In the past year, SM Entertainment has been making progress in expanding its SMTOWN Live World Tour, making stops in the United States, China, Japan, and France. More and more fans from around the globe have been organizing activities such as flash mobs and Twitter trends in hopes of attracting the tour to their own countries and cities. In particular, Taiwan has been a place which has been fully invaded by the Hallyu wave in the past couple of years, and Taiwanese fans have been patiently waiting for SMTOWN to make a stop. Recently, the concert organizer for many K-Pop concerts in Taiwan has finally indicated that SMTOWN will likely make a stop in Taiwan during the second half of 2012!
Super Dome, the organizer who planned concerts for groups such as Super Junior, SHINee, and Girls’ Generation, stated, “In terms of SMTOWN, it was originally scheduled to take place in December 2011. The artists’ schedules were blocked off for the event, but we were waiting for availability at an appropriate venue. At the end, the wait was too long and the artists’ schedules had to be freed up, and the venue ended up being available two to three weeks after that. When we went to Korea for a meeting, we discussed the issue in regards to SMTOWN once again. It was difficult to work out a time for the first half of 2012 due to the artists’ and venue’s availability, so we are looking at scheduling the concert in Taiwan within the second half of 2012.”
For the fans that can’t wait to see SMTOWN Live, they will be able to see the show in theatres soon, as SM Entertainment has planned on releasing footage of SMTOWN Live in New York in the form of a movie during the first half of 2012.