B2ST (BEAST) is an idol group that formed in 2009 when groups like 2PM with their strong masculinity were the daese.
B2ST’s popularity became tremendous with dance numbers like ‘Shock’ with beautiful melodies and heartbreaking ballads like ‘On a Rainy Day’. In 2011, B2ST won ‘Song of the Year’ with ‘Fiction’ at the KBS Song Festival beating out many of the top artists becoming a Hallyu group ready for World Tour.
’2012 B2ST First World Tour – Beautiful Show’ took place at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium on February 4th. It was an event that indicated that B2ST’s World Tour would be a success. The hopes of the six members of B2ST transformed into a source of powerful energy that carried the show with the fans.
A full band was present at the concert which is unusual for an idol group.
B2ST’s hit songs ‘Lights Go On Again’, ‘BEAST is Best’, ‘Mastermind’ were some of the songs rearranged as powerful rock pieces for a new feel.
Ballad ‘I Knew It’ with the heartbreaking melody and addictive beat and new songs like Yong Jun Hyung‘s first hip hop solo ‘Living Without You’ also drew attention. Some of the new songs are B2ST’s project releasing new singles starting from last month through March, to release a full album in May.
Performances rarely seen on TV such as Yang Yoseb’s ‘Mother’ and Yoon Doo Joon-Song Dong Woon’s ‘When The Door Closes’ were performed in the concert.
Lee Ki Kwang and Jang Hyun Seung’s ‘Let It Snow’ performance drew huge cheers from the female audience because the choreography had the members perform sexy dance moves with female backup dancers. Yang Yoseob and Yong Jun Hyung flew in the air seated on the mirror balls that were retrofitted as chairs.
When singing the song ‘Edelweiss’, a lucky fan was brought up to the stage and played a part in the performance. Large TV screens and different props were used to create an amusement park like atmosphere and the members carried on with many different events for the fan. All other fans in the audience booed and cheered out of jealousy.
Performances included ballads like ‘I Knew It’, ‘Clenching A Tight Fist’, ‘On Rainy Days’ and dance songs such as ‘Freeze’, ‘Fiction’, and ‘Breath’, keeping a nice mix of genre throughout the concert.
The members have lots of concert experience having performed together with labelmates group 4Minute and G.NA on international stages such as England and Brazil. B2ST put on a fantastic performance for the audience and the 12,000 concertgoers replied with thundering cheers.
B2ST will be performing in the same venue once more on the 5th. The group will continue its world tour in Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany on the 12th. It is the same venue which artists such as ‘Boys II Men’ and the legendary British singer ‘Sting’ had performed in. They boys will continue their busy schedule with a fan meeting in China on the 25th.
The current ongoing world tour is scheduled to be held in 14 countries, 21 cities, and in total 31 concerts will be held.
Cube Entertainment‘s CEO Hong Seung Sung stated, “We are not just looking at Asia, we have all the itention to tour even more cities in Europe and in the U.S. if we continue to get more requests”.
Source: Newsis via Naver