Big Bang on ‘MTV World Stage’ to air in 160 countries
Big Bang will be meeting with fans in 160 countries around the world through MTV World Stage-Big Bang Alive before the start of its world tour.
MTV World Stage-Big Bang Alive will air worldwide on May 4. Most of the broadcast will be devoted to the group’s performances of tracks from its fifth mini album Alive. The performances of Bad Boy, Fantastic Baby and Blue from the group’s Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 held in Seoul in February will be making it into the broadcast, which is expected to effectively draw anticipation from the fans waiting for Big Bang’s world tour to come by their countries. More performances from Alive and interviews of the members previously revealed through the ‘YG On Air’ service on Naver Music will air alongside the other videos.
MTV World Stage is a show that airs clips from live concerts of globally renowned artists with the aim to deliver a wide variety of genres to its viewers. In 2009, it started with Coldplay, and continued to air concerts and music festivals by big stars such as Oasis, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas.
After becoming the first Asian team to win the Worldwide Act Award at the MTV Europe Awards, Big Bang managed to follow the feat up with the broadcast, standing shoulder to shoulder yet again with world class singers. From May, Big Bang will start up its Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan with Live Nation, the entertainment company that helmed the world tours of Madonna and U2.
(You check your local MTV's site for the exact schedule of the show in your countries.)
Jeju Airlines, Model Contract with K-POP star 'Big Bang'
Affordable airline Jeju Airlines has joined hands with idol group Big Bang.
Jeju Airlines has acquired Big Bang to lift their image as a global airline, because Big Bang is representative of K-Pop stars. This was revealed on April18th.
Big Bang, as a 5 member group consisting of G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Daesung, and Seungri will bring popularity to Jeju Airlines through their destinations of Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam. They will be on the home page, newspapers, magazines, online advertisements, and each overseas counter of Jeju Airlines.
Jeju Airlines is also sponsoring Big Bang's Japanese and Asia Tour, starting next month. Big Bang will be boarding these planes with their staff as a group to go on tour. For the Asia tour starting in October, in Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, they will be not only promoting, but there will also be a Big Bang Concert Travel Package.
Jeju Airlines representatives have stated that "The fact that top class K-pop star Big Bang endorsing the affordable airline, Jeju Airlines, will be a hot topic in Asia," and "They will be a huge help in bringing Japanese and other East Asian travelers who wish to come to Korea.
Translated by: @kristinekwak