BIGBANG Set to Hold First Ever Concert in Macao with BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] in MACAO

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BIGBANG, the hottest Korean group of 2015, is set to hold their first ever concert in Macao with “BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] in MACAO” on October 23 & 24 (Friday & Saturday) at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian® Macao! Ticketing details of “BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] in MACAO” will be announced soon.

Numerous world renowned artists and world-class events have taken place in Macao as it has become one of the most sought after destinations and the hottest areas for travel, leisure and glittering entertainment in Asia in recent years. BIGBANG, being the hottest as well as the leading Korean artist group are enjoying high level of awareness and recognition worldwide. Their first ever concert at The Venetian Macao will definitely attract enormous interest from people around the region as they become the talk of the town!

The BIGBANG hype has continued to grow since their comeback in late April with “BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE]” kicking off in Seoul. The world renowned creative and production teams, which includes Roy Bennett, Ed Burke, Dkeil Lemash and Jonathan Lia, who have worked with Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, and many other top stars, were invited to collaborate with BIGBANG on the tour. The outstanding team produced an amazing show including a sophisticated stage and lighting design with pyrotechnic effects that all contribute to making this tour one of the most staggering ever!

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The group has traveled around Asia and performed in Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dalian, Wuhan, Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. The tour was well received in all the cities with all concert tickets sold out everywhere. Tremendous success was achieved in Hong Kong with all 36,000 tickets selling out in a day, making BIGBANG the only foreign group to hold three shows in Hong Kong! The massive tour has now announced an amazing 55 shows in 33 cities where BIGBANG will travel to North America and also Australia in October after the Asia leg.

Unlike the previous albums, BIGBANG deploys a completely different marketing strategy this time by releasing two new songs at the beginning of every month since May in the lead up to the album launch in September. From “BAE BAE” and “LOSER” in May, “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” in June to “SOBER” and “IF YOU” in July, all the new songs garnered every bit of attention. The songs achieved all-kill across real-time music charts and topped iTunes chart in numerous countries, proving the boundless popularity of BIGBANG! Moreover, the music videos of the new songs have accumulated an amazing 150 million views on YouTube. According to Billboard, “BANG BANG BANG” became the most-viewed KPOP video in America and around the world in June while “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” and “SOBER” both ranked in top 10! Also, GD & TOP, the popular sub-unit of BIGBANG, is returning with a new track after 5 years in MADE SERIES E for a new song. The exciting news was heavily shared across social media and made a splash all over the world once its first image teaser was released!

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BIGBANG, known for their unique music style and flamboyant fashion style since their debut, is currently one of the most prominent Korean artists both locally and internationally. Their first world tour “BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012” have done 49 overwhelming shows which spanned over an year and attracted over 800,000 audiences in 24 cities of 12 countries. It set the record as the biggest ever world tour of a Korean artist. The tour was selected as the “World’s Best Live Act” in World Music Awards 2014. Their worldwide success won them lots of the prestigious awards, including the “World’s Best Group” at World Music Awards 2014, “Best Worldwide Act” at MTV Europe Music Awards 2011. They are also the first Asian artist to be awarded the “Best Fan Award” in MTV Italy TRL Awards in 2012, firmly established their dominance in international music industry.

Besides their outstanding music achievements, BIGBANG has evolved and exerted their influences as the style icon of the era, widely worshipped by world renowned artist and fashionistas both locally and internationally. Top artists, singers and stylists are eager to collaborate with BIGBANG, including super-producer Diplo, electronic music producer and DJ Boys Noize, American rapper Ludacris, Lady Gaga’s photographer Terry Richardson and British pop star Pixie Lott etc. They were also selected as “The 10 Most Stylish Boy Bands in 2014” by H&M.

ELF ASIA, Live Nation Lushington (Hong Kong) and The Venetian Macao are the promoters of “BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR in MACAO”.

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