Five-member boy band SHINee has completed its first arena tour of Japan.
The group performed 20 concerts, stopping off at Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo and Hiroshima, and attracting 200,000 people.
SHINee, which debuted in Japan in June 2011 with “Replay (Kimi-wa Boku-no Everything),” has a large fanbase in the country. The tour began on April 25, and additional dates were scheduled in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka after tickets sold out for the initial concerts. In Nagoya, three additional concerts were held.
SHINee waves to fans during its “SHINee World 2012” Japan tour. (S.M. Entertainment)
“SHINee became the first Korean group to gather 200,000 people at its first Japan arena tour,” said S.M. Entertainment, the group’s management company.
During the tour’s finale at Hiroshima Green Arena on June 30 and July 1, the group performed 29 songs including “Replay (Kimi-wa Boku-no Everything),” “Lucifer” and “Juliette.” The group also performed solo songs as well as new single “Sherlock,” which was released on May 16.
SHINee will hold “SHINee Concert-SHINee World II” on July 21 and July 22 at Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium.
By Lee Hyun-jae, Intern reporter