K-Pop idol group 2NE1 performed in front of 7,000 American fans during their first ever exclusive concert in the United States.
Yesterday, August 18, 2NE1 performed at the Newark Prudential Center in New Jersey for their "New Evolution" global tour. Previously, global stars like Lady Gaga, the Eagles, Sting and Bon Jovi have all performed at the venue and it still continues to be recognized as a concert location for top stars.
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Although the concert began a little later than the original scheduled because of technical difficulties, the fans forgot about the delay as soon as the opening video for 2NE1 began to play.
2NE1 appeared on stage to open their concert with their internationally famous song "I Am the Best", followed by "Fire", "Clap Your Hands", "I Don't Care", and "Don't Stop the Music" to heat up the crowd in the audience.
Soon after, each member of 2NE1 showed up on stage individually to deliver their specially prepared performances. 2NE1's leader, CL, transformed into a DJ and introduced various pop numbers and created a club-like atmosphere while Bom performed her solo song "You and I." Dara also performed her solo song "Kiss" and showed off a provocative performance that excited the fans. Dara apparently chose a fan in the audience to come up to the stage during her performance. Minzy performed a powerful dance number that shocked the audience.
2NE1 performed a total of 23 songs in approximately 2 hours and successfully wrapped up their first "New Evolution" concert in the United States. After 2NE1 was announced as one of the best new bands in the world, this was their 2nd performance as well as their first exclusive concert ever in the United States. 2NE1 will perform at the LA Nokia Theater on August 24.
On August 22, 2NE1 will visit the head office of Facebook for a "Facebook Live" interview that will broadcast live worldwide. 2NE1 will be the first Asian group to be interviewed by Facebook.
After their concert in LA, 2NE1 will head to Japan to continue their "New Evolution" world tour on August 31.