TOP KPOP SOLO ARTIST G-DRAGON RETURNS WITH HIS SECOND WORLD TOUR AUGUST 2017
G-DRAGON, leader of the hottest Korean band BIGBANG announced his return with his third solo tour, G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR <ACT III, M.O.T.T.E>.
After performing to more than 570,000 international fans with G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR [ONE OF A KIND] across 13 cities, eight countries and 27 shows, G-DRAGON is back on the road.
G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR <ACT III, M.O.T.T.E> kicked-off in Seoul this month and has extended to 20 cities in Asia and North America including Australia for arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this August.
Tickets and VIP Experiences for all shows go on sale at 2pm this Monday, July 3.
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: livenation.com.au.
‘M.O.T.T.E(母胎)’ means “mother’s womb” in Korean, which could also mean “from birth”. This is also the abbreviation of ‘Moment Of Truth The End’ – the moment of truth, truth itself, loneliness and anguish hidden behind the glamorous life from his massive success. Through this tour, G-DRAGON will present Act III of his life: 30-year-old Kwon Ji Yong, the third stage of his career.
World famous Creative Director, Willo Perron, is collaborating with G-DRAGON on this much anticipated tour. For more than 20 years, Perron has been pushing culture forward, lending his creative touch to the most innovative artists, including Rihanna, Kanye West, and Drake. He has also contributed in the interior designs of various global brands and is the pioneer in leading culture with his own story telling.
G-DRAGON 2017 WORLD TOUR <ACT III, M.O.T.T.E> kicked-off in Seoul on June 10 (Sat) at Seoul World Cup Stadium. 40,000 fans attended and G-DRAGON performed a setlist full of smash hits such as 'Heart Breaker', 'Breathe', 'Michigo', 'Crayon' etc. New tracks including 'Middle Fingers-Up', 'Bullshit' and 'Untitled' from his just-released EP Kwon Ji Yong, were also performed. The EP debuted at No.1 on eight major music charts, making him the Korean artist with the most No.1 on the iTunes Album Chart.
G-DRAGON made his Australian debut in October 2015 during BIGBANG’s first-ever, sold-out Australian shows.
G-DRAGON, a leader and producer of Korea’s hottest artist group, BIGBANG, produced not only their hit songs ‘Fantastic Baby’, ‘Bang Bang Bang’ and ‘BAE BAE’ but also his own track, ‘Crooked’. Six of the songs he’s produced have hit more than one billion YouTube views; ‘Fantastic Baby’ and ‘Bang Bang Bang’ have in excess of 200,000,000 views each. His astonishing producing skills make him as one of YG Entertainment’s main producers.
Heartbreaker, G-DRAGON’s first solo album released in August 2009, gained major success. It topped South Korea’s Gaon Chart breaking the record for most copies sold for a male solo artist of the year. In 2012 he released the One of a Kind EP that gained attention worldwide. This success lead him to his first solo world tour, G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR [ONE OF A KIND] taking in 27 shows beginning in Seoul, before continuing onto Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
After four years of preparation, G-DRAGON released follow up album, COUP D’ETAT. His outstanding musical talents earned a place in Billboard’s ‘Top 50 Game-Changing EMD Tracks of 2013’.
G-DRAGON is recognized as one of South Korea’s most influential leaders in music and fashion and was named by Forbes Asia the Most Influential Person Under 30 in Eastern Entertainment and Sports.
2017 World Tour <ACT III, M.O.T.T.E>
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
SATURDAY AUGUST 5
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
TUESDAY AUGUST 8
HISENSE ARENA, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY AUGUST 12
TICKETS ON SALE
2PM MONDAY JULY 3
8PM STAGE TIME
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
www.facebook.com/gdragon & www.livenation.com.au