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[Today’s K-pop] Enhypen expands Asia tour

By Hwang You-mee

Published : Oct. 24, 2023 - 18:14

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(Credit: Belift Lab) (Credit: Belift Lab)

Enhypen added four cities in Asia extending its international tour, said agency Belift Lab on Tuesday.

The band will perform seven times in Taipei, Singapore, Macao and New Clark City, Philippines in January and February next year.

This extends its second tour “Fate” that began in Seoul in July and brought the seven members to Tokyo and Osaka in September before six cities in the US. The bandmates wrapped up the tour in Chicago in the US on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the band is bringing out its fifth EP “Orange Blood” on Nov. 17. As the album title suggests, it will be linked to the previous EP “Dark Blood” that hit Billboard 200 at No. 4 and sold over 1.1 million copies on the day of release six months ago.


Ateez marks 5th debut anniversary with reality show

(Credit: KQ Entertainment) (Credit: KQ Entertainment)

Ateez gifted fans a series of original content Tuesday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its debut.

This included the first episode of a reality show following the eight members enjoying some time off together while trying to stick to the five “golden rules” of the day they came up with.

The band debuted in October 2018 with “Treasure Ep. 1: All to Zero” and its most recent album “The World Ep. 2: Outlaw,” released in June, notched No. 2 spot on Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for five weeks in a row. The music video for main track “Bouncy (K-Hot Chili Peppers)” logged 100 million views on YouTube in about three months.

Last month, the eight-member act wrapped up the Asian leg of a tour that spanned across six cities including Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Blackpink’s Jisoo has broken up with actor boyfriend: media

(Credit: YG Entertainment) (Credit: YG Entertainment)

Jisoo of Blackpink and actor Ahn Bohyun split up recently over their busy schedules, according to a local media report on Tuesday.

Label YG Entertainment confirmed that the two had broken up following the report.

The two admitted that they were seeing each other through their own agencies in August. It was the first time a member of Blackpink had officially acknowledged a romantic relationship.

In the meantime, Jisoo made a cameo appearance in movie “Dr. Cheon and Lost Talisman” last month and is expected to make her full movie debut with “Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint,” a movie adaptation of a web novel that starts shooting in December.

An is set to appear in “Noryang,” due for cinema release in December, and will star as the male lead in soon-to-premiere “2 O’Clock Date” opposite Yoonah of Girls’ Generation.


Vanner to hold fan concert in Japan

(Credit: Klap Entertainment) (Credit: Klap Entertainment)

Boy band Vanner will meet fans in Japan through fan concerts this week, the group's agency Klap Entertainment said Tuesday.

The five members will go live in Osaka on Thursday and in Tokyo on Saturday for its concert “VVS Adventure.”

On Thursday, the group will also bring out a digital single that includes new song “Pony Tail” and a Japanese-language version of “Performer,” which fronted its first EP in Korea “Veni Vidi Vici.”

The band hosted its first-ever fan concert in Seoul earlier this month to a sold-out crowd. It added two gigs after all tickets sold out upon release.

The quintet debuted in 2019 with the studio album “V” but gained popularity through the audition program “Peak Time” in July.


By Hwang You-mee