Jakarta, October 18th, 2013. Started as a Japan indie band 4 years ago, Korean pop-rock band CNBLUE has proved their talent and become a phenomenon in Korean music industry. Now, they’re ready to rock the world too!
Following their outstanding achievements for their mini album, RE:BLUE, which has released on last January, CNBLUE are gearing up and begin their first world tour this year. They’re already held many successful concerts in Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok, Hongkong, Seoul, Melbourne, Sydney, Manila, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, and Shanghai since last April. Jung Yonghwa (lead vocalist), Lee Jonghyun (lead guitarist), Lee Jungshin (bassist), and Kang Minhyuk (drummer) have arrived in Jakarta as the 13th stop of the 2013 “Blue Moon” CNBLUE World tour.
“Apa kabar? Kami CNBLUE!”, they greeted the media cheerfully on the press conference at Hotel Intercontinental Mid Plaza this afternoon. They felt happy to finally able to meet Indonesian BOICEs after the cancellation of their Asia Tour, “Blue Storm” in Jakarta, 2 years ago. Yonghwa promised to create a beautiful memory through Blue Moon Concert in Jakarta as a gift for their fans whom has been waiting for them to come in a long time.
Regarding to the name of their world tour, “Blue Moon”, Minhyuk explained that it’s inspired from the Blue Moon phenomenon, which appears once in while as a rare event. Considering it’s their first world tour, they wanted this tour to be special events like the Blue Moon.
Aside from musical activities, CNBLUE members are also actively showing up as actors in Korean dramas this year. Both Yonghwa and Minhyuk are currently starring in weekdays drama recently. Yonghwa explained that they’re already prepared everything way back before the tour started and manage to squeeze some time to practice regularly. So, despite of the tight schedule, the boys are still able to show their excellent performance on the stage tomorrow night.
Regarding the good reviews they had received for “Blue Moon”, Yonghwa stated that the most special thing in this tour was their live performance. As an addition, Jonghyun eagerly explained that their live performance would bring a different feeling as a whole new experience for the audience whom normally listen to their music from CDs.
The host teased the boys with a question about the reason why CNBLUE is very popular and loved by many people. Yonghwa jokingly answered it was because of their good-looking appearance. He burst into laughter for a moment, then immediately added that their great skills in playing instruments and composing songs also become the factors behind their popularity. He also said that the happiest thing of being a musician was he got many opportunities to travel around the world, greet their fans directly and sing along together during concerts.
About their next plan in the future, CNBLUE wished to continuously held a tour once in a year or two. After Blue Moon in Jakarta ended, Yonghwa and Minhyuk are probably focusing with their dramas. They also already started to prepare a new album and expect it to release early next year.
On the last question about the final message to their fans in Indonesia, CNBLUE showed their effort for speaking in Indonesian language. Jungshin started the message and said,“Indonesia BOICE, kami sangat…” (Indonesian BOICE, we really…), then he stopped because he forgot the next word and smile shyly. Minhyuk continued and completed the sentence, “Kami sangat senang datang ke Indonesia” (We’re really happy to come to Indonesia). For the closure, Yonghwa happily shouted “Aku cinta kalian!”
Organized by FNC Entertainment also MP Entertainment and W Productions as the local organizer, CNBLUE World Tour “Blue Moon” with Samsung Galaxy Music will arise at Tennis Indoor Senayan Jakarta tomorrow night. Stay tuned with Kavenyou for more updates and coverage of CNBLUE first concert in Jakarta!
Article : Putri @KAvenyou
Posted by Linda @ cnboice