SHINee is no stranger to our shores, having visited our sunny island for various promotional activities; even holding their first solo concert last year. Back in Singapore again, SHINee expressed their excitement at having their second solo concert, SHINee World II in Singapore.
In an email interview with xinmsn, leader Onew declared, “SHINee World II concert is our dream concert!” He added that Shawols (SHINee’s fans) should not skip their December 8 gig lest they miss out on a night to remember.
Having visited Singapore numerous times, we asked if the plucky lads have anything special on their agenda during their upcoming visit. “Just visiting Singapore itself is quite exciting; however, I would like to see more of the Singapore scenery, culture, and other local features. Also, would love to eat the famous chilli crabs and take a walk on Orchard Road,” 19-year-old Taemin responded.
With a set list that not only includes their latest hits such as ‘Sherlock’, SHINee will push their limits once again with tracks from Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown. Also included will be the much buzzed-about ‘Internet War’ performance by Jonghyun and Taemin.
Jonghyun explained, “The inspiration was to create performance in joint effort rather than creating a solo performance as I felt there was more merit in putting it together with other members.” The result? A horde of appreciative, screaming fans who revel in the eyebrow-raising performance that includes handcuffs, a shirtless Jonghyun and even a steamy moment between the two members.
Another aspect of the performance that attracted attention was the “tattoos” that Jonghyun sported for the performance. He shared, “Since our debut I wanted to show my appreciation to the fans for all their support, so I wrote names of fan club sites,” adding that the unique look took 20 minutes to achieve.
With the SHINee boys spending the bulk of their time in Korea, we asked how they stay close to with fans all around the world. Key shared, “Since we (get an) extremely positive response whenever we share events from our everyday lives and on any news, we are planning to communicate with our fans through SNS (social networking sites) every chance we get.”
With Key and Jonghyun active on Korean SNS me2day and Twitter respectively, Shawols are definitely up-to-date with their latest happenings. Key also disclosed that they do, in fact, check responses to their posts and are deeply appreciative of the love that they have received.
SHINee World II in Singapore
Date: December 8, Sat
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: S$238 (Terrace and Mosh Pit) and S$178 (Balcony) *Ticket prices exclude S$3 SISTIC fee
SHINee World II is organised by Running Into The Sun.