Nogizaka46, one of Japan's top-selling girl groups, performed in China for the first time at a goodwill concert held at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park in Xi'an.
The venue was packed with 6,000 Chinese locals, including many fans donning the girl group's official wear and accessories. The audience broke out in cheers from the moment the girls appeared onstage to their opening theme, "Overture," and everyone, including those who had never heard of Nogizaka46, enjoyed a short but sweet introductory set of some of the group's biggest hits.
The girls kicked off their first performance in China with their recent hit single, "Jikochu De Iko!," and were greeted by fans screaming for Asuka Saito featured in the center of the song's choreography. After greeting the audience, the group went on to perform "Influencer" and "Inochi Wa Utsukushii" back to back.