A night in ‘Shangri-La’ with VIXX

The group returned to Singapore for the third year in a row 

VIXX holds first 'Shangri-La' tour in Singapore
VIXX holds first 'Shangri-La' tour in Singapore
05 Dec 2017

VIXX holds first 'Shangri-La' tour in Singapore

Photos: Ashley Tan

It seems that nothing can keep VIXX and their Singapore Starlights (the official name for VIXX fans) apart for long, as the Korean boy group returned to our sunny island for the third year in a row, this time performing songs from their newest album, Shangri-La.

Starlights filled up the outdoor area of the Gain City megastore at Sungei Kadut in the afternoon on Saturday (Dec 2) to show their support for their favourite boyband during their first ever open press conference, ahead of their concert that same night.

The presence of the sextet (which consists of leader N, Ken, Hongbin, Hyuk, Ravi and Leo) certainly made the wait for Starlights worthwhile (according the emcee, some of them have even been queueing since 1am) as they answered questions about their latest album concepts and upcoming plans. Brownie points to the boy group for keeping their cool under the hot sun while still managing to look their best.

The boys also tried to hype the crowd up for their evening concert as they shared songs that would be performed for the first time in Singapore, such as ‘Shangri-La’ and ‘Black Out’.

Click on to find out more about VIXX!

VIXX shares about themselves and their upcoming plans
VIXX shares about themselves and their upcoming plans
05 Dec 2017

VIXX shares about themselves and their upcoming plans

The members then went on to reveal interesting facts about themselves. According to N, they are “actually very playful and cheeky in real life,” in contrast to their mysterious and sometimes creepy (think ‘Voodoo Doll’) concept on stage.

Ken was also unanimously labelled the most mischievous member – a title the 25-year-old idol  proudly embraced, as he said, “I think they chose me because I am the most adorable and lovable.”

Despite visiting Singapore so frequently, it seems that VIXX have always discovered new things that have managed to draw them back to our little red dot. Ken surprised the crowd by revealing that he bought three bottles of kaya jam this time and expressed his love for it.

The group then said that they had plans to continue making more music and going on more tours in 2018, before leaving to prepare for their concert later that night. 

Click on to find out more about what VIXX have been up to for the past year!

The group talks about what they have been up to over the past year
The group talks about what they have been up to over the past year
05 Dec 2017

The group talks about what they have been up to over the past year

VIXX certainly did not disappoint fans with their spectacular show, opening with the powerful single of ‘Fantasy’, followed by other hit songs such as ‘The Closer’ and ‘Chained Up.’ The crowd were then treated to their latest title track, ‘Shangri-La,’ where they proved that they were indeed ‘Concept-dols’, displaying their immaculate choreography and superb vocals. The group also put on strong stunning and charismatic performances of their older songs such as ‘Error’ and ‘Good night & good morning.’ 

For those having post-concert withdrawals, fear not. During a mini photo sharing session with the fans, the members took this opportunity to share more about what they have been up to this year.

Ravi said that he was currently hosting the beauty programme Style Follow and Leo shared that he will be starring in an upcoming musical, ‘The Last Kiss.’ Ken and N are both doing musicals, with Ken set to appear in ‘Titanic’, and N in ‘Interview’. The two of them even gave the audience a sneak preview by singing a few phrases from their shows.

Hyuk, on the other hand, shared that he will be acting as a saxophone player in a new movie called Goodbye my father, which premieres at the end of next year. He also added that he had just finished wrapping up the web drama Special Law of Romance, which aired in October.

The group were also generous with their fan service during the concert, as they delighted the crowd with a couple of other performances. Ravi and Leo sang a snippet of their latest title track, ‘Whisper’ while Hyuk danced to the Sunmi’s ‘Gashina.’ Ken and Ravi also drew loud cheers from the crowd with their dance cover of Red Velvet’s ‘Red Flavour.’

Click on to find out more about how the members show their affection for one another!

How the members display their friendship through various acts
How the members display their friendship through various acts
05 Dec 2017

How the members display their friendship through various acts

Another highlight of the night would be the boys showing off their close bond through their cheeky antics.

During a question and answer section where they had to answer fans’ requests, N was asked to show his appreciation to the other members by giving them back hugs. Fans had a good laugh as the others tried their best to avoid the close contact with their leader, such as by running out of their seats and even going as far as to wet their backs, but to no avail.

As the night came to a close, the group thanked the Singapore Starlights once again and said that they were very happy and lucky to be back.

“I feel that I am very familiar with the street corners of Singapore already,” Leo said.

The concert then came to an end but not before VIXX came out for an encore, singing along with fans and waving goodbye to them.

Click on for more pictures of VIXX, and learn what the members describe themselves as in one word!

N
N
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N

N chose the word ‘Starlight’, and said that “Starlight is my all”, drawing cheers from fans.

Ken
Ken
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Ken

Ken called himself a ‘chameleon’ and said that just like the animal, he was very adaptable to various changing environments and situations.

Hongbin
Hongbin
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Hongbin

Hongbin felt that ‘fun’ described him best, as he called himself a big advocate of enjoying whatever you are doing.

Hyuk
Hyuk
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Hyuk

Hyuk chose two words to describe himself - Young and Youth – as he deemed it the most appropriate, being the maknae (youngest)

Ravi
Ravi
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Ravi

Ravi described himself with the word ‘passion’, as he said that he was a person full of passion.

Leo
Leo
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Leo

Leo shared that he felt more mature and seasoned in life as he grew older, and therefore chose the word ‘age’.

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