- SB19, a five-member Filipino boy band, has embarked on their first-ever global tour with stops in the U.S., including New York and California.
- Shortly after making their U.S. TV debut on Friday to perform their first English single “WYAT (Where You At),” the boy band reflected on their journey with NextShark.
- “The main goal of the group is to put Filipino music on a higher profile or for the Filipino music to be known in the global scene,” says Pablo, the band’s leader and main rapper. “We have the pressure on our backs, but we’re trying to do our best so the whole world can get a good impression of who Filipinos are.”
Top Filipino boy band SB19 is currently on their first-ever global tour with stops in the U.S., including New York and California. As the band settled in New York, they spoke with NextShark about their experiences in the Big Apple.
SB19 is a five-member Filipino boy band that was trained under ShowBT Philippines beginning in 2016. The band, which consists of Pablo, Stell, Ken, Justin and Josh, debuted in 2018 with their ballad single “Tilaluha.”
- Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI announced several stops in Asia as part of her “NICOLE” world tour on Sunday.
- The artist will perform in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 before heading to Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila; and Taipei, Taiwan.
- She is currently on the North American circuit of her “NICOLE” tour, which is slated to finish in Los Angeles on Oct. 22.
- Her tour coincides with her recently released album of the same name.
Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI recently announced several tour stops in Asia as part of her “NICOLE” world tour.
Announced via social media on Sunday, the “High School in Jakarta” singer shared dates and venues for the Asia leg of “NICOLE,” her first world tour.
- K-pop boy group Stray Kids announced new dates for their “Maniac” world tour on Thursday, including stops in Asia, Australia and the U.S.
- The JYP Entertainment act will perform two stadium shows in Jakarta, Indonesia, in November before heading to Thailand, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney in February.
- They will revisit the U.S. in March for rescheduled shows in Atlanta and Fort Worth, Texas, with an additional show added for each city.
- Stray Kids’ new album “Maxident” will be released on Oct. 7.
Stray Kids have announced more stops for their “Maniac” world tour.
The JYP Entertainment act will have back-to-back stadium shows in Jakarta, Indonesia, in November. Then, in February, they will circuit to arenas in Bangkok and Singapore before venturing to Australia for performances in Melbourne and Sydney.
Rare footage of The Beatles surrounded by security upon arriving in Japan was recently screened.
Filmed roughly half a century ago during Japan’s Showa Period (1926-1989), the footage was released by the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo to nonprofit organization Joho Kokai Shimin Center, which made an information disclosure request to the department in 2015.
- South Korean singer-songwriter Yerin Baek announced the cities and dates of her North American tour on Monday.
- Working with her own label Blue Vinyl and tour promoters KOHAI, Baek will venture to 14 cities, starting in Atlanta on Nov. 28 and concluding in Vancouver on Dec. 19.
- Her latest release was the single album “Pisces” in May and the single “New Plant” in July with her band, The Volunteers.
- Baek debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2012 and was part of the duo 15& with South Korean artist Jamie before going solo.
South Korean soloist Yerin Baek will soon embark on her North American tour.
Baek took to social media on Monday to share details about her upcoming tour, which will start in Atlanta on Nov. 28 and conclude in Vancouver on Dec. 19.
- Fans of K-pop girl group LOONA are calling out label BlockBerry Creative and tour promoters MyMusicTaste after several members dropped out of performances during their world tour.
- LOONA’s tour in North America consisted of 14 shows across 13 cities in less than a month, including an additional performance at KCON LA 2022.
- Jinsoul was absent during their Washington, D.C., show because of aches, while youngest member Yeojin sat out of their Atlanta show and fainted on stage in Mexico City. Choerry and Hyeju were absent in Mexico City because of various health issues, and leader Haseul has been performing in a sling for their last four shows.
- They have now returned to Korea and will soon leave for the European leg of their tour starting on Sept. 6, but they lost their luggage during a layover in Canada, which held clothes, earpieces and mics.
K-pop girl group LOONA has had various mishaps on their first world tour, “Loonatheworld,” and fans are growing concerned for the members’ health after several missed concert performances.
LOONA’s label BlockBerry Creative and tour promoters MyMusicTaste announced the tour in June with the caveat that member Chuu would not participate due to health reasons, although fans claim poor management and mistreatment of Chuu as the real reason for her absence.
- K-pop soloist Jamie announced her North American tour dates and venues on Instagram on Monday.
- The Warner Music Korea artist will partner with Unbound Entertainment Group and Modo Live for a seven-city tour starting in Los Angeles on Oct. 10 and finishing in San Francisco on Oct. 23.
- A former JYP Entertainment trainee of the vocal duo 15& with Baek Yerin, Jamie has since gone on to release her own music, her most recent single being “Pity Party” from earlier this year.
- She hosted her own podcast show with Dive Studios called “What Would Jamie Do?” from 2019 to 2020.
K-pop soloist Jamie announced her North American tour dates and venues on Instagram on Monday.
In partnership with Unbound Entertainment Group, Modo Live and Warner Music Korea, the former JYP Entertainment artist will travel to seven stops in the U.S. and Canada, starting in Los Angeles on Oct. 10 and finishing in San Francisco on Oct. 23.
- K-pop superstars Blackpink celebrated their sixth anniversary on Monday, announced the dates for their world tour and revealed the title of their upcoming comeback song: “Pink Venom.”
- The song will be released on Aug. 19 at 12 a.m. EST, the music video for which YG Entertainment had previously said would be their most expensive ever.
- Blackpink’s anticipated new album will drop in September, and their world tour, which will span seven months over 25 cities around the world starting in Seoul, then America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, is scheduled to start in October.
In celebration of their sixth anniversary, Blackpink gifted their fans, Blinks, with the reveal of their next comeback song’s title: “Pink Venom.”
A post to Instagram shows the title against a black screen with what appear to be pink snake fangs protruding from the top. The post lists the release date for the track as Aug. 19 at 12 a.m. EST and 1 p.m. KST. The announcement is a follow up to their music announcement trailer “Born Pink” last week, which also depicted the same pink fangs.
- K-pop boy group Omega X announced the dates for the U.S. segment of their upcoming world tour on Monday.
- The Spire Entertainment group will perform in 12 cities across the U.S. starting in early October in Boston and concluding in Los Angeles in late October.
- In September, they will perform in five cities in Latin America, including Mexico City and Bogotá, Colombia.
- During an interview with NextShark back in June, Omega X talked about their debut full-length album “Stories Written In Music,” led by the title track “Play Dumb.”
Spire Entertainment’s 11-member boy group Omega X recently announced the U.S. segment of their upcoming “Connect: Don’t Give Up” world tour.
The U.S. segment of the tour will span 12 cities, starting on Oct. 1 in Boston and concluding in Los Angeles on Oct. 23. Last month, Omega X revealed that they will be performing in five cities in Latin America, including Mexico City and Bogotá, Colombia.
- DPR (Dream Perfect Regime) announced the dates for the Asia, Australia and New Zealand portions of their 2022 “Regime World Tour” on Sunday.
- In collaboration with tour promoters Kohai, the South Korean music collective consisting of DPR Ian, DPR Cream and DPR Live will head to Tokyo on Nov. 25 and conclude in Sydney on Dec. 17.
- The artists’ massive world tour begins in North America in September.
- Last month, DPR Ian released his debut studio album “Moodswings In To Order.”
South Korean music label and collective DPR (Dream Perfect Regime) recently announced their stops across Asia, Australia and New Zealand for their 2022 “Regime World Tour” in partnership with tour promoters Kohai.
Member DPR Ian, born Christian Yu, shared an announcement via Twitter on Sunday.
- K-pop soloist AleXa has revealed new information about her upcoming U.S. tour.
- The ZB label artist will travel to eight stops, starting with Jersey City, New Jersey, on Oct. 18 and concluding in Los Angeles on Oct. 30, with a stop in her home state of Oklahoma along the way.
- Earlier this year, AleXa won the inaugural season of the "Eurovision"-inspired competition “American Song Contest” hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dog.
- She debuted as a soloist in 2019 with the track “Bomb” and gained popularity after winning Soompi’s “Rising Legends” contest in 2016 and competing on Mnet’s “Produce 48” in 2018.
Oklahoma-born K-pop soloist AleXa is set to perform in her home state and seven other stops on her upcoming U.S. tour.
The ZB label artist will start in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Oct. 18 before venturing to Puerto Rico on Oct. 20, Atlanta on Oct. 22, Chicago on Oct. 23, Oklahoma City on Oct. 25, Houston on Oct. 27, San Francisco on Oct. 28 and Los Angeles on Oct. 30.
- K-pop boy group Verivery have revealed the dates and venues for their upcoming U.S. and Latin American tour “Page: O.”
- In partnership with MyMusicTaste, the Jellyfish Entertainment septet will visit over a dozen cities starting in Boston on Sept. 14 and concluding in Mexico City on Oct. 16.
- Earlier this year, the group released their first full-length studio album “Series ‘O’ Round 3: Whole" led by the hit track “Undercover.”
- Verivery is comprised of members Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung and Kangmin.
K-pop boy group Verivery recently announced the dates and venues for their upcoming U.S. and Latin American tour “Page: O.”
In collaboration with event promoters MyMusicTaste, the Jellyfish Entertainment septet will visit over a dozen cities starting in Boston on Sept. 14 and concluding in Mexico City on Oct. 16.