New Evolution Global Tour
Tour by 2NE1
South Korean promotional handbill
Associated album1st Mini Album, To Anyone, 2nd Mini Album / Nolza, Collection
Start dateJuly 28, 2012
End dateDecember 1, 2012
Legs1
No. of shows
2NE1 concert chronology
  • Nolza!
    (2011)
  • New Evolution Global Tour
    (2012)
  • All Or Nothing World Tour
    (2014)

New Evolution Global Tour was the first world tour and second concert tour overall by South Korean girl group 2NE1. It saw shows in 11 cities across 7 countries in Asia and North America spanning from July to December 2012, and promoted all of the group's albums released at the time. The tour attracted an estimated 169,000 attendees from several different continents.

Background

The tour was officially announced on June 13, 2012 through the YG Family website and was known for being considered the first world tour by a K-pop girl group.[1][2] The tour kicked off at the Olympics Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul on July 28 and 29, following the group's "I Love You" promotions. The tour was originally set to conclude on December 8 in Kuala Lumpur, however the concert was cancelled due to unresolved technical issues and ended instead on December 1 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Three-time winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Travis Payne, served as the main director for production and choreography, along with Divinity Roxx (who previously worked on Beyonce’s world tour) and Michael Cotten (who worked on production design for the Olympic Games). Beatrice Chia-Richmond served as the creative director and concert organizer.[3]

The tour costumes were designed by long-time fashion collaborator Jeremy Scott. The stages were transformed into a theme park, a club, a sporting arena, and a fantasy world which incorporated use of giant inflatable props, conveyor belts, and a video wall—where it simulated a rollercoaster ride during CL and Minzy's performance of "Please Don’t Go".[4][5]

Reception

The tour was well received following its conclusion, with The New York Times listing the tour's stop at the Prudential Center in New Jersey their second favorite concert in all of 2012.[6] SSTV stated that tour were some of the best concerts among any girl group[7] and Newsis commented the tour was reminiscent of a summer rock festival and "the performance was more complete than anything else".[8]

Set list

Setlist (Worldwide)
  1. "Intro Visual"
  2. "내가 제일 잘 나가 (I Am the Best)"
  3. "Fire"
  4. "박수 쳐 (Clap Your Hands)"
  5. "I Don't Care" (Reggae Mix)
  6. "Don't Stop the Music"
  7. Club DJ (CL Solo)
  8. "Don't Cry" (Bom Solo)
  9. "You & I" (Bom Solo)
  10. "날 따라 해봐요 (Follow Me)"
  11. Dance (Minzy Solo)
  12. "Please Don't Go" (CL & Minzy)
  13. "Pretty Boy"
  14. "Kiss" (Dara Solo)
  15. "I'm Busy" (Backstage Intro)
  16. "아파 (It Hurts)"
  17. "Lonely"
  18. "In the Club"
  19. "Stay Together"
  20. "I Love You"
  21. "Ugly"
  22. "Let's Go Party"
  23. "Scream (Japanese)"
  24. "Hate You"
  25. "Go Away"
  26. "Can't Nobody"

Encore:

  1. "I Don't Care"
  2. "내가 제일 잘 나가 (I Am the Best) feat. Will.i.am"
Setlist (Japan)
  1. "Intro Visual"
  2. "I Am the Best (Japanese)"
  3. "Fire"
  4. "Clap Your Hands"
  5. "I Don't Care" (Reggae Mix)
  6. "Don't Stop the Music (Japanese)"
  7. Club DJ (CL Solo)
  8. "Don't Cry" (Bom Solo)
  9. "You & I" (Bom Solo)
  10. "Follow Me"
  11. Dance (Minzy Solo)
  12. "Please Don't Go" (CL & Minzy)
  13. "Pretty Boy"
  14. "Kiss" (Dara Solo)
  15. "I'm Busy" (Backstage Intro)
  16. "It Hurts (Japanese)"
  17. "Lonely (Japanese)"
  18. "In the Club"
  19. "Stay Together"
  20. "I Love You (Japanese)"
  21. "Ugly (Japanese)"
  22. "Let's Go Party"
  23. "Scream (Japanese)"
  24. "Hate You (Japanese)"
  25. "Go Away (Japanese)"
  26. "Can't Nobody"

Encore:

  1. "I Don't Care (Encore Ver., Japanese)"
  2. "I Am the Best (Encore Ver.)"
Date City Country Venue Attendance
Asia
July 28, 2012 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena[9] 20,000
July 29, 2012
North America
August 17, 2012 Newark United States Prudential Center 7,000
August 24, 2012 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live 6,680
Asia
August 31, 2012 Osaka Japan Osaka-Jo Hall 36,000
September 1, 2012
September 2, 2012
September 7, 2012 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall 20,000
September 8, 2012
September 11, 2012 Yokohama Yokohama Arena 34,000
September 12, 2012
September 29, 2012 Saitama Saitama Super Arena 36,000
September 30, 2012
November 16, 2012 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena 10,000
December 1, 2012 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium 10,000
Total 179,680

Cancelled shows

Date City Country Venue Reason
November 24, 2012 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium Unresolved technical issues[10]
December 8, 2012 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malawati Stadium

Boxscore

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Los Angeles, California 6,680 / 6,714 (99,4%) US$653,716

Personnel

Broadcast and recordings

2012 2NE1 Global Tour: New Evolution (Live in Seoul)
Live album by
ReleasedDecember 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
RecordedJuly 2012
Length58:52
LabelYG
ProducerTeddy Park, e.knock
2NE1 chronology
Collection
(2012)
2012 2NE1 Global Tour: New Evolution (Live in Seoul)
(2012)
Crush
(2014)

2012 2NE1 Global Tour: New Evolution (Live in Seoul) is the second live album of South Korean girl group 2NE1. The album was released on December 4, 2012, by YG Entertainment.

The album was recorded during the group's first world tour New Evolution during their Seoul dates on July 28 and 29 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.[12]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."I Am the Best (Live)" ("내가 제일 잘 나가", "I Am the Best"[a])3:32
2."Fire (Live)"3:43
3."Clap Your Hands (Live)" ("박수 쳐", "Clap Your Hands"[b])4:08
4." I Don't Care (Reggae Remix) [Live]"3:57
5."Don't Stop the Music (Live)"4:15
6." It Hurts (Slow) [Live]" ("아파 (Slow)", "It Hurts (Slow)"[c])4:55
7."Lonely (Live)"4:16
8."In the Club (Live)"5:01
9."Stay Together (Live)"3:33
10."I Love You (Live)"6:01
11."Ugly (Live)"3:30
12."Hate You (Live)"3:19
13."Go Away (Live)"3:52
14."Can't Nobody (Live)"4:50
Total length:54:53

Sales

The live album sold 30,000 copies in South Korea, 5,000 in China, while in Japan it sold 20,000 copies for a total of 55,000 copies.[13] As of September 2014, the live album has been sold for more than 60,000 copies worldwide.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "2NE1 to be the first girl group to hold a world tour". allkpop. June 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (August 23, 2012). "2NE1 Invades America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Phenomenon". Billboard.
  3. ^ "2NE1's Global Tour 2012 – New Evolution Hits Malaysia". MTV Asia. October 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Ureta, Angela Blardony (December 8, 2012). "Review: 2NE1 bigger than Psy?". ABS-CBN News.
  5. ^ Lieu, Ning (December 1, 2012). "Review: 2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour 2012 Singapore". Her World Singapore.
  6. ^ Pareles, Jon; Caramanica, Jon; Ratliff, Ben; Chinen, Nate (December 26, 2012). "Pop's Big Nights (Published 2012)". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Park, Soo-ji (December 23, 2015). "투애니원, 군더더기 없는 알찬 공연...'더욱 진화된 2NE1". SSTV (in Korean).
  8. ^ Lee Jae-hoon (July 30, 2012). "[초점]2NE1 콘서트, 록페스티벌 방불케하다". Naver TV (in Korean).
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (July 3, 2012). "Second Round of Ticket Sales for 2NE1's 'New Evolution' To Start". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "2NE1 cancels 'New Evolution' concerts in Malaysia and Indonesia". mtvasia.com. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Boxscore 2011".
  12. ^ "2NE1's live CD from 'New Evolution in Seoul' to be released". allkpop. December 4, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  13. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 4, 2018.