South Korea entered a period of national mourning after the huge lethal stampede accident at the Itaewon Halloween Festival. Out of respect for the Itaewon tragedy victims, Kpop idols and their agencies canceled or postponed their activities. Here are some of the events that have been canceled or postponed so far.
Kpop Events that Have Been Canceled or Postponed Following Tragedy at the Itaewon Halloween Festival
1. SM Entertainment Halloween Party
The annual Halloween celebration hosted by one of the biggest agencies in South Korea, SM Entertainment, and its live broadcast was canceled due to the Itaewon tragedy.
2. INFITINTE Seongjong’s fan meeting
Sungjong decided to cancel “Wonderland: Halloween – 2022 Lee Seong Jong Hallo-Con,” his first in 13 years fan meeting in Seoul.
3. ABYSS Halloween event
Agency of GOT7 BamBam and Sunmi should cancel their “ABYSS Company Ghost Talk event,” which was planned to see ABYSS’s artists reading scary stories for fans.
4. NMIXX fansign and Halloween video
Scheduled on October 30, Kpop girl group NMIXX postponed their fansign and Halloween video in the light of the Itaewon tragedy. The group’s Halloween-themed video, uploaded on October 27 on YouTube, was recently taken down.
[공지] 안녕하세요. 사운드웨이브입니다.— 사운드웨이브 SOUNDWAVE (@soundwave_korea) October 30, 2022
금일 10월 30일에 진행 예정이었던 엔믹스 팬사인회가 연기되었음을 안내드립니다.
추후 진행 일정이 확정되면 재안내될 예정입니다.
고객님들의 너른 양해 부탁드리겠습니다.
5. DKZ fansign
Another Kpop group that has to postpone their fansign is DKZ. The group is scheduled to have their HALLOWEEN Special meet and call events on October 30.
6. KINGDOM fansign
MAKESTAR’s Kpop boy group, KINGDOM, also postponed their Halloween-themed fansign and video call event.
7. TXT Halloween dance practice
TXT also announced the cancelation of their “Eternally” dance practice, which was set to be uploaded on October 31. They also released a notice of postponement for their contents “TO DO X TXT” episode 95 and “TXT-LOG IN US.”
[Notice]— TXT OFFICIAL (@TXT_bighit) October 30, 2022
2022.10.31 공개 예정이었던 ‘Eternally’ Dance Practice 콘텐츠는 취소되었습니다. 팬 여러분의 양해 부탁드립니다.
[Notice] 콘텐츠 일정 연기 안내— TXT OFFICIAL (@TXT_bighit) October 30, 2022
다음 주 예정되었던 콘텐츠 공개 일정이 연기되었음을 알려드립니다.
10/31 9PM (KST) TO DO X TXT – EP.95
11/3 9PM (KST) TXT-LOG IN U.S
10/31-11/4 기간 내 예정되었던 멤버십 Only 콘텐츠
팬 여러분의 양해 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다.
8. 2022 BOF Busan One Asia Festival Kpop Concert
The 2022 BOF Busan One Asia Festival Kpop Concert was also canceled. The festival was supposed to have PENTAGON and MAMAMOO as their performers. The groups expressed their deepest condolences for the tragedy that happened in Itaewon.
9. THE BOYZ content
IST Entertainment postponed the release of THE BOYZ content, which was initially scheduled on October 31.
This is IST Entertainment.
We would like to inform you that the schedule for uploading our own content, which was scheduled to be released on October 31, has been cancelled. We ask for your understanding of the fans who have been waiting for us. Thank you.”
안녕하세요.— 더보이즈(THE BOYZ) (@IST_THEBOYZ) October 30, 2022
10월 31일 공개 예정이었던 자체 콘텐츠 업로드 일정이 취소되었음을 안내드립니다.
기다려주신 팬 여러분들의 너른 양해 부탁드립니다.
10. T01 appearance
SBS’ Love FM is set to broadcast with Kpop boy group T01. However, due to the huge lethal stampede accident in Itaewon Halloween Festival.
11. Running Man episode with BTS Jin
BTS Jin is set to appear in this weekend’s Running Man episode, which was postponed due to the tragedy.
12. BTS Jin listening party and lyric video
BigHit announced BST Jin’s content postponement. BTS’s Staitionhead Listening Party (scheduled on October 30) and “The Astronaut” lyric video release (scheduled on October 31) were both postponed.
[Notice] Jin’s content postponement announcement— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) October 30, 2022
We would like to inform you that the event and content below have been postponed.
12 PM, October 30 (KST) Stationhead Listening Party
0 AM, October 31 (KST) ‘The Astronaut’ Lyric Video
13. ENHYPEN content
Previously, ENHYPEN has released a packed schedule up to November 5, including a Halloween video, additional concept photos, and an episode of EN-O’CLOCK. Unfortunately, they have been postponed due to the Itaewon tragedy.
(추가) 11/3 EN-O’CLOCK EP.46 콘텐츠 공개 일정도 연기되었음을 알려드립니다.— ENHYPEN OFFICIAL (@ENHYPEN) October 30, 2022
14. EXO Chen Album Release
Initially, EXO Chen was to release his third mini-album, “Last Scene,” on October 31. SM Entertainment announced that the release would be postponed in the wake of the lethal accident happening in the Itaewon Halloween.
15. DRIPPIN album release and showcase
Woollim Entertainment informed that the release and showcase of DRIPPIN’s 1st ALBUM, “Villain: The End,” were postponed until further notice out of respect for the Itaewon victims.
The changed album release and SHOWCASE schedule will be announced later.— DRIPPIN (@DRIPPIN) October 30, 2022
Thank you for your understanding and we sincerely express my deepest condolences for the situation and wish get better as soon as possible.
The whole team of Kpoppost offers our deepest condolences to the friends and families of the victims. We also pray that all the victims of the Itaewon Halloween accident will rest in heavenly peace.
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