One of the biggest and most storied artists from Korea, G-Dragon, is coming to Melbourne as part of his Act III, M.O.T.T.E World Tourthis August. Hello Asia! has put together everything you need to know about this K-Pop phenomenon who has shaped music, fashion and culture in Asia for the past decade.
Melbourne was introduced to G-Dragon (real name Kwon Ji Yong) when he toured with his group BIGBANG in 2015 as part of the MADE world tour. We got a taste back then of the artistry, charisma and musical abilities of G-Dragon. He comes back to Melbourne on Saturday 12th August at Hisense Arena for his first ever solo concert, part of the largest world tour ever put on by a Korean artist, spanning 4 continents and 18 countries. The tour kicked off in Korea on 10th June 2017 and will continue through the rest of this year.
What does Act III M.O.T.T.E mean?
Act III represent G-Dragon’s third decade in life and the Korean translation of M.O.T.T.E means ‘from birth’ in Korean. It is also an acronym for “Moment Of Truth The End”. So what does that mean? Is G-Dragon hinting at a final hurrah? Could this be the last time Melbourne fans get to see G-Dragon before he rides off into the sunset? (…well compulsory military service to be exact). As he said at his Singapore concert last weekend “I have to go somewhere soon” with a military salute “For maybe one an a half, maybe two years. So this might be my last show for awhile.”
Once in a lifetime opportunity to taste the G-Dragon experience with a VIP package
How often can you say you have been to a Sound Check to one of the world’s biggest artist? Live Nation is offering Melbourne fans a chance to get up close and personal with G-Dragon during his Hisense Arena show. What you will see or hear is closely guarded at this point but rest assured G-Dragon will give Melbourne fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What else is included? How about entry into Hisense Arena before general admission? Your very own VIP check-in? A VIP host on the day to assist you with your G-Dragon experience? Your very own VIP laminate that you can show off to your friends (and have them green with envy). And to top it off a specially designed G-Dragon tour gift. All the details are available over at the Live Nation website
A more personal look at G-Dragon
Melbourne fans will get to experience both G-Dragon and Kwon Ji Yong at Act III M.O.T.T.E. The brash, charismatic “GD” is of course on show, but fans will get a taste of the real Kwon Ji Yong and the man behind the façade. We get a personal look into the life of Kwon Ji Yong from his early days as leader of BIGBANG to what is now the biggest name in K-Pop today.
Stunning Visuals and Sound
Rocking a live band with some of the best session musicians in the world, the entire Act III M.O.T.T.E concert will be one of the best musically, putting a spotlight on G-Dragon’s life. The show will rock retro vibes and will be made complete with visuals to match. With red as the signature colour throughout the concert, pyrotechnics and visuals gives G-Dragon’s Melbourne fans a peek into how he lives his life – even from those close to him.
As an ambassador of Chanel, G-Dragon has become the style icon of not just K-Pop but all of Asia. He has admitted to packing suitcases full of Chanel pieces as he travels throughout the world. Melbourne fans will get to witness in person the reason why G-Dragon’s style is not just mimicked and copied by others in Asia, but blazing a trail for other Korean artists worldwide. Just check out his airport fashion that has fans queuing up to see him when he arrives in airports all over the world.
G-Dragon plays Melbourne on Saturday 12th August at Hisense Arena. Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale Monday, July 3rd at 2pm AEST. To get your hands on more details, and to find out about G-Dragon’s other shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, head to the Live Nation website.