Four-man pop-rock band CNBLUE celebrates its third year of debut with many “firsts” upon the release of fourth mini-album, “Re:BLUE” on January 14. According to reports in local news agencies, the band is also to perform with live instruments for their first comeback performance, set for “Music Bank” on January 18, the first time they will do so on a broadcast.
“CNBLUE plans to come back with live-instrument performances in the three main broadcast stations’ music programs. As these music programs currently implement pre-recorded music for performances, negotiations are underway for the band to be able to perform live,” a statement from CNBLUE’s management company, FNC Entertainment said. ”It is difficult to deliver a completely live performance for the music shows because of the time constraint in recording and the absence of proper facilities. However, CNBLUE has a big thirst and great passion for performing live and thus we hope there would be investment in installation of a stage and sound equipment. Because of the situation of the music programs, CNBLUE had received misunderstanding about their musicality and skills. They are expected to able to share their thirst for live performances through this comeback.”
CNBLUE will perform “Re:BLUE” title track “I’m Sorry,” a song composed by leader, guitarist and vocalist Jung Yong Hwa. “I’m Sorry” is also the first time the band’s self-composed song serves as a title track of a Korean release.
Reports stated further the band is scheduled for a domestic and an overseas concert tour following the comeback, apart from live broadcast shows to promote “Re:BLUE.”