On Dec 23, a mere week till the formerly confirmed date of Dec 31st for the release of iKON’s New Kids Series Repackaged album, YGE has announced a reschedule.
YGE has cited “distribution” problems and apparently the date is being pushed to “around early January” with an official timeline to be announced at the oh too familiar timing of “soon.”
YG himself posted this information on his personal Instagram along with a screen shot of the album cover and, possibly because there is no material prepared to promote the album, a scanned page from iKON’s recent Arena Homme editorial.
iKONICs have expressed disappointment but have as a whole pronounced themselves far from surprised for the following reasons:
1. No pre-sale or even any details at all have been made available since the announcement 2 months ago till now almost a week to the original release date.
2. This is a repeat offence for YGE who even had to reschedule and delay iKON’s debut album.
3. This is YGE. They kind of have a reputation.
iKONICs have decided to turn their disappointment into proactivity by working on streaming iKON videos, “Killing Me” in particular and voting for iKON on end of year awards.
In the absence of information before now iKONICs have also entertained themselves with what we can now consider a tradition of making fan made promotional material to help drum up awareness for iKON’s incoming work during their company’s habitual delays in giving them adequate publicity. Some have even updated their material to reflect the recent news!
iKON meanwhile were booked and busy marking a 2nd date Dome performance at Japan’s Kyrocera today that was reportedly well attended. The busy boys have already flown back to Korea presumably for the SBS Gayo Daejun to take place on the 25th.
iKON will also be appearing at the V HEARTBEAT Year End Party 2018 in Vietnam on the 28th. Let’s keep supporting our best boys all the way!
It’s D-3 to comeback day, and iKON has released the schedule for the VLive countdown for Goodbye Road on October 1st at 5AM KST, an hour before the official release of New Kids: The Final.
The Final is already up for pre-order, check out all the details here.
You can already head to the VLive video and start tapping hearts!
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On the 29th March, 2018, Korean and International iKONICs mysteriously trended the hashtag #Puzutgan1stWin leaving non-fans and even many fans that were not in the know a little baffled. Here is the amusing story behind it.
On that date iKON had an unusual schedule. As a part of the events being shot for their first and highly anticipated solo reality show, iKONTV, they appeared on Korea’s popular Lotte Home Shopping Network!
There, in a “Mukbang” style broadcast the boys took on the challenge of selling extremely luxurious and high end Beef and Pork from YG’s 3Geori Butchers.The boys displayed their beagle charms, a little aegyo and ate very well indeed!
Their charm must have carried over well because before the show was over the expensive meat was all SOLD OUT!
The boys did a victory dance to celebrate and for a while it was a little chaotic!
iKONICs were reminded once again of one of the very many things we love about our boys.
Shortly after the hashtag #Puzutgan1stWin started floating around and it’s unclear wether it started with Korean or International iKONICs but soon the fandom was united in celebrating the meat sell out with this hashtag. Why?
Apparently “Puzutgan” is the romanisation of the Hangul name for 3Geori Butchers. iKONICs just decided to celebrate selling out the meat like a music show win!
A fun loving group and their fun loving fandom indeed! Here is Top Star News’ coverage of the event.
iKON has been shooting events over the last couple of days in connection with iKONTV with a speculated theme of “Part Timers”. So far they have appeared on the streets of Seoul, Campus Grounds, Aori Ramen and a Day Care Centre.
Let’s keep looking forward to iKONTV which is sure to be very interesting!
March 28th 2018 – A few days ago iKON was picked along with hip hop artists Okasian and Bryan Chase to perform at the Kenzo After Party and from all indications it was another lit iKON stage!
The French/Japanese Luxury Design house Kenzo recently opened a flag ship store in Seoul on time for Seoul Fashion Week and the after party “Kenzo loves Seoul” which was held on a party boat was to celebrate the event.
(Cr. Kenzo IG)
(Cr. Kenzo IG)
Celebrities in attendance included Seo Kangjoon, Wondergirls’ Ahn Hee and BoA.
iKON performed their mega hit song Love Scenario and the celebrity crowd sang along! They also performed Rubber Band and Bling Bling to loud cheers.
The boys represented Kenzo in floral outfits from the most recent collection.
Best of all they made new fans!
Let’s hope for more fiery iKON stages soon!