KCON set to make offline return with in-person concerts in South Korea, Japan and USA

The 2022 KCON will premiere in Seoul, South Korea from May 7 this year as an offline event for the first time since 2019


                            KCON set to make offline return with in-person concerts in South Korea, Japan and USA
CJ ENM announces 2022 KCON Premiere in May of 2022, event opens in Seoul for the first time as offline and online shows since 2019 (KCON official/YouTube)
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CJ ENM, the company that holds Korean Concerts around international regions like Japan and the United States of America alongside South Korea, had to take a break due to the raging pandemic since 2020. Now that Covid-19 is finally slowing down and the world seems to open back up, fans have more reasons to rejoice. CJ ENM announced that it will hold the ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in South Korea first and then move on to countries like Japan and the US.

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The label held their first-ever KCON in California back in 2012 and went on to tour around nine cities with more than 1.1 million K-culture fans. Due to the pandemic, this will be the first-ever offline event since 2019. Over the last couple of years, CJ ENM held five KCON concerts titled, ‘KCON: TACT’ aka (K-Contact), which was released for 22.45 million digital audiences. As the label announces a 2022 KCON premiere, fans will finally be able to meet various artists in person for the first time in two years.

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2022 KCON will first premiere in Seoul this May

The Korean concert is set to first premiere in Seoul, South Korea, and then move to Tokyo, Japan before finally going to Chicago, USA, all in May 2022. After the premiere, the 2022 KCON will air as the main event in LA, California (USA) in August and then in Tokyo, Japan in October this year. The premiere will start in Seoul, Korea on May 7 and 8.

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The event will then move to ‘Makuhari Messe’ in Tokyo, Japan on May 14 and 15 and then the ‘Rosemont Theater’ in Chicago, USA on May 20 and 21. It has been reported that since these three regions are considered as the key bases for KCON in the history of the event, the premiere will help ignite the anticipation for the main event in August and October this year at LA and Tokyo respectively.

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While the 2022 KCON will be held offline for the first time since 2019, fans will finally be able to experience the concerts in person. CJ ENM, on the other hand, also announced that the 2022 KCON event will be streamed online for international fans of the show. 


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