Two years and four months after their “Ode to You” world tour ended prematurely in 2019 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the K-pop band returned to the Seventeen stage, much to the delight of their dedicated phantom, Carat. The 13-member band kicked off their Be the Sun World Tour on Saturday with a nearly three-hour concert at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
K-Pop Stage-Breakers made their grand return to the concert stage with two sold-out shows from ‘Be the Sun – Soul’, the largest concert in the city with a live audience since its inception. Communicable diseases. The first day of June 25 was characterized by energetic performances, glittering costumes and captivating stages for which Seventeen is known.
The members said that they remembered the experience of performing on stage for so many days. After the carat opening ceremony, the member said, “We really miss you.” She performed in Black and Gold outfits on March, Hit, Rock with You and Boom Boom.
The concert kicked off with the lead single ‘Hot’ from their latest release Face the Sun, an album that surpassed the 2 million mark of album sales in its first week with BTS, one of only two artists in K-pop history. The show will feature performances of tracks never performed before on stage, as well as fan favorites from three units (vocal, performance, hip-hop units) that have completed seventeen. The performance unit is composed by Hoshi, June, the 8, Dino, the vocal unit consists of Wuji, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Sengquan and the hip hop unit includes S. Coops, Wonwu, Mingyu and Vernon.
A stage set representing the sun – a major figure representing the seventeenth aspiration to reach new heights, 3-tiered LED screen and various transitions between set arrangements are included in the show.
Fans from around the world are also participating in ‘Be the Sun – Soul’ through live streams of concerts enabled through multi-view technology, with subtitles provided in English, Japanese and Chinese.
After a two-night stay in Seoul, the group will travel to Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, LA, Houston in the US, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore in Southeast Asia, and Osaka, Tokyo, Aichi in Japan. A total of 27 shows took place in 20 cities around the world.
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