2NE1’s world tour expected to draw 200,000 fans

Girl group 2NE1’s first global tour, ‘New Evolution 2012’, is expected to gather more than 200,000 fans to its shows.

2NE1 began their world tour with concerts in Seoul from July 28 to 29, and traveled to Newark and Los Angeles in the United States and Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama and Saitama in Japan until September.

The group will continue their tour in November and December in Taipei, Taiwan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to YG Entertainment, “2NE1 attracted 20,000 fans in Seoul, 14,000 in the U.S. and 120,000 in Japan so far”, adding that they are expected to break a record by attracting over 200,000 fans during the total of 17 concerts in 11 cities around the world.

YG also said during the group’s U.S. concerts, 2NE1 ranked 29th on Billboard’s performance ranking chart, “Currents Box Score”, which was a first for a Korean girl group.

2NE1 will wrap up their New Evolution tour on December 8th in Malaysia.

Source: Yonhap