NEWARK – YG Entertainment and Live Nation will present the 2NE1 2012 1st World Tour – NEW EVOLUTION. 2NE1 will perform on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Tickets, priced at 200, $150, $100, $80, and $50, go on sale Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m. on www.livenation.com.
Formed by YG Entertainment, one of the largest artist management agencies in Korea, 2NE1 has become a style icon and inspiration for world-renowned designers such as Jeremy Scott. The name 2NE1 combines the phrases “21st century” and “new evolution”, and is pronounced “twenty-one” or “to anyone”. Its unique and edgier style of music has attracted the attention of fans from all over the world, including prominent figures such as will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas.
CL, Minzy, Dara, and Bom first debuted with their single ‘Fire’ in 2009 and have garnered huge success throughout Asia, firmly establishing its dominance on the K-pop music industry. The band is quickly breaking the barriers into the global market. Their debut EP album containing mega-hit singles including ‘Fire’ and ‘I Don’t Care’ won them awards.
In 2010, 2NE1 released their first studio and full-length album “To Anyone,” which contains 12 tracks including ‘Clap Your Hands’ and ‘Can’t Nobody’. The album hit #1 on the iTune’s Hip-hop chart, #7 on Billboard World Albums charts, #1 on HMV Japan, and on top of various charts in Korea. Their follow-up singles, such as ‘Lonely’, ‘I Am the Best’, and ‘Ugly’ topped all major Korean charts and Japanese Oricon Chart as well and eventually won them the MTV IGGY BEST NEW BAND AWARD 2011.
YouTube channel views that surpass 300 million, Facebook Likes that near 3 million, and topping the music charts of countries other than South Korea’s are only a few of the group’s many achievements accomplished so far. 2NE1 will begin proving this global fame and talent by performing in front of thousands of U.S. fans.
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