Bringing back home multiple mementos including their very first Moon Person from 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
NEW JERSEY – September 7, 2022 – After a captivating 3-hour show in the Prudential Center, Newark, K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN concluded the North American leg of their world tour ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN]’ on September 7.
Starting with a show in Vancouver on August 10, SEVENTEEN presented shows across 12 cities in North America: Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Worth, Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Belmont Park, Toronto and Newark.
During the show in Newark, the k-pop performance powerhouse dazzled the audience with the power-packed choreography of “HOT,” “March,” and “HIT,” their musical versatility as they split into units for “MOONWALKER,” “Imperfect love,” and “Back it up,” the ebullient energy of the iconic “Left & Right”, “Very Nice,” and much more. Fan chants led by the band and the fans alike accompanied the performances throughout, bringing the arena together for the quintessential K-pop experience.
In the final few moments, SEVENTEEN said, “Through this tour, we were reminded of how much love we receive across all the barriers of distance and language. We had so much fun, so we hope you are also taking away a lot of energy tonight.” The act’s Vocal Unit leader and main producer WOOZI added, “We are going to work on new music based on memories from this tour, so please look forward to it.”
While on tour, SEVENTEEN also blazed through multiple milestones worthy of celebration. A GarageBand Remix Session featuring SEVENTEEN's first English single "Darl+ing" was launched in August, inviting fans worldwide to join the K-pop supergroup for a 'self-producing' experience. The act then made their in-studio debut on U.S. television on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and released a new version of their latest single “_WORLD” with Anne-Marie.To top it off, SEVENTEEN became the first K-pop artist to take home the Moon Person for PUSH Performance of the Year at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
Following 2 shows in Seoul that marked the largest show in the city with a live audience since the pandemic and 12 shows in North America, the K-pop supergroup will bring their must-see show to Asia next through September and October. A Dome Tour in Japan will follow through the rest of the year.
Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—have rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The 13-piece act’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN have unassumingly become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. The performance powerhouse made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! And more. The group closed out 2021 as the first-ever K-pop artist featured in MTV Push, and later became the first K-pop artist to be crowned PUSH Performance of the Year at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. SEVENTEEN’s 4th studio album Face the Sun marked a new milestone in K-pop, rendering the SEVENTEEN one of the only two artists in K-pop history alongside BTS to surpass the 2 million mark for first-week album sales. The album was also the act’s first top-10 charting album on the Billboard 200, which was soon followed by their latest release SECTOR 17 that debuted at No.4 on the chart.
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