Hallyu stars TVXQ set a record Saturday as the Korean group to perform in front of the largest crowd in Japan for the grand finale to their tour at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.
The final concert at Nissan Stadium, which has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan with an estimated 75,000 available seats, reportedly brought in more than 140,000 fans in just two days.
The K-pop group is also the first foreign singers to take the stage at Nissan Stadium in an exclusive concert, demonstrating TVXQ’s high popularity in Japan.
|TVXQ members perform in front of thousands at Nissan Stadium for the grand finale of “TVXQ Live Tour 2013~Time~” on Saturday. (S.M. Entertainment)|
Over the 18 concerts in their “TVXQ Live Tour 2013~Time~,” the boy band has reportedly performed in front of a staggering total of 850,000 fans.
The group debuted in 2003 and a year later released the hit single “Hug” that earned them popularity in Korea, jump-starting their entrance into the Japanese music industry.
“We started performing in smaller venues, and now we’ve really grown, performing in front of large audiences,” member MAX said at a press conference after their performance in Nissan Stadium. “It’s a new feeling.”
Meanwhile, TVXQ is due to continue activities in Japan with their next performance scheduled for large-venue music festival “a-nation” held in Osaka and Tokyo on Aug. 25 and 31.
By Cha Yo-rim (email@example.com)