WE LIKE: BIGBANG bring down the house in Singapore

The K-pop group made 10,000 fans’ day with a rousing performance on the first of their two-day concert tour

BIGBANG members Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and T.O.P
BIGBANG members Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and T.O.P
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG members Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and T.O.P

Photos: ONE Production, LIVE Nation Singapore

For 2.5 hours only: After what seemed like a three-year-long wait since their last full-scale ALIVE concert tour in 2012 (they were also in Singapore to perform at the 2013 Grand Prix and YG Family Tour in 2014), BIGBANG rocked the house down and thrilled fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with old and brand new songs from their latest album MADE.

Even before the concert began, the atmosphere in the venue was palpable and infectious as fans brandishing yellow crown light sticks and handmade banners sang and chanted along to the background music. The delirious crowd got on their feet immediately and all form of decorum was forgotten the moment Taeyang took the stage with a resounding “Singapore, you ready?!”

And the show began with a bang – quite literally, as G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri partied with fans to a slew of catchy hit songs likes ‘Bang Bang Bang’, ‘Stupid Liar’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Lies’ and ‘Loser’.

No expense was spared in the production of this show-stopping concert, from the props and the smorgasbord of pyrotechnics that lit up the stage to two never-seen-before moving catwalk ramps found on both corners of the mosh pit. Undoubtedly one of the production set’s biggest highlights, the entire concert experience was upgraded by these two translucent stages that gave VIPs (BIGBANG fans) a completely different “up close and personal” view of their idols.

Apart from tirelessly working all corners of the sprawling setup, the five boys were also generous with their fan service and uttered sweet-nothings to fans from start to end.

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BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits
BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits

“[I’ve been] waiting a long time to see you guys again. Singapore is one of my favourite cities in the world. Did you guys miss me?” asked Taeyang, drawing shrill cries of approval from fans, “Y’know what. I miss you a lot! I love you, Singapore. I love you from the bottom of my heart.”

Maknae Seungri was equally chatty throughout the concert and could not resist flaunting his Mandarin-speaking abilities (“I’ve been studying the Chinese language,” the eager beaver gleefully declared during the show). From calling his members by their Chinese names to teasing Daesung for his blinding bangs (“I can’t see you!” he chuckled in Mandarin), the cheeky 24-year-old left his fellow members exasperated but tickled fans with his random Chinese phrases.

While G-Dragon and Daesung enthralled fans with their solo stages and an impressive drum set, all it took from T.O.P to send womenfolk into a tizzy was his signature intense gaze and a simple hand gesture, i.e., his thumb and index finger crossed together (in case you didn’t know, it represents the heart symbol).

The boys were clearly in their best of moods yesterday and fans were treated to not one but two encore performances of ‘Bae Bae’ and ‘Bang Bang Bang’ as BIGBANG appeared reluctant to say their goodbyes and leave the stage.

But all good things must come to an end, and the group finally bade adieu with ‘Feeling’, leaving fans on a high and wishing the concert didn’t have to stop because - to quote a line from the song - “it can’t get any better than this.”

Click on to relive concert moments from BIGBANG 2015 World Tour [MADE] in Singapore!
 

BIGBANG's T.O.P
BIGBANG's T.O.P
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BIGBANG's T.O.P

For his solo stage, T.O.P put on a heart-thumping rendition of 'Doom Dada'.

BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits
BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG opened their concert with an electrifying performance of their best hits

BIGBANG's Daesung
BIGBANG's Daesung
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG's Daesung

Known for his vocal prowess, Daesung hits the right notes with 'Wings' and left fans impressed during his solo stage.

BIGBANG's Taeyang
BIGBANG's Taeyang
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BIGBANG's Taeyang

Taeyang, who was in town for his first solo concert in February, was more than happy to be back on this little red dot. "I miss you a lot, Singapore!" he declared during the concert, "I love you Singapore. I love you from the bottom of my heart."

BIGBANG's Seungri
BIGBANG's Seungri
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG's Seungri

Maknae Seungri conversed with fans in Mandarin throughout the concert and thrilled them when he said, "I love my fans; I think Singaporean girls are very pretty."

BIGBANG's G-Dragon
BIGBANG's G-Dragon
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BIGBANG's G-Dragon

Before the concert ended, G-Dragon reminded fans that their next album, E, will be out soon. "Are you guys excited for our full album this year? Make sure [you] check it out! Don't miss out, it's gonna be amazing."

BIGBANG's sold out concert gig yesterday drew an estimated of 10,000 fans
BIGBANG's sold out concert gig yesterday drew an estimated of 10,000 fans
19 Jul 2015

BIGBANG's sold out concert gig yesterday drew an estimated of 10,000 fans

Limited tickets to BIGBANG’s 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] in Singapore are still available for tonight’s (July 19) show. Tickets are available at SportsHubTix website, hotline (31587888) and box office.

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