Kuala Lumpur, 11 March 2013 – Twin Towers @Live 2013 set to be held during the weekend of 22 and 23 March 2013 at the base of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, today announced K-Pop megastars 2NE1 as the newest addition to the concert line up for Saturday, 23 March 2013.
This is the quartet’s very first performance in Malaysia, since their formation in 2009. Made up of CL, Minzy, Dara and Bom, the group’s name 2NE1 is a combination of the phrases “21st century” and “new evolution”. The group first surfaced in LG Electronics commercial campaign, “Lollipop” alongside another K-Pop sensation Big Bang. They subsequently released their debut single “Fire” that same year.
Since then, the group has released two extended plays, 2NE1 and 2NE1 2nd Mini Album, and one studio album, To Anyone. 2NE1 are also twice Song of the Year winners at the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Awards. After bagging the award with their single “I Don’t Care” in 2009, the quartet was again recipients of the accolade in 2011 with “I Am The Best”.
2NE1 are set to debut in the United States in 2013 and are currently working on their English debut album with world-renowned producer will.i.am. As of 2013, the band has 400 million video views on YouTube in addition to having sold 27 million digital singles.
Also a new addition to the showcase of Malaysian artists is One Nation Emcees. Malaysia’s emerging hip-hop performers have adopted the 1Malaysia concept close to the heart in their music and performances. Made up of Jojofly, Mimifly and Zydee, the trio’s energetic personalities have been involved in numerous stage performances and jingles production locally, in addition to winning Gangstarz Session 2 in 2008. One Nation Emcees are set to perform on 23 March 2013 alongside Backstreet Boys and 2NE1.
The two-day music extravaganza will feature American pop-sensation Demi Lovato and K-Pop stars U-Kiss on 22 March; while the Backstreet Boys and 2NE1 will take to the stage on 23 March.
Accompanying the International and K-Pop acts are prominent local names Atilia and K-Town Clan for the opening day on 22 March and Mizz Nina and Caprice for 23 March.
Twin Towers @Live 2013 will also feature DJ Face Da Fader and DJ Tatsuro on 22 and 23 March respectively to get the audience into party mode on both days.
PETRONAS Motorsports is also running a special merchandise promotion for FanZone tickets to watch TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013. The package is available at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Skybridge Visitors Centre in KLCC as well as at its online estore – www.petmosestore.com.
Purchases of RM150 worth of selected merchandise entitle a buyer to 1 (one) FanZone ticket voucher; while purchases of RM300 or more entitles a buyer to 2 (two) Fanzone ticket vouchers. Vouchers can be redeemed at the 2013 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix showcase at Suria KLCC from 16th March*.
Fans can also look out for more Fanzone ticket giveaways for both days via radio, print and online channels in the month of March 2013.
Kuala Lumpur, 27th February 2013 –Due to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers have also informed that two Korean K-Pop acts previously announced, Rainbow and Girls Day will not be able to perform at the Twin Towers @Live 2013. In their place is K-Pop sensation cum actress; IU who will take to the stage to entertain the crowd with fellow headliners, Backstreet Boys on 23 March. IU debuted on Mnet M!Countdown in September 2008 with her debut single “Lost Child” which was later released as the title track from her debut mini-album Lost and Found several weeks later. She shot to stardom with her full studio album Growing Up as well as composed and sung for multiple Korean dramas and completed her solo tour of South Korea in April 2012. Her latest single album released in May 2012 was titled “Spring of a Twenty Year Old”. IU is expected to release her new album within the first half of 2013 featuring a more mature theme.
Twin Towers @Live 2013 set to be held during the weekend of 22 and 23 March 2013 at the base of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, today announced much adored boy band of the late 90’s, Backstreet Boys as its second international act.
Following the earlier announcement for American pop-sensation Demi Lovato and K-Pop stars U-Kiss who will be performing on the 22 March; the Backstreet Boys has been signed on to headline the second and final day of the music gala on 23 March with their biggest hits repertoire.
The Backstreet Boys, one of the biggest boy bands ever with over 130 million albums sold worldwide are set to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band this year. With the band set to embark on its 20th Anniversary reunion tour across North America starting in May 2013, the appearance in Kuala Lumpur serves as a prelude and a special occasion for its Malaysian fans with the band performing together prior to kicking off their big tour.
The quintet made up of AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, and NickCarter have developed their music over the years from teen-inspired pop tunes that made them superstars to evolve to more adult contemporary undertones evident in their come-back albums in 2005 – Never Gone and in their 2007 follow up – Unbreakable.
The 2009 release of This is Us featured big hook songs like “PDA”, “Bye Bye Love” and “Straight Through My Heart” featured tracks that reminded fans of the Backstreet Boys magic. The album featured the group’s classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in today’s music environment. More recently, the Backstreet Boys released a Christmas single, “It’s Christmas Time Again” in 2012.
Local Music Biggies Join Twin Towers @Live 2013 Line-Up
In addition to the international line-up for the two-day event, notable local household names are also set to perform alongside existing artistes from the US and Korea.
Atilia and K-Town Clan have both been signed on to bring the Malaysian vibe to the opening day’s performances on 22 March. With her breakthrough genre of music, Atilia has worked with award winning writers, composers and artists on her last album Indah and will bring her unique blend of Jazz, R&B and Bossa Nova to the audience.
Following a clean sweep of awards at the recent VIMA Music Awards 2012, one of the country’s hottest music acts; K-Town Clan will also join Atilia on the opening night. To date, the boys have released multiple #1 chart toppers, sharing the stage with both local and international artistes. With plans underway for a second album in 2013, K-Town Clan has already returned to the studio to work on a couple of new singles.
Saturday 23 March will feature the local line-up of Mizz Nina and Caprice. Mizz Nina has been a phenomenon in the Malaysian music scene since she burst in with her vibrant music. The hip-hop artist has travelled the world and worked with big names in her music genre while also being extensively featured in the international press, making Malaysia proud.
There is a special PETRONAS Motorsports merchandise promotion for FanZone tickets to watch top acts performing at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013!
This package is only available at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Skybridge Visitors Centre in KLCC.
Purchases of RM150 worth of merchandise entitles you to 1 (one) FanZone ticket voucher*. Purchases of RM300 or more and get 2 (two) Fanzone ticket vouchers*.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the 2013 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix showcase at Suria KLCC from 16th March. The package is applicable only on selected merchandise and subject to terms and condition.
Offer starts on the 6th February til the 6th March 2013 or while stocks and ticket vouchers lasts.
More ticketing availability will be announced as they are confirmed.
Name: Twin Towers @Live 2013
Date: 22 & 23 March 2013
Venue: PETRONAS Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur, 16th January 2013 – The musical extravaganza Twin Towers @Live 2013 will be making a return featuring a star-studded line-up of international artistes adding to the city’s entertainment calendar during the PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix weekend. The live concert will take place over two nights at the base of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers from 22 to 23 March 2013.
Taking to the Twin Towers @Live 2013 stage for the opening night on Friday 22 March are South Korean Boy-Band U-KISS and American pop-sensation Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato performing on Friday 22 March has two massively successful solo album releases – Don’t Forget (2007) and Here We Go Again (2009); with the former debuted at #2, the latter at #1 on the Billboard200. The singer-songwriter, musician and actress’ most recent studio album release features an all-star list of collaborators including Timbaland, Jason Derulo, Ryan Tedder, and Missy Elliot. The first single off Unbroken, “Skyscraper,” debuted at #1 on iTunes chart, #2 on the Billboard Hot Digital Singles chart, and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
U-KISS, a major name to emerge out of South Korea’s Pop scene will join Lovato on 22 March to complete the line-up of international artistes for the first night of the Twin Towers @Live 2013. The K-Pop boy-band consists of Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, Kevin, Dongho, Hoon and AJ. The band’s breakthrough hit was Man Man Ha Ni (2009) from their EP ContiUKiss. Their first full-length studio album Only One was released in February 2010, which was followed by their second full-length album Neverland in September 2011. The band made their debut in Japan the same year with the release of the band’s first full-length Japanese album, A Shared Dream in 2012.
Twin Towers @Live launched its entertainment brand in 2011 featuring a line-up of artistes that included Hoobastank, Wonder Girls, Yuna, The Azenders, Bunkface, Joe Flizzow, Mizz Nina, Colby O’Donis and The Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay. The live music extravaganza returned for its second installment in 2012 with K-Pop sensation Girls’ Generation, solo artistes Nicole Scherzinger and Kelis and famed guitarist Orianthi. The international names were accompanied by Malaysia’s own talents James Baum, Reshmonu, Faizal Tahir and DJ Nadine Thomas.
More announcements on the international and Malaysian acts for Twin Towers @Live 2013 are expected in the coming weeks.
For more information:
TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwinTowersAlive
One Nation Emcees: http://thisisonenationemcees.blogspot.com/
Demi Lovato: www.demilovato.com