Coronavirus causing hits to K-Pop events… Cancellation of Taeyeon, YB, Momoland Concert and Fan Meeting [MK Issue]

[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]

The increasing concern over the novel coronavirus is leading the K-pop scene to scramble the overseas schedule and take some hits. In particular, large concerts scheduled to be held in Asia are postponed due to concerns about infection.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon canceled the solo concert ‘THE UNSSEEN-in SINGAPORE’ which was scheduled to be held at Singapore Indian Stadium on February 1st. Concerned about the spread of new coronavirus infections.

NCT DREAM also canceled the ‘THE DREAM SHOW’, which was scheduled for February 7, 8 and 15 at Macau Broadway Theater and Singapore The Star Theater for the same reason.

NU’EST member REN postponed his solo event titled ‘2020 NU’EST REN SPECIAL LIVE SHOW’ REN’S LIFE ‘IN MACAU, which was scheduled to take place on February 23 in Macau. The agency said, “We have to notify that the event has been postponed due to the government control and the safety measures of the Macau venues for the novel coronavirus.”

MOMOLAND planned to hold fan meetings in Tokyo and Osaka on March 19 and 21, respectively, but temporarily delayed the schedule in consideration of the spread of new coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK member Lisa was also scheduled to head to China to film the Chinese singing-competition show in February, but the plans has been canceled for now. YG Entertainment said, “We recently informed that the recording of the show scheduled on February 1 has been canceled, and schedule to resume recording has not been decided yet.”

Overseas schedules as well as domestic events are being canceled or postponed one after another.

Kang Sung-hoon and Lee Sung-jin announced the cancellation of the fan meeting, and Kim Woo-suk, who was once X1 member, delayed ticketing in consideration of schedule adjustment.

In celebration of their newly released ‘TIMELESS’ album, Super Junior recently recorded the show in private, which the group would have shared with their fans, YB has canceled the solo concert that was scheduled to be held in Rolling Hall on February and is in the process of refunding it.

Meanwhile novel coronavirus infections that occurred in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, are spreading beyond China to Asia and the world. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 28-year-old Korean male, who arrived through Incheon International Airport on the 23rd via Qingdao, China, was confirmed as the 7th case of coronavirus infection.

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