February 28, 2012
Tag : BIGBANG
T-ara will hold a fan club inauguration ceremony and a concert this summer to mark its third anniversary.
The group’s agency Core Contents Media announced on Sunday that the band is currently brainstorming a series of events to take place in July.
The agency also said that the girl group members will reduce their acting commitments this year to focus on their music and on promotional efforts in Japan.
“Promotional work in Japan currently makes up about 10 percent of the group’s activities, but we aim to see the number increase to 30 percent,” the agency’s representative said.
Members of the K-pop group have featured on various TV programs. Eun-jung currently stars in the JTBC drama “Queen Insu” and starred in last year’s hit teen-drama “Dream High.” Ji-Yeon is currently starring in season two of “Dream High” while Hyo-min participated in the pilot for a Chinese version of the reality show “We Got Married.” Ji-yeon, So-yeon and Hyo-min appeared in the musical “Roly Poly,” based on one of the band’s hits, which closed Saturday after six weeks.
Korea Joongang Daily
Tag : T-ARA
Korean boy band U-Kiss will release both its second single, “Forbidden Love,” and its first Japanese album, “A Shared Dream,” tomorrow. The band has been busy promoting the two for over a week.
On the day of the album’s release, the band will perform for fans at Tokyo Dome City’s La Qua Garden Stage. Then the band will head to Shibuya for a record launch ceremony to be held on March 15 at Tower Records. It will continue to make appearances around the country throughout the month as part of its “U-Kiss First Japan Live Tour 2012.” From April 2 to 4, the group will attend fan meetings in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo.
To generate press in advance of the album’s release in Japan, the band released the single “Tick Tack” there on Dec. 14. On the day of its release, the song went to No. 3 on Oricon’s daily singles chart. The group spent the rest of the year attending fan meetings there.
December was a good month for the band overall. The day after the release of “Tick Tack,” the band was named best male pop group at the 19th annual Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards.
Korea Joongang Daily
Tag : U-KISS