Super Show 3 Singapore, a $1.5 M show?

Super Junior will be holding the Super Show (Super Show 3 or SS3), for the first time in Singapore on January 29, 2010 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Concert organiser Running Into the Sun, an affiliate of Fly Entertainment, told The New Paper that they believe the concert production cost will exceed its initial budget of $1.5 million. The $1.5 million bill does not include accommodation and food for the Korean entourage of 80, made up of artists, dancers, designers, engineers, production crew, administrative staff, producers and security.

FORKING out at least $1.5 million to stage a concert seems like a huge risk, especially as the organizers are relative newbies on the scene. However, Fly’s chief marketing officer Mr. Terence Ang said they wanted to show that the company was able to handle a large-scale event. He added, ‘There were initial concerns about the cost. But after we did the Super Junior showcase in June, we knew what kind of fans the group has and we are assured that we can bring in the concert.’

The Super Junior Galaxy Showcase, presented by Samsung and SingTel in June, gave away tickets with every purchase of a mobile phone. All 2,000 tickets were snapped up within hours. Ticket-holders also queued 37 hours at the showcase venue so they could get the best spot at the free-standing event.

Stage Set up

Like all the Super Shows in other countries, fans can expect nothing less than an extravagant show, touted to be one of the most expensive concerts to be held in Singapore.  Mr. Ang said the SS3 will follow the recent one held in Seoul as closely as possible, down to the stage design.

A major highlight of the concert is the huge stage, which The New Paper understands will cost more than US$500,000 (S$679,000) to set up. Mr. Mac Chan, project director for the concert, said the stage will have a unique design. He said, ‘The usual concert stage allows only the audience in front to get close to the performers, but with Super Show 3, the stage will have runways leading out to form a circle.’ He added that there will be four standing mosh pits within the circle, a second stage in the centre and three raised platforms, allowing the members to appear at different locations during the show. However, Mr. Chan said whether the group will do the same stunts during its Singapore concert depends on whether it will be approved by their authorities.

While the production team wants the stage in Singapore to be exactly the same as the one in Seoul, they have met with an obstacle. The Singapore Indoor Stadium is rectangular while the Seoul concert venue is a perfect circle. The former is also slightly smaller. Mr Chan added, ‘The Korean venue allowed the concert organisers to remove some of the seats to create the stage extensions, but we are not sure yet if this is possible with the Singapore Indoor Stadium.’

Ticket Prices

Despite its high production cost, fans are assured not to worry as this will not mean sky-high ticket prices. Mr. Ang said that tickets, which will be on sale via Sistic in November, will not exceed $300.

Cr: The New Paper,4136,253740,00.html

Posted by SS3singapore
reposted by Oceanblue@SJ-WORLD

Source: HelloKpop


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