SMTown Live Concert Brings 15,000 to Madison Square Garden
K-Pop took on New York and evidently, left a smashing impression.
The SMTown Live World Tour, which has hit Seoul, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai, made its way to its most prestigious arena yet, Madison Square Garden, on October 23.
SM Entertainment artists including Kangta, Boa, Super Junior, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, Shinee, and f(x) kept the 15,000-member audience pumped up for the full three and half hour long concert.
The labelmates put on several collaborative performances, including a hit song parade, song mixes and dance battles, while the individual groups, of course, sang their own hits. Most notably, Girls′ Generation sang the English version of its latest hit, The Boys for the first time since its release.
The concert was the first to feature Asian pop groups in Madison Square Garden, a mecca of American pop culture. Local news outlets including the New York Times, New York Daily and foreign news media including Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports of Japan covered the concert as well.
SM Entertainment will be releasing the concert coverage through SMTown′s official Facebook and Youtube, as well as the SMTown Plus Friends service on Kakao Talk, .
Couldn′t make any of the concerts, or just want to relive the dream? A special photo collection of the SMTown Live World Tour is set for release on November 3. The photo book will feature images from the tour itself, including rehearsal scenes, behind-the-scene snaps and on-stage shots. The celebs′ airport photos, profile pictures, autographs and short anecdotes will also be featured in the 288-page book.
Photo credit: SM Entertainment