After S.E.S, the Wonder Girls will become the first girl group in 9 years to have a concert next February (2009) with an audience of around 5000 fans.
A JYPE representative said, “The place and time hasn’t been picked but the Wonder Girls will have a concert in February 2009 for 5000 fans.”
It has been 9 years since a girl group opened a solo concert after Fin.K.L consecutive concerts in 1998 and 1999 and their rivals S.E.S in 2000.
Though many idol girl groups have emerged over the years, the main reason why they could not have a concert was due to the over popularity of boy bands. Not only was there no specific girl idol group that could follow Fin.K.L’s popularity, the entertainment companies though that without a certain hit song or having that much popularity, it was risky to open up a concert.
But Wonder Girls have earned success starting from last year’s “Tell Me” then this year’s “So Hot” and “Nobody” and are finally stepping up to open a concert.
The entertainment staff said, “This concert was created based on the members strong desire. After appearing as guests at JYP’s concert earlier this year, they had stated their intention that they wished to open their own concert.”
With regards to this, “The Wonder Girls thought that opening a concert was the best way to repay their fans for all the love and affection that they have given to the girls.” and added, “They are currently busy spending their time promoting Nobody but they are full of energy for their concert next year.”
Wonder Girls became Korea’s Little Sisters last year with Tell Me and they have dominated all music charts with So Hot and Nobody this year.
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