(G)I-DLE starts world tour 'Just Me ( )I-DLE' in Seoul
(G)I-DLE kicked off its first world tour “2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour ‘Just Me ( )I-DLE’” in Seoul with the group’s first offline concert in the Olympic Hall at Olympic Park in Songpa District, eastern Seoul, on Friday.
“'Just Me ( )I-DLE' in Seoul” is the group’s first standalone concert in two years since “I-Land : Who Am I” which was held online in July 2020 due to the pandemic, and its first in-person concert ever.
The group of five — Soyeon, Miyeon, Minnie, Yuqi and Shuhua — entertained its fandom Neverland with a setlist of 21 songs, including the girl group’s debut song “Latata” (2018) and other hits like “Senorita” (2019), “Oh My God” (2020) and “Dumdi Dumdi” (2020).
The crowd of 2,500 was especially excited to see the members perform tracks from their latest album “I Never Die” which dropped in March, such as megahits “Tomboy” and “My Bag.” The album, for which member and leader Soyeon served as the producer, was well-received by the public and critics alike. It topped the iTunes’ Top Albums chart in 24 nations and reached No. 58 on the Billboard Global 200. “Tomboy” ranked at 34th place on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S chart and surpassed 120 million views for its music video on YouTube.
“Our first concert was held online, so this moment feels even more precious to us,” Miyeon told the audience. “We’ve already performed half of tonight’s show, but it felt like five minutes.”
“We are so glad to start our first offline concert and first world tour in Seoul,” said Soyeon.
Minnie added that all tickets for the tour have been sold out and expressed her gratitude to Neverland.
Two more runs of Seoul concerts took place on Saturday and Sunday. The tour will continue in 15 more cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Santiago, Mexico City, Monterey, Jakarta, Manilla, Tokyo and Singapore.
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