[TRANS] 140124 JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong Wows 100,000 Fans In His Japanese Solo Tour, ‘A Model Example Of An Evolved Idol’


JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong has met with a total of 100,000 fans in the Japanese tour of his first solo album.

On the 24th, C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Kim Jaejoong’s ‘2014 KIM JAEJOONG 1st Album Asia Tour Concert in NAGOYA’, which was held on the 22nd and 23rd of January, was completed in success. For two days, a total of 18,000 fans gathered at the Nippon Gaishi Hall, bringing the total of the singer’s Japanese tour to 100,000 audience members. Tickets were sold out for every concert, even seats with limited view, proving just how popular the star is.”

There were three characteristics of Kim Jaejoong’s Japanese tour. The first was that he was able to captivate fans of a wide age range. The second was becoming a model example of an evolved idol, creating an innovative stage with his own unique charm. And lastly, the third was that he gave the greatest example of keeping communication going with his fans, despite the stagnation of the Hallyu Wave.

The fans who were standing inside and venue, waving their lightsticks to the beat, were not just young fans. From people in their teens to those in their fifties, a wide age range could be found at the singer’s concerts. In yesterday’s concert, a 12th grade male student kept shouting “Jaejoong~!!” in his recently changed voice, receiving a heart from Kim Jaejoong as a reward. Though the majority of the fans were in their twenties and thirties, it was easy to spot people in their forties and fifties clutching lightsticks in their hands.

A concert representative said, “Kim Jaejoong’s concert is reminiscent of a small-scale concert, mixing an electronic sound with sweet ballads and witty comments. The opening and finale felt as though they had come straight from a passionate rock festival, showcasing Kim Jaejoong’s charisma and high vocal range as a rock star.”

Despite the stagnation of the Hallyu Wave in Japan, Kim Jaejoong is still able to boast an amazing fanbase because he creates concerts that allow him to communicate with his fans. Ahead of all the stops of his Asia tour, Kim Jaejoong set a dress code through his personal SNS account and took time out of his performance to pick the best-dressed fan of the night, directly discussing nominees with the audience. In yesterday’s Nagoya concert, fans dressed in costumes of Kim Jaejoong’s characters from various dramas, as well as fan dressed to look like Kim Jaejoong in his music videos, filled the concert venue and shared brief conversations with the star.

The singer’s duet with Gummy also stood out. Kim Jaejoong performed ‘Sunny Day’ and ‘Luvholic’ from his first album with Gummy, as well as ‘Heaven’, a new track from his recently released repackaged album. With emotional tones and explosive vocal talent as a similarity shared between the two singers, fans were deeply moved by the performance.

Right before the encore of last night’s concert, a surprise birthday party was held to commemorate Kim Jaejoong’s birthday, which will be on the 26th of January. With one more song left, the Japanese MC brought out a cake and led the surprise event. The audience members held placards that said “Happy birthday” and sang for the singer, leading to Kim Jaejoong shedding tears in response.

Kim Jaejoong said, “I really didn’t know this was going to happen. I’m so moved, and I’m so grateful and happy to be here with you all. The cake is so pretty, and I’m so grateful for the placard event. I have one last song left. I’m not sure when I’ll be back in Japan to see you all. But I hope you all will wait for me, and when I come back, I’ll be better than ever. Most of all, I just want to say that every performance makes me so happy.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong will be holding his encore concerts in Seoul on the 25th and 26th of January to commemorate his birthday. The upcoming concerts will be a combination between a live performance and a fanmeet.

Source: [thestar chosun]

Translated & Shared by: dongbangdata.net

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