K-Pop News 060524: NEWJEANS, (G)I-DLE, TXT & more

After a dry few days, the Korean Entertainment industry has picked up with several interesting developments. Let’s dive into our K-Pop News roundup for May 6, 2024.

(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon Criticized for Lack of Communication with Fans on Bubble

Soyeon, from (G)I-DLE, is facing backlash from some fans for her lack of engagement on the paid subscription service Bubble. Fans expressed their dissatisfaction on social media, especially after the group’s 6th anniversary passed without any messages from the members.

A fan criticized Soyeon, saying, “Before being a producer, you’re an idol. Please communicate.” The fan checked Bubble and noted that Soyeon only used the platform once this year. The criticism highlights fan expectations for consistent communication from their favourite idols.

TXT Kicks Off Third World Tour with Spectacular Seoul Show

TXT kicked off their third world tour with a dazzling performance at the KSPO Dome in Seoul … Drawing over 33,000 fans over three days.

The group showcased their storytelling prowess through dynamic unit stages and bold performances, including “The KILLA” and “Growing Pain.” TXT expressed their gratitude to their fans and looked forward to their tour in cities across the US and Japan.

BOYNEXTDOOR Makes Official Debut in Japan

BOYNEXTDOOR is set to make their official debut in Japan on July 10th with their first single ‘AND.’. The single includes four tracks, featuring Japanese versions of their hit songs and an original Japanese track. The group’s recent mini-album HOW? achieved notable success in Japan, topping several charts.

The group have already received invitations to perform at major festivals like Summer Sonic. This debut marks a significant milestone for the rookie group, showcasing their unique stage presence and musical talents.

NEWJEANS Tokyo Dome Tickets Scalped for High Prices

K-Pop News 060524: NEWJEANS

NEWJEANS demonstrated their popularity with scalped tickets for their Tokyo Dome fan meeting selling for up to 100,000 yen (approximately USD 740). Despite not officially debuting in Japan yet, the group’s rapid rise to performing at Tokyo Dome within just 18 months as a rookie K-pop idol underscores their growing influence.

The “Bunnies Camp 2024” fan meeting quickly sold out, leading to high-priced resales. NEWJEANS is set to release singles in Korea and Japan soon, with their fan meeting further highlighting the demand for their music.

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