2PM holds press conference for ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’
Beastly idol group 2PM recently held an official press conference for their ‘2PM HANDS UP ASIA TOUR‘ on September 2nd, and successfully completed their first concert in Seoul.
2PM took the time before the concert to state their thoughts at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium and also warmly welcomed everyone attending the event.
Junsu first commented, “We all feel very honored to be be able to go through with an Asia Tour. We will show the significance of our work. Expect to see some unique performances!”
Following up, Taecyeon added, “We faced a lot of hardships while preparing for our upcoming concerts. Sometimes we would really require a break at night. Even so, we are very excited, and can’t wait to show you the true colors of 2PM.”
The ‘2PM HANDS UP ASIA TOUR’ began in Seoul on September 2nd, and another concert will be held on the 3rd. They’re scheduled to hold concerts in Taiwan on October 8th, China on October 22nd, Singapore on November 19th, andMalaysia on November 26th. They’re currently in the process of adding Thailand to the list, as well as more countries.
Meanwhile, 2PM is currently promoting “I’m Your Man” in Japan, which has been receiving explosive popularity.
Injured Taecyeon performs admirably for 2PM’s first ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’ concert
During 2PM’s first concert for their ‘Hands Up Asia Tour‘ held on September 2nd, member Taecyeon injured his leg while on stage, causing many fans to worry.
Taecyeon’s injury has been reported to stem from the excess amounts of exercise and training prior to the concert.
Despite suffering from extreme knee pain, his fellow members of 2PM helped Taecyeon up to complete the stage just for their fans. Staff members at the concert were standing by and a bit worried, as were the fans. Although Taecyeon and Wooyoung shed some tears, he was able to pull through.
Shortly after the concert, a JYP representative reported to Seoul NTN, “Taecyeon previously injured his knee during the JYP Nation performance back in August. He will be sure to rest, and medical attention will be provided as needed to help cure his condition. He will try his best for tomorrow’s concert.”
2PM performed many big hits at the concert including “Hands Up”, “10 Points out of 10″, “Again & Again”, and more.
2PM holds a successful first concert to kick off their ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’!
On September 2nd, ‘Beast idols’ 2PM finally held their first concert for their Asia tour, “2PM HANDS UP TOUR CONCERT“!
As they made their entrance on stage, the boys were greeted by the screams of 7,000 fans at Jamsil Gymnasium. Kicking off the concert with “HOT“, they then put on impressive visual stages for ”Electricity” and “Hands Up“, which utilized a glow-in-the-dark concept and a laser show, respectively.
Additionally, the boys brought out charismatic performances of “I Was Crazy About You” and “Tired Of Waiting“. By this point, 2PM successfully heightened the atmosphere in the stadium, and confirmed with fans that they were the best performance group in Korea.
The members’ solo performances especially stood out. Junho and Wooyoung performed “By My Side“, while Chansung showed off his masculine charisma with an aggressive “Revenger” performance. Junsu delivered an emotional live for “Alive“, and Nickhun and Taecyeon performed a duet of “My Valentine“. Fans cheered wildly as they then performed “Itaewon Freedom“, which featured a cameo appearance from singers UV .
With amazing performances, stellar live vocals as well as colorful stages, this 2PM concert made the crowd’s hearts beat with excitement and sheer satisfaction. The concert was applauded as a success, and the boys hope to deliver even better ones for the future stops.
2PM stated with overflowing joy, “We waited patiently and prepared diligently for today, the day we got to meet with our fans. The two hours we spent together was like a happy dream. Armed with the love and energy that fans gave us today, we will show an even better stage for our Asia Tour. For the people who suffered for our fans and our concert, thank you. We will always be a 2PM who tries our best“.
2PM will kick off their Asia Tour with a two-day concert in Seoul on September 2nd and 3rd.They will head to Taiwan for October 8th, Indonesia for November 11th, Singapore for November 19th, Malaysia for November 25th, the Philippines for November 27th, and Beijing for mid-November. In December, 2PM will embark on a nationwide tour in Japan.
2PM fanclubs donate rice to celebrate ‘Hands Up’ concert in Seoul
2PM fans made headlines after donating 2 tons of rice wreaths to congratulate 2PM on kicking off their first Asia Tour, ‘2PM Hands Up Asia Tour‘.
On September 3rd, representatives revealed, “From September 2nd to the 3rd, 2PM fans sent two tons of rice wreaths to Seoul Jamsil Gymnaisum for the group’s opening concert. The rice will be donated to underprivileged children and people in need under the 2PM members’ names.”
In related news, 2PM kicked off their ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’ with a two-day concert in Seoul on September 2nd and 3rd. They will head to Taiwan for October 8th, Indonesia for November 11th, Singapore for November 19th, Malaysia for November 25th, the Philippines for November 27th, and Beijing for mid-November. Later in December, 2PM will embark on a nationwide tour in Japan.
‘Khuntoria Couple’ give each other piggyback rides on We Got Married
On the latest episode of MBC’s “We Got Married“, the Khuntoria Couple, Nichkhun and Victoria continued to raise stress levels for singles around the world as they showed off their close relationship in the Maldives by giving piggyback rides to each other.
The piggyback rides were the result of a competition between the couple as to who could sell the most cocktails. Nichkhun claimed victory, which resulted in Victoria having to carry him around the beach.
“It’s like a scene out of a movie,” said a netizen, showing their jealousy at the beautiful couple. “I’m most jealous about the fact that most couples spend money when they go on dates, but this couple earns money doing it.”
2PM Show Episode 9 displays unaired footage from previous episodes
The September 3rd episode of the ‘2PM show’ displayed the ‘unpublished X files‘ or video footage that didn’t make it on air due to time constraints on the previous episodes.
In one of the unaired footage segments, the boys played a game where the members had to sleigh down the snow mountain while holding a glass full of milk.
The members expressed their regret when the footage first didn’t make it on air stating, “We did our best during that episode, it was a lot of fun but unfortunately it was cut. Also when the other members were racing, at the bottom Junsu and Junho were doing their own thing. They were playing ‘Of course’ and having a rap battle, but that part didn’t air neither. With this latest episode, it’s a great opportunity as we definitely wanted everyone to see those scenes”.
‘Khuntoria Couple’ to end their stint on ‘We Got Married’?
For more than a year, 2PM‘s Nichkhun and f(x)‘s Victoria have received much love as the ‘Khuntoria Couple‘, but their time on the popular show ‘We Got Married‘ may be coming to an end. Rumors have popped up stating that the couple will soon be ending their run on the hit show.
The most recent spate of rumors stemmed from the last night’s preview of next week’s episode, where the two of them received a mission that had the curious subtitle, “a mission from out of the blue”.
The MBC faux-marriage program currently stars four couples – other than the Nichkhun-Victoria pairing, the show also features the Eunjung-Jang Woo couple, the Kwon Ri Sae-David Oh couple, and the Kim Won Joon-Park So Hyun couple. Due to the relatively large number of couples on the show, the program has had a hard time balancing the amount of time slotted for each pair.
As idols, the two also have busy schedules to digest on top of their ‘We Got Married’ activities. Although Nichkhun claimed that “We will continue our married life into the future” some time ago, it remains to be seen whether he can keep his promise: 2PM has started pan-Asian activities and their schedule remains packed until December. f(x) is also scheduled to be ramping up their group activities on the tail of their “Hot Summer” success.
Netizen opinion seems to be divided on the subject. While some bemoaned this rumor, saying “What will I live for when I can’t see Khuntoria anymore”, others were of the opinion that they had shown enough, saying “They showed everything they could, so it’s not a bad idea to end their run on the show”.
Jay Park makes a small mistake with his lyrics during ‘Immortal Song 2′
Jay Park recently made a lyrical mistake while singing ‘With You‘ by Nam Jin in front of the artist himself. Nam Jin starred as the 8th legendary singer for the September 3rd broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘.
On this day, Jay Park felt a little embarrassed over his error, but Nam Jin kindly said, ”I think if you work on your accent, then it would be good. However, the feeling that you put in to the song was spectacular.”
Shin Dong Yup also helped stem the possible fallout from Jay Park’s mistake when he commented, “I think it’s because he got the lyrics wrong that I was able to connect with it even more.”
Meanwhile, on this episode, Kyuhyun won the competition by performing alongside his violist sister.
Nichkhun shows off his special 2PM anniversary present
On September 4th, 2PM celebrated their 3rd anniversary since making their debut back on September 4th, 2008 with “10 Points out of 10“.
On the same day, member Nichkhun uploaded a picture of a special anniversary gift. The goofy idol wrote, “3 years Anniversary present! =]” and attached the photo above, which saw him crawling out of a 2PM-decorated giftbox.
Fans commented, “Third anniversary, congratulations!“, “Continue with the hard work, you guys can do it!“, and “I want this present delivered to my house!”
Jay Park gives English lesson on how to seduce men at a club
Korean-American Jay Park recently launched a collaboration with “Engli Star” (잉글리스타), a website for Koreans to learn and practice the English language. For his first episode, Jay switches from singer to teacher as he gives viewers a lesson on amusing English expressions — more specifically, how to hit on guys at a club!
“Ten year olds aren’t allowed at clubs. I’m sorry, please study well at home,” he warned sheepishly, continuing later on, “and forty year olds shouldn’t go [because they have to] raise their children!”
With that said, check out some of the phrases he taught below!
JYP Entertainment reassures that Taecyeon will be able to perform in 2PM’s ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’
A few days ago, it was reported that 2PM‘s Taecyeon had injured his leg while performing on stage during 2PM’s first concert for their ‘Hands Up Asia Tour‘ in Seoul.
JYP Entertainment released a statement saying, “Taecyeon is currently resting while receiving treatment for his injury. Because the injury is not severe, Taecyeon expressed his determination to continue on with the Asia tour, and therefore, 2PM’s ‘Hands Up Asia Tour’ will carry on as planned. Taecyeon will meet his schedule while ensuring that he doesn’t overwork himself. We will watch over the condition of his knee and adjust his schedule if necessary.”
Having successfully completed their Seoul concerts on September 2nd and 3rd, the boys will now head to Taiwan for their October 8th concert. Afterwards, they’ll perform in Indonesia for November 11th,Singapore for November 19th, Malaysia for November 25th, the Philippines for November 27th, and Beijing for mid-November. They will then wrap up their Asia tour in December with a nationwide tour in Japan.
2PM and KBS‘s ‘Dream High‘ also have a promotion schedule planned, which will take place in Japan this month.
2PM promises fans “explosive laughter” during their Chuseok special
2PM has assured their “2PM Show” viewers, “We will take ownership for explosive laughter this Chuseok holiday.”
SBS E!TV‘s “2PM Show”will be airing a Chuseok special, and the members sent a greeting to their viewers saying, “Spend your abundant Korean Thanksgiving healthily with us, 2PM.” The message included a hilarious clip of 2PM dancing in a circle while holding hands (ganggangsulae).
In the upcoming “2PM Show” special, fans will get to view a compilation of 2PM’s most entertaining moments on the program. They will be broadcasting all of the funniest audition clip, as well as the top three moments from the last eight episodes. The members’ unique characters will also be revealed through a ‘character alignment’ segment.
The “2PM Show” Chuseok Special will air on September 10th at 11 PM, and on SBS E!TV on the 11th at 12 PM.
The boys of 2PM have had a long endorsement relationship with South Korea’s largest theme park, Everland Resorts. As Halloween is fast approaching, Everland is doing their best to endorse their new Horror Maze haunted house and they’ve recruited 2PM for just this purpose.
Earlier today, Everland launched a somewhat scary website featuring 2PM at http://horrormaze.luve.co.kr/ . Some of the sights and sounds are a bit creepy so proceed at your own risk.
Check out some of the pictures and an intro video below!
Nichkhun and Victoria confirmed to be leaving ‘We Got Married’
Looks like today won’t be a good day for “We Got Married” fans — on the heels of the news that the David Oh – Kwon Ri Sae couple will be leaving from the show, Nichkhun and Victoria (known as the ‘Khuntoria‘ couple) will also be getting a ‘divorce’ from the popular MBC reality show.
“Two couples will be leaving the program in the middle of September,” stated a representative for MBC. “We’re in the middle of recruiting a new couple.” With the departure of two couples, it will be interesting to see how ‘We Got Married’ plans on filling the gaps.
2PM’s Nichkhun and Taecyeon melts fans with their chiselled abs
‘Beast Idols’ Nichkhun and Taecyeon recently flaunted their chiseled bodies, causing fangirls to melt over the sight.
On September 5th, 2PM finally revealed behind-the-scenes footage from Nichkhun and Taecyeon’s ‘Coca Cola Zero‘ CF on their official Youtube page.
The footage contains a non-stop reel of visual treats, as Nichkhun and Taecyeon emphasized their tight abs through an intense kickboxing session during filming. The boys also didn’t forget to add their cute aegyo throughout the clip as they playfully nudged the camera with their antics.
Netizens commented, “Where is my jaw?“, “Thank you for the video, my eyes are in heaven“, and “No words can describe this“.
2PM’s Nichkhun thanks fans for their support of ‘Khuntoria’
Shortly after MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ announced that the famous ‘Khuntoria‘ couple would be leaving the show, 2PM‘s Nichkhun left a message on his Twitter, thanking his fans for the immense love and support they’ve shown ‘Khuntoria’.
On September 6th, Nichkhun tweeted, “I am but thankful for all the support we’ve received for over a year and 3 months. We only hope that what will last are the good memories. Thank you always for your love and support”.
Since June of 2010, Nichkhun has been in a virtual marriage with f(x)‘s leader Victoria on the widely popular show, “We Got Married”. They’v both received a generous amount of popularity as one of the hottest ‘newlyweds’ on the show, thanks to Nichkhun’s sweet antics and Victoria’s charm as a wife.
Due to clashes in their busy schedules, however, it was decided that both Nichkhun and Victoria would step down for a brand new celebrity couple to take their place.
Khuntoria’s final episode will be aired this coming September 17th.
f(x)’s Victoria found a man that’s more attractive than Nichkhun?
f(x)‘s leader Victoria recently appeared as a guest on SBS’s ‘Hallyu Olympics‘ and surprisingly found a soldier who might be more attractive than her ‘We Got Married‘ husband, the almighty Nichkhun of 2PM!
The good looking man proposed to the f(x) member in front of the audience and Victoria could not hide her joyful feelings. The MCs of the show took advantage of the situation by asking Victoria, “So do you think your heart beats faster with 2PM’s Nichkhun or this soldier?” Shockingly, Victoria chose the soldier and surprised the audience.
It was also reported that, while being proposed by the soldier, Victoria blushed heavily and was extremely shy. However, Victoria was not the only one who got caught in a spell under the guest’s charms. Other female participants had their hearts fluttering too.
The Hallyu Olympics will be airing on the 13th at 6PM KST, so please check it out!
Jay Park becomes the honorary ambassador for Jeju Island
On September 6th, singer Jay Park was appointed as the honorary ambassador for Jeju Island as part of its nomination to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Jay Park visited the ‘Committee for Jeju New 7 Wonders of Nature‘ to receive his certificate from chairman Jung Woon Chan.
Jay Park commented, “I lived in the States for a long time and have yet to see a place that’s as beautiful and has much to offer as Jeju Island. I promise to spread the beauty of Jeju Island far and wide all over the world.”
He’ll be working alongside other ambassadors like Park Ji Sung, Chu Sung Hoon, and Yoon Do Hyun to raise awareness about the beautiful island outside of Korea.
Taecyeon meets up with Chansung, Seulong, and Ga-In
Last year, 2PM’s Taecyeon, 2AM’s Seulong, and Brown Eyed Girls Ga-In met up with regular frequency with the usual spot being Mcdonald’s. Unfortunately, due to their respective busy schedules, the trio haven’t met up in quite a while.
That all changed today as the trio met up once again and were also accompanied by Chansung at Mcdonald’s.
Taecyeon updated his twitter with the above photo and tweeted, “오랜만이다!!!ㅋㅋㅋ / It’s been a long time !!!”
Netizens commented, “Omg~…Gain without makeup….she’s so cuteeeeeeee” and “aww TwT i’m lovin it ♥“.
’2PM Show’ to host character award ceremony special
SBS E!TV ’2PM Show’ will air a special Chuseok episode highlighting the best moments from the first eight episodes. The theme of the special is an award show and the members will present themselves awards most fitting to their own characters.
From ‘Country boy’ Junsu, always-driven ‘Ambitious’ Junho to ‘Shikshin’ Chansung with his unbeatable strength, the boys have been developing their individual characters throughout the duration of the show.
Their character awards will be summarized via video clips from the previous episodes and the six boys’ hilarious antics. As the show’s host as well as its subject, 2PM has been able to share many sides of their personalities to the viewers.
Catch the episode and the award ceremony on September 10th through SBS Plus and on September 11th through SBS E!TV.