Super Junior revealed to be the first group in the KCON 2015 LA line-up
Get ready K-pop fans... KCON has expanded this year to include two US conventions- a three-day convention in Los Angles and a one-day event in New York. With all of this growing, organizers needed a big name to headline, and they did not disappoint! Super Junior has been revealed to be the first addition to the LA line-up!
Super Junior debuted in 2005 with 12 members under SM Entertainment and went on to be at the forefront of the Hallyu wave. Easily one of the most colossal groups to come out of Korean pop music over the past ten years, the band skyrocketed to fame in 2009 with the massive R&B hit “Sorry, Sorry.” By consistently reinventing their musical style from R&B to electropop, each successive Super Junior album, including their latest Mamacita in 2014, has topped the charts in Korea within days of its release. Currently, the group is the only Korean group to hold the title of best-selling Korean artists for three years consecutively, 2011-2014, and to have had the distinction of performing 100 concerts worldwide. US fans haven't seen Super Junior perform here since 2012 and the KCON 2015 LA edition will be a chance to see the uber-popular boy band before additional members enlist in the army for compulsory national service.
The announcement was made during #KCONLiveChat, which airs every Thursday at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET leading up to the convention on KCON’s YouTube channel. More artists will be announced in the coming month before tickets go on sale in June.
KCON, the largest fan convention in North America dedicated to all aspects of Korean entertainment and beyond was just named by FUSE as one of the "22 Best Music Festivals of 2015" and will be expanding this year in Los Angeles from two to three days of convention to take place on July 31 -- August 2. Two of those days will consist of giant concerts at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. In past years, the KCON stage has been graced by big-name artists such as G-Dragon, Missy Elliott, Girls Generation, EXO, BTS and so many more. Having grown every year in star power and attendance since its launch in 2012, KCON 2015 LA edition is set to be the biggest event yet. One week later on August 8, will bring KCON to the New York metro area for the first time, with those line-ups still to be revealed. Watch the official trailer below:
KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company and its global music channel Mnet, giving fans the ultimate Hallyu (a.k.a. the Korean Wave) experience. You can visit www.kconusa.com for more information and to sign-up for a newsletter with the latest KCON news!
Have you attended KCON before? Will you be attending this year? What do you think of Super Junior in the line-up? What other artists or groups would you like see? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Tanya, also known as HallyuTanya, is owner of K-pop/K-drama blog HallyuKnow. She has attended two KCON conventions, 2014 as a guest, and will be attending both Los Angeles and New York in 2015! You can find her most recent coverage of GOT7's US Fanmeeting in Chicago HERE. You can also follow her crazy adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!