The 2014 K-Culture Festival, scheduled to be held in Germany, has now officially been cancelled by the organizers of the concert. In a message to sent to attendees, the organizers claim they will not be able to refund VVIP tickets.
The event was originally scheduled to be held on September 12th and 13th, as a major cultural event. Described as “a major event where visitors can get a glimpse of Korea’s traditional culture and pop culture through art exhibitions, performances and food.”. The lineup featured Ailee, MBLAQ, BTOB, VIXX, GOT7, BLOCK B, and many more.
Unfortunately, the event’s expected attendance of 10,000 were abruptly told that the event would be cancelled. The organizers personal Facebook page was deleted suddenly, leaving fans with questions about refunds, flight preparations and more.
Revealed through the official Facebook page for the group, the messages reads, “NU’EST Latin America Tour is decided! 20th of Sep Peru, 24th of Sep Chile, 27th of Sep Brazil. We will notice about the further information later on.”.
SM Entertainment has revealed that EXO will continue as a group of 11 at their first solo concert, “EXO FROM. EXOPLANET #1 – THE LOST PLANET”
In a statement to media, SM Entertainment revealed that EXO will be performing as 11, without Kris. Their concert starts in Seoul Olympic Gymnasium on May 23rd.
In the statement, SM Entertainment said, “The 11 members are trying their best to create a perfect concert to meet their fans’ anticipation. We promise to bring the best performance and hope to satisfy expectations. We ask for your support and encouragement!”
When asked about Kris’s response to SM Entertainment requesting his return to Korea, the representative revealed, “Following the lawsuit, we have still not been able to get in contact with Kris and his lawyer has not responded to any request of [Kris] attendance. Because all aspects of the concert had to be suddenly adjusted to fit 11 members, everyone is in a difficult situation but are working their hardest.”
The 11 members of EXO have also released a video of them promoting their concert.
XIA Junsu is set to hold a live showcase for his new album.
On July 3rd, C-Jes Entertainment announced that Junsu will be holding a live showcase at the Uniqlo Ax Hall on July 15th. The event was planned to celebrate the release of his new album, which will be out on the same day.
Ticket applications for the live showcase will be accepted via mel0n on July 4th and 10th. 600 fans will be granted two tickets for the event.
Meanwhile, XIA Junsu is set to release his 2nd mini-album this month, which will be followed by a concert tour around Asia, starting in Thailand on July 20th.
Baek Ah yeon showcase will be held on the 17th at the Seoul Alleh Square Dream Hall at 7PM KST, and will accommodate 150 fans, including fans from Japan, Hong Kong and other overseas fans.
In addition, a special stage with “K-Pop Star – Season 2” Shin Jihoon has been prepared for the showcase, where they will perform “I Dream A Dream” from the “Les Miserables” OST album. They will also be singing the track “Tell Me,” a collaboration that will be included in Baek Ahyeon’s album.
After years of silent envy, East Coast K-pop fans finally caught a break with the crazy amount of K-pop concerts in the fall of 2011. But now it’s the West Coast’s time once again, and in a big way.
SM Entertainment’s stable of huge artists like Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, and TVXQ will be traveling to Los Angeles, California for a second time after their first appearance back in 2010. While the Hollywood Bowl and Staples Center get most of the attention from K-pop artists in SoCal, the venue this time around will be the Honda Center.
LA will be only the first stop of many for the tour which kicks off on May 20. The tour is also set to go to Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and various other Asian venues.
Speculation as to whether EXO will be at the concert in LA is all over the place, but there hasn’t been any official word as to the lineup of artists set to attend. The LA concert is also to be held jointly with MBC, with a broadcast titled “MBC Korean Music Wave in LA-SMTOWN SPECIAL!” to air sometime after the concert.
Tickets go on sale April 5, so be sure to get yours as soon as possible! Stay tuned for lineup details!
UPDATE: [SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in LOS ANGELES] VENUE: Honda Center, Anaheim CA DATE: Sunday, May 20th 2012 7PM Co-Sponsors: S.M. Entertainment, MBC Co-Presenters: AEG Live, Powerhouse Ticket sales are available on www.ticketmaster.com and www.powerhouselive.net