Sunday, 24 March 2013

Super Junior Talks About Getting Old and New Tricks It Has for ‘Super Show 5’

The Super Junior members set out to raise expectations for the Super Show 5 concert in Seoul at a press conference held before the big show at Olympic Park’s Gymnastics Stadium on March 24.

Eunhyuk said, “I’m filled with emotions thinking about how far ‘Super Show’ has come as a brand. I ask for your hot interest and support.”

Yesung said, “Super Junior is already going on eight years as singers. The first digit (of our ages) is beginning to change. Honestly, it’s something I realized while having concerts and going on world tours, but when I go on stage, rather than feel physical burdens, I actually feel happier.” 

He continued, “We’ve had concerts in countries all around the world, and when I stand before the many fans, I think that’s where I get my strength. Everyone is exercising really hard. As younger friends make their debuts, I’m working hard to maintain my boyish looks and stay in top condition.”

Maknae Kyuhyun said, “We’re starting ‘Super Show 5,’ and the members have gotten older since the previous years. Even though I’m the maknae, the time has come for me to rely on my strength for stamina, and the members are exercising a lot individually. We’re working hard to show that public that Super Junior is still alive and kicking.”

On what sets this tour apart from the previous shows, Shindong said, “Unlike the first four tours, the members participated in [putting together] most of the stages. The song selection, costumes and stage concepts are a reflection of the members’ input.”

Shindong heightened expectations for the show, adding, “We tried a number of things, from appearing and vanishing suddenly to levitating, and this time we’re even drawing out a dream note. It’s as big as a 3,000 inch screen. We even used full mapping technology to project it.” 

“Because the members have gathered their own know-how, everyone knows their role really well and what the fans like as well,” said Eunhyuk. “When it came to choosing songs, we thought performing songs that we haven’t shown before is for the fans who come to every ‘Super Show.’ We practiced the choreography a lot too and put a lot of thought into the costume as well as other areas. Even though it may be lacking, we hope you look on it well. 

Following the Seoul shows, Super Show 5, which is set to be one of the largest scale world concert series for a Korean artist, will travel to China, Japan, Indonesia, South America and Europe after the Seoul concerts. Super Junior will take the show to San Paolo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru from April 21 to 27. 

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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