iKON has been invited to perform at the K-Pop World Festa – Idol Passion Concert in Changwon on the 10th of February. This will be one of the first concert performances fans will see from iKON after their comeback on the 25th of January this month.
The festival is pioneered by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which brings together cover groups from all over the world to perform and celebrate Korean culture through K-Pop.
iKON for the K-POP WORLD FESTA – IDOL PASSION CONCERT – Source: iKON_Global
The boys will be performing alongside BTOB, EXID and JBJ.
It is finally here! iKON’s XMAS Live 2017 video with English subs! Thank you so much for everyone who pushed through to get this done even during slight setbacks. Special thanks to iamsocalicious for providing the video as well as getting the eng subbed videos uploaded at such super speed
DailymotionPart 1 | Part 2 | Part 3psw: iKONICS Google Drive MEGA NOTES 1) If you would like to download the video from Mega, since it is almost 10GB, be sure to use megasync! 2) Please note that you can only download and view this video on PC; it is not available on mobile.
Thank you for your patience and enjoy! – from KiST team
It’s truly a victorious and emotional night for VIPs the fandom of iKON’s legendary seniors BigBang as the group held its final Concert for LAST DANCE IN SEOUL – the last Concert before their enlistment – and in the midst of them, shoulder to shoulder with VIPs was iKON, stepping away for a while from their CB preparations to be a part of this moment.
Like so many other idol groups, iKON are VIPs. Since their Pre-Debut days, iKON have taken advantage of every opportunity to attend BigBang Concerts religiously where they always join the audience and can be seen either watching intensely, dancing or being awed like any other fan.
Congratulations to Big Bang the undefeated Kings of Kpop as they round up this final concert knowing the entire country and all their fans will wait for them as always.
iKON is currently preparing for a January Come Back and iKONICs are eagerly waiting for a Come Back date from YGE.
Japanese entertainment portal Real Sound published an article on YGE’s presence in the Japanese concert scene and YGE artists’ skill in attracting concertgoers. They revealed that YGE has managed to gather over 2 million concert attendees in 2017 thanks to BIGBANG and iKON. We are extremely proud of iKON and their continuous progress as they have jumped from 341,000 attendees in 2016 to 463,000 in 2017. With BIGBANG enlisting in 2018, the bulk of concert burden will fall on iKON and we certainty hope their company will provide them with the support they rightfully deserve.
Translation of the article provided by @hizashino.
YG Entertainment artists, more than 2 million concert attendees; the secret to BIGBANG, iKON, etc. ability to attract fans
By Mori Tomoyuki
In Nikkei Entertainment!’s December issue, they released their 2017 Concert Attendee Ranking. Four artists from BIGBANG’s company, YG Entertainment, were in the top 50. With BIGBANG (2nd/1.022 million people/20 shows), iKON (12th/463,000 people/33 shows), D-LITE (30th/273,000 people/43 shows), G-DRAGON (34th/259,000 people/5 shows), YG Entertainment was able to surpass 2 million attendees altogether. On the same chart last year, BIGBANG was first (1.859 million people/60 shows) and iKON was 20th (341,000 people/30 shows), but that number held firm in 2017 as well. The popularity of YG Entertainment artists isn’t a one-time fad; it could be said that their popularity completely permeates the industry even now.
iKON had their first Japan dome tour, iKON JAPAN DOME TOUR 2017 in September. A foreign (relative to Japan) artist having a dome tour in Japan 1 year and 9 months after debut is the fastest in history. With their trendy hip hop and electro sound, colorful fashion sense, and perfect fusion of each member’s skills on stage, there is no doubt that they can be called the first batters post-BIGBANG.
YG Entertainment artists have cutting edge hip hop, electro, and bass music that meet global standards, vivid and catchy fashion, and also high vocal and dance skills. It is possible that their ability to draw in fans in 2018 and beyond will get even higher.
Over the last weekend iKON once again thrilled an Arena full of fans with a setlist of old favorites and some new Christmas performances during their two day iKON Xmas Live Concert.
If you are a fan of iKON you probably know what a treat their live performances are. The boys have perfected having contagious fun with engaging interludes on stage and their sheer kinetic energy is something that fan accounts have said is one of a kind and a must to experience.
A new live performance is always cause for excitement and fans who looked forward to the Christmas Show were not disappointed. The special element of this Show was no doubt the wholly Vocal Line Stages which were the first of their kind for iKON Concerts.
On a beautiful 360 degree Centre stage that lit up, lifted and dipped along to the music, iKON performed many of their original hits with a fresh feeling that made one realize why they are favorites.
Bobby was also able to perform a solo stage of “Swim”, a track from his debut album. The big surprise was when he performed another track, “Secret” along with fellow iKON member Donghyuk and KPop Star 4 winner and label mate trainee Katie Kim!
Katie Kim also joined iKON’s Vocal Line for a soulful rendition of the seasonal classic ‘White Christmas.’
Many Japanese News Portals covered the Show and were full of praise for iKON’s continued and consistent Showmanship.
this article start with “The 7 members of Boy group ikon who is inherit the genealogy of BIGBANG, hold X’mas concert for 2 Days” “ikon had a successful 2017 tour with 35 shows & 470000 attendees” “We are expecting more success in 2018”🤧👏🏻#iKONhttps://t.co/t7NhmumTJL?amp=1
This is the translate of ikon article here , the article talk about how ikon managed to have their first center stage ever and having15,000 fans👏🏻 & talk about Bobby album his first performance of secret & katie kim as well#iKON Link : https://t.co/kzZW2HcnvX… pic.twitter.com/xEyQl5qKUF
iKON reportedly drew an audience of 30000 over the two days of their Concert to the venue that not long ago hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) – a feat to be proud of for a merely two year old Korean group!
YGE has announced that iKON whose first Variety Show, JTBC’s iKON Picnic aka Idol School Trip just aired its final episode, will be coming back with an album in January 2018.
We all certainly hope so.
See below for the Xmas Live Setlist (cr. Billboard Japan):
December 10, 2017 Kanagawa · Yokohama Arena
2. WHAT’S WRONG?
3. SINOSIJAK REMIX
4. ANTHEM / BI & BOBBY
5. THIS CHRISTMAS
7 .SWIM – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
8. SECRET (Feat. DK, KATIE) – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
9. WHITE CHRISTMAS with KATIE KIM
12. # WYD
13. MY TYPE
14. WELCOME BACK
15. DUMB & DUMBER
17. BLING BLING
18. RHYTHM TA REMIX (ROCK VER .)
19. JUST ANOTHER BOY
– ENCORE –
(Special Costume Fanservice!)
1. LONG TIME NO SEE
2. LOVE ME
3. DUMB & DUMBER
4. B – DAY
In a recent article published by www.khan.co.kr looking into financial prospects of the big three entertainment companies in South Korea, namely JYP, YG and SM, financial analysts pinpoint iKON as one of YGE’s key artists for the future of the company due to the importance of iKON’s activities in Japan.