Tokyo Olympics ‘We All Are One’: Air date, lineup and schedule of K-pop concert
South Korea's cheering squad Red Angels is hosting a special concert to support the country's athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics
With South Korea participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the country’s cheering squad has incorporated their biggest asset. With the Hallyu Wave taking over the world and K-pop going global, K-pop idols have been performing for the Olympics to support their country’s participants. The same goes for this year as the Korean cheering squad Red Angels has introduced the lineup for the K-pop special concert ‘We All Are One’.
South Korea happens to be the 11th largest contingent with 236 athletes participating in this year’s Olympic Games. Initially, the ‘We All Are One’ concert was supposed to take place at the beginning of the Olympics on July 24. However, due to the sudden rise in Covid-19 cases, the schedule has been changed with everything going virtual. Here’s everything to know about the special concert with a star-studded lineup being held by the country’s cheering squad.
Air date and time
The Olympics cheering concert is a two-day event and will take place on August 6 and August 7. On both dates, it will take air at 6 pm KST (August 7 and August 8 at 5 am ET).
How to watch
The show will be streamed online on Coution’s website. A monthly membership fee, which can be purchased at the same website, will be required in order to watch the concert.
The opening concert which is called Take 1 will be on August 6.
BTOB’s sub-unit BTOB 4U will be participating. However, Minhyuk was diagnosed with Covid-19 and it is unclear whether he will recover by August 6 to participate.
The closing concert which is called Take 2 will be on August 7.
Since Monsta X’s leader Shownu is set to enlist for his mandatory military service on July 22, it is unclear whether he will participate in the show through a pre-recorded stage or not.
While the world has had better control over the global pandemic, it’s not completely gone. In fact, on July 18, two athletes living in the Olympic Village tested positive for Covid-19. An IOC (International Olympic Committee) member from South Korea too tested positive when he landed in Tokyo.
There have also been cases of K-pop idols getting infected in Seoul since the last few weeks. While the show must go on, the glamour has been toned down and hence Olympic-related events like the K-pop concert will take place completely online. The performances will be held at the Handball Stadium in Seoul Olympic Park as decided but there will be no live audience. The whole show will be aired online.
The show will air on August 7 and 8 at 5 am ET.