Big Bang will be earning 10.6 billion won from its three-Dome Japan tour.
The group originally planned to hold concerts in two locations: the Osaka Kyosera Dome from November 23-24 and in the Tokyo Dome on December 5. As an increasing number of local fans requested more concerts, however, it came to add another concert at the Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome to be held on December 22.
With the addition, Big Bang not only broke records in concert profits, but also in audience numbers.
Analyst Jin Heung Guk of Hyundai Securities said, “The decision to add another concert to Big Bang′s Japan tour increased the audience the group is expected to draw from 120,000 to 200,000 for the latter half of the year. The royalties from Big Bang for the first quarter of 2013, which were originally estimated to be 6.4 billion won, have also increased to 10.6 billion, and the business profits that were originally expected to be about 9.1 billion won have increased to 10.7 billion.”
Even while the Korean wave continues to stumble over the Dokdo issue, Big Bang has proved it still stands strong.
It thus proved that bad diplomatic relations between Korea and Japan only have a small effect on the popularity of Korean singers in Japan.
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