19 June 2012
[EXCLUSIVE] Shinhwa The Return Grand Tour in Singapore Press Conference
Shinhwa held a press conference at Resorts World Convention Centre, a few hours before the start of their concert on June 16. Dressed in their official colour - orange, the members felt great to be back in Singapore and could not wait to try Chilli Crab yet again, after their concert.
Their playfulness was evident even during the press conference, such as Minwoo playing with the microphone and even pulling the cord out. It was nice to see the members being very close and relaxed around one another. They are thankful for their members because they are best of friends and are never alone. The members rely on each other during difficult times.
Shinhwa has a varied fan base as they have debuted 14 years ago and they are very happy and honoured, because not many boy bands in Korea have the same strong fanbase as theirs. There are fans who left a deep impression because they were from three different generations; grandmother, mother and daughter.
Minwoo has confessed during a talk show that he wants to build a Shinhwa Museum to display everything about Shinhwa for their fans. He mentioned that it would be meaningful for both the fans and themselves to reminisce about the past and present. Fans can expect this museum to document the history and stories behind Shinhwa and how each member has grown over the years. Andy, on the other hand, was embarrassed about his talk over a solo nude photo album. When the group released a nude photo album 11 years ago, Andy was not able to partake in it. He thought of doing one for himself but later thought it would be best if all the members release another album again with him.
Giving a shoutout of thanks to their personal stylists, hairdressers and Gil Homme, they mention that the result of their style is the work of many people. Dongwan was said to be the one who is very spontaneous in making use of props around him. During the press conference, Dongwan made use of the flower bouquet in front of him to make a boutonnière for himself. Not wanting to disappoint their fans, Shinhwa also kept to a certain style when they are on their own.
The group is satisfied with the results of their recent comeback album, after 4 years. They attribute this by being the longest-standing boy bands in Korea and because K-pop is popular around the world. This success has also given them the confidence to produce another album. Being veterans, Eric feels that they should not be greedy when it comes to winning awards. He feels that younger idol bands should not be looked upon as competition but rather to guide them and become role models for them.
ScanationSG would like to thank UnUsUaL Entertainment and Parallel Smart Media Alpha Entertainment for their invitation to Shinhwa The Return Grand Tour in Singapore Press Conference.