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[COVERAGE] CNBLUE : worth the wait, worth the penny : leaving such a ‘MANTAP’ concert for MALAYSIA BOICE

Since their debut in 2010, CNBLUE has been a force to be reckoned with in the K-Pop industry, known for their unique blend of rock and pop music. Comprising of members Jung Yong-hwa, Kang Min-hyuk, and Lee Jung-shin, the band has captivated audiences worldwide with their electrifying performances and heartfelt lyrics.

Formed under FNC Entertainment, CNBLUE quickly rose to prominence with their debut mini-album “Bluetory,” which showcased their musical versatility and exceptional talent. The title track “I’m a Loner” became an instant hit, catapulting the band to fame and earning them numerous awards.

One of CNBLUE’s defining characteristics is their ability to infuse rock elements into the K-Pop genre, setting them apart from other groups in the industry. Songs like “Love,” “Can’t Stop,” and “I’m Sorry” exemplify their signature sound, characterized by catchy guitar riffs, dynamic drumming, and emotive vocals.

Beyond their musical prowess, CNBLUE has also made a significant impact through their philanthropic endeavors and advocacy work. The band has participated in various charity concerts and campaigns, using their platform to raise awareness for important social issues and lend support to those in need.

In their recent tour, CNBLUE rocked Kuala Lumpur with an unforgettable concert experience at Mega Star Arena. Organized by Hit Maker Entertainment & Lo-Fi Entertainment, a staggering 5000 fans from all over Malaysia flocked to the venue to witness the band’s electrifying performance, singing along to their favorite hits and cheering on their idols with unwavering enthusiasm.

During the concert, CNBLUE delivered a powerhouse performance, singing for almost 3 hours non-stop. Fans were treated to a marathon of their greatest hits and newest tracks, as the band showcased their dynamic stage presence and infectious energy, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

Adding to the excitement, CNBLUE surprised fans by learning a few Malaysian phrases such as ‘mantap‘ (awesome), ‘saya sayang awak‘ (I love you), and even ‘one two jus’ (a reference to Malaysian style of rock papper scissor). Their efforts to connect with Malaysian fans on a personal level were met with overwhelming appreciation and further endeared them to their audience.

The atmosphere was electrifying as fans adhered to the dress code for the concert, donning various shades of blue to show their support for CNBLUE. Not to be outdone, the band members themselves joined in, sporting blue attire and accessories including blue rings, blue microphones, and blue jeans, creating a sea of blue that enveloped the venue in a wave of solidarity and unity.

This marked CNBLUE’s first visit to Kuala Lumpur in 10 years, further intensifying the excitement among fans who had eagerly awaited their return to Malaysian shores.

Throughout the concert, the fans’ voices rose in unison, singing along so loudly that it sounded like CNBLUE was featuring their own fandom, BOICE. The powerful connection between the band and their fans was palpable, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone present.

Before bidding farewell, CNBLUE made a heartfelt promise to return to Malaysia, expressing their gratitude to fans for their unwavering support. With smiles on their faces, they added the Malaysian phrase ‘saya janji‘ (I promise), sealing their commitment to come back and create more unforgettable memories with their Malaysian fans. And also the band excitedly announced their plans to release new music and a new album later this year, igniting anticipation among fans for what’s to come. Can’t wait!!

During their 3 days visit, hashtags such as #CNBLUEinKL, #CNBLUENTITYinKL, #CNBLUEBalikRaya, and #MYboice were used and trended on various social media platforms.

As they celebrate over a decade in the industry, CNBLUE shows no signs of slowing down. With each new release and tour, they continue to showcase their growth as musicians and solidify their status as one of K-Pop’s most influential bands. Whether rocking out on stage or captivating audiences with their heartfelt ballads, CNBLUE remains a powerhouse in the world of Korean music, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of fans everywhere.

We would like to thanks Hit Maker Entertainment & Lo-Fi Entertainment for the invitation!

2024 CNBLUE Live ‘CNBLUENTITY’ In Kuala Lumpur
Jointly Organised by Hit Maker Entertainment & Lo-Fi Entertainment

Set List

Opening :
1. INTRO + I’m a Loner
3. Intuition
4. Hey You

(1) Segment
5. Imagine (Short Version)
6. Love Light (Short Version)
7. You’re So Fine

(2) Segment
8. INTRO + LOVE (cut)
9. INTRO + 99%
10. Lady
11. Coffee Shop

(3) Segment
12. Time Capsule
13. SE(VHS) + Winter Again
14. Till Then
15. Hide and Seek
16. Cinderella

(4) Segment
17. INTRO + In My Head
18. I’m Sorry
20. Between Us

Encore :

(5) Segment
21. Young Forever
(6) Segment
22. Can’t Stop
(7) Segment
23. INTRO + Then, Now and Forever + OUTRO
24. Love Girl

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