K-pop world tours in 2022: List includes Ateez, TWICE, NCT 127 and Monsta X

BTS, The Boyz, Enhypen and Stray Kids have also hinted at world tours in 2022 while Eric Nam and Epik High have confirmed tour dates


                            K-pop world tours in 2022: List includes Ateez, TWICE, NCT 127 and Monsta X
Ateez, Monsta X, TWICE and NCT 127 have world tours in 2022 (@ATEEZofficial, @OfficialMonstaX, @JYPETWICE, @NCTsmtown_127/Twitter)

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.

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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.

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