Bring G-Dragon to Europe
Bring G-Dragon to Europe
G-Dragon is the leader of one the biggest and hottest boyband groups in the world, not only in Asia or Korea.
They are the global phenomenon that’s shaking up Korean music industry more than any ever thought they would do.
They are a South Korean boy group, consisting of 5 members and debuted in 2006, but they were never the most popular group in South Korea until 2008.
The group BIGBANG released the song ’’Lies/Geojitmal’’ in 2008 and that was the beginning of a new era.
It was the leader of the group, Kwon Ji Yong known as G-Dragon who wrote and produced the song ’’Lies’’, he wrote it for himself at first, but the owner of the company, Yang Hyun Suk told G-Dragon, that it would be better if the whole group sings the song together.
G-Dragon did not like the idea at first, but the results showed that it was the right thing to do.
Still to this day, ''Lies'' is still one of the most known BIGBANG songs.
BIGBANGs Youtube Channel has a total of 7 228 052 subscribers and
3 500 685 046 views, the numbers should speak for themselves how popular this group really this.
G-Dragon is involved in every process of all the songs BIGBANG releases, he writes and produces every song that BIGBANG makes, why does this make him extra special?
Because it is very rare in the K-Pop industry that you write and produce your own songs.
G-Dragon together with the other BIGBANG members and other producers often write meaningful songs that are relatable for many people, no matter what age you are and where you come from.
BIGBANG went on their real first world tour in 2012 (Alive Galaxy Tour), and that time they also went to London.
At first they only had one show, but because of the tickets got sold out immediately, they decided to add another show. So there was 2 concerts in total in the end.
I was actually lucky enough to be able to get the tickets to their second show that they added. I failed to get the tickets the first time but got lucky the second time.
Let me remind you that I’m from Sweden, me, my brother and a few friends flew all the way from Sweden to London, just to see BIGBANG.
I also have many other friends from Sweden who went to London just to see BIGBANG.
In London I met countless of international fans, not only British fans, but BIGBANG fans from all over Europe.
I could talk about how great the concert was for days, but I’m just gonna end it by saying that it was the best concert ever, and let me tell you that I’m the type of person who goes and sees every concert i’m able to.
I’ve seen geniuses like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Drake and many more.
Enough about BIGBANG, more about G-Dragon now.
G-Dragon is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in music and fashion in his country,G-Dragon was named by Forbes Asia the Most Influential Person Under 30 in Eastern’s Entertainment and Sports.
G-Dragon has won two Golden Disc Awards, two Korean Music Awards, two MBC Entertainment Awards, two World Music Awards, seven Mnet Asian Music Awards, six Melon Music Awards among several other awards.
In 2008, G-Dragon was honored with the award for Most Influential Men of the Year sponsored by Arena magazine, and in 2013, he was awarded the Style Icon of the Year award at the Style Icon Asia, being the first solo singer to win the award undivided.
He was chosen by GQ Korea as their Man of the Year in 2015.
Additionally, G-Dragon was honored with at the 2016 Pop Culture & Arts Awards, held by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, being recognized for his influence and success on music and fashion.
G-Dragon is the member who has released most albums and songs.
His debut solo album, Heartbreaker (2009), yielded the number-one single of the same name and would go on to become one of the most successful albums of the year, garnering sales of over 200,000 copies and winning the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Album of the Year (One of the most prestigious and popular music awards in Asia/South Korea)
2012 saw the release of his first EP One of a Kind, which yielded hit singles "One of a Kind", "Crayon", and "That XX".
The album was critically acclaimed, earning Record of the Year at the 22nd Seoul Music Awards. His second full album in four years, Coup D'Etat (2013) matched the success of his previous work, and he won Artist of the Year at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards. He also earned the World's Best Entertainer and World's Best Album awards at the 2014 World Music Awards.
In 2013, he embarked on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist, which included a four-dome tour in Japan, making him the first Korean soloist to do a dome tour.
The production of the tour cost $3.5 million, making it the largest scale in Korean history at the time. The tour was held in 8 countries, 13 cities for a total of 27 concerts and met a total of 570,000 fans.
G-Dragon is currently working on his new album and will go on his second world tour to support the upcoming album.
The name of the tour is: G-Dragon 2017 World Tour: Act III, M.O.T.T.E
The tour is the largest-scale Korean tour in the United States and it is the largest tour ever conducted by a Korean male solo artist.
The first round of ticket sales for the concert in Seoul (South Korea) started on April 13, the tickets were immediately sold out in 8 minutes.
On April 25, his agency announced the full dates of the tour and it is set to visit 18 cities in Asia, North America and Oceania, with other dates still to be revealed.
The tour is expected to bring 260,000 fans from 5 shows in Japan, making him the first foreign solo artist to hold Japan Dome concerts for the second time.
YG Entertainment have not announced if there is gonna be any show in Europé or not, but they say that other dates are still to be revealed so fans in Europé still have some hopes left.
What is the purpose of this petition?
Answer: The purpose is to show YG Entertainment, LiveNation and other potential sponsors of the ACT III, M.O.T.T.E tour that the fans in Europé deserves to get a chance to see one of the greatest korean artists to ever walk on this planet.
G-Dragon has always been one of the most popular members in the group, and him selling out Wembley Stadium or another venue in Europé is not a problem.
BIGBANG had two sold out shows in Wembley Stadium 2012, let me remind you that was it was in 2012.
YG Entertainment completely forgot about their European fans when BIGBANG went on their second world tour called the MADE tour in 2015, which also was will be the BIGBANGs last tour for now, because of the reason that the members has to go and do the mandatory military service in South Korea.
Please do not forget us this time.
I also noticed that BIGBANG had two concerts in Australia during the MADE world tour instead of having them in the United Kingdom like the first world tour, i can understand that decision.
There’s more asians living in Australia, but K-pop is bigger than that right now, people from all over the world are listening to BIGBANG.
Age, ethnicity, skin colour, gender and other factors are no longer factors, it used to be Korean/Chinese/Vietnamese/Japanese people who were listening to K-Pop, but it is way much bigger now.
Fans in Europé also contributes to the artists album sales, merchandise sales, music video views, music streaming numbers, and always supports and helps to promote the artists artwork through different ways and channels.
If more than 50.000 people signs this petition and we still do NOT get a concert in Europé, then we would like to hear directly from YG Entertainment why you’ve taken that decision to not let G-Dragon do a concert here in Europé.
If a legit and serious market research has to be done, please contact me directly.
I’m willing to spend all my money, time and effort to help you with that.
I’m confident that the numbers of people who will be signing this petition will shock both YG Entertainment and LiveNation.