K-pop idol band CNBLUE is to embark on the first world tour from April.
The four-man rock band has confirmed five concerts of their world tour schedule, namely Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Beijing and Shanghai, their agency FNC Entertainment told TenAsia Tuesday.
While the agency only revealed that the tour will begin in April, the “Hey You” singers are set to open concerts in Seoul the following month, FNC officials explained.
Based on the quartet’s popularity in non-Asian countries, FNC is currently scheduling more concerts in Europe, Australia, both North and South America with local promoters.
Consisting of Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jung-shin, Kang Min-hyuk and Lee Jong-hyun, CNBLUE made their debut in Japan 2009 and first appeared in the local music scene with their first EP album “Bluetory” in 2010.
In January of 2010, the group was embroiled in a plagiarism controversy after a Korean indie band, “Ynot?” claimed that CNBLUE`s debut hit “I`m a Loner” had copied the melody of their song “Bluebird”. The Seoul Central District Court cleared CNBLUE of the charge in April 2011 by deciding that there is no melodic similariti between the two songs.
The “I’m Sorry” singers have since released a slate of hit singles and albums both in Korea and Japan, while expanding all the four members’ careers into the small screen until they came back to the local music scene with the fourth mini-album “Re: BLUE” on January 14.
The K-pop band had joint concert with their lablemates FTIsland in LA, U.S. last May and opened exclusive concert at the prestigious IndigO2 concert hall in Greenwich of London, U.K. five months later.
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