Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tohoshinki's first Tokyo Dome concert

On 30th September, it was revealed that a film screening for Tohoshinki, a popular 5-member group from Korea, will take place and it consists of a special compilation of the best scenes at Tohoshinki's first Tokyo Dome concert. From 31st October till 6th November, it will be released in all of Tokyo・TOHO Cinema Ropongi Hills nationwide, and is estimated to mobilize about 50,000 people. It is possible that more theatres might be added on later. As this is a valuable opportunity to watch a film on Asia's Top Stars, there will be a lot of competition for the tickets.

With many premium Lives and footage, it will be shown on the big screens in the theatres.

They had 2 consecutive nights of performances at the Tokyo Dome on 4th and 5th July, and 100,000 tickets sold out almost immediately. As there were many fans who didn't get the chance to see them perform, at 2 other events held during July, they were filled with requests by the fans, who said that they wished to "watch the footage and PV from the Lives in a theatre". The members also wished to show the new footage sooner, to all the fans nationwide, and decided to screen it in the theatres so it would be more realistic and enjoyable.

From the 31st, all 19 theatres in the country will screen it, but there is also a possibility that there will be more theatres added.

The costs for planning such a large-scale project is also extraordinary. Firstly, the money invested for their overall productions is ¥700,000,000, which includes the publishing of a Tokyo Dome Concert Digest, to commemorate their great success at the Dome. In addition, during the Tokyo stop for the summer outdoor concert tour 「a-nation」, a Top 10 ranking for promotion videos voted by the fans was introduced. The precious videos were aired for approximately 100 minutes.

The official release date of the tickets will be announced by HP on a later date, and with an additional ¥3000, the goods will come in a package which also consists of unpublished photos from the 「a-nation」 DVD slide show.

Since 2008, Tohoshinki has achieved a record of 6 consecutive singles attaining the #1 rank on the Oricon charts. Their fanclub membership has also exceed the 100,000 mark, and shows their immense popularity amongst men and women of all ages.

On 30th September, their Tokyo Dome DVD (Avex,¥5,800) was released and managed to ship their highest record of over 180,000 copies in their first shipment, despite the slump in the industry. Also released on the same day is Jejung (23) and Yuchun (23)'s new single, 「COLORS~Melody and Harmony~」, that they released as a new unit under the name of 「JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起)」. It also achieved a highest record of over 180,000 copies in their first shipment. The single achieved the #1 ranking on the Oricon Daily Charts, and it seems like the supportive fans will be enthusiastically running to get tickets to watch their amazing film in the theatres.
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