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K-Pop boyband, B.A.P prepares for an Australian attack

AS part of their 2014 world tour, popular Korean boy band B.A.P is taking over Melbourne and Sydney and tickets to their shows are selling fast! Carene Chong has the scoop on their tour and current availability of tickets.

B.A.P Australia tour

One of South Korea’s most popular exports: Best Absolute Perfect (B.A.P). Members are from left: Jong Up, Young Jae, Dae Hyun, Him Chan, Zelo and Yong Guk.  Image: B.A.P official website

Calling all K-pop fans! Super talented Korean boy band B.A.P (Best Absolute Perfect) is heading to our shores to perform in not one but two cities – Sydney and Melbourne.

In less than a week, fans of the boys – otherwise known as BABYs – will get the chance to see the boys up close and personal, doing what they do best – sing, rap and bust some smooth moves.

The boys are scheduled to perform at Festival Hall in Melbourne on May 8 before heading off to Sydney for another show at The Big Top in Sydney’s Luna Park on May 10.

However, fans will have to be quick with ticket purchases as they’re selling fast!

“All VIP and A-reserved seating tickets for both shows have sold out, with B-standing tickets left,” says concert organiser JK Entertainment Marketing  Manager Miji Kim.

B.A.P Australia show 2014 poster

“However, we urge those who missed out on the tickets they want, to call us on (02) 9808 1409, as you never know if anyone decides to cancel their purchase.”

She adds the company is expecting both concerts to sell-out.

But that’s not all! 200 lucky fans (100 from each state) will get the chance to attend a special ‘High Touch‘ event in which they get to high-ten the boys and see them up close.

Fans will have to purchase B.A.P’s first studio album, First Sensibility through JK Entertainment to be eligible for the prize. Those lucky enough to find a golden ticket hidden in the album à la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will secure a spot at the ‘High Touch’ event.

In addition, other merchandise such as Matoki (B.A.P’s mascot rabbit) light sticks and whistles are also available for purchase from JK Entertainment. Information on purchasing is available through JK Entertainment’s Facebook page.

The six talented young men by the names of B.A.P – Yong Guk, Him Chan, Young Jae, Dae Hyun, Jong Up and Zelo – burst onto the K-Pop scene in 2012 with their hit single “Warrior“.  The boys have set themselves apart from other like boy bands with their tough image – a far cry from the generic pretty boy personas that K-Pop is well known for.

From there, the boys continued churning out hit after hit such as “No Mercy“, “Power“, “One Shot“, “Badman” and their latest, “(1004) Angel“.

To date, B.A.P has moer than 100,000 fans officially registered in their fan club. That’s not including the thousands of unregistered fans both in South Korea and overseas.

True to its moniker of being the best and absolute perfect, the band has swept up music awards in both South Korea and overseas since its debut and was last year ranked among the top 10 boy bands in Korea for 2013 by leading Korean entertainment news outlet, Dispatch.

2014 is proving to be a bigger year for the boys as they embarked on their third global tour with more cities added to the list this time around including New York, Paris, Düsseldorf, London, and of course Melbourne and Sydney.

The boys kicked off their “BAP Live On Earth 2014 Continent Tour” in March in their hometown, Seoul, and will finish up in Chiba, Japan by the end of June.

Tickets are still on sale via Ticketmaster for the Melbourne show and Big Top Sydney’s website for the Sydney show.

Find out more about B.A.P’s Australian shows on JK Entertainment’s website. Stay tuned for Meld Magazine’s coverage of the Melbourne concert!

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