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Review: VIXX Shangri-la In Sydney

*Reproduced with permission from Asian Pop Radio*

Welcome to the first of a series of reviews from the Asian Pop Radio team on VIXX’s Shangri-la tour in Australia! We will be covering both the Sydney and Melbourne legs of the tour; showing you, our APR crew member’s experiences and each sharing our favourite highlights.

Our first review comes from crew member Katy, who attended the Sydney concert on Monday the 27th. Please look forward to the others we have in store for you!

On Monday evening VIXX kicked off the Australian leg of their Shangri-la tour, performing at the Big Top in Luna Park, Sydney. Fans lined up from early in the day, and were excitedly chatting with each other around the venue, setting the place abuzz with energy well before the show started.

As a ST☆RLIGHT; a member of VIXX’s fandom, I too was excited for the evening performance. This would be the first time the 6-member group would be coming to Australia, and expectations had already been raised when Ravi appeared at Rapbeat: promising a tour together with the other members soon after. Now the day had arrived, and I was more than ready to get inside and dance to their live performances!

When we were finally allowed inside, the attendees were more than ready to start the concert as soon as possible. Cheers and fanchants erupted even as the music videos counted down the minutes until the boys appeared on-stage.

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Finally, the time came and the screams grew even louder as the six idols stepped into view. From my spot in the Silver standing section I had a clear view of the stage, and was able to watch all of the amazing choreography that accompanied the songs. Starting with the more recent songs: Fantasy and Desperate, VIXX set the standard for the evening very high straight away.

Midway, VIXX took the chance to answer several questions posed by fans; showing what they had been doing recently, where they had been in Sydney, and throwing in some aegyo for good measure. Main vocalist Ken was being his usual cheeky self; messing around and teasing leader N whenever possible during the talk, while youngest member Hyuk forced Hongbin to pull cutesy poses.

​My favourite parts of the concert were towards the end: as the show drew to a close, VIXX returned to their earlier hits: On and On, Error, Love Equation and Angel. The fans in the venue went wild; chanting, singing and dancing along, and I couldn’t help but join in too! As the concert drew to a close, everyone kept calling for more songs, and the show finished on a high note. All the members looked happy and waved farewell with smiles and many love hearts.

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​I thoroughly enjoyed the evening out, and was very happy with the experience I had. Though there were fewer people there than at other concerts, this gave those in the standing area room to dance and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I hope that VIXX return soon with another concert, and for Melbourne ST☆RLIGHT: this is one concert you don’t want to miss!

Written by: Katy Phillips
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Forget Hay Fever season, it’s Idol Fever Season!

Get ready Australia, you have a new excuse to get the tissue boxes out!

It has been announced that Australia will get a delayed viewing of the 2nd Live from Aqours (the idol group associated with Love Live Sunshine). Thanks to Madman Entertainment the one day only event will take place on October 14th in selected cinemas all around Australia. YES! This is a first for this particular type of event where many states will have the opportunity to go and see this event on the big screen.

From Madman Entertainment:
One Screening Only! Saturday October 14, 2017

Worldwide sensation Aqours (pronounced Aqua) from the hit anime series Love Live! Sunshine!! will be performing a live concert from Metlife Dome in Saitama, Japan. Featuring performances from all 9 members of the group and select songs from their entire discography, this is an event not to be missed.

The unique concert viewing experience is a fun event for all those in attendance, fans are encouraged to cheer and sing along, cheer and wave their light-sticks at this special event.

This event will be a replay of Day 2 from the Saitama leg of the Happy Party Train Tour Concert.

Note: Please be aware that the event will be presented in a raw uncut format in Japanese with no English subtitles provided.

There will also be a pop up store available on the day with official Happy Party Train Tour and other Love Live! Sunshine!! Official goods available on the day of the event.

Tickets are selling fast and available now

The Locations are as follows:

NSW: Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney
VIC: Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne
QLD: Event Cinemas Myer Centre, Brisbane
WA: Hoyts Carousel, Perth
SA: Event Cinemas Marion, Oaklands Park

For more information on the event visit here!

Tickets are $40.00 each. This is not an event to be missed. So go grab your glow sticks and come and join in on some Japanese goodness!!  To give you a bit of an idea of what to expect here is some footage from the first Aqours live!

First Aqours Live is available for pre-order here! 

New Garnidelia Video Rakes In Over 1 Million Views In 1 Week

J-Pop duo, GARNiDELiA are known for their catchy, electro releases and this latest one is no exception. The latest track, “Togen Renka” features MARiA, 217 and Miume dancing up a storm with the clip on YouTube smashing through 1.6 million views in just one week.

The clip is also on Chinese video sharing site, bilibili, where it has so far garnered over 1.1 million views which equates to just over 2 million views combined. Up until this release, their biggest hit was “Gakuraku Joudo” which has over 13 million views. To see what it’s all about, here’s the video below:

Celebrate Ten Years Of Hatsune Miku

Hard to believe but that blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, has been around for ten years already. I know, where has the time gone? To commemorate the occasion, Exit Tunes will be releasing a limited edition four disc album called “Vocalohistory feat. Hatsune Miku”.

The CD will come absolutely jam packed with 60 tracks ranging from halyosy, Mitchie M 40mP plus loads more.

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There will only 3939 copies made of this CD and you may be wondering why the odd number of 3939? The number can also be pronounced as Miku Miku! The CD will also have art cards inside the packaging, an art book featuring artwork from RAHWIA, Komine, CHRIS plus more as well as 15 badges will be included too.

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The album releases on March 15 2017 and pre-orders are now open from various online stores like Amazon Japan and Animate. The album will retail for ¥8000 so with shipping, you’re looking at close to $100 if not a little bit more.