FT Island Concludes a Successful Arena Tour
FT Island wrapped up its first arena tour with a bang.
According to FNC Entertainment on July 15, FT Island concluded its FT island Arena Tour 2013 ~Freedom~ after touring through seven cities in Japan from June 15, gathering a 100,000 audience in total.
The members all said they were "able to mature a lot through the tour," and added in tears after the conclusion of the Saitama Super Arena concert, "This was a great tour, and we want to thank staff and fans for helping us put together the concert we dreamed of."
The members cooled themselves down with dozens of ice packs prepared backstage, and Lee Hong Gi had even performed after receiving IVs for exhaustion.
Their new club concept especially drew favorable reviews from fans. The members had rearranged their songs to include electronic sounds, and performed onstage with a club DJ. Choi Min Hwan, the drummer usually standing at the back of the stage, burst out onto center stage to showcase his skills on the electronic drums, while Lee Jae Jin and Song Seung Hyun rapped out a special rap they had prepared.
The band then performed its upcoming single Siawase Ori for the first time. It also performed its self-written songs Time To, Hold My Hand, Wanna Go and Black Chocolate with more hits such as Top Secret, Paper Plane, Beloved, Flower Rock, Satisfaction, Freedom, Neverland and Life. At the last concert in Saitama, the band sang Like the Birds in answer to an encore.
FT Island will release its 11th Japanese single album Siawase Ori on July 24, then perform at the Mezamashi Live on July 28.
Photo credit: FNC