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Posts tagged Europe.
Psy got the Eiffel Tower bouncing to Gangnam Style.
The singer kicked off his activities in Europe, starting in Paris, France. On November 5, at the Place du Trocadero overlooking the Eiffel Tower, Psy attended the Gangnam Style flash mob being held there and danced the ′horse ride dance′ with 20,000 people.
The flash mob was put together by the French radio music channel NRJ, and Psy arrived at the scene on a private plane it had provided. Psy couldn′t hide his amazement at the giant crowd calling out his name, and this was caught on camera by press outlets from around the world.
Psy asked the fans whether they knew his name, and everyone shouted out “Psy” to welcome him to France. After the performance, Psy promised that he would visit Paris first when his Europe tour starts next year.
He held a press conference with more than 80 press outlets from France, and then traveled to England to give a lecture at Oxford University and promote in the country. On November 11 he plans to attend the MTV Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Photo credit: Psy′s Twitter
And Big Bang has done it again.
The tickets for the Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour 2012in London were completely sold out almost as soon as ticketing opened, and an additional show has been added to the tour.
Big Bang will be heading to London for the December 14 and 15 concerts at the Wembley Arena, where the gymnastics events took place at the 2012 London Olympics.
Big Bang will be meeting fans and standing on the same stage where The Beatles also once performed.
Since Big Bang kicked off its tour in Seoul in March, the group has essentially sold out all of its concerts in every country the tour visited, even breaking records along the way.
Photo Credit: YG Entertainment
2012 YG GLOBAL AUDITION
Not exactly about BIGBANG, but for those who have dreams of becoming musicians, YG Entertainment will be conducting auditions in North America and Europe! You can download the application form and read the requirements and FAQs here.
Deadline of Application Submission:For North America Auditions - June 27
For Europe Auditions - June 8
Walk-in applications during the audition day will be accepted, but you might
have to wait for a long time. It’s advisable to submit your application
before the deadline.
The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) recently conducted a survey on the brand image of South Korea among young people in Europe. They surveyed 1208 youths, aged 18-30 years old, in five major European cities — London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Budapest.
When asked about what comes to mind they think of South Korea, the respondents answered North Korea (9%), K-Pop (6.9%) and Seoul (6.5%). Others mentioned war, Samsung, kimchi, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and taekwondo.
When asked about K-pop singers, the respondents cited BIGBANG (8.8%), BEAST (5.8%), Girls Generation (5.5%), Dong Bang Shinki (3.3%) and Rain (3.0%).
Awareness of South Korea and a preference for Korean culture and the country itself were highest in Hungary, followed by France, Italy, Britain and Germany.