[Today’s K-pop] Stray Kids add dates to their US tour


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Stray Kids will perform twice more in the United States during their next tour, the label JYP Entertainment announced on Monday.

The band was originally scheduled to perform once in all seven venues on their upcoming US tour, but tickets sold out quickly and the management company decided to add shows in Newark and Los Angeles.

The eight-piece group will kick off their second international tour, named after their recent hit “Maniac,” in Seoul on April 29. The American part will start on June 28 and end on July 14.

Stray Kids released the EP “Oddinary” in March and it landed at the top of the Billboard 200, making the group the third K-pop artist to do so. The EP remained on the chart for four consecutive weeks and topped the World Albums Chart for the same period.

Highlight to perform live after 3½ years

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Highlight will headline a concert for the first time in 3½ years, Around Us Entertainment announced Monday.

The group will hold concerts at an indoor stadium in Seoul from May 20 to 22, under the title “Highlight Live 2022 [Intro]”returning to the previous concert of the group which was called”[Outro.]”

The final concert will also be broadcast live via an app.

The four-member group debuted as Beast in 2009 and renamed Highlight in 2017. Last month, they released their debut studio album “Daydream.”

The Sserafim has renowned songwriters

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Sserafim unveiled the tracklist for their debut EP “Fearless” on Monday.

The EP will consist of five tracks, and Hybe’s chief producer Bang Sihyuk co-wrote the title track of the same title as well as “The Great Mermaid.” Singer-songwriter Blvsh, who also worked on BTS’s “Life Goes On,” co-wrote the title track while members Kim Chaewon and Heo Yoonjin co-wrote the lyrics for “Blue Flame.”

The debut EP sold over 270,000 pre-order copies within a week. It will be fully unveiled on May 2.

Separately, a local media report said the group of six rookies filmed an appearance on music show “Weekly Idol” on Monday.

FTIsland will hold a concert in May

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FTIsland will hold a concert in Seoul on May 15, FNC Entertainment announced on Monday.

The band’s last gig was in 2019 before the members performed their mandatory military duties.

This is the first time the group has performed in front of their fans after all three members have completed their duties. The concert will be full of lively and powerful group sounds and the set list will consist of their hit songs, the company said.

Singer Lee Honggi shared the news last week after downloading the concert poster and commenting that he was excited to sing and was eager to share it with fans.

By Hwang You-mee
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