CNBLUE have come a long way in just 3 years since they debuted in Japan’s Indie scene 3 years ago. From learning Japanese and performing on the streets of famous landmarks and setting up long lasting roots in the foreign country to taking over the charts in Korea, being the first band to win fan favorite in just two short weeks from debut and performing in countless other Asian countries. Most recently conquering the US with the success of their ‘Stand Up Live’ in LA concert earlier this year, CNBLUE are taking the world by storm and don’t seem to be letting up on their hurricane like grasp on the music industry.
Proud fans were floored to hear about the news that broke out on August 20th on the band’s website, of the quartet rock band finally setting foot in the homeland of Rock music as we know it today and have announced that they will hold a concert in London England for their first time ever. The concert, ‘CNBLUE LIVE IN LONDON 2012’ is set to take place in IndigO2, Greenwich, GB London on September 22nd at 7pm. The venue is said to hold over 3,000 fans and are excited to make the tickets available to them sometime soon. No other details have been announced as of yet.
CNBLUE have been riding the wave of fame this year taking advantage of numerous product endorsement deals including CF and a brand song ‘Friday’ for T.G.I Friday’s the newly acquired campaign for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 that was launched on August 17th. The band has no plans on slowing down their ride to the top of the media however. Their recent mini album, ‘Come On’ continues to fly off the shelves with an estimated sale count of over 60,000 copies sold to date. All this while their first major Japanese full length self titled album release ‘Code Name Blue’ has yet to hit the market, already numerous copies have been pre-ordered by eager and loyal fans. The album, featuring 12 songs, 6 of which are brand new compositions is said to represent CNBLUE‘s true color as all but two songs on the album were penned and composed by leader and lead vocalist Jung Yonghwa and lead guitarist and vocalist Lee Jonghyun.
Later this fall, the band have scheduled an Arena Tour aptly titled, ‘CNBLUE Arena Tour 2012 ~COME ON~‘ to take place in various locations in Japan. Beginning on October 2nd, the tour will kick off a total of nine tour dates with the first live stage at Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya and run to various high capacity venues throughout the course for the month concluding the tour on the 21st at Saitama Super Arena. CNBLUE are rumored to also have a new Korean album in the works also set to be revealed this fall in November.
2012 seems to have been jam packed with CNBLUE traveling and performing all over the world so far most likely continuing to the end of the year. With their tremendous continuing growth potential, CNBLUE don’t look like they’ll be wanting to take a break hold from their rein on the charts and the hearts of their fans any time soon.
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written by: Mari @cnbstorm / colormecnblue