Budokahn concert marks finale for FT Island’s Japan tour

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Oct 1, 2017 - 10:53
  • Updated : Oct 1, 2017 - 10:53
K-pop band FT Island wrapped up its Japan tour Friday with a concert at the famed Budokan arena in Tokyo.

As part of the last stage of its “FT Island Autumn Tour 2017 - Here is Paradise” tour, the five-piece band performed its hits from the past and present. The set list included its single “Paradise” released in Japan as well as songs like “Champagne,” “I Want” and “Night” from “Over 10 Years,” an album released in Korea to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut.

Lee Hong-ki, vocalist for FT Island, sings during a concert in Tokyo on Friday. (FNC Entertainment)

“There have been so many things in the past 10 years, but we will do our best and not let them be a concern. We do not want to lose the friendship between us and the fans,” said the band’s frontman Lee Hong-ki.

Fellow FNC Entertainment-affiliated band N.Flying made a guest appearance to perform three songs.

The concerts in Japan were part of FT Island’s global tour to celebrate its 10th anniversary, which kicked off with a concert in Seoul on Aug. 26.

Following Japan, the band will visit Moscow, Budapest, Amsterdam, Paris and Istanbul for its Europe tour.

By Yoon Min-sik