All you Korean Hall-yu fans out there -- take a deep breath and breathe easy.
Sizzling K-pop supergroup Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, will be in town to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 9 December.
The all-girl group, which consists of nine girls in their 20s, have become a global pop phenomenon with their synchronised dance moves, cutie-pie smiles and l-o-n-g legs.
Originally slated to perform in Singapore next February, their gig was brought forward to accomodate a change in their schedule.
Beatrice Chia-Richmond, creative director of concert organisers Running Into the Sun, said the concert will be an "early Christmas present for fans" and just in time for the December school holidays.
For SNSD fans, an earlier concert date spells mostly good news.
Gary Tan, 25, says that he's very excited that the concert has been brought forward. "The sooner I get to see them perform live the better. It's not everyday that they come to Singapore for a concert."
The last time SNSD was in town for a performance was in October 2010. They sang four songs during KPOP night, a concert featuring other popular Korean bands such as Big Bang and SHINee.
Because Tan would probably be at work when the tickets go on sale, Gary would be getting a friend to queue up to get them.
Joyce Yong, 24, was shocked when she heard the concert was pushed up, because it was very unexpected.
But the loyal fan is happy, and might be applying to take a day off from work so that she will be able to queue up on the day of the concert, which falls on a Friday.
She will be getting a standing ticket -- so the earlier fans gather at the concert venue, the better their view of the girls when they perform.
Yong is excited to see them perform their new song "The Boys", which is slated to be released on 19 October, and their old hits such as "Genie" and "Run Devil Run".
However, for school students like Lee Xin Hui, the earlier date spells bad news.
Young fans who are not working now have a much shorter period of time to save up for tickets.
The 14-year-old, who gets a monthly allowance of $90, thinks that it's going to be nearly impossible for her to save up enough money within these two weeks to get decent tickets to the concert.
The secondary two student said, "While I am going to save my pocket money up as much as can, if I cannot reach the target by the time the tickets go on sale, I might not be able to go."
Tickets will be made available by the end of the month but are unlikely to come cheap.
As a comparison, tickets for Korean boyband 2PM's concert next month at the Indoor Stadium are going for between S$138 to S$218.
Source: Yahoo Singapore