Big Bang Announces a Summer 2014 Comeback
By Adrienne Stanley | January 26, 2014 05:05 PM EST
During the January 26th 2014 Big Bang +a In Seoul concert, Big Bang's leader G-Dragon announced that the group would be making a comeback as a complete unit by Summer 2014. G-Dragon noted that the group had returned to the stadium where they had held their first concert, after having traveled throughout the world. G-Dragon provided the reason for the comeback announcement by stating, "I feel sorry for our fans as well, and the way to make that feeling disappear is to release an album, and show it to you first". This statement was in regards to the fact that the fan base surrounding Big Bang has rapidly expanded, yet the group has not released an album since 2012's Alive EP, which led to the successful Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour. The last complete Korean studio album by Big Bang was the 2008 release Remember.
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In regards to the upcoming release, G-Dragon went on to state,"We are preparing hard for it. It will be this summer". Big Bang engaged in solo activities in 2013 with G-Dragon and Seungri releasing complete studio albums, while Daesung released a Japanese album. Big Bang's T.O.P and Taeyang both released singles which were dance music based. Most recently, G-Dragon has been actively promoting his endorsement for the luxury accessory line J.Estina and made headlines while attending the 2014 Paris Fashion Week with group mate Taeyang.
Big Bang reunited to complete a six dome tour in Japan prior to the three 2014 Big Bang +a In Seoul. During their six dome tour, Big Bang played to an attendance of over 700,000 fans, while their 2014 Big Bang +a In Seoul performances brought in an audience total of 36,000. The January 17th announcement by YG Entertainment regarding an upcoming YG Family World Tour also adds excitement to the Big Bang comeback announcement, as fans worldwide are hoping that Big Bang will make a tour stop in their country.
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