After three years of inactivity, YG Entertainment’s male idol group Big Bang recently announced the release of two songs per month from May to September along with the initiation of the Made world tour on April 25.
“It’s been a very long time since all five members of Big Bang performed on the same stage. Each member focused on different individual activities during the three year hiatus, such as filming movies or releasing solo albums,” Sujin Han, Korean high school student, told JSR. “Due to the fact that it’s been such a long time, many fans, including myself, are really excited to see their performances and chemistry on stage.”
The Made tour will be held in a total of 15 countries, including Korea, Malaysia, China and the United States. The group will arrive in the US in mid-October and will be performing in the cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Newark. Big Bang has previously performed in Newark and Anaheim on their Alive tour in 2012, for which tickets were sold out within two hours. With a solid fan base in the US and globally, YG Entertainment expects a total of 1.4 million fans to attend concerts worldwide.
“I’ve been to Big Bang’s concerts in previous years but I’m still very excited about the Made tour because Big Bang’s performances always astound me,” Sarah Hahn told JSR in an interview. “I think a lot of people like Big Bang not only because of their unique and funky style of music but also because of their unconventional performances which always include unexpected elements of surprise.”
Big Bang released their first two songs of the five-month long process, “Loser” and “Bae Bae,” Both songs received positive responses from both Big Bang’s domestic and global fan base, as demonstrated by the millions of views the music videos for both videos amassed. They were followed in June with “Bang Bang Bang” and “We Like 2 Party.”
“I think the five month long song release project is very clever on Big Bang’s behalf because it does keep the fans in high anticipation for subsequent songs to be released,” Julie Hwang told JSR in an interview. “I can’t wait to hear the other songs that will be released in future months and hope to hear Big Bang experiment with different styles and genres of music.”