TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me”

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TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” was the fourth international and first worldwide concert tour of TVXQ!. The concert tour was set three years after the TVXQ! The 3rd Asia Tour Concert MIROTIC and also the first tour involving only the current TVXQ! duo, U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, after the split-up. The tour visited Asia, North America and South America from late 2012 through mid-2013.

Contents
1. Background and Development
2. Broadcasts and Recording
3. Reception
4. Chart Success
5. Concert Set List
6. Concert Goods
7. Related Discography
8. Tour Dates
9. Tour Personnel
10. Gallery

Background and Development

The concert in Seoul was first announced on October 8, 2012, two weeks after the release of Catch Me album on September 26. TVXQ! performed songs from their latest Catch Me album, along with some of their biggest hits including “Rising Sun”, ““O”-正.反.合.”, “MIROTIC” and “왜?(Keep Your Head Down)”. They also included a ballad medley session and performed a total of four notable ballads from the albums in the years they debuted. The show lasted for about three and a half hours. Rehearsals took place on November 16 ‘til the dawn of November 17 in Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium. TVXQ! rehearsed their choreography under the guidance of Beat Burger’s Shim Jae Won. In Los Angeles, TVXQ! was supported by six male backup dancers.

TVXQ! performing “I'll Be There” in Hong Kong. Photo: S.M. Entertainment.

TVXQ! performing “I’ll Be There” in Hong Kong. Photo: S.M. Entertainment.

About 30 songs were performed in each show. Changmin performed one cover song in Mandarin for his solo which was A-Mei’s “Listen to the Sea” in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. In Los Angeles, he covered Maxwell’s “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever” instead. “Honey Funny Bunny” was performed by Yunho throughout the whole tour. The ballad medley “기억을 따라서(Everlasting)”, a Korean rendition of the Japanese “時ヲ止メテ(Toki wo Tomete)” written by Changmin, was removed in Beijing and after concerts in Kuala Lumpur. “B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)” was only performed in Japanese in the Seoul concert while the song was adapted into Korean for the remaining shows in the tour. TVXQ! performed “Humanoids” and “Here I Stand” for the first time in Seoul on November 17 before the official release of the Catch Me repackage album on the 26th of the same month.

TVXQ! pre-recorded a number of videos for the concert. The introduction video started off with a rainfall on Earth and panned out showing the Sun was dying and began to lose its fire. A sorceress appeared and reignited the dead Sun. U-Know and Max were born from the flames before turning into comets to make their way to Earth as the video called out their names. The TVXQ! duo then emerged while the scene ended with a glowing backdrop of the concert’s official logo. The narrator concluded the intro with “TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR in” and proceeded with the name of the city TVXQ! was holding that particular concert at. TVXQ! also pre-recorded several scenes with children, a showdown with ninjas and a dance performance for “Before U Go”.

The duo re-recorded all the original releases of songs by the five members of TVXQ!. The re-recording was done to dub over the vocals of Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong. In “Wrong Number”, the lyrics for the rap, which originally sang by Jaejoong, were completely altered and Yunho did for both raps. The English rap in the beginning of “Hi Ya Ya” was also modified. It was originally performed by Yoochun, but Yunho sang his part in the concert. The choreography for “Wrong Number” was slightly improvised for the current duo.

TVXQ!’s concert stage in Seoul. Photo: Oh Se Young.

The stage setup for the Asian leg varied from the North and South American legs. For Seoul, the main stage was extended into an arc-shaped platform consisting of one central “in the round” and one end stages. A high rise structure was erected in the central stage for lighting purposes. The concert in Kuala Lumpur was specially redesigned for fans to be much more closer to the stage. More than MYR1.5 million (approximate USD460,200) was invested in the development of the Kuala Lumpur show. The North and South American tours, however, were set up with just the main stage. Cranes, lifts, LED moving graphics and lasers were used throughout the world tour.

The duo for the first time in their career went into the crowd twice while performing “꿈(Dream)” and “Sky” in the Los Angeles visit.

Billboard Korea initially reported that TVXQ! would be touring across Europe in England and France, Australia, Russia, Japan and the Philippines while Thailand was also officially announced being one of the confirmed cities among the world tour. These plans, however, did not take place, making Thailand not part of a concert tour in TVXQ!’s career for the first time.

Broadcasts and Recording

On November 25, 2012, SBS Inkigayo aired TVXQ!’s “Humanoids” performance from the concert in Seoul as part of that day’s episode. Additionally, on May 1, 2013, a special clip containing concert highlights from the Beijing concert was aired on Arirang TV under the Pops in Seoul music program.

Concert highlights and footage from the two-day Seoul concert were recorded for a documentary, “Catch Me” Production Note. The documentary was then released in DVD one year later on December 19, 2013 and it also includes a photo booklet, where 10 pages are concert shots taken by photographer Oh Se Young.

An official tour photo book was released on May 9, 2014 and it includes 148 pages of photos from concerts, rehearsals and backstage throughout the world tour of 8 shows in 7 cities. The photo book comes with 9 pieces of postcards in a special package box.

TVXQ! THE 4th WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” LIVE ALBUM was released on May 22, 2014 as a two-disc album and accompanied by a booklet of never before seen tour photos. This album features 29 tracks recorded over two nights during the concert in Seoul on November 17 and 18, 2012. The Korean versions for “B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)” and “기억을 따라서(Everlasting)” are included as bonus tracks.

On August 14, 2014, the Seoul show was filmed and released as a 2-disc live concert DVD, where disc 2 includes 15-minute footage of concert rehearsals, backstage and interview. The DVD set came with special colored photo cards and an exclusive poster. An US edition was later released on August 19, 2014.

Reception

The tickets for the two-day Seoul concert were sold out in just 3 minutes with 25,000 seats. On the first day of the tour, various artists attended the show including Super Junior’s Donghae, EXO-K, EXO-M and Brian Joo. TVXQ! was visited by labelmates BoA, Go Ara and f(x)’s Victoria and Amber on the following day.

JPM Music, the organizer for the Kuala Lumpur tour, held a pre-sale ticket event on March 16, 2013 and over 1,500 fans came to show their support. KCON hosted a surprise flash mob event at Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles and over hundreds of participants took part and performed “Catch Me” prior to the concert.

Seto Kit Yan (The Star) says the Kuala Lumpur show “brought a wave of nostalgia and memories of the time when TVXQ was still a five-piece boyband”. Jessica Oak (Billboard Korea) provided a positive review of TVXQ!’s Los Angeles concert. She states, “The K-pop kings delivered a pitch-perfect live show with masterfully choreographed dance moves.”

Chart Success

According to Hanteo, the concert’s live album physical sales entered the daily chart at number-two on May 23, 2014. The album was placed at number-three for week May 18 to May 24 as the best-selling album for physical sales on the Gaon Music Chart.

Concert Set List

This set list is representative of the performance in Seoul.

Intro
Rising Sun Reprise & Stage Show Appearance
● Rising Sun (순수)_Rock Tronic Remix Ver.
● Getaway
왜?(Keep Your Head Down)_Prelude
● HEY!(Don’t Bring Me Down)
VCR #2
● “O”-正.反.合.
Opening Ment
● 비누처럼(Like A Soap)
VCR #3
● How are you
● JOURNEY
VCR #4
● 고백(Confession)_최강창민 Solo
● Honey Funny Bunny_유노윤호 Solo
VCR #5
● Wrong Number
● I Don’t Know
VCR #6
● Humanoids
● Purple Line
VCR #7 (이것만은 알고 가(Before U Go))
● 이것만은 알고 가(Before U Go)_Performance
● Destiny
Ment + Photo Interactive
● Ballad Medley:
기억을 따라서(Everlasting) / I Never Let Go / 약속했던 그때에(Always There…) /
지금처럼(Like Right Now)
● I Wanna Hold You
VCR #8
● Here I Stand
● 꿈(Dream)
VCR #9 (TVXQ Make Your Dreams Come True)
● Catch Me
● B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)
● 왜?(Keep Your Head Down)_Rearranged
VCR #10 (Thanks For CASSIOPEIA)
● 바보(Unforgettable)
Encore
● 주문-MIROTIC
● Summer Dream + Sky
● Hi Ya Ya 여름날_Rearranged
Closing Ment
● I’ll Be There
Outro (BGM: I Swear)

Additional Notes

  • “고백(Confession)” was replaced with “聽海(Listen to the Sea)” for Changmin’s solo performance in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
  • “고백(Confession)” was replaced with “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever” for Changmin’s solo performance in Los Angeles.
  • Photo interactive session was only carried out in Seoul.
  • “기억을 따라서(Everlasting)” was removed from the set list in Beijing, Los Angeles, Santiago and Shanghai.
  • The Japanese version of “B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)” was adapted into Korean for shows after Seoul.
  • “Summer Dream + Sky” was removed from the set list in Shanghai.
  • “Summer Dream + Sky” was interchanged with “Hi Ya Ya 여름날_Rearranged” in Hong Kong, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.
  • “Hi Ya Ya 여름날_Rearranged” was removed from the set list in Los Angeles and Santiago.

Concert Goods

The list of goods was revealed a day ahead of the Seoul concert through TVXQ!’s official website. The sales of the merchandise on the first day concert in Seoul began at 11:00AM and ended at 6:00PM Korean local time. The next day, the sales took place earlier at 10:00AM till 3:00PM. Fans were given order forms while queuing in both days to make their purchases. All merchandise were showcased and contained in a large display box outside the stadium.

The list of goods for the Seoul tour were not fully available for shows in the overseas and some merchandise were removed depending on the demand of each country visited.

This list is representative of the sales in Seoul.

1. Slogan Towel – 15,000 Won
2. Fan Light – 7,000 Won
3. Post Card (6pcs / 1set) – 6,000 Won
4. L-Holder (단체+U-KNOW / 단체+MAX) – 8,000 Won each
5. Button Set (10pcs / 1 set) – 15,000 Won
6. Paper Bag – 10,000 Won
7. Mini Note+Sticker Set – 12,000 Won
8. Blanket – 30,000 Won
9. POST-IT (U-KNOW / MAX) – 10,000 Won each
10. Travel Pillow – 30,000 Won
11. Sign Stamp (U-KNOW / MAX) – 25,000 Won
12. T-Shirt – 25,000 Won
13. Stainless Tumbler (U-KNOW / MAX) – 28,000 Won each
14. Hoody – 45,000 Won

Related Discography

Category Product Information

Concert Book

Concert Book

  • Title: TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” Photo Book
  • Date of Release: May 9, 2014
  • Price: 33,000 Won
  • Specification:
    • Composition: Photo book (148 pages) + Postcard set (9 pieces) + Package Box
    • Size: 26.0 cm X 34.0 cm
    • Content: TVXQ!’s domestic and foreign concerts and rehearsals, backstage behind cuts

Live Album

Live Album

  • Title: TVXQ! THE 4th WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” LIVE ALBUM
  • Date of Release: May 22, 2014
  • Price: 22,000 Won
  • Size: 14.0 cm X 19.0 cm X 1.2 cm
  • Track Listing:
    [CD 1]
    01. Prepare to Fire
    02. Rising Sun (순수) (Rearranged)
    03. Getaway
    04. HEY! (Don’t bring me down) (Rearranged)
    05. “O”-正.反.合. (Rearranged)
    06. 비누처럼 (Like a Soap)
    07. How are you
    08. JOURNEY
    09. 고백 (Confession) (Changmin)
    10. Honey Funny Bunny (유노윤호)
    11. Wrong Number (New ver.)
    12. I don’t know (Korean ver.)
    13. Humanoids
    14. Purple Line
    15. 이것만은 알고 가 (Before U Go)
    16. Destiny

    [CD 2]
    01. Ballad Medley – 기억을 따라서 (Everlasting) (Korean ver.) + I never let go +
    약속했던 그때에 (Always there…) + 지금처럼 (Specially)
    02. I wanna hold you
    03. Here I Stand
    04. 꿈 (Dream)
    05. Catch Me
    06. B.U.T (BE-AU-TY) (Japanese ver.)
    07. 왜? (Keep Your Head Down) (Rearranged)
    08. 바보 (Unforgettable)
    09. 주문-MIROTIC
    10. Hi Ya Ya 여름날 (Rearranged)
    11. Summer Dream
    12. Sky
    13. I’ll Be There

    [Bonus Track – Studio ver.]
    14. B.U.T (BE-AU-TY) (Korean ver.)
    15. 기억을 따라서 (Everlasting) (Korean ver.)

DVD

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  • Title: TVXQ! THE 4th WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” IN SEOUL DVD
  • Date of Release: August 14, 2014
  • Price: 33,000 Won
  • Specification:
    • Composition: 2 DVDs + Photo cards + Poster
  • Track Listing:
    [DVD 1]
    01. Prepare to Fire
    02. Rising Sun(순수)_Rearranged
    03. Getaway
    04. HEY!(Don’t Bring Me Down)_Rearranged
    05. “O”-正.反.合._Rearranged
    06. Opening Ment
    07. 비누처럼(Like a Soap)
    08. How Are You
    09. JOURNEY
    10. 고백(Confession)_Sung by 최강창민
    11. Honey Funny Bunny_Sung by 유노윤호
    12. Wrong Number_New ver.
    13. I Don’t Know (Korean ver.)
    14. Humanoids
    15. Purple Line
    16. 이것만은 알고 가(Before U Go)
    17. Destiny

    [DVD 2]
    01. Ment
    02. Ballad Medley (기억을 따라서(Everlasting) (Korean ver.) + I Never Let Go +
    약속했던 그때에(Always there…) + 지금처럼 (Specially))
    03. I Wanna Hold You
    04. Here I Stand
    05. 꿈(Dream)
    06. Catch Me
    07. B.U.T(BE-AU-TY) (Japanese ver.)
    08. 왜?(Keep Your Head Down)_Rearranged
    09. 바보(Unforgettable)
    10. 주문(MIROTIC)
    11. Hi Ya Ya 여름날_Rearranged
    12. Summer Dream
    13. Sky
    14. Ment
    15. I’ll Be There
    16. Closing Ment

    CONCERT MAKING FILM
    Concert rehearsals, backstage & interview footage

Tour Dates

List of concerts, showing date, country, city, venue, showtime and attendance.

Date Country City Venue Time Attendance
Asia
November 17, 2012 (Saturday) South Korea Seoul Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium 07:00 PM 25,000
November 18, 2012 (Sunday) 04:00 PM
January 19, 2013 (Saturday) Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena 08:00 PM 10,000
March 30, 2013 (Saturday) China Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium 07:30 PM 10,000
May 18, 2013 (Saturday) Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malawati Indoor Stadium 08:30 PM 8,000
North America
July 5, 2013 (Friday) United States Los Angeles NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE 08:00 PM 7,000
South America
July 7, 2013 (Sunday) Chile Santiago Teatro Caupolicán 09:00 PM 5,000
Asia
July 20, 2013 (Saturday) China Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena 07:30 PM 10,000

Cancelled Shows

Date Country City Venue Reason for cancellation
July 9, 2013 (Tuesday) Peru Lima Jockey Club del Perú Technical issues with band and equipment

Tour Personnel

Concert Staff

  • Executive Producer: Lee Soo Man
  • Executive Supervisor: Kim Young Min
  • Director of Manager: Nam So Young
  • Director of Concert: Jeong Kyle C.H
  • Chief Director of Visual Producing: Park Jun Young
  • Project Manager: Jin Hyun Ju, Cho Se Yeon
  • Artist Management & Promotion: Tark Young Jun, Kim Joo Young, Won Kyung Jae, Yu Jae Yong
  • Public Relations & Publicity: Kim Eun A, Jung Sang Hee, Lee Ji Seon
  • Customer Relationship Management: Eom Hye Young, Yang Hyo Sil
  • Contents Monitoring: Tark Yoon Joo
  • Photographer: Lee Seok Kee, Cha Sang Hwa, Cha Byung Gon, Kim Doo Hyung, Kim Sung Man, Kim Hyo Jung, Baek Gi Gwang, Shin Seung Hoon, O Jeung Hun
  • Design: a Creative Group

Concert Stage

  • Executive Producer: S.M. Entertainment Co.,Ltd
  • Producer: Lee Soo Man
  • Concert Director: Jeong Chang Hwan (S.M. Entertainment)
  • Stage Director: Lee Yeon Geun, Lim Moon Su (Dreammaker Entertainment Limited)
  • Production Manager: Kim Seong Hak (Dreammaker Entertainment Limited)
  • Lighting Design & Operator: Kim Ji Hoon
  • Lighting: Kim Joon Bum, Kim Yuo Gyung, Kim Hyung Yun, Lee Ja Hye (Green Light)
  • Sound: Kim Do Suk, Lee Hoon, Suo Hyung Man, Min Hae Gi, Suo Eun Gyung, Bae Sang Hun (Seoul Sound Korea)
  • Stage Design: Lee Yeon Geun (Dreammaker Entertainment Limited)
  • Stage: Jeong Gyung Ho, You Seung Bum (Art People)
  • Stage Construction: Park Woo Seong, Han Jin Hyun, Kim Bo Hoon (Wooil System)
  • Visual Media: Park Joon Seong, Jin Byung Gap, Park Hun Gi (Prime Media)
  • Layer: Cho Woon Hee, Lee Myung Chan, Ji Eun Suk (Frame)
  • Special Effects: Jang Hyun Gook, Chae Ho Geun, Lee Joo Suk, Park Eun Gyung (F/X Solution)
  • Magic Lift: Han Won Hee, Kim Soo Dong, Lee Seong Jae (Live Action)
  • Encore: Jeong Gwang Jo (M2 Visual)
  • Neon Design: Lee Sang Hyun (Light Show)
  • Neon: Kim Ji Jeong, Park Jeong Sub, Kim Young Sub (Space Art)
  • VJ: Bae Seong Woo, Noh Jeong Hwan, Lim Gun (Frizm)
  • Camera: Jeong Joo Ho, Kim Hyung Dal, Yang Won Tak (Maru Media)
  • Laser: Lee Yong Baek, Lee Soon Gi, Jeon Il Doo, Kim Yoo Mi (Hanvit Enterprise)
  • Generator Truck: Choo Seong Young, Choi Man Suk, Kang Seong Bok (Taesung Generator)
  • Rent: EMG
  • Security: Jeong Ji Hyuk, Kim Tae Bum, Lim Won Gyu, Kim Nan Hyuk (Dream Security Korea)
  • Stylist: Jeong Bo Yoon, Jeong Sul
  • Hair: EZ
  • Make-Up: Choi Hee Sun
  • Concert Operating: Ma Gyung Hin, Ahn Eun Wook, Kim Gyung Sun, Lee Yuo Gyung, Jeon Mi Jeong, Lee Yoon Hwa (Dreammaker Entertainment Limited)

Concert Album

  • Executive Producer: S.M. Entertainment Co.,Ltd
  • Producer: Lee Soo Man
  • Director of Management: Nam So Young
  • Director of Media Planning: Jeong Chang Hwan
  • A&R Direction & Coordination: Lee Sung Soo, You Jenny, Kim Sun Hoo, Shin Ye Jin
  • Publishing & Copyright Clearance: Kim Min Gyung, Oh Jeong Eun, Park Mi Ji
  • Recorded by:
    Yoo Young Jin at S.M. Booming System
    Nam Goong Jin at S.M. Concert Hall Studio
    Lee Sung Ho at S.M. Blue Ocean Studio
    Goo Jong Pil at S.M. Yellow Tail Studio
    Jeong Eui Suk at S.M. Blue Cup Studio
  • Mixed by:
    Yoo Young Jin at S.M. Booming System
    Nam Goong Jin at S.M. Concert Hall Studio
    Lee Sung Ho at S.M. Blue Ocean Studio
    Goo Jong Pil at S.M. Yellow Tail Studio
    Jeong Eui Suk at S.M. Blue Cup Studio
  • Concert Live Mixed by: Kim Won Gyung (A.K.A Ke-i) (Assistant Park Mi Young) at Round Music Studio
  • Mastered by: Jeon Hoon at Sonic Korea
  • Artist Management & Promotion: Tark Young Jun, Kim Joo Young, Won Kyung Jae, Yu Jae Yong
  • Artist Planning & Development: Lee Jeong A, Yoon Hee Joon, Cho You Eun
  • Public Relations & Publicity: Kim Eun A, Jung Sang Hee, Lee Ji Seon
  • Media Planning: Kim Min Sung, Bok Min Gwun, Jeong Gyung Sik
  • Choreography Direction: Tark Young Jun, Hong Sung Yong, BEAT BURGER (Jae Sim, Greg Hwang)
  • Choreographer: BEAT BURGER (Jae Sim, Greg Hwang)
  • International Marketing: Choi Jeong Min
  • English Lyrics Supervised by: Steven Myungkyu Lee
  • Customer Relationship Management: Yang Hyo Sil, Um Hye Young
  • Visual & Art Director: Min Hee Jin
  • Photographer:
    SM Studio – Lee Seok Kee, Cha Byung Gon, Cha Sang Hwa
    Studio 100 – Baek Gi Gwang, Shin Seung Hoon
  • Design: Jeong Go Un
  • Stylist: London Pride – Jeong Sul, Lee Ji Hye
  • Hair Stylist: Jenny House at Olive – Lee Ji
  • Make-up: Jenny House at Olive – Choi Hee Sun
  • Executive Supervisor: Kim Young Min

Gallery

Concert Posters

With the combination of casual and formal pieces, we could see the more stylish side of TVXQ!. The black suits with different unique cuts and applications, balanced with the plain white shirts, paired with leather shoes make the outfits look artsy yet very manly. Pulling off the classics with a touch of modernism brings out a new feel of simplicity in contrast with the elegance of the room. The posters are quite in contrary to the original album concept, but nevertheless with TVXQ!’s charm, the fusion of the past and present comes out really appealing and charismatic.

Promotional Photos

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Written and compiled by / Douglas (All About Cassiopeia)
Contributed by / Emem, Aren, Judith (All About Cassiopeia)
Pictures by / S.M. Entertainment, Oh Se Young

This page was last modified on January 10, 2015.

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