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BABAB1A4PromoPoster
BABA B1A4
featuring B1A4
Also Known As
Hangul
Kanji
Pinyin
Directed By
Produced By
Label WM Entertainment
Concert Dates December 8-9, 2012 (Seoul)
January 26-27, 2013 (Kobe)
January 29-30, 2013 (Yokohama)
March 9, 2013 (Taipei)
March 12, 2013 (Jakarta)
Venues SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
World Memorial Hall
Yokohama Arena
Taipei International Convention Center
Skenoo Hall
DVD Release June 19, 2013 (Japan)[1]
June 24, 2013 (Seoul)[2]
Genre K-POP
Running Time
Concerts
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BABA B1A4 was the first domestic concert of South Korean boy band B1A4. It opened on December 8, 2012 at the SK Handball Olympic Gymnasium at the Olympic Park, Seoul and ended the next day with tickets sold on October 18.[3]

The concert sees the first time a rookie group barely two years from their debut holding a concert on a big venue making the group a big name in Korea already.[4]

BABA B1A4 had approximately 11,000 attendees.[5]

BackgroundEdit

The concert was announced on September 26, when WM Entertainment, the group's agency in South Korea, posted on the group's official website regarding B1A4's first concert to be held at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium (a.k.a Olympic Fencing Gymnasium) on December 8 and 9 with the time, name and other essential details to be revealed by mid-October.[6]

On October 12, 2012, the title, poster and additional details about the concert were revealed by WM Entertainment on the group's official site. "BABA B1A4" is said to start at 6:00PM KST (for both days) and ticket prices will start at ₩ 88,000 (approximately $80), it is also indicated that fans can purchase their tickets on three ticketing outlets and online sites.[7]

Additional individual member poster were also posted on the website starting with Jinyoung, CNU and Baro on October 15, 2012 and was followed by Sandeul's and Gongchan's a day later.[8][9][10][11][12] It was reported on October 19, 2012 that all 8,000 tickets available were already sold out with an initial number of 75,000 people trying to visit the ticketing sites to purchase a ticket.[13][14]

After the success of the concert in South Korea, B1A4 also went on to present BABA B1A4 in Japan, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

PromotionEdit

B1A4 concert self promotion by us directly - shocking fans and netizens

B1A4 themselves informed that they are self promoting. On the previous 18th, leader Jinyoung and member Sandeul revealed a photo of them wearing costumes. Jinyoun wrote "B1A4 dolls! Met them this morning" and Sandeul wrote " i hate the student that hold on to my duck tail just now"

In the photo, B1A4 were wearing bear, squirrel, duck, kangaroo and such. B1A4 was wearing the costumes that day to promote their concert themselves in front of daily schools in Seoul area.

The fans and netizens that received the news of B1A4 self promoting were in shock. Netizens showed their feeeling at loss "we couldn't meet them. Come up once again!" "they are self-promoting their concert? How touching. Self promoting idol, B1A4 are cool" "I wanna see them too, I wish they come to our place".

— TV Report[15][16]

DatesEdit

Date City Country Venue
December 8, 2012 Seoul South Korea SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
December 9, 2012
January 26, 2013 Kobe Japan World Memorial Hall
January 27, 2013
January 29, 2013 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
January 30, 2013
March 9, 2013 Taipei Taiwan Taipei International Convention Center
March 12, 2013 Jakarta Indonesia Skenoo Hall

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.amazon.co.jp/B1A4-1st-CONCERT-BABA-JAPAN/dp/B00BQTGYOU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1397716798&sr=8-5&keywords=b1a4
  2. http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%80%90B1A4%E3%80%91B1A4-1st-Concert-Baba-Seoul/dp/B00DJ6XXEW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1397716890&sr=8-3&keywords=b1a4+baba
  3. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=146686&page=1&no=179&code=notice
  4. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/10/b1a4-to-hold-their-first-solo-concert-baba-b1a4
  5. http://www.officiallykmusic.com/b1a4-successsfully-finishes-their-first-concert-with-11000-fans/
  6. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=145841&page=1&no=173&code=notice
  7. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=146686&page=1&no=179&code=notice
  8. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=146928&page=1&no=181&code=notice
  9. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=146929&page=1&no=182&code=notice
  10. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=146930&page=1&no=183&code=notice
  11. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=147001&page=1&no=185&code=notice
  12. http://b1a4.com/kor/notice_list.php?ptype=view&idx=147002&page=1&no=186&code=notice
  13. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/10/b1a4-sells-out-8000-seats-for-their-concert-in-5-minutes
  14. http://b1a4trans.tumblr.com/post/36358890831/interview-121123-b1a4-concert-ticket-power-even
  15. http://news.nate.com/view/20121018n38118
  16. http://flightb1a4.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5580-news121018-b1a4-concert-self-promotion-by-us-directly-shocking-fans-and-netizens/
  17. http://forums.allkpop.com/threads/disc-121208-baba-b1a4-1st-day-concert-in-seoul-fanaccount.90243/
  18. http://www.gurupop.com/fanclubs/gongchan/140228-130126-B1A4-BABA-Japan-concert-song-list
  19. http://www.gurupop.com/fanclubs/gongchan/140228-130126-B1A4-BABA-Japan-concert-song-list



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