As K-pop fans might have heard, rookie K-pop boy group Boys Republic will be touring Europe on their “The Royal Tour” from 3rd – 12th July 2015. Stopping off in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Koln, Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, and Wien. Tickets are already on sale and are selling like hot cakes, so be sure to act fast as only the last few are left!
Under Universal Music, members Wonjun, Sunwoo, Minsu, Sungjoon, and Suwoong spent two long years vigorously training in Dance, Music, Vocals, Culture, and Language, coming together as Boys Republic in June 2013.
Their first release was Party Rock which set the stage for a very successful future and proved that although they are a boy group amongst many in Korea, they were completely unique in terms of musical style and promotional activities for their era. The song peaked at #1 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Whilst debuting the members also became part of the much loved show Rookie King: Boys Republic which showed the daily life of the group in a diary form, whilst getting the members to do quests.
In October 2013 the group made their second appearance in the charts with the release of You Are Special. The song features some heavy vocals and club music, which mellows at the chorus. The month also saw members voted and invited to close the U.O.X music festival in Malaysia. They also became the ambassadors alongside K-pop boy group VIXX for the charity campaign Eye Camp Expedition, joining volunteers in Vietnam to help the visually impaired.
Video Game was released early in 2014 with the caption “Childish boys growing up to be superheroes.” The music style was unique, along with the beautifully choreographed video, which allowed a connection between the K-pop world and the electronic side of Korea that the country is known for (E-sport MMORPG’s such as League Of Legends, Starcraft and Dota are a huge part of Korea). August 2014 saw them take part in MTV’s World Stage Live In Malaysia, performing in front of 15,000 people.
In November 2014, the music video for their last track, The Real One, had the concept of Modern Vs Classic, with the Victorian era portraying elegance, whilst the modern day suits conveyed sophistication. Keeping in trend yet tipping their hat to a retro style, Boys Republic brought a fresh new stance to music once again, going off in a completely new direction from the hip-hop scene that was sweeping Korea. The month also saw the group’s Japanese promotions start, as they performed in front of 1,000 enthusiastic fans at Tower Records Shibuya store.
So there you have it, a brief introduction to the rookie K-pop boy group Boys Republic. It is pretty exciting to have another K-pop group come to Europe, let alone the UK – so please be sure to show your full support.
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