SM artists attract 15,000 fans to LA concert
The artists of SM Entertainment made their second stop of their “SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR” in the United States over the weekend, drawing some 15,000 fans to the Staples Center in Los Angles.
A total of 44 singers and actors including some of K-pop’s biggest names such as Super Junior, SHINee, and Girl’s Generation, performed at the famed venue on Saturday.
The concert started off with The Grace’s member J-min’s rendition of song “Shine,” followed by other solo and group performances by Kangta, BoA, U-know Yunho, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) TRAX, Kim Jong-min and Lee Yeon-hee.
Sisters Jessica of Girls’ Generation and Krystal of f(x) sang U.S. artist Ke$ha’s hit pop song “Tik Tok” while Kangta and actress Ara also gave a musical duet performance.
“I am extremely grateful that so many people have come to fill this arena. Fans should be prepared to anticipate more than what they have been expecting to see,” singer Kangta said.
Meanwhile, rock duo TRAX sang “Let You Go” and “Oh! My Goddess,” nine-member girl group Girls’ Generation took the stage for their performances of “Kissing You” and “Gee,” followed by songstress BoA, who sang her hit song “My Name.”
The highlight of the show was the performance by idols U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who arrived on stage on wires. The concert also featured dance performances by Super Junior members Eunhyuk, Donghae, Shindong, SHINee members Minho, Taemin, Girls’ Generations’ Hyoyeon, Yoona, Yuri, Sooyoung and f(x) members Victoria and Luna.
The four hour-long concert ended with a joint performance of all the artists singing and dancing to H.O.T’s hit song “Hope.”
SM’s world tour will continue on into Shanghai on September 11 at the Hongkou Football Stadium and next January in Tokyo.
SM Entertainment, one of the most influential entertainment houses in the country alongside YG and JYP, was founded by former singer Lee Soo-man in 1995.
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