'Out with a BIGBANG': A guide to the brief 'MADE' in USA tour

After a three-year hiatus, South Korean K-pop band, BIGBANG, is on the Asian leg of their 2015 WORLD TOUR. The tour is in support of the band's third studio album, MADE, which will be released in September. The North American leg of the tour, appropriately named 'MADE' in USA, includes just six concerts. We've created this guide to help fans find the best seats to see a band known for elaborate seating charts.

BIGBANG South Korea K-pop Band
South Korean K-pop band, BIGBANG, is on their second world tour after a three-year hiatus

Photo credit: adapted via Poligrafi.com

BIGBANG has broken records with the largest K-pop arena tours in history and is on track to exceed these attendance numbers with stops in 15 countries this year. The North American shows will also be performed in arena venues, but with simpler setups.

A second stage makes for better views in Vegas

The concerts in America kick off on October 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The seating chart for this venue is the most complicated of the six shows, which features an end stage setup, but with a second stage near the center of the floor, named the B stage.

BIGBANG Mandalay Bay Events Center Seating Chart
The seating chart for BIGBANG's Las Vegas show features a second stage near the center of the floor

The B stage separates the general admission pit section, located directly in front of the main stage, and the general admission section, which utilizes the rest of the floor. The general admission pit section will undoubtedly have the best views in the venue, but fans will want to arrive up to a few hours before doors open to get a good spot as this section is standing room only and first come, first serve.

Fans near the back of the venue will have closer views for portions of the performance thanks to the B stage. However, fans in the pit section may only have views of the back of the band when they are on this stage. The front of the general admission floor section will have the best views during these portions of the show, but fans will want to arrive early to claim a spot in this section as well.

Even simpler setups in most cities

For the other shows on this leg, like the one at Anaheim's Honda Center on October 4, the seating charts will still feature an end stage setup, but without the second B stage. A general admission pit section is still located in front of the stage with a general admission floor section behind it. Fans can expect the pit sections to be more crowded than the general admission sections.

BIGBANG Honda Center Anaheim Seating Chart
Seating Charts for other concerts in North America will not feature a second stage

The seating charts for the other shows in the United States will have the same seating chart as the Anaheim show. The October 13 concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre will be the exception to this setup, with a main stage and just one general admission floor section.

Reserved seating options

For every concert on the 'MADE' in USA leg, reserved seating options are available in the raised sections surrounding the stage and floor sections. Tickets in these sections are less expensive than floor seats, but will have farther views, especially sections located on the opposite end of the venue as the stage.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour
BIGBANG broke records for the largest K-pop arena tours on their Alive Galaxy Tour in 2012

Photo Credit: adapted via Wikipedia

BIGBANG's successful past tours are an indication of how quickly tickets will sell for this leg of the 2015 tour. With just six stops in North America, fans will want to purchase tickets to the show closest to them sooner rather than later.


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