If you’re a Shawol, you’re probably already aware that we got some of the best news possible yesterday. During their recent concert in Hiroshima, one of the many stops on their current Japanese “SHINee World 2014: I’m Your Boy” tour, SHINee announced that they had been invited to perform at the Tokyo Dome in March of next year.
Now, allow me to explain the implications here. For those of you who may not be aware, you don’t just get to perform at the Tokyo Dome. You get asked. And believe me, they don’t ask just anyone. Rain was the first ever K-pop star to perform there, and BigBang has performed there as well, along with a few others. SMTOWN as a whole has performed there, but this is the first time SHINee will go just by themselves. If your jaw hasn’t dropped yet, allow me to give you some numbers.
The Tokyo Dome itself is a giant baseball stadium, situated to fit roughly 70,000 people. The thing is massive, and will more than likely be one of the biggest crowds SHINee has ever performed in front of, if not the actual biggest. It’s so huge that in Japan, natives will jokingly use it as a unit of measurement when trying to describe something overly large. The point I’m trying to get across here is that this is a very big deal, and even the SHINee members themselves know it. Fan accounts from the concert in Hiroshima show pictures of Jonghyun and Key in tears, close to inconsolable, while Onew, Minho, and Taemin run around like toddlers on their birthday. They’re ecstatic, and we as fans are just as excited for them.
According to officials at SM, the concert will feature SHINee’s latest songs, and prior to the concert dates on March 14th and 15th, they will release their 11th Japanese single. There is no confirmed source of this, but rumors are floating around that the performances are already sold out, but we will report on that once it’s confirmed. The single is said to be released on March 11th, with more details forthcoming.
If you have ever doubted SHINee’s popularity or staying power, unfortunately I’d say you’re on the wrong track. Only the best of the best perform at the Tokyo Dome, and the boys’ professionalism and showmanship has finally, after 6 (nearly 7) long years, earned them a spot. We at Officially KMusic extend to SHINee our most heartfelt congratulations, and wish them success in the rest of their Japanese tour as well as their Tokyo Dome appearances in March.
SHINee World, Fighting!
Source: K-pop Herald
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