[Concert Review] Big Bang′s Daesung Holds Another Successful Set of Concerts in Japan
While G-Dragon took charge of Korea, Big Bang′s Daesung took another successful step in his first solo Japan tour.
The singer managed to entertain 24,000 fans at his D-Lite D′scover Tour 2013 in Japan ~DLIVE~ held from March 30-31 in Budokan.
From his J-Pop cover album D′scover, Daesung sang many remake tracks including Utautai No Ballad, Hi No Ataru Sakamichi, Zenryoku Shoujo and Joyful, as well as his own new songs Wings and Baby Don′t Cry.
The concert continued under the concept of a warm live concert, and had the singer sing a total of 21 songs including Dreams Come True′s Mirai Yosouzu II by popular demand from fans.
This was the first time Daesung performed in collaboration with a live band and Japanese musicians.
Original Megadeth member Marty Friedman joined Daesung in the band, while other prominent Japanese band members followed.
Singer Gummy helped Daesung onstage this day as a label mate and friend. She sang her promotional single Shinjiteiru... from her first Japanese album Fate(s).
Daesung was known to have taken charge of not only his performances, but also of general stage effects and videos.
He said, "I was very worried because it′s my first solo live, but I′m very happy I was able to put on a great live performance with my splendid band and my fans. I was able to sing live with confidence thanks to all of you. It was a great experience, and I′ll continue to work hard in the future."
Daesung originally planned only to hold concerts in Kobe and Budokan, but when fanclub demand for tickets shot up and fans continued to bombard the agency with inquiries, he decided to expand the series to a national tour.
He next plans to go on to 19 more cities to meet over 102,000 fans.
Photo credit: YG Entertainment
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