Generation First Japan Tour Poster.png
Tour Poster
Location Japan
Associated album Girls' Generation
Start date May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)
End date July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18)
Legs 6
No. of shows 2 in Osaka
2 in Saitama
2 in Hiroshima
2 in Nagoya
2 in Fukuoka
4 in Tokyo
14 in total
Girls' Generation concert chronology

The First Japan Arena Tour is the first Japanese concert tour by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation to promote their 2011 self-titled album in Japanese.

History[edit]

It was announced on March 7, 2011 that Girls' Generation would embark on their first nationwide Japan tour on May 18, 2011 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, with a total of seven stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.[1] The start of the tour was postponed to May 31, 2011 because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Due to overwhelming demand with up to 300,000 applicants applying for tickets,[2] additional stops were added to the tour.[3]

The tour covered Osaka, Saitama, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka with total of fourteen performances.[4] The tour attracted more than 200,000 fans. It was also revealed that the estimated revenue collected from the tour could reach 20 billion Won.[5]

Media coverage[edit]

Various Japanese media, including Mezamashi TV, covered the start of their concert with detailed reports.[6] NHK's Music Japan presented a Girls' Generation special, detailing their meteoric rise in Korea and subsequent debut in Japan, with an interview session interspersed with footage from the Osaka stop of the First Japan Arena Tour.[7] Girls' Generation First Japan Arena Tour in 3D was broadcast on Japan's SkyPerfectTv on 21 August.[8]

Set list[edit]

Main Set
Act 1

  1. "Genie (Japanese ver.)"
  2. "You-aholic"
  3. "Mr. Taxi"
  4. "I'm In Love With The Hero"
  5. "Let It Rain"
  6. "Snowy Wish"
  7. "Etude"
  8. "Kissing You"
  9. "Oh! (House ver.)"

Act 2

  1. "Almost" (Jessica's solo)
  2. "Lady Marmalade" (Taeyeon & Tiffany's duet)
  3. "3" (Sunny's solo)
  4. "Don't Stop the Music" (Hyoyeon's solo)

Act 3

  1. "The Great Escape"
  2. "Bad Girl"
  3. "Devil's Cry" (Taeyeon's solo)
  4. "Run Devil Run (Japanese ver.)"
  5. "Beautiful Stranger"
  6. "Hoot (Japanese ver.)"

Act 4

  1. "If" (Yuri's solo)
  2. "4 Minutes (Yoona's solo)
  3. "Stuff Like That There" (Seohyun's solo)
  4. "Sway" (Sooyoung's solo)

Act 5

  1. "Danny Boy
  2. "Complete"
  3. "My Child"

Act 6

  1. "Cold Noodles"
  2. "HaHaHa"
  3. "Gee (Japanese ver.)"
  4. "Born To Be A Lady"


Encore

  1. "Into the New World"
  2. "Way To Go"
  3. "It's Fantastic" (Japanese ver.)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold/available Gross Revenue
May 31, 2011 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall 23,308 (100%) $2,199,094
June 1, 2011
June 4, 2011 Saitama Saitama Super Arena 36,082 (100%) $4,458,656
June 5, 2011
June 17, 2011 Tokyo Yoyogi National Gymnasium 47,792 (100%) $4,493,080
June 18, 2011
June 28, 2011
June 29, 2011
July 2, 2011 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena 15,000 (100%) TBA
July 3, 2011
July 6, 2011 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall 14,054 (100%) $1,649,321
July 7, 2011
July 17, 2011 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka 21,528 (100%) $2,198,343
July 18, 2011
Estimated Total 157,764 (100%) $14,998,504

DVD[edit]

Girls' Generation First Japan Tour
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Video by Girls' Generation
Released December 14, 2011 (2011-12-14)
Recorded 2011
Genre K-pop, J-pop
Length approx. 120 minutes
Label Nayutawave Records
Girls' Generation chronology
Girls' Generation - The 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World'"
(2011)
Girls' Generation First Japan Tour
(2011)
Girls' Generation Complete Video Collection
(2012)

Girls' Generation First Japan Tour is the fifth DVD and Blu-ray release from South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. Following their announcement that Girls' Generation will be releasing their First Japanese photobook titled 'Holiday' on 30 November 2014, they also released a Blu-ray/DVD for their First Japanese Concert Tour on 14 December.

History[edit]

The DVD contains performances and footage from their first Japan tour, which began on 31 May 2011 and took the girls through six cities in Japan for 14 performances.[9] The Blu-ray/DVD will come in two editions, The 'Limited Edition' which will come with the special footage, photobook and a pin badge set. The Blu-ray and DVD copies will both have the special footage but the 36-paged photobook will differ. The limited edition will also come with Special caramel box, Digipak for the disk case, and a special cosmetic case holding the ten pin badges (Blu-ray: Gold color / DVD: Silver color).[10]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Genie"  
2. "you-aholic"  
3. "Mr. Taxi"  
4. "I'm In Love With The Hero"  
5. "Let It Rain"  
6. "Snowy Wish"  
7. "Etude"  
8. "Kissing you"  
9. "Oh!"  
10. "The Great Escape"  
11. "Bad Girl"  
12. "Run Devil Run intro"  
13. "Run Devil Run"  
14. "Beautiful Stranger"  
15. "Hoot"  
16. "Complete"  
17. "My Child"  
18. "Ice Boy"  
19. "HaHaHaSong"  
20. "Gee"  
21. "Born to Be Lady"  
22. "Into the new world"  
23. "Way to go"  
24. "It's Fantastic!Japanese ver"  

Chart performance[edit]

Girls’ Generation’s ‘Japan First Arena Tour Girls’ Generation’ which was released on December 14 took the no.1 spot on December 14’s Oricon Daily DVD Combined Chart, Blu-ray Chart and DVD Music Chart.[11] According to the Oricon Charts, the DVD version of the “Japan First Tour” has placed first for the week of December 12 through the 18th in both the “Music DVD” category and in total DVDs sold. Since its release on December 14, the DVD of Girls’ Generation’s successful concert tour in Japan has sold 69,000 copies. The Blu-ray version of the “Japan First Tour” placed first for the “Music Blu-ray” category and second in total Blu-ray sales for the week. The Blu-ray, released at the same as the DVD, has to date sold 37,000 copies. Girls’ Generation is the only foreign artist to place first on the Oricon Weekly Charts for both the “Music DVD” and “Blu-ray DVD” categories at the same time.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Ref
Oricon Weekly DVD Chart 1 [13]
Oricon Weekly Blu-ray Chart 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales 212,500+
RIAJ physical shipping certification Gold (100,000+)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan December 14, 2011 DVD, Blu-ray Disc Nayutawave Records
Taiwan April 27, 2012
DVD
Universal Music
Hong Kong
Thailand June 30, 2012
Philippines August 29, 2012 MCA Music
Indonesia November 16, 2012 Universal Music

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