2NE1 has updated the release details for their 3rd Japanese single “I LOVE YOU” – cover jackets and full track list are official. The single is their Korean hit song released early in July with Japanese lyrics and previously the release date was listed as August 29th but now officially it will hit stores on September 12th. Earlier the girls exposed a preview music video for “I LOVE YOU” with the Japanese lyrics. Read on for updated details and another chance at the preview video.

2NE1 recently completed successful tour stops in the USA for their “NEW EVOLUTION” global tour,

– August 17th Prudential Center Newark New Jersey
– August 24th Nokia Theater Los Angeles

They continue their global tour in Japan and have added even more performances,

– August 31st 6pm Osaka Castle Hall (newly added)
– September 1st 5pm Osaka Castle Hall
– September 2nd 3pm Osaka Castle Hall
– September 7th 6pm NHK Insulators Hall
– September 8th 3pm NHK Insulators Hall
– September 11th 6pm Yokohama Arena
– September 12th  6pm Yokohama Arena
– September 29th 6pm Saitama Super Arena (newly added)
– September 30th 3pm Saitama Super Arena (newly added)

More details on the tour and ticket is available at their Korean website (linked at end of report)

I LOVE YOU” has a commercial message tie-in with Volume Express Magnum Cat-Eyes Mascara for its product campaign and theme song. Judging by the eye make-up the girls have on in the music video and other performances for “I LOVE YOU” they are giving this mascara product a work-out!

2NE1’s new Japanese single is offered in two editions each with a First Press version:

– Limited with bonus DVD that contains music video and making-of footage. First Press version add special packaging, YGEX points, and booklet
– Regular CD-only. First Press version add special packaging, YGEX points, and booklet.

Preview music video for “I LOVE YOU” with Japanese lyrics and bonus video of 2NE1’s live performance of the song (Korean version) on music TV show SBS Inkigayo both follow after the release details.

2NE1 – “I LOVE YOU” – release date September 12th 2012

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥2100)
Regular [CD+DVD] (¥1050) 
2. I LOVE YOU (off vocal)
1. I LOVE YOU (music video)
2. I LOVE YOU (making-of footage)
3. Vacation in Philippines (member off-shoot footage)
2. I LOVE YOU (off vocal)
2NE1 – I LOVE YOU – 3rd Japanese single release date September 12th 2012

2NE1 – I LOVE YOU – Korean version live on SBS Inkigayo July 29th 2012

2NE1 2012 1st Global Tour – NEW EVOLUTION in Japan

2NE1 Official website (Korean)

2NE1 Official website (Japanese)