BIGBANG Reflect on Their World Tour in Exclusive Q&A

A huge cake to celebrate the huge world tour BIGBANG embarked on that included stops in 12 countries in four continents.

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"We really shine when we are on stage together. We are the most passionate when performing BIGBANG music. It was a new feeling for us to perform in so many different countries," the K-pop princes say

Do you guys have any touring rituals, funny stories, or backstage habits that you'd like to share?
Usually, when we finish a song, the stage goes dark, and it becomes chaos because everyone sprints backstage for wardrobe change. But when Seungri’s solo stage comes up, we all watch from the sideline. When the sounds of Seungri’s helicopter and laser gun appear, we all stop from what we are doing to watch his performance. What can we say!? Seungri is very cute and entertaining! In the dressing room, we talk and fool around with each other. We are all very talkative and can talk all night long.

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What was the most memorable part of the show itself? Do you have favorite songs to perform?
What impresses us the most is that music fans across the globe can dance and have fun together regardless of the language or cultural background. It’s hard to pick one song we love because all the songs are special to us, but when our overseas fans sing “Haru Haru” together, it’s really heartwarming.

What was it like working with choreographer Lauriann Gibson?
We heard that this was Laurieann Gibson’s first collaboration with an Asian artist. She was so passionate while thinking of ideas for our concert that she would go without taking a break to eat! We felt like we could learn a lot from her since she’s worked with such great musicians. Laurieann as well the lighting, band, and stage design crew, helped us bring our music to life and improve the experience by 120%.

What else is next for the BIGBANG members in 2013?
2013 will be a period for each individual member’s personal growth. G-Dragon will release a new solo album and hold a solo concert in Korea and Japan. Taeyang is also getting ready for his new solo album. TOP just finished shooting his feature film “Alumni” and is waiting for it to be released this year. Daesung will release his solo album in Japan at the end of February and debut in Japan. Seungri will continue to work on Korean and Japan TV dramas to keep his fans happy!

Daesung, what can you tell us about your Japan solo album?
My Japanese debut album titled “D’scover” is comprised of remakes of classic Japanese pop songs. You could expect heart-warming, powerful and upbeat songs on this new album. It was challenging to work simultaneously on the world tour and solo album, but when I look at the final product, I am thankful for my team that made it possible.

G-Dragon you recently gave a track in English to Nicola Formichetti for Paris Fashion Week. Will you or BIGBANG be releasing music in English anytime soon?
We believe that anything and everything is possible regardless if it's a domestic or international project. If we are ready and the timing is right, we would like to hope and think that English songs would be released in the future.

Do you guys have any other exciting collaborations or surprises coming?
G-Dragon, Daesung, Taeyang will all release their new songs through solo albums. Also, if we could share positive energy with other artists and do something creative together then you will see more collaboration. Fans will have to stay tuned and see what comes out in the future. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a surprise!

Is there anything else you would like to add or give a message to your fans worldwide?
The "2012 BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour" was a memorable experience to meet with fans across the globe. We would like to continue visiting various countries around the world and to meet every BIGBANG fan out there. In order to do that, we have to constantly evolve and challenge ourselves and grow as artists. We hope that all of you will support for us.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: BIGBANG in Concert

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