After conquering and wowing Asia with a series of Super Shows through the years, a fifth album and world domination is on Super Junior’s agenda for 2011
Local fans of Korean boyband Super Junior waited long and hard before the group’s Super Show concert finally made it to our shores.
On Saturday night, five years after their debut in 2005, the boys held their first sold-out concert in Singapore to a full house crowd of 6,000 ardent fans. They went on to throw an equally resounding successful second show yesterday after a press conference with the local media in the late afternoon.
Previously confined to the boundaries of Asia, international fans around the world have more reason to celebrate in 2011.
The prolific group has plans to bring a brand new Super Show 4 showcase to the rest of the world “after the release of their fifth album” this year, so says band leader Leeteuk, 27, when asked to share on the group’s plans and goals for 2011.
“We won’t restrict it [Super Show 4] to only Asia”, he smilingly adds, during an interview with xinmsn yesterday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before the press conference and interview, members of the media were told to submit their questions beforehand for the Korean management’s perusal. When xinmsn tried to further probe the members to share more about their upcoming fifth album, their Korean publicist stepped in and restricted the media from asking any other questions surrounding the topic.
This is the group’s second visit to Singapore after their first whirlwind stopover in June last year and the boys are “honoured” to be the first Korean group to hold a two-day concert on our little isle.
Global superstars they may be, they sure didn’t come across as standoffish or haughty with their mannerisms and gestures.
Speaking of diehard fans who unflinchingly queued day and night in the continuous torrential rains over the weekend, Eunhyuk, the group’s best dancer, earnestly expressed, “We’re so touched by fans that despite the rainy weather and heavy downpours, they are all outside in the downpour waiting for us.
“We are really touched by the support.”
At one point during the press conference, leader Leeteuk even got up from his seat and offered a reporter his microphone during the Q&A segment, setting off a wave of exclamations as he charmed the entire floor with his affable presence.
Standing before the reporter, he commented on the fender bender both he and Heechul met with on the highway after landing in Singapore on Friday evening.
Despite the close call which involved seven vehicles, the duo emerged unscathed from the incident and had nothing but words of concern for their fans.
“As long as my fans are fine, we are fine,” Heechul, 27, coolly replied, grinning from ear to ear.
Leeteuk chimed in, “In future for security reasons, we want fans to be careful and take care of themselves too.”
During the interview, when asked to share on little quirks and weird habits practiced by various members of the group, Heechul, who was initially ousted as “the one” looked a little flabbergasted when the microphone was placed in his hands.
After a little deliberation amongst themselves, the boys eventually revealed that the group’s vocalist, Yesung, had a queer habit of “drinking lots of energy drinks before the concert starts.”
Apparently the 26-year-old also believes that computer games are a strong indication of a concert’s success and failure.
“He loves to play computer games related to sports. And if the games don’t go well, he believes that the concert won’t go well,” the boys chuckled, sending the room of people into peals of laughter.
CR: Xin.msn + Text: Joanna Goh + Videos: Teng Siew Eng & Fiona Lin