Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK redefined the possibilities of K-Pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their incredibly catchy single, ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’, the South Korean quartet shattered the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-Pop act, while the song’s head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours, and amassed 36.2 million views in one day.
Discovered by YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK comprises JISOO, JENNIE, LISA, and ROSÉ, all four are immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and fast-rising fashion icons.
Their debut, ‘Square One’, released in 2016, quickly proved their crossover power. Likewise, ‘Square Up’, was equally popular: released in June 2018, it shot to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after ‘Square Up’ hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, thus paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough.
BLACKPINK’s fast-growing following now includes 19 million YouTube subscribers, 16 million Instagram followers, and 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
They are the first K-pop girl group to perform a world tour with a live band. Through this, BLINKs (BLACKPINK’s fanclub) all over the world, will be able to enjoy their rich music, and all the spectacle that can only be experienced at YG concerts.
Now, Goldenvoice and Powerhouse proudly announce that BLACKPINK will tour North America for the first time as a part of the BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA, presented by YG Entertainment.
Tickets went on-sale yesterday, February 21, 2019 at 4pm locally for all shows. Limited VIP tickets with additional benefits are also available. Fans who purchase tickets will additionally receive a download of BLACKPINK’s upcoming EP, which will be available this spring, via Interscope Records.
You can find out more information at YG Entertainment’s Official BLACKPINK Tour Page here.
BLACKPINK will perform six North American concerts in addition to their two appearances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April. They will also be performing several UK and European dates.
Dates confirmed so far:
Los Angeles – The Forum April 17
Chicago – Allstate Arena April 24
Hamilton, Ontario – FirstOntario Centre April 27
Newark – Prudential Center May 1
Atlanta – Infinite Energy Arena May 5
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Ft. Worth CC Arena May 8
Amsterdam – AFAS Live May 18
Manchester – Manchester Arena May 21
London – The SSE Arena, Wembley May 22
Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle May 24
Paris – Zenith La Villette May 26
Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi May 28
BLACKPINK will also take their tour to Australia, however no dates are confirmed as yet.
BLACKPINK made their US television debut last week on CBSs ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’, as well as ‘Good Morning America’, on ABC. It was the first visit to the USA for BLACKPINK.
You can get more information on BLACKPINK’s official website.