Singers resume offline concerts in three years: The DONG-A ILBO


The “SMTOWN LIVE 2022” concert was held at the Gyeonggi Suwon World Cup Stadium on Saturday. The SM Entertainment singers who performed in front of some 30,000 spectators could not hide their deeply touched feelings. Indeed, “SMTOWN LIVE,” which took place both in Korea and overseas, resumed in three years due to Covid-19 since the Japanese concert in 2019.

Beginning with aespa’s “Next Level,” the concert, which featured 43 songs by various singers over four hours beginning at 6:50 p.m. the same day. Reunited as a member of Girls’ Generation in five years, Hyoyeon said almost in tears, “I’m in tears because it’s so much fun.” On stage were BOA, TVXQ, EXO. Fans enjoyed the concert, waving streamers and glow sticks passionately.

With Covid-19 becoming rampant, singers who have postponed gigs for about three years are beginning to resume gigs offline. IU gives only one concert in three years. All 80,000 tickets have been sold out for the concert scheduled for September 17-18 at the Olympic Main Stadium at Seoul’s Jamsil Sports Complex titled “The Golden Hour: Under the Orange Sun.” About 340,000 fans are waiting for canceled tickets to the show.

Girl group Black Pink pre-released 2nd regular album song ‘Pink Venom’ on Friday and started activities as a group in one year and 10 months will also meet fans. The opening of the ‘Main Pink World Tour’ at KSPO DOME in Seoul on October 15 and 16 is the first offline concert in four years since 2018 in Korea. Black Pink will continue their world tour until June next year, starting with the Seoul tour in countries like the United States, Canada, England, Spain, Germany, France and Thailand.

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