It was announced on August 31, 2012, that Girls' Generation will embark on their second nationwide Japan tour starting in February, 2013, with an initial total of 14 stops in support of their second Japanese studio album, Girls & Peace. On the same day it was revealed that the fans can start applying for tickets on September 5, 2012. The tour will cover Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Saitama, Niigata, Hiroshima & Kobe. According to an announcement made by their agency, SM Entertainment, Girls’ Generation wrapped up their second arena tour successfully in Japan, where the group started the tour on February 9. Girls’ Generation Ⅱ-Girls&Peace-Japan 2nd Tour was performed 20 times in 7 different cities, including Kobe, Saitama, and Niigata and gathered a total of 200,000 fans, which is the largest in number among Korean girl groups. They finished the last performances on April 20 and 21 at the Central Arena in Osaka, where the girls captivated local fans with 27 songs, including “Genie”, “Gee”, “Girls&Peace”, “Flower Power”, “I Got a Boy”, and “Dancing Queen”.