Girls’ Generation adds second night in S’pore

Girls Generation will be performing in Singapore on 9 December. (Photo courtesy of Running Into the Sun)
Girls Generation will be performing in Singapore on 9 December. (Photo courtesy of Running Into the Sun)

UPDATE (1 Nov)

After tickets for their first Singapore concert sold out in less than four hours, organisers have added a second date for the K-pop supergroup Girls' Generation Tour.

The second gig will take place on December 10, one day after their original concert date, also at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

[SLIDESHOW: Girls' Generation sizzle on stage]

Organisers Running Into the Sun said they were responding to the overwhelming response by fans and several requests for a second night to be added. It said the second show will take place at the earlier time of 6pm to cater to the group's massive teen fan base, who may need to take the MRT home.

5,500 tickets for the first night were snapped up in less than 4 hours on Saturday by preferred priority customers, even before tickets were supposed to go on sale for the public today, 1st November.

The upcoming concert of Girls' Generation, who are also known as SNSD, will cost an estimated S$1.8 million, the most expensive production among all K-Pop concerts held in Singapore.

The concert will showcase a 3-hour visual treat of sexily choreographed dance moves, along with a visual play of effects that include laser beams, LED screens, trapezes and elevated platforms.

Tickets have been priced at S$218 for terrace and moshpit seats and $168 for balcony and partially-restricted seats.

Fans split on price

Price-wise, fans have split themselves into two camps. Some feel that the prices are reasonable while others fear that fans, mostly teenagers or young adults, might not be able to afford the tickets.

"The prices of the tickets are quite justifiable because they are not just catering to one type of audience. I think it's affordable because I'm a working adult," said 22-year-old Evelyn Ng, who works in the education industry.

"For teens who aren't working, I'm afraid they cannot afford it but Singaporean kids are mostly pampered by their parents so I don't think it would be a problem," said Fabian Cheng, 21, police patrol officer.

Cheng also felt that the prices of the tickets are in an expected range.

The popular nine-member girl group will perform across two stages and strut along three passageways, where the audience can expect the girls to tease and amuse from every angle in both group and solo acts.

Right in the thick of the action are three mosh pits submerged in the middle of the stage, allowing the audience there to see the girls up-close.

What: Girls' Generation Tour

When: 9 December (8pm), 10 December (6pm)

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

How much: S$168 to S$218

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