FTISLAND and CNBLUE took part in one of the three major rock festivals in Japan, “SUMMER SONIC 2013” on behalf of Korea.
Many world-famous bands, for example, METALLICA, MUSE, LINKIN PARK, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, Mr.Children and ONE OK ROCK appeared on the stage of “SUMMER SONIC” this year. FTISLAND and CNBLUE were invited as Korean bands and matched them.
They appeared on the stage of “SUMMER SONIC” held in Tokyo on August 10th (at RAINBOW stage, QVC marine field & Makuhari Messe) and in Osaka on 11th (at FLOWER stage, Maishima summer sonic Osaka special site) FTISLAND have taken part in ”SUMMER SONIC” twice since 2010, CNBLUE took part in it after “ROCK IN JAPAN”. They let us confirm higher place of Korean bands.
FTISLAND appeared on the final stage on August 11th and played 6 songs, “Time To” made by Lee Jaejin, “Black Chocolate” made by Lee Honggi, their typical song “Flower Rock”, “FREEDOM”, “I hope”, “Revolution”. Their enthusiastic performance became a topic in Japan on the spot and rose “Real time trendy word related to summer sonic”. They proved high popularity in Japan.
CNBLUE appeared on the stage in Tokyo and Osaka on August 10th and 11th. They showed passionate performance by the songs made by Jung Yonghwa, “Where you are” “In My Head”, “Wake Up”, “Lady”, “I’m Sorry” and ”Coffee Shop” and the song made by Lee Jonghyun “Blind Love”.
FTISLAND successfully finished the performance at “SUMMER SONIC”. They will show live performance at “MBC DMZ peace concert K-Rock in harmony” (MC: Lee Honggi) on August 14th. They will hold the concert of their asia tour “TAKE FTISLAND” in Hong Kong on 17th.
CNBLUE is holding Zepp tour and World tour. They will hold the concerts at Zepp Namba on August 14th and 15th. They continue world tour “BLUE MOON” in Malaysia on 24th.
Translated by Satsuki @ cnboice