WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

The quartet had a blast at their first solo show here as part of their ‘2018 Everywhere Tour’

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

Photos: YG Entertainment

It’s been a good four years since K-Pop group WINNER came to our little red dot - their last performance here was for the YG Family Concert in Singapore, and back then, they were the rookies of the bunch, with label mates and industry seniors such as PSY, BIGBANG, EPIK HIGH and 2NE1 headlining the show.

Fast forward to the present, and WINNER staged their first solo show here. The 2018 Everywhere Tour in Singapore was announced earlier this year to much anticipation, as it was confirmed that they and their label mates, iKON, would be holding back-to-back shows at the same venue to give fans double the fun over the weekend.

But we digress. A little after 6pm, the lights dimmed and the concert, which was The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo. This was the cue for Inner Circle (as WINNER fans are collectively known as) to whip out their light sticks, which glowed blue - or as we were later educated, nebula blue, to be exact - throughout the concert.

Kicking off the show with ‘Empty’, they quickly moved on through their set list, comprising of songs that spanned their entire discography, including hits such as ‘Really Really’, ‘Don’t Flirt’ and ‘Island’. The quartet also put on solo performances to get Inner Circle even more excited.

First up was MINO, who lit up the stage with ‘Body’ and ‘Turn Off The Light’. YOON’s hit all the right notes with ‘It Rains’ and ‘Instinctively’, while HOONY and JINU got the YG fans all excited with BIGBANG Taeyang’s ‘Ringa Linga’ and G-DRAGON’s ‘Untitled 2014’ respectively.

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

Worth a special mention was also WINNER’s dedication to communicating with their fans here personally, as all four members spoke in English throughout the concert without enlisting the help of a translator. When necessary, they referred to the prompters strategically placed around the stage, but always ensured that they could personally convey their message to their fans. In particular, leader YOON shared that the group tries to feel as close to the fans as possible by immersing themselves in the local culture wherever they go.

“We arrived yesterday and we went to the Singapore Flyer. It was closed because it was too late, so we took a photo in front of it (instead),” he sighed. After the concert, he posted the photos on his Twitter account, with all four members posing in front of the attraction’s welcome sign.

The members also waxed lyrical about their newfound love, butter crab. “Everyone who comes to Singapore talks about chilli and pepper crab, but butter crab, wow!” they gushed. 

Another reason the boys found to love Singapore even more was because of the enthusiasm the Inner Circle - or as HOONY christened them - Singercircle - showed throughout the concert. One such example was when the fans were calling for the boys to take the stage for their encore - instead of shouting the words ‘encore’, which happens at most other concerts, they collaborated to sing a portion of the group’s song ‘Movie Star’ instead.

Before they took their final bow and called it a night, YOON declared, “Our happiest moments is when we see your happy faces, and tonight, we saw your beautiful smiles so it (became) one of the best moments in our lives. Thank you, and we love you Singapore!”

We’re very sure Inner Circle - or Singercircle - share the exact same sentiments.

Click on for more photos of WINNER 2018 Everywhere Tour in Singapore!

iKON 2018 Continue Tour in Singapore is slated to take place today, November 4, 6pm at The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo. Tickets are priced at S$268, S$228, S$188, S$148 (excluding booking fees) and are available on SISTIC.

WINNER's photos with the Singapore Flyer
WINNER's photos with the Singapore Flyer
04 Nov 2018

WINNER's photos with the Singapore Flyer

The quartet posed for a group photo
The quartet posed for a group photo
04 Nov 2018

The quartet posed for a group photo

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore


WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore
04 Nov 2018

WINNER have a ‘Really Really’ good time in Singapore

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