SEOUL: Korean boy band BEAST's management agency Cube Entertainment announced at a press conference on Monday that the band will embark on a massive world tour next year, which will bring them to Europe, the US and Asia, including Singapore, reported Korean media.
The tour will see the sextet perform at 21 major cities like Berlin, London, Shanghai and Bangkok.
"I am proud that BEAST will get to perform not just in Korea but around the world," said BEAST member Yang Yoseob.
Cube Entertainment revealed that the company had invested 20 billion won (S$22.3 million) in the tour and said it will feature high production values along with special 3D effects.
A spokesperson for the company added that BEAST will be actively attempting to break into music markets across the globe in 2012, capitalising on the growing popularity of K-pop music today.
Alice Cooper is getting Lady Gaga a bible and a cookbook for Christmas.
The shock rocker is good friends with Gaga and looking to get her some useful everyday objects, which he thinks may help her if she wants to tone down her outrageous behaviour.
He told NME magazine: "I know Lady
Gaga really well. And for Christmas I'd get her a Betty Crocker
cookbook. That and a subscription to Good Housekeeping - because
those are the two things I know she doesn't have. Maybe I'd also
get her a bible, actually."
Alice - real name Vincent Furnier - added he relates to the singer because their on stage alter-egos are very different to who they are in real life.
"She created a character named Gaga. I created a character called Alice Cooper that I play. I'm not Alice now, I'll be Alice tonight. She writes songs for her, I write songs for Alice. I think she's great."
Alice's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" album is out now.Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.
It’s Starry Nite XIV, for the XIVth time! The organiser, SMU Soundfoundry, never fail to make it a rocking blast! Amidst their intensive exam preparation, SMU students know there’s always the time for Starry Nite.
And the one thing for sure that Starry Nite will bring to you, it’s awesome live music. It’s the event we all look forward to.
So what was rocking the stage this time round!
We saw some new bands, “The Flying Yam Cakes” and “Uncle John’s Moon Party” joining the line-up this time and to no surprise, the crowd just loved them.
Guest Band, Run Neon Tiger mesmerises the crowd with their rock originals!
And the familiar faces we never got enough of.
Like always, turning the crowd wild with their energetic music, it's head-banging time with St. Helens!
And finally the all-time favourite, Yelyn and Her Boys, engaging the crowd with popular covers and getting them all up and dancing!
Thank you once again to SMU Soundfoundry for the invitation, Starry Nite has always been a great entertainment and it's a pleasure to be involved.
Santa Monica, CA / Singapore (Nov 30, 2011) — Music luminaries Dr. Dre
and Jimmy Iovine kick-started the Beats By Dr. Dre inaugural tour of Asia this week, making Singapore their first stop. Hong Kong and Taipei are to follow, before they wrap up in Tokyo and mark their first post-tsunami visit to Japan. Partnering with top collaborators and celebrities in the region, this will be the first opportunity for Asian music fans to experience Beats with its founders and see why it is a world-class brand with a strong foothold in the lifestyle, pop culture and technology markets.
“The Asian and Japanese market has long been one of the world’s hottest
and biggest trendsetting markets for music as well as a flashpoint for
technology and creativity,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Beats by Dr. Dre and Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, which is a
division of Universal Music Group and a stakeholder in Beats. “We are excited to showcase our product line to the region’s market, which will allow them to finally hear music the way that they artist intended.”
Beats By Dr. Dre has recently launched its stunning new fall collection which
includes Beats By Dr. Dre Colors, the Beats by Dr. Dre MIXR, the Beats by
Dr. Dre Wireless and the Beats by Dr Dre Beatbox. For more information,
please visit www.beatsbydre.com
It was the first time in 11 years that Snoop & Dre have performed together for television - it was seen in 20 countries worldwide.
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood (President of Beats by Dre) then stopped into Hong Kong to meet fans at an exclusive Apple Hong Kong consumer event, and then onto Taipei yesterday for a HTC event. Today, onto Tokyo, where Dr Dre and Luke Woodwill stop to chat to fans at the Apple Ginza store, and wrap with a Beats party at the infamous Le Bar
Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, to celebrate their new
strategic partnership. Collaborating to pioneer the future of the smart phone
industry, HTC and Beats aim to create superior mobile audio experiences for consumers, which will result in a line of HTC devices integrated with Beats’ sound innovations. The Taiwan leg of the tour will also feature a celebrity-packed party at the popular club, Luxy, with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
To wrap up the Beats regional tour, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will head to
Japan for their first post-tsunami visit. After meeting and chatting with fans at an Apple Japan consumer event on December 2, Beats will specially host a
party at the infamous Le Baron, to be attended by the city’s biggest celebrities and top-tier media guests.
Focused on redefining the global audio market with its Beats by Dr. Dre™
audio experience, Beats is known for its unique consumer brand appeal and
ability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound captured in professional
recording studios, allowing consumers to hear music the way the artist
For more pictures, head on here.
Photos: Kevin Mazur
All Singapore Images: Courtesy of Beats By Dre Photos: Aloysius Lim