Sunday, 28 April 2013

Viva Super Junior! K-pop Group Proves International Status In South American Tour

Super Junior is in the midst of their South American leg of the Super Show 5 and they are wowing fans across the continent.

The group kicked off their first ever solo tour in South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 21 and the show was a massive hit. Super Junior sold out all 8,000 seats in no time at all and the city reportedly added extra police at the airport for the idol group's arrival to control the crowd of fans who gathered to meet the stars as they arrived.

The first time any Korean artist has performed a solo concert in the country, Super Junior's show included a total of 24 songs, even including "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" by the famous Brazilian singer Michel Telo. The members rehearsed Portuguese prior to the concert and excited fans with their words, music, and dancing. So much so, that, according to the show's organizers approximately 140 fans fainted or had to be taken out of the venue in wheelchairs.

Super Junior said to the audience, "We flew 25 hours for our South American tour. We thought it was far, but when we stand on stage, we realize it's actually very close. When we debuted, we couldn't even dream that we'd have a solo concert in Brazil, and we thank you for letting us keep setting new paths."

Super Junior then continued their South American tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 23 to perform in front of an equally excited audience.

The concert included several special treats just for the group's Argentinian fans. Sungmin addressed the fans in Spanish and Shindong recited a few well-known Spanish-language tongue-twisters and the group held up the country's flag causing the crowd to go wild.

At one point during the show, all the Super Junior members donned Argentina's national football jerseys with their names inscribed on the backs. Throughout the duration of the concert the idols showed their respect and appreciations for their fans, and when it was all over, the audience left with smiles on their faces having finally seen their favorite K-Pop idols in person.

Super Junior continues their whirlwind South American tour with a show in Santiago, Chile on April 25 and an April 27 performance in Lima, Peru where thousands more anxious fans are eagerly waiting to see what special surprises are in store for them.   
Via Kpopstarz

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