K-pop world tours in 2022: List includes Ateez, TWICE, NCT 127 and Monsta X
The Omicron outbreak may have dampened our spirits at the start of the new year but here is good news for all K-pop fans. Get ready for in-person concerts and world tours featuring your favorite artists. K-pop idols like Stray Kids, Chungha, Sunmi, and PSY performed in Riyadh and Dubai, while BTS and Monsta X had a mini-tour in the US in December. Now, Ateez, TWICE, and NCT 127 have already kicked off their 2022 world tours.
VeriVery and P1Harmony have already completed their US tours, while The Boyz and BTS have hinted at a world tour in 2022. Enhypen’s Sunghoon shared his wish of going on a world tour this year, while JYPE has revealed that the Stray Kids, following their second fan con, are ready to go on their second world tour in 2022. But while we wait for concrete updates, some artists like Eric Nam, Epik High, ONEUS, and GROOVL1N have confirmed their plans and asked fans to purchase tour tickets.
Ateez: ‘The Fellowship: Beginning of the End’
Ateez has already begun their world tour ‘The Fellowship: Beginning of the End’. After their first world tour in 2019, which was a success even though they were still rookies, the boy group announced another one in 2020. Postponed to 2022, their second world tour is finally happening. Ten of the 12 venues of their tour were sold out within minutes, while the whole tour was sold out in a week. They are also now playing at bigger concert venues to accomodate their increased fanbase with planned concerts in Prudential Center, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and the Wembley Arena.
They began their tour in Seoul with a three-day concert starting from January 7. The US leg of the tour has begun with the boys landing in Chicago on January 15. They will have five stops in the US, followed by six stops in Europe starting with a gig in Amsterdam. However, due to the Omicron outbreak, their European concert dates have been postponed and will be announced soon.
TWICE - 'III'
Everyone is looking forward to TWICE’s world tour which was announced recently. Their fourth world tour titled ‘III’ was hinted at with a 'Coming Soon' teaser poster released at the end of their music video for their viral single ‘The Feels,’ their first-ever English track. A three-day Seoul concert was held from December 24 onwards but Jeongyeon was not present. However, she may be joining the rest of the members for the remainder of the tour which begins in the US.
They will have seven concerts, beginning in Los Angeles on February 15 and ending in New York on February 27. They have also announced two dates at Tokyo Dome in Japan in April, while more stops will be announced soon.
NCT 127 - 'Neo City: The Link'
After their Seoul concert that went viral for its seductive performances, NCT 127 is also going on a world tour in 2022. The group has been quite busy following their comeback with the smashing hit ‘Sticker’, its repackaged album, and full group comeback with the NCT 2021 Universe. The domestic part of the world tour ‘NCT 127 2nd Tour - Neo City: Seoul The Link’ began on December 17. The three-day concert in Seoul was also live-streamed online.
Like many other K-pop acts, the tour was supposed to happen in June 2020 but got postponed. The dates are gradually being released as countries relax their pandemic-related travel restrictions. Following the Seoul concerts, the group will start ‘NCT 127 2nd Tour - Neo City: Japan The Link’ with three stops in Japan from May 22.
Monsta X - ‘2022 Monsta X No Limit World Tour’
International Monbebes (Monsta X’s fandom) are probably the most 'well-fed' K-pop fans at the moment since they had overseas concerts even before they began their world tour. The boys were invited for the third time to iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Tour and performed at Philadelphia, DC, Atlanta, and Miami in December. Their fourth world tour, which was supposed to take place in 2020, is finally happening in 2022.
The ‘2022 Monsta X No Limit World Tour’ has announced its American leg which will begin in New York. The tour will have 13 stops and will end in Los Angeles. However, the dates have been postponed for the third time. It now begins on May 21 and ends on June 11, 2022. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Eric Nam - ‘There And Back Again World Tour 2022’
Eric Nam on the other hand is going all out for his first world tour. Since it was canceled halfway in 2020, he has decided to add 60 stops for the ‘There And Back Again World Tour 2022’. The massive undertaking is in celebration of his second English album ‘There And Back Again’. He will be headlining 60 cities, beginning from Arizona on January 24. After touring major cities across the US, he will be heading to Sweden on March 22 for the European leg of the tour.
And while it was supposed to end in London, management has revealed that due to high demand, more cities are set to be added to the tour stop list. Eric Nam has also added five stops in Australia and New Zealand for July.
Epik High - ‘Epik High Is Here: North America Tour 2022’
Epik High fans are on a high since 2022 happens to be the K-hip hop group’s year. As the first Korean act to perform at Coachella in 2016, they have become the first act to perform twice as they have been invited for the 2022 edition on April 15 and 22. On top of that, we are getting a North American tour for those who cannot make it to Coachella. Epik High will begin ‘Epik High Is Here: North America Tour 2022’ on March 1 in Seattle.
They will have 29 stops across the US with the last stop in Oakland, California on April 12, three days before their stint at Coachella which is being organized at Indio, California. Tickets for their tour can be booked on their website, while tickets for Coachella can be found on Coachella’s website.
ONEUS - ‘2022 ONEUS Blood Moon’
Following their solo concert after more than a year and release of the ‘Blood Moon’ album, RBW’s CEO revealed that ONEUS was planning a world tour. Their first tour was in North America in 2019 when they were still rookies. And now, they have revealed the dates for ‘2022 ONEUS Blood Moon’ tour's North American leg. Beginning in New York on February 12, they have 14 stops across the US. The last stop of the American leg of their tour will be on March 12 in Beverly Hills. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.
Ghost9 - ‘Into The Now Meet&Live Tour In US’
Having debuted in September 2020, Ghost9 were among those unfortunate rookie idols who couldn’t meet and perform live for their fans. But as pandemic norms are getting relaxed, fans are finally getting to meet the boy group in person. They are on their first overseas tour and performing for their international fans. Ghost9 began their ‘Into The Now Meet & Live Tour In US’ on January 15 in Los Angeles. They will then stop at San Francisco, New York, and end their US tour in Boston on January 27. Tickets can be purchased from AXS.
Blitzers - ‘2022 Check-In US Tour’
2022 is a good year for rookie groups who debuted during the pandemic. We now have Blitzers, a boy group that debuted in May 2021 going on their American tour and meeting international fans. Blitzers are set to go on their first US tour ‘2022 Check-In US Tour’ beginning on February 5 in Los Angeles. With 6 stops, they will have their last concert on February 17 in Chicago. Tickets can be purchased from AXS and Ticketmaster.
GROOVL1N artists - ‘2022 GROOVL1N US Tour’
VIXX’s Ravi is making waves as an idol and an entrepreneur having founded two record labels GROOVL1N and THE L1VE. And fans are impressed with his hands-on management and exhaustive promotions of his artists. GROOVL1N handles indie artists of K-R&B and hip hop genres. Well, his newest venture happens to be an American tour for these artists under the label. Ravi included, Nafla, Xydo, and Cold Bay are the artists participating in the ‘2022 GROOVL1N US Tour’ which begins on March 6 in Los Angeles. There will be 5 stops with the last being in New York on March 13. Tickets will be sold on Kpoptickets.
Update: 22 K-pop acts have since announced tours.
Tours from June 2022
MCND '[1st] World Tour 2022' - They kicked off the European leg of their tour on April 9 in Amsterdam and ended it on April 17 in Toulon, France. It had seven stops. The American leg of the tour begins in Mexico City on August 22. There will be six stops with it ending in Toronto on August 31. Tickets for the American leg are out.
Stray Kids ‘Maniac’ World Tour - They began their second world tour on April 30 in Seoul with a 2-day concert. They have six concerts in Japan. We will have the encore Japan concerts on July 26 and 27 in Tokyo. For the US leg of the tour, it begins on June 29 in Newark. They will have seven stops which end in Seattle on July 14. Japan tickets and US tickets can be purchased online.
The Boyz ‘World Tour: The B-Zone’ - They began their first world tour on May 29 in LA. The US leg had six stops ending on June 10 in San Jose. They are currently on the Europe leg of the tour that began on June 20 in London. They will be in Paris on June 25 and Berlin on June 28. We have a Jakarta concert on July 10 and a 2-day Bangkok concert on July 23 and 24. London, Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin and Jakarta tickets are available. The sale of Bangkok tickets will begin on July 3 at 10 am local time.
AB6IX ‘AB_New Area’ Fanmeeting - They kicked off the tour in Seoul on June 4 and 5 and headed to Japan for a 2-day concert on June 16. The US leg of the tour began on June 20 in New York. There are six stops with it ending on July 1 in LA. They will be heading to Osaka on August 21 and Bangkok on August 27. Tickets for Dallas, Seattle and LA are out.
(G)I-DLE ‘Just Me ()I-DLE’ World Tour - They began the tour on June 18 in Seoul. The US leg begins on July 22 in LA with eight stops ending in Atlanta on August 7. They have a Santiago concert on August 10 followed by two stops in Mexico on August 12 and 14. A Jakarta concert will take place on August 27 followed by a Manila concert on September 11. They have two stops in Japan on September 16 and it ends on October 1 in Singapore. More stops will be announced. Tickets are available for the US leg on AXS and Ticketmaster. Jakarta tickets are also out.
Golden Child ‘Meet & Live Tour In USA’ - It begins on June 24 in San Jose. With 10 stops, it ends on July 11 in Philadelphia. Tickets are out.
Seventeen ‘Be The Sun’ World Tour - It begins on June 25 in Seoul with a 2-day concert. 12 stops have been announced for the American leg. it begins on August 10 in Vancouver and ends on September 6 in Newark. The Asian leg begins on September 24 in Jakarta. There will be four stops and ends in Singapore on October 13. Tickets are out.
Dreamcatcher ‘Apocalpyse: Save Us’ World Tour - It will begin on June 28 in New York with eight stops. It will end on July 17 in LA. Tickets for New York, Pennsylvania, Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco and LA are out.
TXT ‘Act: Love Sick’ World Tour - It begins with a 2-day concert on July 2 in Seoul. The US leg begins on July 7 in Chicago. There are seven stops with it ending on July 23 in LA. They will have four concerts in Japan from September 3 to 8. A Jakarta concert will take place on October 12 and two Manila concerts on October 15. It is followed by a Taipei concert on October 19 and ends with a 2-day concert in Bangkok on October 22 and 23. Tickets are out.
Brave Girls ‘1st US Tour’ - It begins on July 9 in Philadelphia with 9 stops. It ends on July 23 in LA. Keep an eye on tickets here.
Super Junior ‘Super Show 9: Road’ World Tour - Right now only the Seoul dates have been announced which are July 15, 16 and 17. Livestream tickets for July 17 can be purchased from Beyond Live and the offline tickets are available on YES24.
Kard ‘2022 Wild Kard in Mexico & Chile’ - The co-ed group have announced the Latin American leg of their tour. They will perform at Santiago De Chile on July 27 and Mexico City on July 31 with more dates to come. Tickets for Santiago De Chile and Mexico City are out.
Loona ‘LoonaTheWorld’ 1st World Tour - The US leg begins on August 2 in LA. There are 13 stops, for now, ending on August 28 in Mexico City. MyMusicTaste has tickets available for the last four days of the tour.
Itzy ‘Checkmate’ 1st World Tour - It begins on August 6 in Seoul. The US leg begins on October 26 with eight stops and ends on November 13 in New York. More dates to come. The launch of ticket sales begins on June 29 at 3 pm local time.
DPR ‘The Regime World Tour’ - They will begin the American leg of the tour in Austin on September 15. There are 19 stops with it ending on October 18 in Santiago. The European leg begins on November 4 in Paris. With eight stops, it ends on November 14 in Manchester. The Asia-Pacific leg is yet to be announced. Tickets can be purchased here.
Just B ‘Canda Tour’ - They have announced three stops for now with it beginning on October 27 in Vancouver followed by two Toronto concerts on October 30 and 31. Keep an eye on ticket details here.
P1Harmony ‘P1ustage H: Peace’ - They had their first US tour in February in South Korea followed by 11 stops in USA. It went on from March 10 in New York with the last stop being San Jose on May 18.
Vanner ‘Boost Up Part 1’ US Tour - They had their first US tour on March 16 in Chicago. With 14 stops, it ended in LA on April 8.
CIX ‘1st Concert Rebel In US’ - They had their first US tour from April 27 to May 10 with 6 stops.
GOT7 Yugyeom ‘Yugyeom Meets - The Tour’ - The idol is on his first solo tour in Europe. It began on May 5 with 3 stops in Germany. On May 11 he held a concert in Paris. He then headed to London on May 13 for a concert.
The Rose’s Woosung ‘Moth EP Showcase’ - The Europe leg of the tour began on May 15 in Amsterdam. He had six stops which ended on May 25 in Berlin. The North American tour began on May 29 in New York. It had five stops and he finished it on June 6 in Vancouver.
DKB ‘Meet & Live US Tour’ - The US tour opened on June 10 in New York. They had six stops with it ending on June 19 in LA.