|Big Bang. (YG Entertainment)|
Officials at YG Entertainment, home to some of the nation’s most popular K-pop acts, have announced that it will be launching the “YG Family 2014 World Tour” in April.
The tour will include YG’s biggest acts, including world star Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, hip-hop trio Epik High, the newly debuted Lee Hi and idol boy band Winner, and will take the artists to various locations in Japan, China and Korea.
The tour will kick off in Japan at the Osaka Kyocera Dome for a two-day performance on April 12 and 13 before moving on to the Tokyo Dome on May 3 and 4. The concert series marks the entertainment agency’s first family concert in two years, following the 2011-2012 15th Anniversary Korea-Japan YG Family Concert. The last family concert attracted around 200,000 fans across Korea and Japan; this year, the Japan leg of the tour alone is expected to draw around 210,000 YG family fans.
Officials also went on to announce that YG has a number of projects planned this year for Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, Winner, Lee Hi as well as the soon-to-debut brother-sister duo Akdong Musician, winners of reality survival program K-Pop Star 2.
By Julie Jackson