Korean rapper B.I (Kim Hanbin) got up close and personal with Filipino fans during his solo concert in Manila.
Last March 5, he held his “B.I 2023 Asia Tour: L.O.L The Hidden Stage” in Manila at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall.
B.I returned to the Philippines in six months after holding his “1st Fanmeeting In Manila” on Aug. 27 last year.
“What’s up, Manila?,” he greeted the crowd, which chanted “Kim Habin!” repeatedly.
He opened the show with “BTBT,” “BE I,” “One and Only,” “Waterfall,” “Alive,” “Flame,” “Illusion” and “Lover.”
B.I. made the night extra special by mingling with the fans. Several times throughout the show, B.I. went down to the audience area to perform. He roamed around the venue that allowed fans to take photos and videos with him.
He also performed “Gray,” “Remember Me,” “Got it like that,” “Daydream,” “Tangerine,” “NERD,” “STAY,” “illa illa,” “Endless Summer,” “Middle with you,” “Keep me up,” “Numb,” “Nineteen,” “Cosmos,” “Then” and “Re-Birth.”
The crowd was surprised when Filipino-Australian singer and actor James Reid appeared as B.I’s special guest at the concert and performed “u & i” and “Spotlight.”
“Thank you for coming,” B.I told Reid, who replied, “Thank you for having me.” Reid said the first time they met was at a concert in Seoul.
In addition, B.I. thrilled fans by performing unreleased songs at the concert.
During the concert, B.I. announced his new album.
“It’s March, right? Probably like three months later . . I’m gonna release my second album,” he said. B.I released the “Love or Loved Part.1” album in November last year.
He also said he will hold another concert, saying, “And maybe more concerts. I’m not gonna do like a full concert. The concert will be more exciting after my second album is released. Please look forward to it.”
Pinoy fans presented B.I with a “Core Memory” music video containing messages from fans.
“Amazing! Who made this song? Wow, I love this song. The song was really nice and the quality of the video was superb,” said B.I. The song was written, composed and produced by PDiah, according to Chrisma B.I Philippines fanbase.
“It’s ID’s destiny to see you performing cheerfully,” a line in the song read.
At one point, B.I. got teary-eyed as he became overwhelmed by the fans’ reactions at the concert.
“Thank you for coming to my show. Actually this is my second solo tour. And it’s really nice that a lot of Manila fans were able to visit my show. Once again thank you so much. I hope I can see you guys again,” said B.I.
The “B.I 2023 Asia Tour: L.O.L The Hidden Stage” was presented by Three Angles Production.