JYJ put on another stunning performance at their latest solo concert, “JYJ UNFORGETTABLE LIVE CONCERT IN JAPAN 2011,” leaving more than 80,000 avid fans in awe over the two-day concert from Oct. 15 to 16.
Making their first Japanese appearance in five months, JYJ gave performances of songs from their worldwide album, “The Beginning,” as well as their latest Korean special album, “In Heaven.” They also sang tracks from their drama OSTs, including “Found You” from MBC drama “Sungkyunkwan Sandal,” “I’ll Protect You” from SBS drama “Protect the Boss,” and “You Are So Beautiful” from SBS drama“Scent of a Woman.”
At the end of the concert, JYJ left an emotional message to their fans as they said, “We’re so thrilled to see our Japanese fans. We actually heard some concerns when it was announced that we would perform in the earthquake-damaged area, but we didn’t want to lose this opportunity to meet our fans in Japan. Today, on this stage, we felt your love and feel very encouraged.”
They continued, “Currently, we’re unable to meet you on Japanese TV or concerts as often, but we will not give up and will continue to work hard to produce our music. Also, we would like to thank you all for always continuing to support and love us. JYJ will continue to grow as a group moving forward.”
After hearing the heartfelt message, the 40,000 fans at the concert started chanting “Daijobu (‘It’s Okay’ in Japanese), JYJ!” and sang along the finale track, “In Heaven,” with the group.
JYJ’s management agency later released a statement saying, “Our Japanese activities are being blocked for many reasons, but through this solo concert, we were able to feel the passion and love of the countless JYJ fans. We promise to meet the fans more regularly through concerts in the future.”
All 80,000 tickets to the “JYJ UNFORGETTABLE LIVE CONCERT IN JAPAN 2011” sold out in a matter of minutes after they were made available in September. In addition to the regular seats, more than 10,000 standing seats also sold out for the concert. The two-day concert took place at the Hitachi Park in Ibaraki Prefecture, which was severely damaged after the earthquake in March.