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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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Hatsune Miku teams up with orchestra

We previously ran an article on an upcoming concert involving vocaloid Hatsune Miku and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra had 300 of their musicians from the orchestra for the concert in recognition of Isao Tomita. Isao is widely regarded as being a pioneer of Japanese electric music and the Symphony Ihatov concert tour was also based on the novel world by Kenji Miyazawa.

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The concert tour has been a huge success, so much so that more concerts are being planned for Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Nippon Columbia have released the following clip from the event which was held in Hanamaki-City from August 29.

K-Pop is Australia bound!

Sick and tired of complaining we Otakus get nothing here in Australia and the rest of the world has TGS, E3, Comic-Con and all the other cool stuff under the sun? No? Just me then 🙁 Well come the end of the year, specifically November 12th, and Sydney will be inundated with the wonder of the Asian music world that is K-Pop with a massive first of its kind concert performance! There will be no less than 10 K-Pop artists and groups that have each won acclaim for their catchy tunes, infectious beats and adoring fans. You might be wondering which groups will be gracing our shores, check the list below!

BEAST, SHINee, 4Minute, Secret, CNBLUE, miss A, Girls Generation, DBSK, KARA and 2AM will be in attendance and you can bet that I’ll be shifting heaven and earth to try and get to this…this will be truly a once in a lifetime experience to witness this spectacle, for all we know it’ll never be repeated 🙁 All we can hope for now is a similar J-Pop concert with Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Koda Kumi and my personal fave, AKB48. *drool*

For what to expect, check the Girls Generation clip below…most kawaii! And as soon as I have ticket prices, they’ll be posted right here.