(G)I-DLE AND VERIVERY JOIN THE LINEUP FOR KCON 2019 NEW YORK
Tickets On Sale May 22nd For the July 6-7th Events at Madison Square Garden
KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced today that girl group (G)I-DLE and boy band VERIVERY will be joining the lineup for KCON 2019 New York this July. The two groups will perform along with previously announced TXT, NU’EST, ATEEZ, SF9, EVERGLOW, AB6IX and IZ*ONE this summer at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
KCON, which is held in both New York and Los Angeles, is an annual celebration of every aspect of Korean pop culture and providing fans the most access 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 will 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.
(G)I-DLE is a six-member girl group under Cube Entertainment. The members are Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua. The group debuted with their first EP I Am and the lead single “Latata” on May 2, 2018. The music video for “Latata” exceeded 5.9 million views within the first week. The EP debuted at number seven and peaked at number five on Billboard’s World Albums chart on May 9, 2018.
On August 14, the group’s first digital single “Hann (Alone)” was released. Within 24 hours, its music video surpassed 4.9 millions views on YouTube. “Hann” topped domestic music charts including Bugs, Genie and Olleh Music on August 16 and hit a new peak on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart debuting at number two. (G)I-DLE released their second EP I Made and the lead single “Senorita” on February 26, 2019.
VERIVERY VERIVERY is a seven-member boy group formed by Jellyfish Entertainment in January 2019. The members are DONGHEON, HOYOUNG, MINCHAN, GYEHYEON, YEONHO, YONGSEUNG, and KANGMIN. VERIVERY is Jellyfish Entertainment’s first boy group in seven years since VIXX. Their name comes from the Latin word “VERI” meaning ‘Truth’ and the English word “VERY.” VERIVERY is a combination of the words Various, Energetic, Real and Innovation.
The group starred in their own reality show reality show NOW VERIVERY : Real Road Movie on Mnet prior to debut. The group officially debuted on January 9, 2019 with their first EP VERI-US and title track “Ring Ring Ring.” On April 24, 2019, the group made a comeback with their second EP VERI-ABLE and title track “From Now.”
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