Staging in Singapore for the first time as a commercial concert, SMTOWN Live World Tour III saw an enormous success with a whopping 26,000 concert goers witnessing the concert extravaganza that was held at the world’s largest floating stage, The Float @ Marina Bay. Backed up by a massive production value of more than $5 million, the stage setup was completed over the course of 96 hours, housing over 4,000 fans in the mosh pit zones where audiences were able to set foot on the floating stage for the first time.
As the biggest and one-of-a-kind global brand concert presented by S.M. Entertainment, SMTOWN Live features the company’s leading acts, who are also known as some of the biggest names in the K-Pop scene, including Kangta, TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO. Opening the concert with an energetic performance of ‘Hot Summer’ followed up by ‘Danger’, f(x) lit up the atmosphere and fascinate the audiences with their lively dance moves. Kangta took to the stage next and performed two tracks ‘Pine Tree’ & ‘愛頻率’, much to the delight of the fans.
The SMTOWN family continued with a string of their hits, bringing the house down with combined stages and special collaboration stages such as ‘California Girls’ by the two Jung sisters Jessica (Girls’ Generation) & Krystal (f(x)), ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Kyu Hyun (Super Junior) & Changmin (TVXQ), ‘Open Arms’ by Ryeo Wook (Super Junior), Onew (SHINee), Chen & Baekhyun (EXO), ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’ by TaeTiSeo & D.O, Luhan, Sehun, Chanyeol (EXO), just to name a few.
EXO, the newest addition to the SMTOWN family, also put up stunning performances of ‘History’ and ‘MAMA’, drawing exploding cheers from the fans while elevating the atmosphere to a new high. Performing on the finest stage at the concert was a first for them in Singapore, to which the group expressed that they were really honored to perform on the same stage as their seniors. Girls’ Generation followed soon after with hot favorite tracks such as ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Genie’, ‘Gee’, and certainly brought ‘The Boys’ out with their differentiated performances. Also not forgetting Asia’s top boy band Super Junior, who transformed the audiences into a sea of pearl sapphire blue during their performances. Some of the tracks performed by them that night were ‘Superman’, ‘Bonamana’, ‘Sorry Sorry’, ‘Sexy, Free & Single’, etc, as well as ‘Perfection’ by Super Junior-M.
Labelmates SHINee on the other hand, electrified the fans with spectacular live performances of ‘Lucifer’, ‘Ring Ding Dong’, ‘Sherlock’, etc, showing off who they are truly made up of. Bursting with excitement, the boys also expressed about their eagerness to return to Singapore for SHINee World Concert II which will be taking place on December 8th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. (Shawols & fans who’ve yet to purchase your ticket to SWC II, you know you wouldn’t want to miss it!)
The concert was at its peak with the return of the kings, as the duo from TVXQ charmed the 26,000 fans with their soulful voices, performing both old and new hits like ‘Rising Sun’, ”O’ Jung Ban Hup’, ‘Mirotic’, ‘Catch Me’, etc. Fans who were present at the concert were lucky enough to catch their latest stage performance of ‘Humanoids’, which we personally felt was way too impressive as the duo showed perfect harmony in their powerful dance moves and vocals. BoA, the queen of K-Pop as we crowned her, took the solo stages with a few of her popular releases such as ‘Hurricane Venus’, ‘My Name’ & ‘No.1’, bursting with charisma of her own. There was also a special stage of ‘Only One’, featuring Sehun of EXO, which was undoubtedly one of our personal favorites.
Altogether, 50 songs were performed by the SMTOWN family throughout the entire concert and we bet fans have enjoyed SMTOWN Live as much as we do. Wrapping up the concert, the finale stage ‘Hope’ was joined by all the S.M. performing artists, making it a memorable night for the fans to remember. Of course, SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Singapore wouldn’t be made possible without the concert organiser Running Into The Sun, along with official presenters, sponsors and partners.
We would like to thank Running Into The Sun for extending the invitation to SMTOWN Live World Tour III press conference and concert in Singapore. Do check out our set of exclusive photos taken during the press conference at our Facebook page under this link:
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