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Wednesday Kpop Update | Tiffany Solo Concert Sells Out + DIA Not Performing, 2016 Dream Concert + EXO Comeback Confirmed + New Music Videos

Ok so let me tell you! Today was so busy I had a hard time trying to decide what to talk about here! I couldn’t cover everything that I wanted to sooooo head over to twentythirdstation.tumblr.com for links and kpop updates that weren’t included here!

XIA was recently on a livestream through the Naver app talking about his latest album, “Xignature”. He was asked during the broadcast about his juniors that he actually likes and he gave the loaded answer of the year! He talked about BTOB and how they left a good impression on him but he also mentioned some other familiar names.

“Truthfully, there’s so many idols these days I don’t really know a lot of people personally. I might know their group’s name, but not individual names. If I had to choose, I would say the BEAST and INFINITE members. These days, it’s nice to see that idols really passionate about what they do, and how they can sing and dance really well. But of course, I’m closer to those I interact with and know personally. That’s why I am fond of BEAST and INFINITE.”

(source: soompi)

I like that answer!

SISTAR released their official comeback teaser and plans today. Pretty exciting way to start off June. This will be the 4th mini-album for SISTAR.

#SISTAR#씨스타#6월#comingsoon

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And not to be left out of the comeback celebrations, SONAMOO also officially announced their plans for a comeback through their official website. They released a coded message with their homepage changed to the color green with orbs circling their logo.

Hmmm…

“In June of 2016, colorful lights will brighten up one by one along with the Green Moon. Seven different colors will unite into one shining light”

(source: SONAMOO)


Tiffany is making waves since her official solo release. After the release of I Just Wanna Dance, it was announced that she would be performing her first solo concert for a select time period in Korea. Well… the shows sold out!! And now, new shows have been officially added to accommodate the demand.

“…[Tiffany] solo concert will be the sixth in SM’s “The Agit” concert series. Tickets went on sale on May 19 and immediately sold out. Since many fans were unable to procure tickets, more concert dates have been added… Tickets for the additional concerts will go on sale June 7 at 8 p.m. KST through Yes24.”

(source: soompi)

If you’re in the area and want to go, you might want to head over to Yes24 and get your tickets ASAP!


In unfortunate news, DIA is pulling out of 2016 Dream Concert. Interestingly enough, Jung Chae Yeon will still perform… with IOI. Representatives released a statement explaining the decision.

“Jung Chae Yeon will only perform as an IOI member at the ‘Dream Concert’. DIA will not be performing. After a discussion, the members decided not to perform at ‘Dream Concert’, considering the difficulties Jung Chae Yeon will face [in performing with 2 groups].”

(source: allkpop)

So while DIA decides instead to prepare for their comeback, Chae Yeon will perform with IOI. I guess this would be a little easier for her so she doesn’t have to overwork herself. And, IOI is only promoting for a year so might as well enjoy the ride now.


EXO pretty much “broke the internet” with the release of one photo.

이번 활동을 통해 가장많이 듣게 될 말은? #역시엑소

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And then more followed…

I don’t think anything else needs to be said here except, the official comeback date is June 9th! We are literally days away from this comeback.

I’m so beyond ready for this…


 

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Monday Kpop Update | Jellyfish Entertainment Statement on Leo and Ravi + BIGBANG Guerrilla Concert Cancelled, YG Statement + Jessica SBS Appearance Cancelled, SBS Statement

So this post is going to kinda be a kpop music update post. I had a post with way more information but of course WordPress automatically saves every few seconds and when the entire post got deleted, I lost everything soooooooooooooooooooooooo… let’s just get straight into the news.

No videos today but check back Wednesday!


With all the new music announcements and comeback news for the summer, the most exciting part is the concerts! Fans of VIXX were super excited, as they have been on tour this whole time… new music and concerts, VIXX is on a roll! But then in Mexico it was reported that Ravi collapsed and Leo was missing from the finale. Despite the reassurance from N that both parties were doing ok, fans were still worried.

Now today, Jellyfish Entertainment has issued a statement.

“The venue location’s high altitude and the heat of the performance hall caused [Ravi and Leo] to be dizzy and they could no longer continue [performing] on stage. Leo and Ravi received emergency medical treatment from the team that were standing by at the venue and are in the process of recuperating.”

(source: allkpop)

I’m sure the travelling hasn’t been much help either in terms of getting rest and staying healthy. However, it is good to know that they’re doing fine!


In other concert news, YG announced that BIGBANG’s guerrilla concert was not going to happen like expected. It was said about a week ago that BIGBANG would be performing a surprise pop-up concert. And now today YG said, in true YG fashion, “the show is cancelled”. But they later released a statement saying that they are working on something better.

“We want to let everyone know that we’re in the process of developing ideas so that fans can safely enjoy [Big Bang’s] ten-year anniversary.”

(source: allkpop)

I guess legions of screaming fans potentially causing a stampede in the middle of the street didn’t seem all that appealing in hindsight.

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what they come up with!


And finally, Jessica has been sparking waves, good and bad lately. After releasing her first solo album since leaving SM Entertainment, fans were ready for her to begin music promotions. It was later reported that she wouldn’t be doing too much of that. After all, she is running a fashion line simultaneously with making music.

But then it was announced that even more of her appearances were either going to be cut short, or not happening. Like her now cancelled appearance on SBS’s Lee Kuk Ju’s Young Street.

“Jessica’s reps have said, “[Her appearance] was decided upon last Wednesday, and then her scheduled appearance was cancelled on the weekend. We haven’t heard the exact reason for the cancellation. She is very disappointed because she had been preparing to perform live…According to SBS, the radio show had first secured Jo Moon Geun Band as a guest on the show for the episode, and then invited Jessica… SBS states, “After some internal discussion, we decided to invite her to appear on her own next time instead, and asked Jessica’s representatives for their understanding.”

(source: soompi)

Looks like a serious misunderstanding there. Even though this isn’t the first time they seem to have had a misunderstanding with Jessica’s team, i.e., Inkigayo name removal incident, they are doing their best to make amends.

However, she will be appearing on another show, Park So Hyun’s Love Game May 28th.

 

Monday Kpop Update | VIXX Comeback Concept + EXO’s K-FRIENDS Concert Organizers Upset Fans + Luhan Solo Concert

This post may be a bit later than usual today only because I was super late writing it. Earlier today I had decided not to do a kpop update but then I saw I haven’t really done one in a while and so here it is.


VIXX released a new teaser as they prepare for the comeback. The concept and theme has fans excited as they get ready to experience something new and seriously I can’t wait. This just looks like it’ll be better than their last one and honestly I didn’t think they could top that one but I think they just did with this teaser.


 

EXO fans are thoroughly upset with concert organizers in Shanghai. It seems that these organizers still have yet to learn their lesson from the last time! This incident seems similar to before. Fans were promised one thing and got something entirely different.

“… The organizers who hosted the concert advertised EXO’s K-FRIENDS Shanghai concert would be held on March 27, for three hours from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (local time). All EXO members were to be present, with a total of 10 songs and other events planned for the concert… However, unlike what was advertised, EXO’s Lay was unable to attend due a schedule conflict with movie filming, and instead of 10 songs, they only performed five. The concert ended before 9 p.m. (local time), igniting a heated response from fans who attended, asking for refunds.”

(source: soompi)

And apparently, it gets worse. Not only did fans rush to buy tickets after hearing of this for the promotions, but ticket prices ended up shooting up to “4000-6000 yuan (approximately $600-$900), with front row seats reaching 10,000 yuan (approximately $1,500)”. That’s around the same amount it would cost to go see Hamilton live. (Yes, I’m a Hamilton fan… a huge one!) 

The fans were told to prepare items and gifts like full-length mirrors, clothes hangers, etc. for backstage use and then this happens. But apparently the organizers said, they were tricked too! I won’t post the whole statement they released, you can see it at soompi if you click the link.

“…We advertised the information word for word as we received it. We removed Lay from the performers list after later learning about his inability to attend. We will release more concrete details regarding refunds for tickets at a later time.”

(source: soompi)

At this moment, I don’t know what to believe. I won’t tell you what to believe but I do think it’s more to this story than they’re letting on in that statement.


In lighter news, Luhan performed live for his very first concert in Beijing solo. It’s a pretty big deal to see an idol do something like this especially after everything he’s been through. But congrats to him!

 

 

Monday Kpop Update | Yoo So Young Posts about Fan at BIGBANG Concert + Comedienne Lee Guk Joo Apologizing Via SNS + DIA 6-Member Group

As if the weekend wasn’t busy enough, today’s kpop news has been super busy as well. There was so much going on I didn’t even know where to start! I should’ve been following the feed a little better I guess.

Jessie has officially announced she’s making a solo comeback. This time, instead of her tough girl image, she’s going for a softer side. She’s releasing a kpop r&b ballad. Seo In Guk has also made a comeback. He released a new ballad called “Seasons of the Heart”. Apparently, he not only sings the track but he also had a hand in composing and writing it. Not bad.

EXID’s Hani worried a lot of fans over the weekend with her sudden illness. However, have no fear, says a rep from her agency, she’s doing better. Glad to hear that! They also wanted to let everyone know that in light of her health, she hasn’t had a busy schedule and they’ve made sure to give her time to rest.

Supernova’s Yoon Sungmo is still in a lot of hot water after his recent drunk driving incident. Apparently, he drove over the line in the road, made an illegal u-turn, crashed into a telephone pole, made a left turn and stopped short causing an accident with the police chasing him, injuring the two officers. Today, his agency Maroo Entertainment has released a statement addressing the incident, saying simply that not only does he accept responsibility for his actions but he will also be cooperating fully with the investigation.

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Former After School member Yoo So Young made waves with netz when she posted a picture on her instagram account of a fan who was standing during the BIGBANG concert blocking her view. Apparently, everyone else was sitting down.

In the post she said,

“It’s not polite to be the only one standing inside the concert venue. What are the people behind you supposed to do?”

(source: soompi)

She later deleted the post after getting mixed reviews from fans. Some saying that it’s good she put the fan on blast, others upset that she would post it without the fans knowledge even if it doesn’t show the fan’s face and of course they want her to apology.

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Speaking of apologies…

Comedienne Lee Guk Joo is apologizing this week for what she called her “careless behavior”. Apparently, the comedienne ruffled a lot of feathers all in the name of a joke and it upset a lot of fans.

“I am sorry to everyone whom I offended. I will make sure to be extra cautious of going overboard because I’m only focusing on being funny. I will be all the more thoughtful and all the more careful and work all the more diligently.

(source: soompi)

I’m not entirely sure what she’s sorry for, as she never specifically says, but it may have to do with recent incidents. A lot of fans have been speculating that it could be because she expresses too much skinship with guests on her show.

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And finally, DIA has returned with 18 year old Chaewon. They are now a 6-member kpop girl group!

You may remember that two of their members, Cathy and Chaeyeon, left temporarily for the Produce 101 program. The show were they will pick only 11 girls to debut and promote together for like a year or something and then, Cathy and Chaeyeon will return to DIA.

MBK Entertainment released a statement surrounding the news saying,

“Since Cathy and Chaeyeon have both temporarily left the group to participate on the cable show Produce 101, we have reorganized the group and recruited a new member to fill the vacant spot.”

( source: koogle.tv)

Well I’m sure they’ll still have the same great sound and it’ll be great to have Cathy and Chaeyeon back to join the 6 of them again.