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More after the CUT!
Big Bang‘s recent Japanese concert has brought chaos to the Japanese railway system in Nagoya.
Starting on May 17th and 18th, Big Bang kicked off their ‘2012 Alive Tour‘ at the Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. On May 18th, JR Tokai Railway company halted service at the Kasadera station temporarily due to fear that a large number of people would come in due to Big Bang’s concert. However, the train operator forgot to check on the station status, and passed by Kasadera when service continued. Ultimately, 800 people missed their ride.
A representative from Tokai explained, “We figured there would be a lot of confusion since the Big Bang concert was taking place near the Kasadera station. We initially decided to temporarily halt service at the Kasadera station, but the train driver rushed and packed passengers in and did not check new station points when he departed Kamagori station. He eventually passed by the Kasadera station.”
Big Bang’s concert tour will be covering Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, Fukuoka, and more. Originally, the concert tour was to cover 5 cities with 10 concerts. However, 1 million fans flooded ticket reservations forcing Big Bang to add 3 more concerts to their list. Even with the additions, there were many complaints about lack of tickets. Thus, Big Bang has recently decided to add two additional shows. An additional concert will be held on November 23rd in Kyosera Dome, Osaka. The last one will be held on December 5th at the Tokyo Dome.
Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate
Translated by: Allkpop
In addition to their ’2012 Alive Tour’ in Japan, Big Bang has announced the addition of ‘Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 In Japan Special Final in Dome’. With this news, the boys will be embarking on their first “Dome concert” tour ever!
YG Entertainment revealed on May 17th, “On November 23rd at the Osaka Kyocera Dome, and on December 5th at the Tokyo Dome, Big Bang will hold their first Japanese ‘Dome concert’, ‘Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan Special Final in Dome’.”
The group was already scheduled to hold 10 performances for their ‘Alive’ tour around 5 cities in Japan. However, due to much demand, they had added three more concerts for a total of 13 performances.
This wasn’t enough to quench fans’ thirsts as the tour was sold out and with the increasing demand of fans, Big Bang decided to add the Dome concerts in addition to their tour dates.
Having wished to perform at one of the Domes since the start of their Japanese promotions, it seems the boys will finally have their wish fulfilled!
In related news, with the announcement of the “Dome concerts”, the group has kicked off their tour in Japan today (May 17th) with the first stop being Nagoya.
Other details (from the photo):
BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012 IN JAPAN SPECIAL FINAL IN DOME
– November 23 @ Kyocera Dome (Osaka)
Open/Start: 16:00 / 18:00
– December 5 @ Tokyo Dome
Open/Start: 16:00 / 18:00
Ticket Price: ¥9,500
Info on how to buy tickets will be posted once released.