Big Bang kicks off world tour with a nod to Seoul fans

Big Bang kicks off world tour with a nod to Seoul fans
Big Bang performs at the Olympic Gymnastic Arena in Seoul.

"B, to the I, to the?" "Bang! Bang!"

YG Entertainment's iconic boy group Big Bang lit up the Olympic Gymnastics Arena at Seoul Olympic Park on Sunday, the second day of the Seoul concert that kicks off their long-awaited group comeback.

The 13,000 seats were packed strong with VIPs (as Big Bang's fans are called) as the five members dominated the stage, freely moving around onstage and relocating ramps to interact with the audience.

"I'm not as nervous as I was yesterday," rapper T.O.P said, referring to the first day of the two-day concert "Big Bang 2015 World Tour 'Made' In Seoul With Naver." "It's been a while since I've met our Korean fans.

You know that awkward feeling when you see your family after a long time? It was a little like that yesterday, but today I'm just so happy to see you all."

The 21-song concert was all about reconnecting with the group's Korean fans. The members of Big Bang had been pursuing individual promotions for the past few years, some spending most of their time abroad. This is their first comeback in three years.

The concert was their chance to come back and meet the fans who had catapulted them to superstar status nearly a decade ago, before setting off on their world tour titled "MADE."

The first half of the concert was a nostalgic performance, kicking off with "Fantastic Baby" and blazing through hits like "Tonight," "Bad Boy," "Haru Haru" and "Lies," all rearranged for a live band.

"Soon, it'll be 10 years since we debuted," said Taeyang. "They say that 10 years can change rivers and mountains, but your love for us hasn't changed, and that's so amazing for us."

The second half of the concert was devoted to each member's individual work. Seungri was the first up with "Strong Baby," followed up by Daesung's "Wings," T.O.P's "DOOMDADA," Taeyang's "Eyes, Nose, Lips," and G-Dragon's "Crooked."

The members also performed in smaller groups. Seungri, G-Dragon and Taeyang performed "Let's Talk About Love," and Taeyang and G-Dragon performed their recent hit "Good Boy."

As promised, Big Bang also revealed two new songs at the concert from their upcoming album "MADE." The first was "Loser," a ballad rap song about feeling like a loser in today's harsh world.

The chorus repeats words like "loser, loner, coward pretending to be tough." The song was revealed with the music video, which showed each of the Big Bang members struggling with different demons.

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