Three cities to turn into SEVENTEEN theme parks with an exhibit, a landmark stamp rally, a themed-ferris wheel, light shows and more
SEOUL – October 24, 2022 – HYBE JAPAN will host ‘SEVENTEEN BE THE SUN THE CITY’ in celebration of K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN’s first dome tour in Japan, turning Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya into a ‘concert play park.’
Taking on the theme of the performance powerhouse’s ongoing world tour ‘BE THE SUN,’ the citywide project will light up the three cities with immersive fan experiences built around the band’s crowd-pulling shows. SEVENTEEN will play at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 19-20, at Tokyo Dome on November 26-27, and complete the Japan leg of the tour at Vantelin Dome Nagoya on December 3-4.
In Osaka, a digital stamp rally across 18 landmarks—including the HEP FIVE ferris wheel covered in SEVENTEEN graphics—is set for roll out on November 12, and ‘rapi:t’ express trains wrapped in SEVENTEEN graphics will run through the city starting October 27. A highlight in Tokyo will be a SEVENTEEN-themed light display presented in collaboration with Tokyo Skytree, which will be lit up in orange—the theme color for their ongoing tour—and ‘Rose Quartz & Serenity’—the band’s official color—every weekend from November 19 to December 4. A light display will also be a part of the excitement in Nagoya brightening up Sakae, alongside a photo exhibition about the tour.
HYBE Corp.’s ‘THE CITY’ project, first launched for BTS’ 4-night residency in Las Vegas for ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - LAS VEGAS’ in April 2022, is being held across multiple cities for the first time with SEVENTEEN.
SEVENTEEN made their grand return to the concert stage in June this year, with 2 sold-out shows—the largest show in the city with a live audience since the pandemic—in Seoul. After 12 shows in North America and 7 shows in Southeast Asia to be followed by the Japan leg and 2 additional shows in Southeast Asia, the band is slated to present a total of 29 shows in 21 cities for their ‘BE THE SUN’ tour.
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. SEVENTEEN recently received their very first American Music Awards nomination for Favorite K-pop Artist in October 2022, alongside three MTV European Music Awards nods for Best New, Best Push, and Best K-Pop.
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