BLACKPINK will perform in Japan’s Kyocera Dome for the first time as a foreign girl group.
BLACKPINK confirmed to hold an extra concert in Japan’s Kyocera Dome Osaka on December 24, as part of the ‘BLACKPINK ARENA TOUR 2018’. In 23 months since making debut, BLACKPINK will become the first foreign girl group in Japan to hold a concert in Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Prior to the concert in Kyocera Dome, BLACKPINK will hold a total of 7 concerts in 3 cities including their performance at Osaka-jo Hall from July 24~25, Fukuoka International Congress Center from August 16~17, and at Makuhari Messe from August 24~28. They are expected to meet their fans in Japan from this Summer until the end of the year through the arena tour.
BLACKPINK’s popularity in Japan was hot from the beginning. The group fascinated local fans by running a large-scale debut showcase in Budokan, last year on July. They not only sold out 14,000 tickets, but also had approximately 200,000 people entered for tickets. Their debut album topped Oricon’s Weekly Album Rankings, proving the high interest and explosive response of Japanese fans.
Their first-ever mini album ‘SQUARE UP’ released last month on the 15th also won the honor of topping Japan’s iTunes Album Chart and Oricon’s Digital Album Chart. Due to popular demand, BLACKPINK will release an album in Japan on August 22, which contains a Japanese version of their title song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’.
BLACKPINK established themselves as a global girl group with their album ‘SQUARE UP’. The set milestones as a K-Pop girl group by debuting at Billboard’s main charts including the ‘Billboard 200’ and ‘Hot 100’ as no. 40 and no. 55, respectively. Foreign press including the economy journal ‘Forbes’, also highlighted BLACKPINK’s global success. In Korea, the group is maintaining their no. 1 spot in major music charts for 22 days.