Super Junior Holds Dome Concert and Tops Oricon
Super Junior recorded success after success in Japan…in just one day.
The group started off its world tour, Super Show 4, with concerts at the Kyosera Dome in Osaka held from December 10-11, and brought in a staggering 80,000 member audience for both performances.
The concerts in Japan marked the successful start of Super Show 4, and the group also managed to record another success on December 11, the day of the final performance, when Super Junior’s second Japanese single Mr. Simple, which was released on December 7, topped Oricon’s Daily Singles Chart.
Although Super Junior has never made an official debut in Japan, and thus never openly promoted its album to the Japanese public, it still managed to top the Oricon Chart and sell out all tickets for both of its performances in a Dome, a dream stage for many top artists.
Super Junior sang a total of 38 songs, including Sorry Sorry, Bonamana, Superman, songs from its fifth studio album such as Oops!! featuring f(x) as a special guest, and individual solo performances by each member.
The group specially rearranged Mr. Simple, Coexistance and Super Junior unit Super Junior-M’s Too Perfect to Japanese versions, drawing out cheers from its audience.
The show played the potential of the large venue to its best, with a gigantic stage and striking effects, which involved cranes, wires, laser shows and fountain shows, and the members themselves filled the large stage with powerful performances, sweet ballads, entertaining costume shows and an array of instruments.
The 80,000 fans gathered in the Dome wouldn’t sit down for the four hours the performance took place, and enjoyed the performance with the members, shaking their placards and blue light sticks representing Super Junior.
After the concerts, Super Junior told enews through its agency SM Entertainment, “We’re honored to be able to hold an exclusive Super Junior concert in such a large venue, and we thank everyone who helped us make such a precious memory. This is just the start, so please look forward to the world tour concerts to come.”
Super Junior plans to continue on its Super Show 4 world tour with concerts in Taipei and Singapore in February 2012.
Photo credit: SM Entertainment
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