4:59 pm - 01/13/2019

Seungri is left with 2 dancers at his HK concert after YG forgot about his concert


[Koreaboo article]BIGBANG‘s Seungri has been touring Asia for his solo concert “The Great Seungri”, with Sandara Park as his most recent special guest for his Hong Kong stop, but fans are currently up in arms over how poorly he has been treated during his tour.

During his stop in the Hong Kong, he revealed that Yang Hyun Suk called him prior to his concert, asking him what he was doing. Seungri’s own boss didn’t even remember that he had a concert that day.

Furthermore, Yang Hyun Suk asked Seungri whether he needed back-up dancers or not. Back-up dancers are a must for any solo concert, especially when the artist has dance tracks, so of course Seungri said he needed them. But Yang Hyun Suk said he can just do it alone, since he’s Seungri.

To make matters worse, almost all of Seungri’s back-up dancers ended up performing with BLACKPINK for their concert in Thailand, leaving only 2 back-up dancers for Seungri’s entire show (Note, this is not BLACKPINK’s fault in any way).

Another issue that many of Seungri’s fans have is the complete lack of promotion and advertisement for his concert tour.

Fans have detailed how YG Entertainment has made zero effort in promoting his concert, specifically in the Philippines, and revealed that much of the promotion was done by VIP’s themselves.

Here's another article from the businessmirror talking about the Manila concert.

source: @ALEXAsaki, @daegritaetop, @nyongtoryxx, koreaboo, @krungy21, @selva3bd
rockerista03 13th-Jan-2019 04:06 pm (UTC)
And I thought YG's (mis)management could not get any worse
psharp10 13th-Jan-2019 04:12 pm (UTC)
i really want all of bigbang to leave yg after they finish with their military, although the actual likelihood of it happening is perhaps low :/
pseudo_shigure 13th-Jan-2019 04:47 pm (UTC)
this is really bad, even for YG

but dancers aside, promoting concert is the job of promoter, not YG. all YG could do is promoting it in their social media and stuff like that. but promotion in PH, that's the promoter responsibility tho, so...
ashdevilrun23 13th-Jan-2019 05:08 pm (UTC)
I just want everyone to leave YG from big bang to akmu just everyone.
Seungri has been apart of YG over 10 years and he still doesn't care about him, throw the whole damn company away
pikapika217 13th-Jan-2019 06:04 pm (UTC)
synatri 13th-Jan-2019 06:18 pm (UTC)
while the backup dancer thing is... unbelievably bad, idt the promotions in ph is yg's fault. kpop concert promotions here are notorious for leaving EVERYTHING to the fans, and you won't see or hear anything about them unless you're already in a group's fan community on fb or stan twt. there are SOME exceptions, but generally there's nothing. promoters don't do shit bc kpop concerts get sold out despite lack of promo, esp for bigger groups.
nekobot 13th-Jan-2019 07:10 pm (UTC)
K-pop promoters are just so universally scammy. It's a big problem in Europe for non big 3 groups as well, instead of setting up a promotion plan companies give "press passes" (just free tickets really) to small blogs or fansites or whatever in exchange for positive reviews or social media posts promoting the show and put nothing into using actual traditional effective methods of promoting events, even foregoing using popular freesheets or event listing sites which are free to submit to (and like...the first step anyone putting on a concert at any level would do). It's really ridiculous how shoddily they're run and it almost always reflects in the ticket sales when the event fails to sell - there have been tons of times where I only find out after the fact that there was a concert I might have liked to go to because there was no mention of it anywhere. If it wasn't for Omona I wouldn't know about any smaller groups touring here.
kyokomurasaki 17th-Jan-2019 02:49 am (UTC)
Unfortunately it's not just Europe either, most kpop promoters in the US are barely competent at best and outright scams at worst
nekobot 17th-Jan-2019 02:42 pm (UTC)
Ugh, sorry to hear that. I really wish someone would take action and make sure these scammers are held accountable.
nekobot 13th-Jan-2019 07:14 pm (UTC)
I always thought YG could at least be bothered to treat his male artists well so this is kind of a surprise. Are they just giving Big Bang members the Super Junior treatment now? Where they let the members just do whatever knowing the fanbase is big enough that they'll turn anything they release into a profit anyway?
blck_ink 13th-Jan-2019 08:07 pm (UTC)
yikes! i'd be pissed tbh but yg clearly doesn't care cause he knows his fans will fill up any venue whether there are a lot of dancers or none.
thebloomroom 13th-Jan-2019 09:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, poor Seungri. You're part of one of the biggest kpop groups of all time, a 10+ year idol, yet... I thought YG was generally good to BB. Guess not.
dior_chic 13th-Jan-2019 10:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe he only cares about 2 or 3 BB members?

Plus it’s YG I’m sure everyone is disposable to him lol

Edited at 2019-01-13 10:24 pm (UTC)
aures 14th-Jan-2019 11:40 am (UTC)
agreed, also because he has been working his butt off now the other members have enlisted to keep bigbang's name out there, it's so unfair
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jan-2019 06:04 pm (UTC)
Well according to PC users he's always treated Seugri and Daesung like his least favorite sons no matter how hard they work. It's sad bc YG plays favorites with all his groups, it's like he's an abusive, manipulative parent. No matter how much you seek their approval you'll always be seen as lesser because they get off on making you feel inferior.

Edited at 2019-01-14 06:04 pm (UTC)
thebloomroom 15th-Jan-2019 05:37 pm (UTC)
I remember when GD said YG is scary and he wouldnt even dare stand in his shadow lol so even the ones he likes best are afraid of him. SMH. I hope BB leaves tbh.
lil_poisonfrog 15th-Jan-2019 08:11 pm (UTC)
He's just a nasty, narcissistic, misogynistic man. Idk if there will ever be someone in the industry I hate as much as him. Kangin comes close maybe lol.
kcaomei 13th-Jan-2019 10:15 pm (UTC)
i always knew YG treated seungri like shit but this is next level yikes
dot_rose 13th-Jan-2019 10:40 pm (UTC)
What the hell?
Isn't YGE receiving a % of profiting from this? Why wouldn't management know?
Management should have made sure that there were enough dancers in both Seungri's and Blackpink's concerts.
ohbubbajoan 14th-Jan-2019 12:35 am (UTC)
hope all of bigbang leave YG after the army.
suggestivepeach 14th-Jan-2019 02:45 am (UTC)

Oof I feel bad for laughing at this. YG remains completely shit, even with managing artists that have been with them for over a decade.

rainstormraider 14th-Jan-2019 04:54 am (UTC)
I know this was meant to be a funny anecdote but it’s not. YHS really showing his incompetence here.
daynr 14th-Jan-2019 06:55 am (UTC)
Let's be honest, Seungri doesn't need the dancers like I expect Blackpink does. That man probably can sell a big concert solo... but he still shouldn't have to. I would be so PISSED, especially since I can't imagine this would happen to all the BB members, which would piss me off any more.

I'm with the peeps above, I hope BB walks. Maybe TOP will lead the way.

aures 14th-Jan-2019 11:39 am (UTC)
he doesn't need them like blackpink, but it's not just about him being able to carry it solo, it's also about the whole show in general? i mean, it's also for the fans who will get a good show for their money? it pisses me off so much, seungri deserves better
daynr 14th-Jan-2019 03:03 pm (UTC)
Totally true.
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jan-2019 06:06 pm (UTC)
Lol yup. It's def more about the fans getting their money's worth with a well-produced show than Seungri himself. A stage with only one performer and 2 dancers seems awfully empty.

Edited at 2019-01-14 06:07 pm (UTC)
aures 14th-Jan-2019 11:37 am (UTC)
i thought it couldn't get any worse for seungri......... i feel SO bad for him
he has been working his butt off since the other members have enlisted, doing all kinds of things to get bigbang's out there still so they won't be forgotten, he's been working SO hard and all he gets back from his management is shit

thank god he still has his fans, who love him just the same, but god what an stupid treatment
myungung 14th-Jan-2019 02:06 pm (UTC)
this is terrible, like a concert definitely needs other dancers to make it more varied, interesting and to showcase something else. Seungri is not exactly the ballad type of person so I don't understand how did anybody think 2 dancers are enough?!
sacryde 14th-Jan-2019 08:01 pm (UTC)
that has got to be so frustrating. seungri has been working so hard and has improved so much over the years, but still gets treated like this when i bet there's no way yg would ever let that happen to gd. i can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be for him.

not to mention, i can't imagine him performing something like 1, 2, 3 with only two backup dancers. he deserves better.
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