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[V Report] K-pop stars on tour: three essential videos

  • Published : Dec 3, 2018 - 13:05
  • Updated : Dec 3, 2018 - 14:53

Broadcast date: Nov. 2
Starring: IU, Winner, iKon

For many, K-pop concerts are often out of the question due to the constraints of time, geography, finances or for other reasons, but there is a way to follow your favorite stars on tour without leaving home.

Naver’s V Live has live concert clips that often include exclusive backstage footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the stars on tour. IU, Winner and iKon are among many K-pop acts that upload concert clips on the app.

IU’s 10-year anniversary tour

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, IU kicked off a five-nation, seven-city tour in October. She has so far finished concerts in Busan, Gwangju and Seoul.

(Naver's V Live)

On Sunday, the singer-actress uploaded a 22-minute clip on her official V Live channel, titled “IU 10th Anniv. Tour Concert ‘dlwlrma’ - Busan & Gwangju.” The video captures IU from one day before the first concert in Busan to the end of the second concert in Gwangju.

“I think I have done everything I could. Hope things go as well up there,” the singer said right before she went onstage to start the Busan concert on Oct. 28.

(Naver's V Live)

After the Gwangju concert, IU expressed satisfaction. “It was great. I am not sure if I can ever do better than this. But I will do better in Seoul! See you in Seoul!”

IU successfully completed the Seoul concerts from Nov. 17-18 and will next perform in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei.

On Monday, she announced the addition of the Korean resort island of Jeju to the tour. The concert, to be held on Jan. 5 at Jeju International Convention Center, will mark the finale of her 10-year anniversary tour, her agency said.

Watch IU backstage at https://www.vlive.tv/video/101944

Winner’s “Everywhere Tour”

Winner dropped a behind-the-scenes clip of its concert in Manila, held on Nov. 10 at the Mall of Aria Arena as part of the “Winner 2018 Everywhere Tour.”

(Naver's V Live)

“We’re enjoying the concert very much. Fans are reacting so enthusiastically, singing along to our songs,” said Lee Seung-hoon while off stage in the middle of the concert.

Winner kicked off the tour in August, which took it to eight cities across Asia, with Manila being the sixth leg. The last concert was held in Hong Kong on Nov. 24.

The group will hold an encore concert in Seoul in January and will embark on its first North American tour.

Watch Winner in Manila at https://www.vlive.tv/video/101955

iKon's "Continue Tour”

K-pop boy group iKon has just finished the “iKon Continue Tour,” with the last concert in Hong Kong on Nov. 25.

On its V Live channel, the act uploaded a series of video clips from the tour stops, such as Sydney and Melbourne.

(Naver's V Live)

On Sunday, the group dropped “iKON CONTINUE TOUR in Singapore,” which features its concert on Oct. 4 at the Max Pavilion @ Singapore Expo.

“This is the moment that we meet our Singapore fans for the first time in two years,” Chan-woo said, right before the start of the show.

iKon will hold an encore concert in Seoul on Jan. 6.

Watch the Singapore episode at https://www.vlive.tv/video/101929?channelCode=FD241

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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