[Concert: Report] ATEEZ's First Solo Domestic Concert 'ATEEZ World Tour The Fellowship : Map the Treasure' Report "ATEEZ turned from 'Global Rookie' to 'Global Super Artist' - a stage that highlighted the members' skills and the team's characteristics!"
2020-02-11 10:28 (KST)
Group ATEEZ has successfully finished its first solo domestic concert.
On February 8th and 9th, ATEEZ has held the Seoul leg of ATEEZ World Tour The Fellowship : Map the Treasure,' the beginning of the 2020 global tour, in Seoul Olympic Park Olympic Hall.
Before the concert, events for the fans and the merchandise sale were ongoing outside of the concert hall, and the global ATINYs who visited the concert hall waited for the concert to begin while enjoying the official event and giveaways among the fans. Owing to the fervent support from ATINYs, the concert merchandise on the 9th sold out not long after the store was open.
As 5 PM neared, the seats within the concert hall began to fill up. As ATEEZ showed powerful global growth not only domestically but internationally since its debut in 2018 and gaining the nickname 'global super rookie' within the year of 2019, the concert hall was completely full of fans from Korea and overseas. ATINYs waited for the ATEEZ members to come up on stage while cheering with the new fan light called Lightiny, named in the concert on the 8th.
The first stage consisted of 'WIN,' 'Horizon,' and 'Pirate King.' Different from the 8th's performance in blue, the members appeared in red outfits on the 9th's performance. Matching the lyrics of the three songs, the stage was decorated with the screens and effects related to ship and sailing, and the cheer from the fans filled up the concert venue. Even though all three songs required quite a bit of stamina, ATEEZ members didn't show any signs of tiredness and continuously performed the three songs.
After finishing the stages, each of the members introduced himself and welcomed the fans. Especially, member Mingi received a loud cheer by introducing himself, "I'm Mingi, ATINY's Tinkerbell!"
Yunho introduced, "The albums we have released so far were 'TREASURE' series, and there are 5 albums in total, and you can meet all the albums so far in today's concert," heightening the anticipation. Hongjoong said, "The fifth album with the title track 'Answer' was the last album of the 'TREASURE' series," and Wooyoung continued to explain, "The concert 'Map The Treasure' is the grand finale. Now, the 'End of the Beginning' has begun," increasing the understanding of the concert. Also, Yeosong introduced, "The title of the concert 'Fellowship' means the 'expedition taking off together for a single goal'," and Seonghwa and San said, "There are many clues to ATEEZ's story along with the 'TREASURE' we were looking for in several places during the concert, so it should be fun to look for those."
Afterward, the members moved to the center stage and performed the mixed version of 'Twilight' and 'Stay.' Also, they moved to the stage that's close to the seats during 'My Way' and 'Light,' and they showed the cute side of them while performing with cute props.
The next stage 'MIST' was the stage that demonstrated the outstanding stage direction and the members' performance and vocal skills. The performance started with member San's appearance on the second level of the stage, and the stage was directed with the video screens so that the members were like they were dancing while floating among the graphic that reminds the viewer of mist. It was a stellar stage that the stage direction that fits the song's atmosphere very well on top of each member's amazing dance performance and vocal skills. Especially, San's vocal along with his performing skills during his part, 'that everything is just a moment,' was very impressive.
Before the fans' moved hearts to the overwhelming stage came back to normal, the next song of 'Desire' began. As soon as Yeosang in blindfold came on to the screen, the audience exploded with cheers. As yet another strong performance followed, it concluded with Mingi and Hongjoong staring at each other and naturally flowed into the VCR video. The VCR teased at some of the songs that were listed in the albums, stirring up the anticipation of the songs to follow the stages next.
The members came up on the stage again in white. The stage immediately started with 'ILLUSION,' 'WAVE,' and 'Sunrise.' Compared to other tracks, the three songs are brighter and match the white outfits well, and the audience could meet ATEEZ with their clear and cool charms that are different from the strong concept that they showcased at the beginning of the concert. Especially, the fans loudly shouted out fan chants during 'WAVE' and supported the ATEEZ's members.
As if he got more excited by the fans' cheering, member Yeosang said, "I can see each and every single ATINY well. Thank you so much," and Hongjoong revealed his worry about the fans by saying, "Let's be mindful of safety so that everyone can safely enjoy the show." They also discussed the lightstick, 'Lightiny.' The members stirred up laughter among the crowd by saying, "We understand that the design of the lightstick was submitted by ATINYs. The name Lightiny was named by ATINYs as well. You all named it, designed it, what can ATINYs not do well?" After that, they had time to communicate with the fans while raising up the lightstick along with the lyrics 'Just keep it up' in the song 'Sunrise.'
While singing 'If Without You,' the members threw signed balls at the audience and performed a stage that's just like a gift to the fans. In the exclaiming part at the end of the song, the members brought out the reaction from the audience and sang the part together. It was a stage that highlighted the 'chemistry' between the members and the communication with ATINYs. The continued stages of 'AURORA' and 'UTOPIA' showcased yet different atmosphere and received applause from the fans.
After changing into yet another set of darker outfits, ATEEZ appeared on stage and created strong and charismatic stages. Announcing the beginning of the 'Say My Name' stage, Hongjoong shouted "Say My Name!" on the 2nd-floor stage to induce a response from the fans and increase the attention. The 'Say My Name' stage highlighted the exquisite performance of the ATEEZ members. The members once again moved to the center stage in the middle of singing 'Dazzling Light.' Then the performance of 'HALA HALA' continued. It was a very strong stage as ATEEZ's unique facial expression and intense choreography were added on. Suiting their nickname of 'performance idol,' the members of ATEEZ did not spare themselves while dancing and heated up the audience.
After the 'HALA HALA' stage, the ATEEZ members had yet another time to communicate with the fans. The members and ATINYs called each other with the chant, 'Say My Name.' 180 degrees different from the strong performance of 'HALA HALA,' ATEEZ appealed to the fans with their cute charms. Some of the members also shared the nicknames that they wanted to be called with or fans have given them. Seonghwa asked the fans in baby-speak to call him 'silly Theonghwa,' receiving a heated reaction from the fans. Jongho introduced that fans recently call him 'Haribo,' and Wooyoung imitated 'Kirby' as he said he's being called that.
Also, member San said, "I've broken my mic during the 'HALA HALA' stage," proving his passion towards the previous stage.
The atmosphere heated up even more as the concert approached its end. Hongjoong's strong facial expression stood out on the stage of 'Treasure' and 'Precious' mix. The continued stage of 'WONDERLAND' demonstrated an impressive harmony between the members and the back dancers. Even though it was the last song, ATEEZ did not show a single sign of tiredness and showed even strong performance and demonstrated excellent live vocals. Especially, the live vocal skills of Jongho, the main vocal of the group, overwhelmed the audience.
Even after the concert was over, the cheer from the audience shouting for ATEEZ did not die down. After the continued request of an encore, ATEEZ members once again came up on the stage. After singing the recently released 'Answer' as the first stage of the encore, ATEEZ showed the marks on the back of their hands and introduced that those are the marks that connect ATEEZ and ATINY. After having a photo time, Wooyoung said, "Now this ship that we are on right now became 'Fellow-ship,' the 'ship' of the 'fellows,'" pointing out the larger story of the concert.
ATEEZ members continued to sing the song that's for the ATEEZ members themselves as well as the fans, ATINY. The stages of 'THANK U' and the fan song 'Star 1117' followed. The members showed tears while singing as they deeply felt thanks to the members and the fans to the moving lyrics. It was a stage that showed their deep affection towards the fans and the trust between the members.
Lastly, each member had time to say thanks to ATINY.
Mingi said, "It was hard, but it was also a worthwhile year. I think it would have been difficult without the trust between the members. We could come this far because of the trust. And ATINYs are the ones who changed that trust into confidence. We will continue to work hard, so please watch us with faith."
San thanked, "I'm moved. There are times that we feel like we can't breathe during the stage, but we end up dancing with all our might when we look at your eyes. We wanted to create a fun time for you today as well. Thank you for coming out today."
Wooyoung said, "Thank you for coming today. Hope you made an unforgettable memory. I feel sad that the concert is coming to an end. But I'm satisfied if ATINYs are happy. I always think ATEEZ is amazing. The people I am most thankful to are the ATEEZ members. It's such a blessing, and I feel so thankful for the eight members being together. Please take good care of me moving forward. I'd also like to thank our CEO, and I'll always work hard." He continued, "My older brother wanted to be mentioned. You are his favorite member, Mingi, so please tell him that you love him," making the crowd laugh.
Yeosang revealed his thoughts, "I'm wondering if you had fun tonight. We wondered when we would have a concert when we debuted, but our first domestic concert just came to an end. We will become an artist that continuously grow and sing good music."
Seonghwa said, "Thank you for your time. I had a lot of anxiety and dissatisfaction with myself before the debut, but I've received undeserved love after meeting the members and ATINYs. I wondered how I could repay this love, and that wasn't possible before loving myself. I would like to know if ATINYs who love me this much are also loving yourselves. The promise that I made when I debuted was to do my best and to love ATINYs with all my heart. I really love ATINYs a lot."
Yunho shared his thoughts, "You must have felt stuffy in masks throughout the concert, so thank you. I think we made a strong bond while communicating with ATINYs through the concert. We will continue to run powerfully, so please join us."
Jongho also revealed his thoughts, "I am thankful to the members and ATINYs. There were many moments that I felt happy since the debut, and now I think I should run forward without fear. Because I have precious ATINYs right in front of me. We will become ATEEZ that repays the love and ATEEZ that makes you proud. I'd like to thank our CEO, and also thank the people who gave helpful words."
Hongjoon said, "The Seoul concert came to an end. When eight of us were trainees, we watched the stages of our senior artist and had a lengthy discussion about how it would feel to do a concert like that, and now that we are actually on it, it's so amazing to have a concert fully consisted of our own songs. We got tired sometimes while preparing the concert, but we worked hard while thinking of ATINYs. We are not sure when we would perform in Seoul again, but please hold onto this memory that you have spent with ATEEZ until the day we meet again. I'm also thankful that you came to see us during these times. Make sure to wear your masks after the concert, too, and stay healthy. Also, thank you to those who helped us prepare this concert," announcing the end to the concert.
Lastly, Hongjoong added, "There are many lines in ATEEZ's song that goes, 'follow the light.' We followed the light, and there were ATINYs at the end of the light. Thank you," leading the concert to the last stage. ATEEZ members performed passionately to the last stages if 'Promise' and 'Dancing Like Butterfly Wings,' and said farewell along with the choreography team, B.B Trippin, who performed as back dancers. The ATEEZ members climbed up to the 2nd-floor stage and shouted their team chant with their feet, '8 Makes 1 Team,' wrapping up all of the stages.
ATEEZ's first solo concert was successfully finished. Through the concerts in both days, the ATEEZ members demonstrated that they are not 'rookies' anymore but true 'artists.' The strong performance and facial expressions unique to ATEEZ delighted the watching eyes, and the excellent vocals and rap delighted the listening ears. The great stage directing elevated the concert, and all of those created an amazing concert that exceeded the expectation of the first domestic solo concert.
Starting with the Seoul concert, ATEEZ is scheduled to continue on the 'ATEEZ World Tour The Fellowship : Map the Treasure' tour in 7 cities in Europe in March, 2 cities in Japan and 5 cities in the United States in April. As this concert highlighted ATEEZ's growth power, the fans can look forward to the growth that ATEEZ will achieve in the future concerts as well.
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