March 24, 2014 09:04
Girl group Crayon Pop, who are almost as famous in Korea for their dance moves and costumes as for their music, will serve as the opening act for some of Lady Gaga's upcoming concerts in the U.S.
It is the first time for a Korean singer or band to be invited to give performances at the global pop star's concerts.
"I'm excited to announce June 26 through July 22 of Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The Artpop Ball will be opened by CRAYON POP!" Lady Gaga wrote on her Twitter account on Friday, while also highlighting the band's hit song "Bar bar bar."
During her fourth concert tour, Lady Gaga will give 29 performances in North America between May and July, and a further 21 shows in Europe. Crayon Pop will open 13 of the North American concerts.
Lady Gaga, known for her eccentric wardrobe, visited Korea in 2012 and held concerts here.
Likewise, the unique choreography and clothing of Crayon Pop's five members set them apart from other Korean girl bands. In one of their music videos, for example, they can be seen wearing motorcycle helmets while jumping up and down in a zigzagging line.
After watching clips of the girls in action, Lady Gaga invited them to be an integral part of her tour, the band's management agency Chrome Entertainment said. Crayon Pop's uniqueness drew her interest, it added.
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