The South Korean government has restricted large-scale events that involve a large mass. Before, many KPop Stars cancel tour dates amid the corona virus global concerns. The majority of KPop stars cancel tour dates without further notice.
The Following are KPop Stars Cancel Tour Dates Due to The Corona Virus Concerns
[공지] 방탄소년단 ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7’ 발매 글로벌 기자간담회 관련 변경사항 안내 (+ENG) pic.twitter.com/GH2Li0mce2— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) February 23, 2020
It seems like BTS’s ARMY should wait to see their idols. The most popular boyband, BTS, who released a new album, Map of The Soul: 7, had to cancel their events. They also have to change the concept of the show related to their new album promotion.
The first event was the press conference, which scheduled on February 24. The Big Hit Entertainment held the press conference live on Youtube Live Streaming. This decision was to ensure the safety of the press, fans, staff, and BTS members’ health.
The second event that BTS has canceled the SBS “Super Concert” event in Daegu on March 8. In that show, they scheduled to perform with other K-Pop groups. Then, the third event is the cancellation of four days of “Map of The Soul:7” concert in Seoul. There is still no further notice whether they will continue the rest of the MOTS: 7 tour due to Corona Virus.
Lee Chan-Hyuk and Lee Su-Hyun, aka AKMU, planned to perform in three places. Those are in Chuncheon, Jeonju, and Cheongju, which scheduled this March. Unfortunately, to prevent the spread of Corona Virus, they have to postpone it. They also have to delay the fans-meeting event in South East Asia.
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Blackpink has completed the “In Your Area” tour. After the tour, Blackpink scheduled to have a comeback in March and April 2020. Unfortunately, it was postponed until the end of June. It means it will be a long hiatus from their last comeback in April 2019. In the meantime, Blackpink is releasing 2020 welcoming collection for the BLINKS.
The Red Velvet girls have postponed their “La Rouge” concert tour in Yokohama, Japan, on March 7-8. Here is the announcement
A group from Cube Entertainment Global, G-IDLE, also decided to postpone the tour. Here is the official notice:
TAEYEON & NCT DREAM
We are deeply sorry to announce both TAEYEON Concert – The UNSEEN – in SINGAPORE & NCT DREAM TOUR “THE DREAM SHOW” in SINGAPORE has been postponed.— OneProduction (@OneProductionSG) January 30, 2020
Customers who have purchased tickets will receive full refund, please check out https://t.co/aokZE5Lcki for more information. pic.twitter.com/jKKEJtu7Kh
S.M Entertainment company decided to postpone its stars’ events due to corona virus. Taeyeon planned to have a concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 1. While NCT DREAM scheduled to perform on February 15 at The Star Theatre. One Production, the concert promoter, released the announcement on Tweeter on January 30.
Keep Spinning 2019 World Tour in Thailand and Malaysia by GOT7. They were planning to perform in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. In Bangkok, the “Keep Spinning” world tour dates scheduled for Feb 15 and 16. While in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the GOT7 tour date scheduled for March 8.
Another KPop Stars who cancel tour dates is Momoland. Momoland concert in Toronto has been canceled. And the fan meeting of Momoland scheduled on March 19 and 21 in Tokyo and Osaka is planned to be canceled too.
Korean Stars Donated For Corona Virus Victims
Apart from KPop Stars cancel tour dates, many Korean Stars, including actresses, actors, singers, and girl band or boy band donated to help the victims and medical officers.
Suga, one of the rappers in BTS, had donated 100 million Korean won. He donated to Hope Bridge disaster-relief organization in his hometown, Daegu. This organization is also supported by the Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, who originated from Daegu.
BTS Jungkook fan clubs also contribute an amount of money for corona virus victims. They also sent professional medical supplies to hospitals in need.
Those fan clubs are Jungkook China and Golden Alliance PH from Philippine. The Chinese Fanclub donated about 8.77 Million won and medical supplies. Then, Golden Alliance PH donated gifts to the Philippine Red Cross as their support.
Other KPop Stars who gave donations include Red Velvet, IU, Suzy, Hyeri, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, TWICE’s Tzuyu Hyomin, and many more.
Although many K-POP Stars cancel tour dates due to the corona virus caution, their fans can understand the condition. They found that the decision to postpone or cancel the event is the right thing to do. The safety and health of the stars, staff, fans, and crews are the most important nowadays.