The First Japan Arena Tour (Girls’ Generation)

The 1st Japan Arena Tour is the first Japanese concert tour by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation to promote their 2011 self-titled album in Japanese.

History

It was announced on March 7, 2011 that Girls’ Generation will embark on their first nationwide Japan tour starting May 18, 2011 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, with a total of 7 stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.The tour was postponed to start on May 31, 2011 because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Due to overwhelming demand with up to 300,000 applicants applying for tickets,additional stops were added to the tour.

The tour covered Osaka, Saitama, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka with total of fourteen performances The tour had attracted 140,000 fans overall. It was also revealed that the estimated revenue collected from the tour could reach 20 billion Won

Media Coverage

Various Japanese media, including Mezamashi TV, covered the start of their concert with detailed reports.NHK‘s Music Japan presented a Girls’ Generation special, detailing their meteoric rise in Korea and subsequent debut in Japan, with an interview session interspersed with footage from the Osaka stop of the 1st Japan Arena Tour.Girls’ Generation 1st Japan Arena Tour in 3D was be broadcasted on Japan’s SkyPerfectTv on the 21st of August.

Set list

  1. Genie (Japanese ver.)”
  2. “You-aholic”
  3. Mr. Taxi
  4. “I’m In Love With The Hero”
  5. “Let It Rain”
  6. “Snowy Wish”
  7. “Etude”
  8. Kissing You
  9. Oh! (House ver.)”
  10. Almost(Jessica‘s solo)
  11. Lady Marmalade(Taeyeon & Tiffany‘s duet)
  12. 3(Sunny‘s solo)
  13. Don’t Stop the Music(Hyoyeon‘s solo)
  14. “The Great Escape”
  15. “Bad Girl”
  16. Run Devil Run (Japanese ver.)”
  17. “Beautiful Stranger”
  18. Hoot (Japanese ver.)”
  19. If(Yuri‘s solo)
  20. 4 Minutes (Yoona‘s solo)
  21. Stuff Like That There(Seohyun‘s solo)
  22. Sway(Sooyoung‘s solo)
  23. Danny Boy
  24. “Complete”

Encore #1

  1. “My Child”
  2. “Cold Noodles”
  3. “HaHaHa”
  4. Gee (Japanese ver.)”
  5. “Born To Be A Lady”

Encore #2

  1. Into the New World
  2. “Way To Go”
  3. “It’s Fantastic” (Japanese ver.)

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Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
May 31, 2011 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall
June 1, 2011
June 4, 2011 Saitama Saitama Super Arena
June 5, 2011
June 17, 2011 Tokyo Yoyogi National Stadium
June 18, 2011
June 28, 2011
June 29, 2011
July 2, 2011 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena
July 3, 2011
July 6, 2011 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
July 7, 2011
July 17, 2011 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka

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