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BIGBANG will carry on with Japan dome tour without T.O.P in May

By diana / 2017.02.15
BIGBANG performs at K-Collection in 2012.

As promised, BIGBANG will continue with their promotional activities as a four-member group following T.O.P's enlistment last week.

Soompi cited the K-Pop band is set to meet their fans in Japan for a series of shows in May. The upcoming concerts will mark BIGBANG's fourth year in doing dome tours. Since 2013, the boy group has gathered about 780,000 attendees for these performances.

During their last show in Seoul with T.O.P, G-Dragon promised their fans that they will continue to hold shows as BIGBANG apart from their solo activities. More than 64,000 fans as well as celebrities gathered inside Gocheok Sky Dome to watch the five boys perform in one stage.

Among the celebrities who came to witness BIGBANG's final Seoul concert were BTS, Park Bo Gum, Lee Dong Hwi, Eric Nam, Kim Hye Soo, BLACKPINK, 2NE1's Dara, WINNER and a lot more.

According to Korea Times, the three-hour show was filled with mixed emotions, specifically when the BIGBANG members started to bid their goodbyes to T.O.P. During the concert, T.O.P also extended his gratitude to his co-members and fans for their support.

"Two years won't be too long a time. I will try to make eye contact with each and every one of you and keep you in my mind. I will come back as a more mature and improved person," the idol said.

Despite T.O.P's absence, G-Dragon assured fans that they will be releasing new music while their co-member fulfills his military duties. "We will strive to fill T.O.P's spot by releasing albums as a 4-member act as well as giving solo performances," the rapper said.

Before T.O.P entered the Nonsan Army Bootcamp last Feb. 9, the five-member BIGBANG had their "Last Dance" on SBS program "Inkigayo" aired last Jan. 15.

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