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01 February 2013

TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013: DEMI LOVATO, 2NE1, BACKSTREET BOYS, U-KISS, RAINBOW, GIRL'SDAY

 TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013
22 March 2013 (Friday) - 23 March 2013 (Saturday)
Plaza KLCC
5pm - 2am

The musical extravaganza Twin Towers @Live 2013 will be making a return featuring a star-studded line-up of international artistes adding to the city’s entertainment calendar during the PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix weekend. The live concert will take place over two nights at the base of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers from 22 to 23 March 2013.

Taking to the Twin Towers @Live 2013 stage for the opening night on Friday 22 March are South Korean Boy-Band U-KISS and American pop-sensation Demi Lovato. Meanwhile, the 7-member female K-pop act, Rainbow will take to the stage on Saturday 23 March 2013.


Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato performing on Friday 22 March has two massively successful solo album releases - Don’t Forget (2007) and Here We Go Again (2009); with the former debuted at #2, the latter at #1 on the Billboard200. The singer-songwriter, musician and actress’ most recent studio album release features an all-star list of collaborators including Timbaland, Jason Derulo, Ryan Tedder, and Missy Elliot. The first single off Unbroken, “Skyscraper,” debuted at #1 on iTunes chart, #2 on the Billboard Hot Digital Singles chart, and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

U-KISS

U-KISS, a major name to emerge out of South Korea’s Pop scene will join Lovato on 22 March to complete the line-up of international artistes for the first night of the Twin Towers @Live 2013. The K-Pop boy-band consists of Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, Kevin, Dongho, Hoon and AJ. The band’s breakthrough hit was Man Man Ha Ni (2009) from their EP ContiUKiss. Their first full-length studio album Only One was released in February 2010, which was followed by their second full-length album Neverland in September 2011. The band made their debut in Japan the same year with the release of the band’s first full-length Japanese album, A Shared Dream in 2012. continues..

RAINBOW

The second night of the Twin Towers @Live 2013 on 23 March will see K-Pop sensation, Rainbow, take to the stage. The seven-member South Korean girl-group Rainbow comprise front women Jae Kyung, Go Woo Ri, Cho Hyun Young, Kim Ji Sook, No Eul, Oh Seung Ah and Jung Yoon Hye. The release of their first EP Gossip Girl in 2009 and TV show debut quickly made the band a household name. 2011 saw the band release their second EP which was followed by several collaborations in Japan. The band’s debut single in the Japanese market, “A” reached No. 3 on Japan’s Oricon’s daily single chart. Rainbow’s subsequent Japanese single in early 2012 entitled "Gonna Gonna Go!" was followed-up by a second Japanese song in the dub of the Japanese/Korean animated series Zoobles, titled "CANDY GIRLS!". Rainbow is currently working on their new album set for release in 2013.


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Following the first announcement of the musical event which will feature Demi Lovato and K-Pop sensations U-Kiss and Rainbow, yet another announcement has been made via the Twin Towers @Live 2013’s Facebook on the confirmation of the South Korean girl-quartet, Girl’s Day. The quartet is set to perform on the 23rd of March 2013,  the second and final day of the two-day musical celebration.


The group consists of four members -  Sojin, Minah, Yura and Hyeri.  Girl's Day first broke onto the South Korean music scene with the release of the band’s first mini album – Girl’s Day Party 1 in 2010. The band also took part in their first overseas concert in Taiwan with U-KISS and Super Junior M held by the Korean Tourism Organisation in 2011.

This was later followed by the mid-year release of their second mini album “Everyday”. The band’s 3rd mini album, Everyday 2 was released in April 2012. The girls also released their fifth digital single “Don't Forget Me", Girl's Day Party #5. At the end of 2012 the quartet shared that plans are underway for the release of their first full-length album in early 2013.


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Twin Towers Alive 2013 - Backstreet boys

At the end of February, the official announced much adored boy band of the late 90’s, Backstreet Boys as its second international act. The Backstreet Boys has been signed on to headline the second and final day of the music gala on 23 March with their biggest hits repertoire.

The Backstreet Boys, one of the biggest boy bands ever with over 130 million albums sold worldwide are set to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band this year. With the band set to embark on its 20th Anniversary reunion tour across North America starting in May 2013, the appearance in Kuala Lumpur serves as a prelude and a special occasion for its Malaysian fans with the band performing together prior to kicking off their big tour.

The quintet made up of AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, and Nick Carter have developed their music over the years from teen-inspired pop tunes that made them superstars to evolve to more adult contemporary undertones evident in their come-back albums in 2005 – Never Gone and in their 2007 follow up - Unbreakable.

The 2009 release of This is Us featured big hook songs like “PDA”, “Bye Bye Love” and “Straight Through My Heart” featured tracks that reminded fans of the Backstreet Boys magic. The album featured the group’s classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in today’s music environment. More recently, the Backstreet Boys released a Christmas single, “It’s Christmas Time Again” in 2012.


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2NE1 @ Twin Towers Alive 2013

Few days ago they have announced K-Pop megastars 2NE1 as the newest addition to the concert line up for Saturday, 23 March 2013. This is the quartet’s very first performance in Malaysia, since their formation in 2009. Made up of CL, Minzy, Dara and Bom, the group’s name 2NE1 is a combination of the phrases “21st century” and “new evolution”. The group first surfaced in LG Electronics commercial campaign, “Lollipop” alongside another K-Pop sensation Big Bang. They subsequently released their debut single “Fire” that same year. Since then, the group has released two extended plays, 2NE1 and 2NE1 2nd Mini Album, and one studio album, To Anyone. 2NE1 are also twice Song of the Year winners at the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Awards. After bagging the award with their single “I Don’t Care” in 2009, the quartet was again recipients of the accolade in 2011 with “I Am The Best”. 2NE1 are set to debut in the United States in 2013 and are currently working on their English debut album with world-renowned producer will.i.am. As of 2013, the band has 400 million video views on YouTube in addition to having sold 27 million digital singles.



One Nation Emcees

Also a new addition to the showcase of Malaysian artists is One Nation Emcees. Malaysia’s emerging hip-hop performers have adopted the 1Malaysia concept close to the heart in their music and performances. Made up of Jojofly, Mimifly and Zydee, the trio’s energetic personalities have been involved in numerous stage performances and jingles production locally, in addition to winning Gangstarz Session 2 in 2008. One Nation Emcees are set to perform on 23 March 2013 alongside Backstreet Boys and 2NE1.


Twin Towers @Live launched its entertainment brand in 2011 featuring a line-up of artistes that included Hoobastank, Wonder Girls, Yuna, The Azenders, Bunkface, Joe Flizzow, Mizz Nina, Colby O'Donis and The Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay. The live music extravaganza returned for its second installment in 2012 with K-Pop sensation Girls’ Generation, solo artistes Nicole Scherzinger and Kelis and famed guitarist Orianthi. The international names were accompanied by Malaysia’s own talents James Baum, Reshmonu, Faizal Tahir and DJ Nadine Thomas.


How to get tickets to Twin Towers Alive 2013
There is a special PETRONAS Motorsports merchandise promotion for FanZone tickets to watch top acts performing at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2013! This package is only available at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Gift Shop located at the PETRONAS Twin Towers Skybridge Visitors Centre in KLCC.

Purchases of RM150 worth of merchandise entitles you to 1 (one) FanZone ticket voucher*. Purchases of RM300 or more and get 2 (two) Fanzone ticket vouchers*.

Vouchers can be redeemed at the 2013 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix showcase at Suria KLCC from 16th March. The package is applicable only on selected merchandise and subject to terms and condition.

Offer starts on the 6th February til the 6th March 2013 or while stocks and ticket vouchers lasts.


More announcements on the international and Malaysian acts for Twin Towers @Live 2013 are expected in the coming weeks.



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