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BIG BANG Planning To Stage Japan Dome Tour This Year?

by Angie Choi / Jul 18, 2017 07:28 AM EDT
South Korean band Big Bang performs on stage during the closing ceremony on day fifteen of the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.

Is a BIG BANG Dome tour happening this year? It's possible, according to a market expert who pegged the earnings of YG Entertainment to reach over 346 billion won at the end of the year because of BIG BANG members' concert tours.

According to a report by The Business Post, YG Entertainment stands to earn 346.4 billion won and 36.1 billion won in operating profit. The BIG BANG concerts account for 48.4 billion won in earnings for the label so it seems likely that YG will tap into this market, based on the analysis provided by Kim Hyun-seok, a researcher at Shinhan Investment & Securities.

Kim said that YG is planning to stage 34 profitable concerts this year including 14 BIG BANG tours for the MADE tour, Daesung's Japan Dome tour, G-Dragon's "Act III" MOTTE" World Tour and Taeyang's ongoing "White Night" tour. The source said that it is possible that a Dome Tour at the last quarter could send YG Entertainment's profits skyrocketing because of the strong following of BIG BANG.

It can be recalled that BIG BANG was supposed to go on hiatus as a five-member group due to the scheduled enlistment of its members. BIG BANG rapper T.O.P. was the first to enlist last February but was unfortunately discharged from is police unit after he was embroiled in a marijuana controversy. Daesung and G-Dragon have released their solo comebacks and filled arenas with their respective tours while Taeyang is expected to release his solo album in August even as he is in the middle of his "White Night" tour.

It is still unsure whether it will be possible for BIG BANG to make a comeback late this year given that T.O.P is still undergoing psychological treatment to ensure his mental health in the aftermath of the scandal in which he was meted two-year probation with a suspended jail sentence if he violates the terms of his probation, Korea Portal reported. It is also unsure whether the terms of his probation will allow him to perform with BIG BANG at the end of the year. G-Dragon and Taeyang, on the other hand, are already preparing to enlist sometime next year.

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