Girls’ Generation 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World is the first Asian concert tour of South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation. It commenced with two shows in December 2009 in Seoul, followed by two encore shows in February 2010,before the Asian legs in Shanghai and Taipei.
The tour was announced by SM Entertainment in November 2009. The tickets for the tour went on sale on November 19,and they were sold out in 3 minutes.
|“||We are happy and nervous to bring you our first solo concert.We will practice hard to give you a memorable and charismatic performance.||”|
At the Taipei Arena concert in Taiwan on the 16th and 17th, around 24,000 people attended. The tickets to both of Girls’ Generation concerts were sold out, establishing a record for having the most people in attendance for a foreign female artist (at that time).
The tour initially consisted of two Korean shows on December 19 and 20, 2009. It was later announced that the group would have two “Encore” shows for February 27 and 28, 2010.The Encore concert on 27 and 28 February was different from their concert in December 2009, in terms of set list. Super Junior member Eunhyuk was set to appear as a guest at the encore concert but has to pulled out because he was diagnosed with H1N1 influenza on 26 February thus replaced by Leeteuk and Heechul.
The concert in Bangkok, originally scheduled for July 24, 2010 was postponed indefinitely due to the 2010 Thai political protests.
|December 19, 2009||Seoul||South Korea||Olympic Fencing Gymnasium||F(x),Onew and Key of Shinee, Shindong, Leeteuk and Eunhyuk of Super Junior|
|December 20, 2009|
|February 27, 2010 (encore)||Leeteuk and Heechul|
|February 28, 2010 (encore)|
|April 17, 2010||Shanghai||China||Shanghai Indoor Stadium||SHINee|
|October 16, 2010||Taipei||Taiwan||Taipei Arena||Leeteuk and Donghae of Super Junior|