Tuesday, June 19, 2012
[News] 2PM draws in 96,000 fans for their ‘High Touch’ events in Japan
2PM‘s Japanese ‘High Touch‘ events have proven to be a success, drawing in a total of 96,000 fans.
To promote their new single ‘Beautiful‘, which was released on June 6th, 2PM held ‘High Touch’ events in two cities. The group held an enjoyable and memorable event in Osaka on June 9th and Makuhari Messe on June 16th.
Their new single “Beautiful” has gained much interest since it was first revealed in a commercial for Sempio Black Vinegar and 140,000 copies of their album were sold in a week. The album ranked first on Tower Record‘s weekly chart and second on the Oricon Weekly Chart, making this one of 2PM’s most successful albums in Japan.
It rained at the Osaka ‘High Touch’ event on June 9th, but 26,000 fans showed up despite the unfavorable weather.
70,000 fans were present for six and a half hours at the June 16th ‘High Touch’ event in Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. It’s reported that the boys were moved and surprised by their fans’ warm support.
From both the Osaka and Makuhari Messe events, a total of 96,000 fans gathered for 2PM’s ‘High Touch’ meetings, making this the biggest ‘High Touch’ promotion for 2PM so far. Sadly, Taecyeon could not participate in all of the ‘High Touch’ events due to an arm injury. Instead, the staff gave Taecyeon’s trademark ‘Ock Cat’ stickers as gifts as a way for Taecyeon to send his greetings to fans.
2PM stated, “We are always grateful that many people give love and support to us and our new album. We will become a [group that] always works to their fullest. Thank you.”