21 May – Things have certainly gotten lively for Big Bang's Japanese fans as Big Bang's Japanese "Alive" concert has even caused a subway chaos in Japan.
According to Allkpop, earlier on 18 May, JR Tokai Railway temporarily closed Kasadera station to avoid havoc from the huge influx of passengers that are waiting to catch a ride after Big Bang's concert. Ironically, it turned out that the service was continued but the new schedule update was not checked by the train operator, which led to the failure of the train to stop at the station and resulted in 800 people missing the train.
JR Tokai explained, "We figured there would be a lot of confusion since the Big Bang concert was taking place near the Kasadera station. We initially decided to temporarily halt service at the Kasadera station, but the train driver rushed and packed passengers in and did not check new station points when he departed Kamagori station. He eventually passed by the Kasadera station."
Big Bang kicked off their tour in Japan on 17 May at Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, along with world-renowned producer Laurieann Gibson, session band, and staff of "Big Bang Alive Tour 2012" in Seoul last March.
An additional concert will be held on November 23rd in Kyosera Dome, Osaka due to complaints about lack of tickets. The last one will be held on December 5th at the Tokyo Dome.