After counting down to 2015 with Singapore, Taeyang was back in Singapore once again, but this time round without his fellow Big Bang members, for his solo concert 2015 TAEYANG WORLD TOUR [RISE] in Singapore.
Held in Singapore Expo Hall 3 last Sunday evening, the concert started with Body, Superstar and Move. Numerous hearts were won over instantly as Taeyang serenaded the audience with You’re My and I Need A Girl on the keyboards.
“Now, I see a lot of beautiful ladies in here! From the beginning, I couldn’t take my eyes off you!” Taeyang teased the crowd, before proceeding to select a lucky fangirl up on stage and asking her, “Can you be my girl tonight?”, cueing envious screams from everyone else. The fangirl must have felt like the luckiest person ever that night, as Taeyang serenaded her with I Need A Girl, backhugged her and ended the song by running off backstage with her holding hands!
The crowd got even higher as Taeyang performed a series of his hit songs, from Eyes, Nose, Lips, Only Look At Me to Wedding Dress. Wedding Dress’ choreography is definitely no stranger to most K-pop fans, and he surprised everyone with the extra choreography move at the ending – when he stripped topless!
Taeyang shared with everyone present about his latest album, RISE, which took him 4 years to prepare, to the extent that he was thinking about it everywhere he went. And on that night, he would be performing all of the songs from his RISE album, which showcased the 4 years of hard work and effort he had put in. Indeed, the next few songs performed were off his latest album – This Ain’t It, Ringa Linga, 1AM and Stay With Me, with the exception for Break Down from his SOLAR album. Taeyang almost fooled everyone by announcing that there was a special guest during Stay With Me, with G-Dragon’s appearance! … on the screens. To the fans’ delight, Taeyang also performed GDYB’s Good Boy, and although the other half was not around, he still managed to bring the house down.
Taeyang revealed that he came down from Malaysia via a bus as he did not like to take planes nowadays, but he did not expect the journey to be so long! Although Taeyang snacked on junk food and even got a stomachache on the bus, it was a fun experience for him!
Two lucky fans got picked by Taeyang via a lucky draw to walk home with his sneakers and snapback that he was wearing on stage respectively. His also had a last gift to his fans – which was his music, to which he performed Let Go and Love You To Death as the final songs of the night.
After chantings of encore and his real name, Dong Young Bae, the star of the night emerged on stage once again and performed a series of songs, starting with Bad Boy, Fantastic Baby, Body and lastly, Eyes, Nose, Lips once again before the night ended on a high note, marking the successful end of the Singapore leg of his RISE world tour.
KAvenyou would like to thank Flabbergast Productions for the invitation to cover 2015 TAEYANG WORLD TOUR [RISE] in Singapore.