[Maeil Business Newspaper Park Se-yeon]
The group TWICE attracted more than 11,000 fans from Los Angeles at “The Forum” concert hall, marking the successful start of their first U.S. tour.
JYP Entertainment said on 18th, “The TWICE has sold more than 11,000 solo concert tickets at “The Forum” since their debut on 17th (local time) in Los Angeles. Local fans were enthusiastic about TWICE’s first U.S. stage, and through this, the first American tour, ‘TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 ‘TWICELIGHTS’ took a successful first step.”
The concert was held at “The Forum,” which was passed by world-renowned pop stars such as Elvis Presley, Jackson Five, Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga, adding further significance to the start of TWICE’s solo tour in the Americas.
ONCE Global (Fandom name of TWICE) has created a spectacular procession with no end visible in front of a pop-up store selling TWICE-related goodies. Even though It’s a seat-designated system, it’s not working. The front of the concert hall was crowded early and in certain areas, there were some people who danced K-pop cover dancing and song the singing, making the venue of the festival even active before the concert.
In the concert, TWICE showed off the colorful performances through their previous hit song parade and unit stage, and they make their local fans who have waited their first American concert happy. Fans responded to TWICE’s passionate stage with “group singing” and the members also actively enjoyed the stage together, encouraging fans to respond.
TWICE’s cover stage of the Jackson 5’s original song “I WANT YOU BACK” was particularly hot on the stage. The Jackson 5 is also a pop mogul who performed at “The Forum”. TWICE’s version of “I WANT YOU BACK” generated deep nostalgia for local fans who love the original song.
In addition, the audience made an event for Mina, who has been unable to participate in the tour due to health reasons. During the performance of “AFTER MOON,” the fans changed the color of their cheering stick into “Mint,” which is color for Mina, filling the entire forum with mint-colored waves. In response, the eight members also expressed their commitment to come back as nine members, wishing Mina well-being and return.
At the end of the concert, the members showed their love for their fans with English impressions, drawing a smile from their fans.
TWICE, which has completed LA performance successfully as the first area among the 2019 world tour “TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 “TWICELIGHTS,” will meet their local fans in Mexico City on 19th, Newark on 21th and Chicago on 23th.
They will continue the fever of the 2019 World Tour with a performance in Kuala Lumpur on 17th August and Hokkaido on 23rd October as an Arena tour, 12th of its kind, 7 cities in Japan.
TWICE previously kicked off its 2019 world tour at the KSPO DOME in Songpa-gu, Seoul, on 25th and 26th May, and completed a total of three regional tours in Asia with 28,000 fans, including Bangkok on 15th June and Manila on 29th June, and Singapore on 13th July.
Meanwhile, TWICE will release its fourth Japanese single album “HAPPY HAPPY” on 17th, followed by its fifth single “Breakthrough” on 24th. The promotion of “Single album releases for Two consecutive weeks,” which is unusual for a foreign singer, is drawing attention.
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