TAEYANG 2017 WORLD TOUR "WHITE NIGHT"

     Korea’s top solo artist and member of BIGBANG, main vocalist, TAEYANG, announced his second world tour WHITE NIGHT. Following the success of his first world tour, this time around, North America will be added onto the list. The North American leg of the tour will start in Toronto, Canada on August 30th –Promoted by KPOPME, and presented by YG Entertainment and Live Nation. All tour information will be available on www.taeyang.kpopme.com and www.facebook.com/taeyang.

     TAEYANG is constantly hitting new records every year as a solo artist and his album ‘RISE’ peaked at No. 2 on Oricon’s daily album charts. In addition to being a member of popular KPOP group BIGBANG, TAEYANG has completed a successful global tour in 2014 and 2015. Named “2015 TAEYANG World Tour <RISE>,” the tour took place in 17 cities across eight countries including Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.

TAEYANG 2017 WORLD TOUR WHITE NIGHT Dates

August 30

Toronto, ON

International Centre

September 1

New York, NY

Theater @ Madison Square Garden

September 3

Chicago, IL

Aragon Ballroom

September 6

Atlanta, GA

Cobb Energy Center

September 8

Dallas, TX

Bomb Factory

September 10

San Jose, CA

City National Civic

September 12

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

September 14

September 15

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

The Orpheum

The Orpheum

 

About TAEYANG

     TAEYANG is BIGBANG’s vocalist and is known for his groovy body movement and soulful voice. With the release of “HOT” in 2008, he became the first one to release a solo album among BIGBANG members.

     He then released his digital single “WEDDING DRESS”, his first regular album “SOLAR”, his digital single “RINGA LINGA”, and his second regular album “RISE”, showing his style of music to the public and firmly establishing himself as a solo artist. For the first time as an Asian singer, his first regular album “SOLAR” took the first and second spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul Albums charts in the US and Canada.

     Also the title track of TAEYANG’s second regular album,“EYES, NOSE, LIPS”, won several awards in the year 2014. It is a joy to watch TAEYANG perform since he clearly enjoys music and his performances convey his passion and love for music.

Taeyang Q&A

Q. How do you feel about your album release?
I am very excited and happy to be able to release a new solo album after my ‘RISE’ album, which was released 3 years and 2 months ago. I wanted to meet and give back to my fans with a good album because ‘Eyes Noes Lips’ had received so much love. So, by collaborating with new producers, we have created an album that has my own particular color. I am very satisfied that I am able to release an album in which I have fully express myself.
 
Q. Please explain your albums concept.
All my solo albums starting from ‘Hot’, ‘Solar’ and all the way up to ‘RISE’ were all albums representing a hot sun ‘TAEYANG’ rising. That’s when I thought, “Once a sun rises, all it has left to do is to set; I started to ponder about what kind of album I should make.” After long hours of thinking alone, I had sudden inspiration by the idea of White Night; thus, the reason why I named this album, “WHITE NIGHT”. I wanted to be able to show and express an overflowing and dynamic life of a sunless white night. This is the base to my concept, in order to portray myself at fullest capacity.
 
Q. What is something that you consider the most important aspect when creating an album?
Because this album is not release just for myself, but for my fans, it is important that they will be able to related, therefore I think genuineness is the most important aspect. Up until now in Big Bang and my solo activities, genuineness was always kept as a priority, and I will continue to do this.
 
Q. For the song Darling, it is hard to predict the choreography. What kind of stage are you preparing for it?
I will convey the feeling of Darling with various visual elements reflected in the stage rather than choreography In addition, I want to express the broadest possible stage through directing.
 
Q. Is there anything you have been worrying about lately?
Many things I have been worrying about since I was young are slowly disappearing. Rather, the more I age, the simpler I am and I question the nature of my life more profoundly. It is very easy for one to age, however, it is very difficult to mature according to that age. I want to portray Artist ‘Taeyang’ and just human ‘Dong YoungBae’ as a more matured person. In addition, music used to be something that I thought was the only thing I could do when I was younger; however, now it is essential and I feel its importance and am grateful for it being close to me.
 
Q. What does Big Bang mean to you?
For me, Big Bang is the most precious thing that has made me root as an artist. Big Bang is something that I have been with since my childhood I believe that the musical color that we presented for a long time as Big Bang is so important that I absolutely cannot ignore it and it absolutely should not be ignored. Recently, G-Dragon also released an album and is on his world tour. We are positive motivators to each other. I think the influence of our group 'Big Bang' is vast even during personal activities.
 
Q. How does it feel to be going on a World Tour that has the same title as your album?
For any artist, a World Tour is one of the most ideal and desired goals. I am always thankful and happy to be able to perform right in front of the fans that listen to and adore my album. I am also very excited and anticipated to be able to meet my fans not only in Korea but also fans abroad.
 
Q. In the future as a singer, what kinds of activities would you like to pursue?
After debuting as a Big Bang, all the things I've been doing for about 10 years is what I have dreamed about doing even before my debut as a singer. I do not know what the next 10 years will look like; however, if I continue to do as I have done until now, with steady and continuous activity, I will be very happy.
 
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