The Connect World Tour (2018)

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Monsta X World Tour: The Connect
World tour by Monsta X
Associated albumThe Connect: Dejavu
Start dateMay 26, 2018
End dateOctober 10, 2018
Legs4
No. of shows
  • 6 in Asia
  • 3 in Europe
  • 7 in North America
  • 4 in South America
  • 20 in Total
Monsta X concert chronology

The Connect World Tour, also known as Monsta X World Tour: The Connect, is the second worldwide concert tour by South Korean boy group Monsta X following their sold-out concert tour last year, the Beautiful World Tour. The tour commenced on May 26, two months after the released of the group's sixth EP, The Connect: Dejavu, kicking off in Seoul, and is set to visit twelve more countries including United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Japan.

Background[edit]

Asia[edit]

On February 22, the group's official Twitter account revealed a poster for their second world tour, announcing that the first show will be held in Seoul at Jangchung Arena on May 26 and 27.[1] On April 13, Starship Entertainment revealed that tickets for the two Seoul concerts had completely sold-out within a minute of their release on April 12, setting the record of "sold-out tickets" for three consecutive years.[2]

For this tour, Monsta X collaborated with Swarovski for their specially tailored jackets. The total number of Swarovski crystals used for their jackets amounts to 500,000 and eleven outfits were created completely by hand for the group.[3]

Before the concert on June 30 in Bangkok, they visited local TV shows and held a press conference to promote their album and concert. The press conference was held on April 29 at the GCP Hall of the Grande Centre Point Hotel in Sukhumvit 55 and more than 100 reporters from local TV channels, radios and major newspapers covered the event. These include the famous Thai media channels such as Daily News, True Music, Tofupop Radio, and True Inside that had separate interviews with Monsta X. Also, the TV channels such as Channel 3, Channel 7, and Channel 9 and prestigious newspapers such as Daily News, Kom Chad Luek, Kapook, Sanook, and Mthai joined the conference and actively competed for the news about the group. On the same day, Monsta X also appeared on the program Rueng Lao Chao Nee of Thailand's national television channel, Channel 3.[4]

On August 25 and 26, Monsta X successfully completed their 2-day encore concert held at SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Seoul and greeted by over 10,000 fans.[5]

The group was supposed to visit only eighteen cities and twelve countries this tour but due to immense popularity in Japan, the country was added for a four-day concert starting from October 5 to October 7 at Chiba and October 10 at Osaka.

Europe[edit]

After the boys kicked off The Connect World Tour in Seoul back in May, they immediately headed over to Europe. They were in London on June 17, in Amsterdam on June 20, and in Madrid on June 23. Their 3-country tour in Europe gathered over 15,000 fans who came all over the continent to see the boys.[6]

With the success of their The Connect World Tour in Europe, they gained a huge amount of media attention, and were even covered by UK’s leading daily newspapers, The Guardian and Metro. In particular, The Guardian praised Monsta X’s performance in London, noting that they are a group that is skilled in singing, rapping and dancing among various musical genres.[7]

Americas[edit]

Monsta X held a tour around the United States of America which started on July 20 at Rosemont Theatre in Chicago and ended on August 3 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During their stay, they have been received with roaring crowds, sold-out shows, and back to back interviews in local and nationwide TV such as FOX5's Good Day New York, Access Hollywood, BUILD Series, and FOX 11's Good Day L.A., magazines such as Billboard and Allure, as well as internet and radio shows such as BuzzFeed, 102.3 KIIS-FM’s Jojo on the Radio, 104.3 MYFM’s Valentine in the Morning, Radio Disney, Wild 94.9, Rhythm 105.9, iHeartRadio's ON With Mario Lopez, and Q 106.1's The Zach Sang Show.[8][9][10]

During the whole duration of The Connect World Tour in North America, the group was able to film for the Viki Original mini music documentary, When You Call My Name featuring Gallant.[11]

After the North American leg, the group will start their South American leg on August 5 in Mexico, followed by August 8 in Argentina, August 10 in Chile, and end it on August 12 in Brazil.

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance
Asia
May 26–27, 2018 Seoul South Korea Jangchung Arena N/A
Europe
June 17, 2018 London United Kingdom Eventim Apollo 4,348[12] 15,000+[6]
June 20, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live N/A
June 23, 2018 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre N/A
Asia
June 30, 2018 Bangkok Thailand Thunder Dome N/A
July 10, 2018 Hong Kong KITEC Star Hall N/A
July 14, 2018 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Tennis Center N/A
North America
July 20, 2018 Chicago United States Rosemont Theatre N/A
July 22, 2018 Newark New Jersey Performing Arts Center N/A
July 25, 2018 Atlanta Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre N/A
July 27, 2018 Dallas Verizon Theater N/A
July 29, 2018 Houston Smart Financial Centre N/A
August 1, 2018 San Francisco Warfield Theatre N/A
August 3, 2018 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater N/A
South America
August 5, 2018 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Pabellón M N/A
August 8, 2018 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Obras N/A
August 10, 2018 Santiago Chile Polideportivo Estadio Nacional N/A
August 12, 2018 Sao Paulo Brazil Espaço Das Américas N/A
Asia
August 25–26, 2018 Seoul South Korea SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium 10,000+[5]
October 5–7, 2018 Chiba Japan Makuhari Event Hall 30,000[13]
October 10, 2018 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall

Accolade[edit]

Billboard Hot Tour
Event Date Report Date Artist Venue City/State Gross Sales Attend/Capacity Rank Ref.
June 17, 2018 August 25, 2018 Monsta X Eventim Apollo London $486,814 4,348 (4,465) 22 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monsta X 2nd World Tour. Twitter. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "MONSTA X Sells Out Upcoming Concerts In Under 1 Minute". Soompi. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "MONSTA X will be sparkling in 500,000 'Swarovski' crystals throughout their world tour!". Allkpop. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "MONSTA X ends their concert in Thailand successfully". V Live. JTBC Plus. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "MONSTA X greets over 10,000 fans at their encore concert". Allkpop. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "MONSTA X wrap up sold-out Europe tour". Allkpop. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Monsta X Becomes The Global Trend Via 'The Connect' World Tour". Hellokpop. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Monsta X Takes Over North America With Interviews From Billboard, Access Hollywood & More!". Hellokpop. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  9. ^ "Monsta X Finishes Seven Sold Out Shows In USA, Heads To South America To Conclude World Tour". Hellokpop. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Monsta X Shows Appreciation To United States Fans In Recent Radio Visits". Hellokpop. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Monsta X and Gallant Bring Their Worlds Together in 'When You Call My Name' Mini-Doc: Exclusive". Billboard. SoompiTV. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. April 17, 2018. Archived from the original on August 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "몬스타엑스(MONSTA X), 월드투어 日 아레나 공연 성료…본격적인 국내 컴백 돌입!". Top Star News (in Korean). Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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