35,000 fans hail FNC’s family concerts in Japan

South Korean pop rock band FTIsland, (from left) guitarist Song Seung Hyun, bassist Lee Jae Jin, drummer Choi Min Hwan, frontman Lee Hong Ki, and guitarist-keyboardist Choi Jong Hoon.

K-pop artists under FNC Entertainment's banner, including FT ISLAND and CNBLUE, staged a series of family concerts in Japan, attracting about 35,000 fans in total.

The singers wrapped up the final concert in Osaka on Saturday, nine days after the first concert in Tokyo on Dec. 20.

K-pop boy band FT ISLAND was up first on "Emerald" stage, which was installed for the matinee performances.

As the concert scene heated up, the boy band's main vocalist Lee Hong-gi jumped down the stage and boasted powerful vocal techniques, running through a swarm of fans.

FNC's other boy group CNBLUE was the headliner of "Diamond" stage, which was designed for the evening performances. The group performed its own songs ― "Ring," "Foxy," "Ryu Can Do It" and "In My Head." The members of the band even improvised an encore, thanks to enthusiastic responses from the audience.

"Live stage makes us feel alive, indeed. We'll show everything we have, on this stage, tonight," the group said.

Also, FNC's many other groups displayed collaboration stages, making the event more unique and special. In the finale, all the artists gathered up on the final stage to wrap up the year-end concert.

According to FNC, FT ISLAND will embark on its first tour in South America and Europe in January, and the agency's girl group AOA will release its single in Japan in February.

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