After the release of their album FACE THE SUN, 13-member K-pop group SEVENTEEN announced their upcoming world tour, titled BE THE SUN. The tour is slated to start on June 25, when SEVENTEEN will perform two concerts at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
On May 17, the group’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, announced the BE THE SUN concert through its Twitter account. The world tour comes on the heels of the release of the group’s fourth album, FACE THE SUN, that has already been deemed successful, based on pre-orders alone.
Has SEVENTEEN added more dates to BE THE SUN?
As of now, the agency has only confirmed the dates of the North American tour. Though there will be more dates added soon, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. The confirmed dates of the North American leg of the tour are as follows:
- August 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
- August 12 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
- August 14 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
- August 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ KIA Forum
- August 20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
- August 23 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
- August 25 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
- August 28 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
- August 30 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
- September 1 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena
- September 3 – Toronto ,ON @ Scotiabank Arena
- September 6 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
The tweet has the parentheses “(More to come)” attached, which has fans excited that there will be more dates added to the tour soon, which could possibly extend till all of next year, if not more.
Further, the group has signaled that they will add dates to their Asia and Japan Dome Tour, which is also likely to be held in November and December.
What inspired the SEVENTEEN World Tour 2022?
The group, which consists of S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino, dropped their first all-English track, titled Darl+ing, When talking about their new LP, S.Coups said:
“So far we’ve always been really sincere and honest with our music, but I think especially with this upcoming album, we’re very frank and showing our honest heart.”Rolling Stone
Hoshi chimed in as well, calling the LP:
“Hot and passionate.”
BE THE SUN will be the supergroup’s first world tour in 2 years and 4 months. The last time they were on tour, they had to cancel before completing the tour due to the pandemic.
Joshua, the vocalist of the group, when talking about FACE THE SUN, stated that the album and the concert was a gift to their fans, whom they call the Carats.
“It’s like a gift to our Carats, because all our international fans, even though they may not understand Korean, love us for who we are and love our music so much, so we just wanted to make a song they can easily listen to and understand.”
Dancer THe8 added a thoughtful sentiment, emphasizing on the need for love in all aspects of life.
“Love needs to be expressed for the person to know that they’re loved.”
SEVENTEEN hinted at the return of their live shows earlier this month, when they conducted a fan meet with over 60,000 fans. FACE THE SUN will release on May 27, 2022, and the world tour will start soon after.
The upcoming SEVENTEEN world Tour 2022 will be an enthralling experience not just for the group, but also for their fans who have been waiting for them to take off with their live performances once again. Considering the strength and loyalty of the Carats, each and every concert in the tour will probably be sold out every night.