[Event Coverage] BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour ‘IN YOUR AREA’ : in Kuala Lumpur

Hottest K-pop girl group of the moment, BLACKPINK, was in Malaysia for their world tour BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA]. As if Malaysia is not hot enough these days, BLACKPINK raised the weekend heat further for not only one night, but two nights in a row on 23rd and 24th February!

When tickets first launched in December last year, it was totally sold out within hours. Due to the hot demand, the organizer added one more show in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky BLINKS!

Held at Stadium Malawati Shah Alam, around 8000 fans flooded the stadium to support the group. K-popped! was there on the second night, but we were told that the crowd size was almost the same for the first night too.

The concert started at 6.20pm, and BLACKPINK appeared on stage by hitting the crowd with everyone’s jam “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and “Forever Young”. Screams at the highest decibel can be heard from every corner of the stadium!

After that they took a short break to greet the audience. “Hello… saya Jisoo”, said Jisoo cutely, then continued with Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, who all introduced themselves in Malay.

Although performances of their hit songs such as “Whistle”, “Boombayah”, “Stay”, “Playing with Fire” and “As If It’s Your Last” entertained the crowd; it was the BLACKPINK solo stages which were the highlights of the concert.

The members proudly showcased their own strengths, starting with Jisoo who took over the stage with her cover of Zedd’s “Clarity”. The stage was set up beautifully to accompany her performance!

Lisa then took over the stage with a dance cover of “Take Me” and “Swalla” (Jason Derulo). We drowned in her cute and sexy stage. There’s no doubt that she is one of the best female dancers in the K-pop scene nowadays.

Next is Rosé who melted us with her rendition of “Let It Be”, “You & I” (Park Bom) and “Just Look at Me” (Taeyang). Looking beautiful in her dress, Rosé captured the fans’ hearts with her voice, and made her cover songs sound just like her own songs.

Jennie then came out telling everyone that “I’m going solo lo lo lo lo lo”. She totally owned her stage with her “SOLO” performance, and watching this performance live is even better.

The quartet also performed their collaboration song with Dua Lipa, “Kiss & Make Up” and a Wonder Girls cover, “So Hot”.

Before treating BLINKS with the encore performance, BLACKPINK thanked their fans for coming out and promised to come back again soon. Then again, “Hit you with that ddu-du ddu-du du Aye Aye” filled up the stadium as BLINKS sang and did fanchants together before they ended the concert with the last song, which was the original version of “STAY”.

We would like to thank Macpiepro for the concert invitation and we hope to see BLACKPINK in Malaysia again soon!

Don’t forget to head over to our Instagram page for snippet videos captured during this fantastic concert!

BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA] KUALA LUMPUR SONG LIST :
 
1. DDU DU DDU DU
2. FOREVER YOUNG
3. STAY remix ver.
4. WHISTLE
5. CLARITY – JISOO
6. INTRO + TAKE ME + SWALLA – LISA
7. LET IT BE + YOU & I + JUST LOOK AT ME – ROSÉ
8. SOLO – JENNIE
9. KISS & MAKE UP
10. SO HOT
11. PLAYING WITH FIRE
12. REALLY reggae ver.
13. SEE YOU LATER
14. 16 SHOTS
15. BOOMBAYAH
16. AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST
17. DDU DU DDU DU – ENCORE
18. STAY original ver.- ENCORE