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Award-winning creative director says CL will become a household name in the U.S.

By GhostWriter   Wednesday, October 19, 2016   51,478   11,805   83



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In just under two weeks, the one and only CL will embark on her first solo concert tour, 'HELLO BI+CHES TOUR 2016,' which will visit 9 cities across North America. More information about the tour and the production team behind it has been revealed.

SEE ALSO: [ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY]: CL is coming to North America and you're invited!

CL's 'HELLO BI+CHES TOUR 2016' will be designed and choreographed by award-winning veteran Creative Director HiHat, who has worked with the likes of Missy Elliott, Shakira, Jay-Z, Kesha, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna, and also served as a guest judge on the seventh season of the top-rated dance competition TV show, 'So You Think You Can Dance.' HiHat is also currently the Performance Producer for NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning show 'The Voice.'  Her work has been featured in films such as 'Bring It On,' 'Kung Fu Panda' and the second and third installments of the popular 'Step Up' franchise movie series. She most recently choreographed Rihanna's show-stopping 2016 MTV Video Music Award performance, as well as CL's appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

"Working with CL has been a pleasure since our first collaboration," says HiHat. "She is an incredible, versatile talent with most importantly a huge heart and passion for her craft. CL is surely going to become a household name in the U.S. after this tour and I'm excited to see her win."

CL's 'HELLO BI+CHES TOUR 2016' promises to be unlike any theater tour you've ever seen.  Its powerful, extravagant production fully displays CL's unique creative vision for her first solo tour. Packed with world-class dancers, an incredible live band, and special effects, every second of this show will be exploding with excitement.

Also on board as Tour Manager is Keith Albrizzi, best known for his work with Miley Cyrus' 2014 Bangerz World Tour and 2015 Milky Milky Milk Tour. "This show is truly a world-class production in a theater. In my 27 years of working on shows, I've never seen an artist create such a spectacular no-holds-barred production for the size of the venues that we're in. I'm very honored be part of this tour and CL's creative vision," says Albrizzi, who has also worked with artists such as Matt Goss, Guns N Roses, Joan Jett, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.  

Tickets for CL's HELLO BI+CHES TOUR 2016 are currently on sale at


Oct 29 SAT Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY (Tickets available)

Oct 31 MON Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA  (Tickets available)

Nov 1 TUE Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, Canada (Tickets available)

Nov 3  THU  Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA (Tickets available)

Nov 4 FRI Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, CA  (Tickets available)

Nov 6 SUN Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX  (Tickets available)

Nov 8 TUE Center Stage - Atlanta, GA  (Tickets available)

Nov 10 THU The Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL  (Tickets available)

Nov 14 MON Sound Academy - Toronto, Canada  (Tickets available)

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hiroonakamura Thursday, October 20, 2016

how can she have concerts when there isnt enough english songs that she has released?

ryan23 hiroonakamura Friday, October 21, 2016

according to the offical tour's twitter account, she is supposedly going to sing new songs from her English album although it has yet to be revealed or released -_-

NoonaVip Thursday, October 20, 2016

Look at all these people acting like professionals in the entertainment business. lol Y'all were probably the same ones who said Lifted will flop but she became the first Korean female soloist to land on Billboard Hot 100. Why not watch it happen first and then give insights. Remember that she's paving a way for your next favorite. *flips hair

YoUrAvErAgEVIP Thursday, October 20, 2016

She already is in my house. HBU?

MrDapper Thursday, October 20, 2016

I wish her the best, but c'mon, becoming a household name as an artist in the U.S requires that you do as well as Drake, Eminem, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift etc...0.0001% chance of that happening.

LAFF92 Thursday, October 20, 2016

Good for her, not everyone will have this chance. It doesn't matter if you're not  well known ( to non-KPOP) . Gotta start somewhere. ALL famous celebrities started  from being unknowns it's being different that made them popular..the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna. and Jenny from the block.  Good luck CL!

NaritaZaraki Thursday, October 20, 2016

All the best! :D

atlkpopfan Thursday, October 20, 2016

It doesn't really make sense that her concert will make her a househould name if she isn't already one.  Artists have concerts here all the time and the majority of the public don't know them. It IS however a good start for her.  Continuing to put the pressure on her or the expectation on her that she's going to become the next big thing here and she JUST started (and doesn't even have a lot of solo material here yet), is just giving the haters ammunition.  If you listen to people like SIA and Jessie J or even Lady GaGa they performed for Years and years before they had their big break and that was WITH multiple albums, and concerts.  It's going to be even harder for CL considering the industry she's going into.  I just wish people would curb their expectations because it makes it so that her accomplishments/progress get skipped over in anticipation for something much bigger.  I also think it's a mistake to make her focus solely on the US without keeping constant music out their and building her fanbase (and keeping them)

BigBangVIP_NYC Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Only time will tell. Tickets still available in NY (with 10 days left) for someone who's going to have a lasting impact in the US? I couldn't even get Got7 tickets for NY one day after they went on sale!

BigBangVIP_NYC Wednesday, October 19, 2016

If a very famous music producer made this same statement then I'll really entertain the possibility of her doing well in the US. That is, if it was someone who has created successful artists in the past. It's still a beautiful thing for her to pursue her dreams! I'm 100% for anyone pursuing their dreams. Despite the many challenges (and oh there will be challenges) to face them head on, that person is a winner in my book. Wishing her much success!

Muziklover18 Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I hope she does amazing in the U.S I wish she would come to Miami :(

3percenter Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The US music industry is diverse beyond the comprehension of Koreans and kpoppers. While in Korea there is one overwhelming genre that dominates the nation's music industry, there is no such single genre domination in the US. Country, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, R&B, Jaz, Techno/EDM, and others all have massive followings. In the US music popularity is influenced by region, urban/suburban/rural demographics, ethnicity, etc. There is the possibility CL could explode as a pop-rap act, and she may very well be a household name among the fans of that genre. But I doubt she will be a household name among the entire population unless she lands a Superbowl Halftime show gig or sings at the next Presidential inauguration.

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