KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced today that ATEEZ, SF9 and EVERGLOW will join the concert lineup for KCON New York this summer. The groups will join the previously announced TXT and NU’EST on the bill in July.
KCON, which is held in both New York and Los Angeles, is an annual celebration of every aspect of Korean pop culture and providing the most access to fans to the stars. KCON will run on July 6th and 7th at both the Javits Center and Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The West Coast leg of the convention series will take place August 15th through the 18th at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center.
Tickets for the KCON NY concerts, which take place at Madison Square Garden, go on sale on Wednesday, May 22nd at 3PM EDT. Tickets for the convention at the Javits Center go on sale two days later on Friday, May 24 at 3PM EDT. Single concert tickets for The Garden start at $70, while combo tickets for both nights at MSG start at $120.
Please visit www.kconusa.com for more information on all ticket pricing including convention tickets and artist engagement tickets.
ATEEZ, standing for “A TEEnager Z,” is a boy group formed by KQ Entertainment. ATEEZ is composed of 8 members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung, and Jongho. The group debuted on October 24, 2018 with EP Treasure EP.1: All to Zero and title songs “Treasure” and “Pirate King.” On January 15, 2019, they released their second EP, Treasure EP.2: Zero to One, alongside the music video for the title track, “Say My Name”.
Later in the month, they announced their first world tour, “The Expedition Tour,” in North America and Europe where all 15 shows were sold out in a day. The eight-member group then made their debut on Billboard’s Social 50 chart in on April 20, 2019 after hitting new heights on the World Albums Chart with their second EP earlier this year.
SF9 is a boy group formed by FNC Entertainment and the company’s first dance boy group. The group consists of nine members: Young Bin, In Seong, Jae Yoon, Da Won, Ro Woon, Zu Ho, Tae Yang, Hwi Young, and Cha Ni. The group name stands for Sensational Feeling 9. They debuted on October 5, 2016 with their first single album Feeling Sensation. Their first mini album Burning Sensation was released on February 6 and landed at no.6 on the Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
Their second mini album Breaking Sensation was released on April 18 and landed No.5 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. SF9 then released their fourth and fifth EP, MAMMA MIA! and Sensuous, later in 2018. On February 20, 2019, the group made another comeback with with their 6th mini album NARCISSUS with title track ‘Enough’, once again landing themselves another hit on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
EVERGLOW is a freshly debuted girl group under Yuehua Entertainment. Before their debut, member Sihyeon participated in the first season of Mnet’s survival program Produce 101 as an individual trainee in 2016 and Produce 48 with labelmate Yiren in 2018. Member Onda participated in Mnet’s survival program Idol School in 2017. The group consists of six members: E:U, Sihyeon, Mia, Onda, Aisha and Yiren. The group officially debut on March 18, 2019 with the release of their first single album Arrival of Everglow.
The lead single “Bon Bon Chocolat” topped the iTunes K-pop singles charts in 19 countries and entered high on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart. Of all girl-group debut singles, EVERGLOW has the sixth-highest chart position on Billboard, earning the group one of the best best-ever K-pop debuts.
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ABOUT KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest fan festival dedicated to every aspect of Korean pop culture (aka Hallyu). The convention and concert franchise launched in 2012, attracting more than 12,000 fans, and has grown each year, with 147,000 attendees for KCON events in New York and Los Angeles in 2018. KCON USA is now an established annual celebration in Los Angeles and New York and is the flagship event for American fans of KOREAN music, food, beauty and more, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as with artists and professionals from across the Korean entertainment industry.
Since its inception, the brand has expanded internationally, with KCON festivals taking place in LA (USA), New York (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Paris (France), Mexico City (Mexico), and Sydney (Australia).
ABOUT CJ ENM
CJ ENM is Asia’s leading entertainment and merchandising company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. As of July 1, 2018, CJ E&M merged with CJ Group’s home shopping and e-commerce subsidiary CJ O Shopping to become CJ ENM. Its entertainment division has five main business units – broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. CJ has been contributing to promote Korean culture around the world, through the company’s ‘One Source, Multi-Content’ strategy.
As a trend leader in Asia, it has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music awards Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents, Ode to My Father and Veteran, along with sought-after television series such as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Youn’s Kitchen, Super Star K, Show Me the Money and Produce 101. For more information, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com