Boxing Day presents from South Korea

Just as we thought we could settle down to another day of continuous eating and general sloth and gluttony, South Korean entertainment agencies have rocked us off our sofas with the announcements that early next year, not one, but two massive names would be heading our way!

Girls’ Generation
SNSD London UK

Under Interscope Records SNSD will be reading to knock on the doors of the European market with a special album release of The Boys!

On January 17th, 2012, the girls will be releasing a special album in the United States, Canada, France, and England featuring songs from their third album, as well as Korean, English and remix versions of ‘The Boys’.

This will mark the girls’ official debut in the European market following the release of their U.S. debut with ‘The Boys’ maxi-single earlier this month. ‘The Boys’ managed to debut at #122 on the iTunes on December 21st, with the English version of ‘The Boys’ having ranked in at #74 back with their October release.

Considering the fact that they haven’t promoted at all in the country yet, the K-Pop fever is being felt all across the world.

On December 26th, SM Entertainment stated,“SNSD will be promoting actively on stages all across the world, not only Korea and Japan. The members will also be pursuing a more diverse range of individual activities like dramas and musicals.”

Article Source: AllKpop

Beast 
Beast B2st London UK Kpop

On December 26th, Cube Entertainment held their ‘Cube Entertainment Vision Briefing’ press conference at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, and unveiled their plans for 2012.

To start, officials announced that B2ST will embark on a 21-city tour. They’ll be kicking off the tour in Seoul on February 4th, followed by Germany (Berlin), England (London), Spain, America (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco), Canada (Vancouver, Toronto), Singapore, Japan (five cities), Thailand (Bangkok), China (Shanghai), Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Thus far, 14 countries and 21 cities have been confirmed, with Brazil and Argentina still in discussion.
Over $200 million USD is being invested in the tour, and Cube hopes to attract at least 200,000 fans in total. They’ll be taking the tour to new heights by bringing in LED screens, the best video equipment, and 3D effects.

Yoseob stated, “I’m proud that B2ST is able to perform all over the world, and not just in Korea. We promise to work even harder next year.” Another official added, “2012 will be the year that B2ST expands out of Asia and into the rest of the world. They’ll receive a lot of love right alongside the K-Pop boom.”

Article Source: AllKpop

There you have it guys, the UK is starting 2012 off with a massive Kpop bang! So put down your mince pies and turkey curry, there’s banners and dance routines to be learned!

Here’s to hoping the world won’t end in 2012…

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