According to the organisers, the planned K-pop.LUX residency at the o2 in September, previously scaled back from three nights to two, is now cancelled:
”Dear KPOP LUX fans and ticket holders,
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of the KPOP LUX London show. We have tried to find a way to keep the show alive but have just run out of options. We know that you will be disappointed and no doubt angry.
Our aim to ensure the show is made to the highest possible quality, and due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to deliver that at this stage.
We acknowledge where we have gone wrong and that we have disappointed so many of you. We hope that you will consider joining us once we announce a new show date and when we can promise to bring you the best show. Refunds will be available from your original point of purchase”
Cancelled *** KPOP.LUX at the o2 *** Cancelled
K-Pop continues its global domination this September in the form of KPOP LUX x SBS Super Concert in London, offering UK fans the chance to see ten of the hottest K-Pop acts currently on the scene. The concert will also serve as a celebration of 140 years of diplomatic ties between South Korea and the United Kingdom.
KPOP LUX will take over London’s 15,000-capacity O2 Arena for two newly condensed days, with ITZY, THE BOYZ, ZEROBASEONE, WEi, xikers and one more girl group – to be revealed soon – kicking off on Friday 22 September.
Saturday 23 September sees TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s highly anticipated, first-ever UK performance, along with a second set from ITZY. The day is rounded out by ONEUS, YENA and Billlie, and another appearance from xikers.
Tomorrow x Together / TXT is a 5-member group from Big Hit Music that debuted in 2019. Considered by many to be the next BTS, their debut EP peaked at number one on the Billboard World Albums Chart and entered the US Billboard at 140 – the highest ranking for a male K-pop group at the time.
ITZY – also a 5-member group that debuted in 2019. Their fan base is one of the highest for any female KPOP group.
THE BOYZ – although they have been around since 2017, they have only really reached headline status recently and their trajectory looks to continue upwards at a rapid rate.
K-pop is short for Korean popular music. There are many styles under the umbrella of K-pop including pop, rap, hip hop, rock, and electronic. Contemporary K-pop debuted in the early 1990’s – 1992 to be more specific with Leo Taji and Boys. There are four generations of K-pop with the fifth expected to begin around 2024 / 2025. It is one of the fastest growing music genres around with popularity more than doubling in many countries year on year.
K-pop groups have their own unique fashion style and dance moves and are typically formed by management agencies and the members undergo years of rigorous training. These international super stars, referred to as idols, are setting new trends around the world. They are gracing the covers of fashion magazines, lighting up runways, driving political movements and collaborating with the giants of other genres.
K-pop has a global following of over 200 million people and the #KpopTwitter has over 8 billion tweets. The European fan base in growing at a rapid rate with festivals, concerts and tours making the music more attractive and accessible than ever before.
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