CN Blue’s officially joined the big leagues in Japan.
The group has already been quite successful there, from their humble beginnings playing street performances back in 2009 to topping the Japanese Billboard Indies chart with their second album 392 earlier this year.
After getting signed to Warner Music Japan in August, CN Blue’s agency FNC Music announced that the band would be making their major debut in the coming months.
On September 10, CN Blue opened for Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns Japan tour concert stop at Makuhari Messe in Japan. They performed seven of their most popular Japanese songs, including “Now or Never,” “Love,” and “Intuition.”
The members told reporters after their high-energy performance that it all felt like a dream. “Since we were opening for a concert in Japan, we were pretty nervous, but many people cheered us on and we were able to finish successfully. It was really fun.”
News reports claimed that Linkin Park had personally invited CN Blue to open for them after personally reviewing CN Blue’s file, but it’s hard to notice the oh-so-convenient coincidence that both bands are signed to Warner Music.
But that doesn’t change the fact that Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Jungshin, and Minhyuk were given this high-profile opportunity to jump-start their second Japanese debut.
On October 19, CN Blue will release their first Japanese single under Warner, In My Head, but before that they will hold two concerts in Seoul, titled BLUESTORM on September 17 and 18, prior to leaving for Yokohama on the 25th. Big things to come for this rising idol band!