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source: K Bites

Idol group SS501 member Kim HyunJoong confessed, “2NE1 CL has caught my attention.”

Kim Hyun Joong was on MBC Section TV Entertainment Weekly on 7th August when he was asked, “Is there any member from the girlgroups that has caught your attention?”. And he answered, “2NE1’s CL.”

He said, “After I’ve seen CL, I went ‘Wa, that friend is really something’, with a great impression.”

He also said, “I haven’t seen CL in person.” and continued, “Even though I’m a few years senior, I hope to her singer activities will go well. I’m thankful for the influence she gave as a junior.”

Meanwhile, SS501 had their first concert performance of their 1st Asian concert tour in 4 years on 1st August.

SS501 Launches 1st Asia Concert Tour

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The latest hallyu star SS501 is going to launch their first Asia concert tour. Starting in Seoul on August 1st, the idol group is going to travel to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Singapore for the next four months to hold a total of 15 shows.

The concept for the group’s latest tour is “persona.” True to the concert concept, each member is going to show his unique persona through individual performances. SS501 promises electrifying and unforgettable concerts. Their repertoire will include new adaptations of their old hits, and the first-ever releases of their newest songs and the music videos from their second regular album.

The first shows of the Asia tour will be held in the Olympic Park in Seoul on August 1st and 2nd.

credits: KBS Global, Quainte

Credits: http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/entertainment/…0029400005.HTML + SS601.com + julieann (chinese translation) @ (www.hyunjoongchina.com) + quainte501.com


SS501 1st Asia Persona Tour’s charm travel across entire asia.

SS501’s popularity increase because of leader Kim Hyun Joong.

Mnet Japan will start to show reality show “We got married” which Kim Hyun Joong acted in from 1st Aug. This program is an added bonus to SS501 publicity.

Starting from 17th Aug, Mnet will also broadcast TV programs which SS501 participated in since they debut. It will be a half year program and will be named “I love SS501”.

Since leader Kim Hyun Joong acted in popular korean drama “Boys Over Flowers”, the other members acting skill were also being discussed. Therefore, around mid August, another program “Break” acted by member Kim Kyu Joong will be telecasted.

From September, SS501 members special activities in fan meetings, romantic sky will be telecasted. Other variety programs like “SOS” will start from October onwards.

The next half year will be a busy year for SS501. The “Persona” Asia tour will continue to other Asia countries starting with Budokan, Japan. In the plans are Hong Kong & Taiwan on October, Thailand on November, Malaysia & Singapore on December.

Credits: nocutnews + (Chinese translation) ElsaØ@doubles501.com + (English translation) SS5014ever @ quainte501.com


SS501 joins in entertainment industry’s charity work fever, invites young boys and girls from problem families to attend Asia Tour concert

SS501 recently joined in entertainment industry’s charity work fever
In the upcoming Asia Tour Concert in Seoul to be held on the 1st and 2nd August at Seoul’s Olympic Park, SS501 has decided to specially invite young boys and girls from problem families to view their concert.

The concert’s organiser, mynameis, and SS501’s management company said, “inviting young boys and girls from problem families, giving them a chance to watch the concert, hopefully bringing them hope through this chance.”

Not only that, in SS501’s Taiwan fan meeting held on the 27th of last month, through various events such as photo taking etc, raised $100,000 New Taiwan Dollar, which was then fully donated to a local charity organization.

07/30 [news] SS501, works with Justin Timberlake’s Dancer

Credits : happy@osen.co.kr + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com


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SS501 will hold their ‘ASIA TOUR in SEOUL, PERSONA’ for 2 days on 1~2 August at Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium Stadium, and in order to show an even better image, they are practicing hard with AJ, who is the choreographer for Justin Timberlake and Usher.

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07/28 [news] F4 gathering in one place, friendship as strong as ever

Credits : Sportshankook + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com


F4 gathering, friendship is as strong as ever

Lee Minho, Kim Bum and Kim Joon, will go to concert venue to congratulate SS501 Asia Tour

F4 will gather in one place.

F4 members Lee MinHo, Kim Bum & Kim Joon, will attend ‘SS501 1st ASIA TOUR PERSONA IN SEOUL’ to be held on 1~2 Aug at Seoul Bangee-dong Olympic Park Gymnasium Stadium. These guys acted with SS501 member Kim HyunJoong in KBS 2TV drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ as ‘F4’, forming bonds with each other and thus would be going for his concert.

SS501’s company DSP Entertainment representative said “After the drama ended, F4’s friendship is still as strong as ever. Lee MinHo, KimJoon, etc, readily agreed to attend the concert to congratulate SS501’s first Asia Tour. Kim Bum who is currently busy with drama ‘Dream’, especially tuned his schedules so that he will be able to attend.”

F4 members voluntarily attended each others’ events and their ‘exchange of work’ friendship has been extending. This gathering is 4 months after Kim Bum’s birthday party cum fan meeting last April. At Lee MinHo’s fan meeting in June, Kim Bum couldn’t attend due to drama filming.

SS501 are practicing hard in order to show a brilliant performance for their first concert of the 1st Asia Tour. They are currently having their pre-concert rehearsal at Jangchung-dong Jangchung Gymnasium Hall where a similar stage of the actual stage has been set up. They will release 5 songs from their upcoming 2nd album, to be released in mid-Aug, during this Seoul concert. With the start of their Asia Tour in Seoul, they will continue with Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, HongKong, Taiwan, etc.

Woah..I dont know if that means they’ll go up on stage?!
Then I’m gonna be able to see F4 on stage?!!?!!! hheehehe..
I kinda like KimBum too~ ^^

07/28 [news] SS501, To Release 5 New Songs From Their Official 2nd Album at Seoul Concert

Credits : avalo@joynews24.com + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com


Male group SS501 plans to release 5 songs from their official 2nd album, which will be released in August, during their Asia Tour Seoul concert.

SS501’s company revealed “In the 2 days from 1st to 2nd August, they will release 5 songs from their official 2nd album during their Asia Tour Seoul Concert to be held at Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium Stadium. These songs include their title song and the follow-up song.”

In addition, he added “SS501 is currently having their pre-concert rehearsal at Jangchung Gymnasium hall where we’ve set up the same stage layout as the actual concert. In order for the new songs not to be leaked out prior to the concert, the rehearsal was done with thorough security.”

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This concert would be SS501’s first Asia Tour since their debut. They hope to have a performance where they can be close to their fans, so in response to SS501 members’ suggestion, a protruded stage was formed allowing audience to be able to see the members from a close distance wherever they are seated at.

Meanwhile, fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, HongKong, Taiwan, etc, will be visiting Korea in order to attend to first concert of SS501’s Asia Tour.

Fans from Singapore! hehee..that’ll be me! 203.gif

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