iKON Xmas Live Concert Fills Up Yokohama Arena

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Over the last weekend iKON once again thrilled an Arena full of fans with a setlist of old favorites and some new Christmas performances during their two day iKON Xmas Live Concert.

If you are a fan of iKON you probably know what a treat their live performances are. The boys have perfected having contagious fun with engaging interludes on stage and their sheer kinetic energy is something that fan accounts have said is one of a kind and a must to experience.

A new live performance is always cause for excitement and fans who looked forward to the Christmas Show were not disappointed. The special element of this  Show was no doubt the wholly Vocal Line Stages which were the first of their kind for iKON Concerts.

On a beautiful 360 degree Centre stage that lit up,  lifted and dipped along to the music, iKON performed many of their original hits with a fresh feeling that made one realize why they are favorites.

Bobby was also able to perform a solo stage of “Swim”, a track from his debut album. The big surprise was when he performed another track, “Secret” along with fellow iKON member Donghyuk and KPop Star 4 winner and label mate trainee Katie Kim!

Katie Kim also joined iKON’s Vocal Line for a soulful rendition of  the seasonal classic ‘White Christmas.’

Many Japanese News Portals covered the Show and were full of praise for iKON’s continued and consistent Showmanship.

iKON reportedly drew an audience of 30000 over the two days of their Concert to the venue that not long ago hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) –  a feat to be proud of for a merely two year old Korean group!

YGE has announced that iKON whose first Variety Show, JTBC’s iKON Picnic aka Idol School Trip just aired its final episode, will be coming back with an album in January 2018.

We all certainly hope so.

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See below for the Xmas Live Setlist (cr. Billboard Japan):

December 10, 2017 Kanagawa · Yokohama Arena
1. B-DAY
2. WHAT’S WRONG?
3. SINOSIJAK REMIX
4. ANTHEM / BI & BOBBY
5. THIS CHRISTMAS
6. PERFECT
7 .SWIM – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
8. SECRET (Feat. DK, KATIE) – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
9. WHITE CHRISTMAS with KATIE KIM
10. AIRPLANE
11. APOLOGY
12. # WYD
13. MY TYPE
14. WELCOME BACK
15. DUMB & DUMBER
16. WORLDWIDE
17. BLING BLING
18. RHYTHM TA REMIX (ROCK VER .)
19. JUST ANOTHER BOY
– ENCORE –
(Special Costume Fanservice!)
1. LONG TIME NO SEE
2. LOVE ME
3. DUMB & DUMBER
4. B – DAY

 

 

 

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Bobby’s Nico Nico Live Performance Wows Viewers

iKON’s Kim Bobby thrilled fans with the first live performances of tracks from his hotly anticipated debut album, Love and Fall as part of promotions for the album’s Japan release.

Though the album was originally released in South Korea on September 14th 2017 it took till November 29th for fans to be able to see more than a single promotional stage for the album’s title tracks due to YGE choosing to skip a promotional cycle for the album which was released while iKON was still actually on an extended Dome Tour in Japan.

Bobby’s live performance of tracks from Love and Fall were broadcasted on the popular Japanese video site/web channel Nico Nico.

The live included interactions with an MC during which Bobby answered questions about the album, played games, thanked fans for coming and mysteriously asked them to anticipate iKON’s next activity.

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Bobby’s stage itself was very simple featuring just the artist and a mic yet the atmosphere was full of Bobby’s excitement for a live performance and the intensity of his passion for music.

(All screens captured from @iamsocalicious video)

His set list included:

I love you,

Runaway,

Firework,

Swim,

Holup

Love and Fall was a surprising album for even the oldest and staunchest Bobby fans/iKONICs not just because after 3 years of waiting people had given up hope it would ever be released – but because the idol who was most famous as the young power rapper who won SMTM3 took a risk and did what no one expected by releasing a personal and heartfelt and mostly vocalist album!

Bobby sang his heart out and touched fans with the beauty and sincerity of his lyrics and the heart they revealed.

This made getting to see him perform tracks from this album even more special for fans and Bobby did not disappoint with his electric performance.

See below for the entire Nico Nico Live stage.

https://youtu.be/Rsiir2HtRgg

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Bobby also performed tracks from his album today at the Nike Force Battle Event marking the first time some of these tracks have been performed live in South Korea!

It’s truly good time to be a Love and Fall fan.

Konbats Shine Bright in the Daylight as iKON Rocks A-Nation!

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iKON performed live today at Japan’s Annual prestigious A-Nation Festival, the Crown Jewel of J-Pop Summer Festivals, for the 2nd time in their less than 2 year career and iKONICs proved that Konfire (the ocean of the Konbat light stick) can burn as brightly as the sun!

The Concert took place at Japan’s Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo, an almost 50,000 capacity venue and was well attended by happy festival fans.

Japanese iKONICs came in numbers – men, women, youth and children – and after buying out three stalls worth of merchandise they coloured the stadium fire red with a passion that Yunhyeong would have been proud of!

iKON’s set came up at about 5pm and many non fans were shocked at the amount of support they recieved. It was still daylight but the stadium suddenly began to blaze with Konfire and the fan chants rose!

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iKON put on an energetic set including in order:

Bling Bling

Rhythm Ta (Rock ver.)

My Type

WYD

Dumb & Dumber

B-Day

Despite two members literally flying in from overseas schedules, iKON performed as strongly as ever and entertained with their signature wild Ad-libs and infectious energy.

They were also able to communicate well with the audience in fluent Japanese during their Ments! It’s no wonder the boys even trended in Japan!

iKON’s Japan schedule will kick off officially in September with the start of their New Kids Japan Tour that includes 22 Concerts.

Meanwhile, their Mini Album continues to do very well, topping charts like Tower Records, Oricon and Billboard and proving iKON’s unrelenting popularity in Japan.

Check the #iKONanation2017 tag to see all the fun!

Donghyuk proves the name DK stands for Dancing King!

 

dhnhmlsxkaanhxrDonghyuk, iKON’s sweet vocalist, known as THE angel amongst iKONICs, reminds us all that he’s not just that, but he’s also a Dancing King.

In today’s performance at Move to Music, iKON not only brought the heat on stage, but Donghyuk specifically caused iKONICs to bring their fans out from all that *ahem* hot dancing he unleashed on all of them.

Here’s a short clip of the dancing king

another one if you’re still in need of more (who wouldn’t be?)

https://twitter.com/naekkon/status/898905852651855872

Donghyuk’s charismatic, smooth, and strong dancing as well as his growl at the end of his part in Rhythm Ta has got all iKONICs in a frenzy.

Here’s a take back to one of Donghyuk’s many jaw dropping dance solos that truly showcase what a talented dancer he is:

Beware of this guy, a dancing machine is behind all the sweetness and adorableness we are accustomed to seeing of him on a day to day basis. ezgif-2-2d44edc97e

 

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s V-Night with Dong on V Live at 11PM KST!