KCON (music festival)

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KCON
KCON 2012.jpg
Artists on stage at KCON 2012
Genre Korean pop
Dates (dates vary)
Frequency Yearly Per City
Location(s)
Inaugurated 2012
Founders Koreaboo
CJ E&M
Attendance 687,000+
Organized by CJ E&M
Koreaboo
Mnet Media
Powerhouse Live
Website kconusa.com

KCON is an annual Korean wave convention held in different locations across the world, created by Koreaboo in 2012 and organized by CJ E&M.[1] It was first held in Southern California as KCON USA and has since expanded into eight different countries as of 2018.

In 2015, KCON expanded to Japan[2] and then quickly announced the first KCON USA in the East Coast.[3] In 2016, KCON expanded into Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 25, 2016[4] and Paris, France on June 2, 2016 for first time. In January 2017, KCON announced that they will be hosting their first KCON Mexico at the Mexico City Arena on March 17 and 18, 2017.[5] On January 2017, KCON announced the first KCON Australia, creating their 7th expansion country since KCON launched in 2012.[6] On March 2018, KCON announced that KCON USA would be held in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on June 23 – 24 and in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center and LA Convention Center on August 10 – 12.[7]

Background and goals[edit]

KCON was first created by Koreaboo in 2012, after a partnership with CJ E&M's US-based subsidiary, Mnet America.[8][9] It was produced by Powerhouse Live, who continued to work on KCON from 2013 to present.[10][11] KCON's initial aim was to establish an annual flagship event that would improve the experiences of American fans by providing them with an affordable way to connect with each other, as well as with artists and professionals from the K-pop music industry.[12] During KCON ‘12, Mnet Media's Ted Kim was interviewed by journalist Michael Holmes from CNN to discuss about the rise of K-Pop in the United States.[10]

On June 21, 2016, Euny Hong reported in the Wall Street Journal that the North American KCONs, although very popular, were only a break-even financially. CJ E&M's American CEO Angela Killoren said they are more interested in a long term goal of raising Korea's brand value than short-term gain.[13] Also, in a June press conference, Shin Hyung-kwan, president of CJ E&M's Mnet contents business, said, "KCON, which has been held in Abu Dhabi in March, Japan in April, and Paris early this month, is not just about making money. Numbers are important but what matters more is the potentials created by the event for the next five, 10 and 20 years." Shin added that the company goals were increasing the growth of products and services to the global market by expanding partnerships with Korean small and medium enterprises.[14]

History[edit]

4Minute at KCON '12

2012[edit]

KCON ‘12 was held on October 13 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. Music artists invited to perform include 4Minute, B.A.P, Exo-M, Nu'est, VIXX, and G.NA. Jeff Yang of The Wall Street Journal reported that KCON ‘12 attracted over 20,000 people.[15]

2013[edit]

KCON ‘13 was held from August 24 to 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The lineup included K-Pop artists Exo (K & M), 2AM, Teen Top, f(x), G-Dragon, Crayon Pop, Dynamic Duo, Yu Seung Woo and DJ Koo. It also included rapper Missy Elliott, who is featured on one of G-Dragon's singles.[16][17] Super Junior-M's Henry Lau performed and spoke at a panel.[18] [19]

2014[edit]

Lee Seung-gi 2014 red carpet.
Girls' Generation 2014 red carpet.
Host Eric Nam with CNBLUE 2014.
Host Eric Nam with BTS 2014.

KCON '14 was held on August 9–10, returning for a second year to Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.[20] The artist lineup included B1A4, BTS, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, Girls' Generation, IU, Jung Joon-young, Spica, Teen Top, and VIXX. Featured guests included Lee Seung-gi, Lee Seo-jin, Yoo In-na, Nam Gyu-ri, Kim Ji-seok; and Eric Nam,[21][22] who hosted red carpet interviews, filmed by Viki.[23]DramaFever documented the red carpet, explaining the missing Girls' Generation 9th member, Sooyoung, who was filming a drama.[24]NBC News interviewed Billboard K-Town columnist Jeff Benjamin, journalist-author Euny Hong, and Girls' Generation's Seohyun and Tiffany to answer "what is K-pop"."[25] In response to Fusion TV, KCON co-project manager, Angela Killoren said, "there's still this sense that, I'm the fan, and I'm the only fan, or I'm one of very few, and these are my artists, you have this incredible sense of – you discovered them, and you own them."[26]

The two nightly concerts[27][28][29][30] were shown on the weekly K-pop cable television show, M! Countdown, "2 Nights in LA" broadcast on Mnet America in the U.S., and in multiple countries.[31][32][33] Danny Im of Mnet America's show, "Danny From LA", hosted the concerts, along with "DFLA" co-host Dumbfoundead, Jung Joon-young, Tiffany, and opener Lee Seung-gi.[34][35][36]"DFLA", in its third season, filmed a live taping of the show, at the convention.[37][38]

For this year's event, Mnet America started a new web-series, "KCON EXPERIENCE 2014", with multiple episodes, including footage of the stars' arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, backstage activities, and the weekend's panels, fan meetings, food stands.[39] The convention included an outdoor marketplace, food truck alley, a mini 4DX theatre, and open stage area; with panels and workshops about music, k-dramas, e-sports, choreography styles, makeup, hair trends; and as billed, "all things Hallyu".[32][40][41] Korean gaming channel OnGameNet (OGN) also organized a "League of Legends Champion Festival", an event involving Korean team CJ Entus Frost and American team Cloud 9.[22][26][32][42]

The convention doubled attendance from the previous year, with 42,000 attending. Of those 42,000, nearly 40 percent come from outside California,[43] most were female, and less than 10 percent were Korean.[44]

2015[edit]

Super Junior 2015 L.A.
Sistar 2015 L.A.
AOA 2015 L.A.
Red Velvet 2015 L.A.

Saitama, Japan – April 22[edit]

KCON '15 expanded outside the United States for the first time and was held in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena. M.I.B's Korean-Japanese vocalist KangNam was the events ambassador.[45] The convention/outdoor stage featured Korean artists CODE-V, High4, Shu-I, Tahiti, and 5tion. Performances on the main stage included Got7, Super Junior, Kangnam, My Name, Lovelyz, Block B, Sistar, Infinite, B1A4, 2PM's Jun. K, and Supernova.[46]

Freelance journalist Patrick St. Michel, who has lived in Japan for years, covered the Saitama event for MTV Iggy, complimenting the eagerness of the enthusiastic fans (15,000 at the concert), and KCON 15's successful soft sell of K-pop as a means to help smooth over a long and complicated relationship between Japan and South Korea.[47]

Los Angeles – July 31 – August 2[edit]

On April 17, 2015, KCON said the California convention would expand to a three-day event, and would move from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena to L.A. Live and the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.[48]

The convention was preceded with U.S. news reports about the drama and film stars to attend, People interviewed "Korean heartthrob" Kim Soo-hyun,[49] and The Hollywood Reporter accounted for Kim (My Love from the Star), Korean American Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner, one of People's "Sexiest Men Alive"), U.S. born Daniel Henney (his latest Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) and Son Ho-jun (Reply 1994); as well as drama sessions to be headlined by writer Park Ji-eun (producer, My Love From Another Star) and director Jin Hyuk (Master's Sun, Doctor Stranger).[50] Actor Son Ho-jun and director Go Min-gum of tvN's "Mr. Baek the Homemade Food Master" appeared at DramaFever's co-sponsored screening room of trending K-dramas.[51]

English language South Korean media Yonhap called the musical line-up "some of the hottest K-pop artists."[52] It included AOA, Block B, Crush, Got7, Monsta X, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, Shinhwa, Sistar, Super Junior and Zion.T.[52][53][54] Getty Images captured photos of Kim Soo-hyun, Eric Nam, and many of the musical performers, individually identifying each name in girl groups AOA, Red Velvet and Sistar.[53]

Billboard noted new group Monsta X after their performance, as a "hot item on the KCON lineup", referring to a similar audience response to KCON '14's newest group, BTS, a group that continued to do a sold-out tour in the U.S. a year later.[54] Billboard gave detailed positive reviews for both night's concerts,[54][55] and interviewed Red Velvet[56] and Got7.[57]

The Los Angeles Times reviewed Sunday's stage, "the year's most significant concert for one of the world's most fascinating music and cultural scenes."[58] "Mega-group" Super Junior's fan base, the "ELFs", were noticed by media, wearing their blue devil horns, with one 23-year-old describing that when she was sad, just looking at Super Junior made her really happy.[59] Fusion TV named seven of their "favorite KCON fashion statements" of the performing bands.[60]

Another South Korean English-language newspaper, The Korea Times, headlined, "K-pop proves itself a gateway to South Korea at KCON", and interviewed two "older" fans, aged 28 and 31, whose developing interest in K-pop and K-dramas led them to further interests in other Korean culture (technology, skin products, food and fashion).[59] As in previous years, the convention attempted to satisfy attendees, with one South Korea language based institute helping fans write messages of love and support to their favorite stars in Korean.[59] KCON organizer Killoren reiterated that the convention was not just music, but more, "a convention, a concert, content, a conversation."[59]

South Korea government's web portal Korea.net article stated 120 small and medium-sized enterprises set up booths, and included photos taken by Small and Medium Business Administration staff.[61] They said, "Angelenos have shown their strong enthusiasm for all things Korean."[61]

New York – August 8[edit]

KCON '15 made plans to expand to New York City, outside of Southern California in the US for the first time,[62] with an April 24 announcement they would become bi-coastal, not exactly in N.Y.C., but at the Prudential Center in New York's metropolitan area, in Newark, New Jersey, a week after the L.A. date.[63][64]

A day before opening, Vogue discussed fashion and favorite designers with AOA and VIXX,[65] the later kept busy with a first time "showcase" in Orlando, Florida.[66] Vogue told East Coast K-pop fans to "rejoice...KCon, America's premier (read: only) Korean pop culture convention comes to New York for the first time this weekend, bringing four of the country's top acts stateside", and "Keep your eyes and ears out for snappy songs and slick dance moves, but above all, for the colorful fashion trends."[65] After focusing on the idol's fashion wear in L.A., Fusion TV shared the East Coast's fan's homemade and designer fashions.[67]

Killoren told Fusion TV that fans are eager to learn as much as possible about their idols, so the convention tries to provide this, through Q&A sessions with artists by emcees, and "hi-touches" or high fives between fans and band members.[68]

The Korean Cultural Service New York (KCSNY) combined their fifth annual global K-pop singing and dancing competition (with auditions held worldwide) with KCON, for a pre-show concert of six finalists.[69] N.Y.'s Washington Heights group, The Class, won with a performance of VIXX's "Hyde", and will travel to South Korea to represent the U.S. at the K-Pop World Festival.[70]

Teen Top's appearance made them the first band to perform for three consecutive years;[71] along with Girls' Generation,[52] AOA and VIXX.[65]

Billboard's review compared the concert and convention to the inaugural KCON '12 in Irvine, California, pointing to this year's fewer musical acts, but a similar convention set-up, and gave indication of it becoming an "East Coast staple."[72]

The New York Times said, "The tears began as soon as Teen Top waved hello", and interviewed passionate fans,[73] some who lined up for the concert at 2:00 a.m.,[72][73] and attended both the West and East Coast shows.[73] They described fans who wear facial cleanser used by actress Song Ji-hyo of variety show Running Man; and according to DramaFever, watch over 53.9 hours per month streaming videos, compared with about 10.7 hours for Netflix users, are 85 percent non-Asian, and mostly women ages 18 to 24.[73]

Fuse TV said the convention attendees were represented by all racial demographics, "women didn't outnumber men the way you'd normally see at a pop music convention", and "teens were out in full force, but not the majority."[74]

KCON JEJU 2015 Jeju Stadium

Jeju, South Korea – November 6–7[edit]

In November, KCON held its first 2-day domestic convention and concerts on the South Korean island of Jeju.[75][76][77] Daily solo performances were held at the convention hall stage, and a main stadium concert on the second night, with a line-up including Shinhwa,[78] Roy Kim, Block B, SG Wannabe, SPICA, M.I.B's Kangnam, Poten, Park Boram (soloist from Superstar K2), Oh My Girl, Shin Seung-hun, Teen Top, Day6, Paloalto, Mamamoo, Sonamoo and Chen Zi Tong.[79]

The Jeju Tourism Organization and CJ E&M said the event was scheduled in hopes of revitalizing the local economy by drawing more tourists to the island.[75]

2015 total attendance[edit]

By the end of August, KCON '15's total attendance for the U.S. and Japan was 90,000; L.A.'s three days had 58,000 attendance and the two concerts in Staples Center with a sold-out crowd of 28,000 fans and Gross Sales $2,055,800,[80] Newark's total was 17,000, and Saitama had 15,000.[67][81][82]

In November, the yearly attendance totals grew to 107,000, with the addition of the Jeju dates, which approximately 17,000 attended.[83]

2016[edit]

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – March 25[edit]

KCON '16 announced its first event will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 25. The list of K-pop stars to attend included BTS, Taeyeon from Girls' Generation, Kyuhyun from Super Junior, Monsta X, SS301, Ailee and SPICA[84]

Chiba, Japan – April 9–10[edit]

KCON '16 was announced for a first time event in Chiba, Japan.[85]

BTS 2016, Paris.

Paris, France – June 2[edit]

KCON '16 announced advance into Europe with an event for the first time in Paris, France. The tickets concert were sold out in minutes. Former president Park Geun-hye was also present during the concert in honor of the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relation between France and South Korea. The list of K-pop stars attending includes f(x), FTISLAND, SHINee, Block B, I.O.I, BTS and Leeteuk of Super Junior as Special MC.[86][87]

Newark, New Jersey – June 24–25[edit]

Kcon 2016 NY was held on June 24–25 (Friday-Saturday), at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The nine official artists included: BTS, Eric Nam, Mamamoo, Seventeen, Ailee, BTOB, Day6, Crush, and Dynamic Duo.

Los Angeles – July 29–31[edit]

KCON '16 was announced for July 29–31, for its fifth anniversary in California, and its fourth in Los Angeles, returning for a second year to the Staples Center. The twelve official artists included SHINee, I.O.I., G Friend, Twice, Astro, Girls' Generation – TTS, Dean; and returning artists BTS, Block B, and MonstaX. Last minute replacements for CN Blue were Amber and Eric Nam. Special guests and performances by Davichi and Turbo.[85][88]

Mexico City, 2017 convention's South Korea goodwill ambassadors

2017[edit]

Mexico City, Mexico – March 17–18[edit]

KCON '17 was announced to be held for the first time in a Latin American country. The event was held on March 17–18 at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. The eight official artists revealed included: Monsta X, Astro, BTS, Eric Nam, EXID, Infinite H, Red Velvet, and NCT 127.[89][90]

Japan – May 19–21[edit]

KCON '17 was announced to be held on May 19–21 (Friday-Sunday), at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. KCON Japan announced the concerts would be held on three days, expanding from the two days of the 2016 festival. The official artists to be performing include Highlight, Apink, Heize, Pristin, Astro, BTOB, SF9, Pentagon, Junho, Block B, K.Will, Monsta X, Apeace, Day6, CLC, Got7, GFriend, Seventeen, Boys24 Unit Black, A-Jax, Boys Republic, INX, NAUGHTYBOYS, Noh Ji Hoon, Pungdeng-E, STELLAR, TopSecret, TRITOPS, UNIONE, CHANMINA, Hanhae, H.U.B. and Idiotape.[91]

New Jersey – June 23–24[edit]

KCON '17 was announced to be held on June 23–24 (Friday-Saturday), at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The official artists to be performing include Twice, CNBLUE, GFriend, Highlight, KNK, UP10TION, SF9, Zion-T, and NCT-127.[92][93]

Los Angeles – August 18–20[edit]

KCON '17 was announced to be held on August 18–20 (Friday-Sunday), for the sixth time, at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Australia – September 22–23[edit]

KCON '17 will be heading to Australia for the first time with a date set for September 22–23 (Friday-Saturday). The event will be held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.[6][94] The first wave of artists was announced on the August 7th, adding Cosmic Girls, SF9 and Monsta X to the lineup.[95] On August 8th and 9th, six more artists were announced, Girl's Day, Pentagon, Victon, UP10TION, Wanna One, and Exo.

2018[edit]

Japan – April 13–15[edit]

KCON '18 was announced to be held on April 13–15 (Friday-Sunday), at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.[96] All three days will have concerts. The first line-up announcement included MOMOLAND and Samuel for Apr. 13, SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids for Apr. 14, and MONSTA X and SF9 on Apr. 15.[97] The second line-up announcement included PENTAGON and Wanna One for Apr. 13, fromis_9, Gfriend and 2PM's Wooyoung for Apr. 14 and Golden Child, Sunmi and Twice for Apr. 15.[98][99] It is expected that more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Newark, New Jersey – June 23–24[edit]

On March 2018, KCON announced that KCON USA would be held in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on June 23 – 24. Two days will have concerts. The full lineup for both nights of concerts have been announced. The lineup for Saturday, June 23 includes Heize, Pentagon, Red Velvet, Stray Kids, and Super Junior. The lineup for Sunday, June 24 includes EXID, fromis_9, Golden Child, NCT 127, and Wanna One.[7]

Los Angeles, California – August 10–12[edit]

KCON also announced on the same day as KCON USA in New Jersey, that another KCON would be held in California. The lineup includes Golden Child, Ailee, Twice, Momoland, Fromis_9, Wanna One, NU'EST W, IN2IT, Seventeen, Pentagon, Crush, Dynamic Duo, Davichi, Jun, Mia, Imfact, Dreamcatcher, and Chungha.[7]

Bangkok, Thailand – September 29–30[edit]

In early August 2018, KCON announced its first Southeast Asian destination, which will be held at IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand on September 29–30.[100]

Reception[edit]

Jeff Benjamin, Billboard K-Town columnist, wrote that the convention has "hit every note to provide a new look at a world of music still gaining ground in the U.S.", and with thousands of people from all over North America attending KCON ‘12, the convention has "truly proved its ability to pass language barriers and kick-start what may be an annual music tradition."[101] The Orange County Register described KCON ‘12 as "A daylong K-Pop invasion at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater".[102]

In 2014, New York City's Fuse TV said, "In just three years, KCON has become an annual pilgrimage for K-pop fans in America."[41] NBC News said, "Thousands of screaming fans and the stars they adore gathered in Los Angeles for KCON, a celebration of Korean pop music and culture".[25] Miami's Fusion TV called KCON '14 "the mother ship of all Korean culture events in this country",[32] and observed, "k-pop fans might be the most devoted in the entire world."[26] Melissa Block of NPR's All Things Considered said of KCON '14, "K-pop is here to stay."[44]

In 2015, Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone wrote: "KCON has become so popular in the U.S. that even the Los Angeles fest is expanding to a larger venue...as attendance has ballooned since the inaugural KCON LA in 2012", and "will go bi-coastal...and head to Newark", adding, "KCON also hosted their first ever Japan convention."[3] August Brown of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "In its early years, many wondered whether a South Korean act (other than Psy) could impact mainstream top-40 pop. But after watching the Sunday night installment of KCON 2015, it's clear that's the wrong question. K-pop's young and wide-ranging audience is the new mainstream in America."[58]

Locations and dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance Line-up
October 13, 2012 Irvine United States Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 10,000[15] 4Minute, B.A.P, Exo-M, G.NA, NU'EST, VIXX
August 24, 2013 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 20,000[103] 2AM, Dynamic Duo, Exo (K & M)), F(x) (with DJ Koo), G-Dragon, Crayon Pop, Henry Lau, Missy Elliott, Teen Top, Yu Seung Woo (with Heejun Han)
August 25, 2013
August 9, 2014 42,000[43] G-Dragon, B1A4, IU, Teen Top, VIXX
August 10, 2014 Girls' Generation, BTS, CNBLUE, Jung Joon-young, Spica
April 22, 2015 Saitama Japan Saitama Super Arena Outdoor Stage:
5tion, CODE-V, High4, Shu-I, Tahiti
15,000[64] M! Countdown Stage:
Block B, B1A4, Boyfriend, Got7, Infinite, Jun. K, Kangnam, Lovelyz, My Name, Nicole, Sistar, Supernova
August 1, 2015 Los Angeles United States Staples Center 58,000[67][81] Got7, Monsta X, Roy Kim, Sistar, Super Junior
August 2, 2015 AOA, Block B, Red Velvet, Shinhwa, Zion.T & Crush
August 8, 2015 New Jersey Prudential Center 17,000[67][81][82] Girls' Generation[104] VIXX,[105] AOA, Teen Top[106]
November 6–7, 2015 Jeju South Korea Jeju Stadium 17,000[83] Convention Stage
Day6, Park Boram, Paloalto, Sonamoo, Mamamoo, Poten, Roy Kim, Oh My Girl

Stadium Concert
Block B, Kangnam, Teen Top, SPICA, Roy Kim, Chen Zi Tong, SG Wannabe, Shin Seung-hun, Shinhwa

March 25, 2016 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Yas Island – DU ARENA 8,000[107] BTS, Taeyeon, Kyuhyun, Double S 301, Ailee, Monsta X, SPICA
April 9, 2016 Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe 33,000[107] AOA, Kim Sung-kyu, Lovelyz, Monsta X, Nicole, N.Flying, WINNER
April 10, 2016 2PM, Boyfriend, Twice, Block B, Day6, Jun Jin, Heize
June 2, 2016 Paris France AccorHotels Arena 18,476[108] BTS, Block B, SHINee, F.T. Island, f(x), I.O.I
June 24, 2016 New Jersey United States Prudential Center 40,000 Ailee, BtoB, Crush + Dynamic Duo, Seventeen
June 25, 2016 BTS, Day6, Eric Nam, Mamamoo
July 30, 2016 Los Angeles Staples Center 76,000 Block B, Dean, Amber, G-Friend, I.O.I, SHINee, Turbo
July 31, 2016 Astro, BTS, Davichi, Eric Nam, Girls' Generation-TTS, Monsta X, Twice
March 17, 2017 Mexico City Mexico Mexico City Arena 33,000 BTS, Eric Nam, EXID, NCT 127
March 18, 2017 Astro, Infinite H, Monsta X, Red Velvet
May 19, 2017 Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe 48,500 [109] Convention Stage
A-Jax, Boys Republic, INX, NAUGHTYBOYS, Noh Ji Hoon, Pungdeng-E, STELLAR, TopSecret, TRITOPS

M! Countdown Stage
Apeace, Astro, BTOB, Day6, Junho, Pristin, SF9, Victon

May 20, 2017 Convention Stage
A-Jax, Boys Republic, INX, NAUGHTYBOYS, Noh Ji Hoon, Pungdeng-E, STELLAR, TopSecret, TRITOPS, UNIONE

M! Countdown Stage
Apink, Babylon, CLC, CNBlue, Got7, Heize, Lovelyz, Monsta X

May 21, 2017 Convention Stage
A-Jax, INX, NAUGHTYBOYS, Noh Ji Hoon, Pungdeng-E, STELLAR, TopSecret, TRITOPS, UNIONE

M! Countdown Stage
Block B, CODE-V, GFriend, K.Will, Pentagon, Seventeen, Boys24 Unit Black, Cosmic Girls

June 23, 2017 New Jersey United States Prudential Center 43,000 GFriend, Highlight, KNK, SF9, Zion.T
June 24, 2017 CNBLUE, NCT 127, Twice, UP10TION
August 19, 2017 Los Angeles Staples Center 85,000 Cosmic Girls, Girl's Day, Seventeen, SF9, Super Junior-D&E, VIXX
August 20, 2017 Astro, Got7, Heize, KARD, NCT 127, Wanna One, Oh My Girl, Kim Tae-Woo
September 22, 2017 Sydney Australia Qudos Bank Arena 21,000 [110] Exo, Girl's Day, Pentagon, SF9, Victon
September 23, 2017 Cosmic Girls, Monsta X, SF9, UP10TION, Wanna One
April 13, 2018 Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe TBA[107] Convention Stage
CODE-V, Ha Minwoo, MASC, Million seller, Moon Shine, NEON

M! Countdown Stage:
Gugudan, Momoland, Pentagon, Samuel, Wanna One, Rainz, Cosmic Girls, Victon, Kim Chung-ha

April 14, 2018 Convention Stage
ACE, CODE-V, Ha Minwoo, MASC, Million Seller, Moon Shine, NEON

M! Countdown Stage:
Fromis 9, GFriend, Seventeen, Stray Kids, Wooyoung, BLK, Imfact, Sik-K, TRCNG, Reddy

April 15, 2018 Convention Stage
ACE, Ha Minwoo, MASC, Million Seller, Moon Shine, NEON

M! Countdown Stage:
Golden Child,Monsta X, SF9, Sunmi, Twice, Heize (with Davii), The Boyz, N.Flying, IN2IT

June 23, 2018 New Jersey United States Prudential Center Heize, Pentagon, Red Velvet, Super Junior, Stray Kids
June 24, 2018 EXID, fromis_9, Wanna One, NCT 127, Golden Child
August 11, 2018 Los Angeles Staples Center Ailee, Crush, Dynamic Duo, Golden Child, IN2IT, Momoland, TWICE, Wanna One, Davichi, Mia
August 12, 2018 Chung Ha, fromis_9, IMFACT, NU'EST W, PENTAGON, SEVENTEEN, Dreamcatcher, Roy Kim
September 29, 2018 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena
September 30, 2018

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