MNET Kicks Off M Countdown Global Tour, Announces First Stop: Taipei, Taiwan!
By Staff Writer | March 28, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
MNET recently announced that their first global tour will set sail with Taipei as the first stop. The media company is planning a large scale concert wherein both local and Korean artists and fans will get to interact. The ultimate goal of the concert, dubbed as 'The Global Music Festival' is to unite Korea and the host country, which in this case is Taiwan.
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The official name of the Taiwan concert stop is M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan, which will be held at the Taipei Arena on April 24th. In that same month, M Countdown will also go to Indonesia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Indonesia.
This April 24 visit will be M Countdown's first visit to Taiwan as a stop in their world tour. This was brought about through the huge demand for the music franchise. The global music festival is expected to have a successful turnout, and generate considerable interest. It was revealed that data indicated that there are a large number of Taiwanese fans among those in the world who participate in online vote that determines K-pop ranking of each week.
At , weekly chart results for the first quarter of 2013 will be aggregated. What this means is, artists who topped the M Countdow chart and therefore led the Hallyu wave fever worldwide during this period of January and March, 2013, will be the highlights of the showcase in Taiwan. Special stages are expected, reflecting current and future K-pop trendAccording to the production team, "Please expect to see mind-blowing stages with fabulous artists lineup this time since we are going to pull out all music festival know-how when it comes to global tour with world's top artists." They are setting the bar high due to the huge success of MNET and M Countdown international stops in Japan and Thailand.
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