On August 18th, SMTOWN held their 4th concert stop of the year for their “Live World Tour III” at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul. Previously, the concert opened its first show at California (Anaheim), Taiwan (Hsinchu) and Japan (Tokyo).
The Seoul concert was reported to have fans streaming in from all the world including those from the United States, France, UK, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Australia, Brunei, Germany, Kazakhstan, China and Japan, recording 40,000 fans attending.
Artists who participated in the Seoul concert included – Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO-K, EXO-M, Super Junior, Zhang Liyin, CSJH The Grace DANA&Sunday, Chu Gayeol and Kim Minjong. Performing for a span of 4 hours, all together, SMTOWN's 52 artists performed 51 tracks!
SMTOWN first began their Asia Tour in 2008 before expanding it as a World Tour in 2010. This is their 3rd year performing World Tours as SMTOWN. Together, SMTOWN concerts brings a repertoire of idols to fans all over the world, spreading the love of K-Pop music.
The Seoul SMTOWN concert officially opened their virtual nation, “MUSIC NATION SMTOWN,” with the two seniors of SM Entertainment, Kangta and BoA. “MUSIC NATION SMTOWN” was first introduced in the Anaheim concert, which showed videos that read the quotes: “Miracle of Music, United As One. Music Nation. SMTOWN.”
Recently, Virtual Passports were released for purchase so fans could join their new virtual music nation, successfully uniting K-Pop fans all over the world.
Following the opening of “Music Nation SMTOWN” and revealing its flag, Kangta, BoA, TVXQ's Yunho and Changmin, Super Junior Yesung, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, SHINee's Jonghyun, f(x)'s Luna, EXO's Baekhyun, D.O, Chen and Luhan took the stage together to sing H.O.T's “Dear My Family,” which was composed by Yoo Youngjin.
Opening + Dear My Family
Dear My Family
In addition to performing their hit tracks, SM's various groups teamed up with one another to bring special collaboration stages to their fans. It included performance by the Jung sisters with “California Girls” by Katy Perry, f(x)'s Amber, SHINee's Key and EXO's Kris performing Far East Movement's “Like A G6,” Super Junior's Ryeowook and EXO's D.O singing Fly To The Sky's “Missing You,” TVXQ's Changmin and Super Junior's Kyuhyun covering Bruno Mars' “Just The Way You Are” (with a twist!), Taetiseo and EXO's D.O, Chanyeol and Luhan taking the stage with Usher's “DJ's Got Us Falling In Love,” SHINee's Jonghyun and Taemin covering Seo Taiji's “Internet War,” and Girls' Generation's Taeyeon taking the stage solo for “Devil's Cry.”
Key, Amber Kris – Like A G6
Jessica and Krystal – California Girls
Changmin and Kyuhyun – Just The Way You Are ft. Taemin
Taeyeon – Devil's Cry
Taetiseo and D.O – DJ's Got Us Falling In Love
SMTOWN artists of course, did not forget to hold a tribute for H.O.T, one of SM Entertainment's first hit idol group back in the 90s, and sang their track, “Light.”
SM Entertainment's artists are also known to have members with amazing dancing skills. So of course, a dance battle showdown was featured in the concert featuring TVXQ's Yunho, Super Junior's Eunhyuk, SHINee's Taemin, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, Yoona and Yuri, f(x)'s Victoria and EXO's Tao and Kai.
Kai, Tao, Yunho, Eunhyuk
There were over 50 fan banners posted all over the stadium, decorating its sides. Despite having scattered rain throughout the show, the concert continued with cheers. Because of the vast diversity of fans during the Seoul concert, the artists spoke in English, Chinese, Japanese, as well as Korean alternatively.
TVXQ – Mirotic
TVXQ – Maximum
Super Junior – Superman
Super Junior – Don't Don
Super Junior – Oops! ft. f(x)
SHINee – Lucifer
Girl's Generation – Run Devil run
EXO – History
Girls' Generation – Genie
f(x) – Danger, Greeting, Hot Summer
BoA – Only One ft. Taemin
SHINee – Sherlock
Meanwhile, SMTOWN's next stop is Jarkta, Indonesia, where they will make their 5th stop on September 22nd at the GBK Stadium.
Source: TV Daily (1), Newsis, TaeNyism27, bokachu343, Yumin606, Kenz Sakun, All For You1802, SSTVnews, mykikiikyu5, 129DandyFish, forsongqian1, TaeNyism27, KPOPMimi, happydango88, joyyil, happydango88, ranrinjun,