ITZY To Hold Their 1st World Tour ‘CHECKMATE’ in Singapore

Put your sneakers on and get ready for ITZY‘s first ever worldwide concert tour, making its way to Singapore on January 28th, 2023. Joining the list of K-pop acts set to perform in Singapore in the coming months, ITZY will hold their concert at The Star Theatre, the second Asia stop in 2023 after their Philippines show.

The world tour, which was titled after their fifth Korean EP ‘CHECKMATE’, began in Seoul for two nights on August 6th & 7th. The girl group is currently touring North America and plans to bring their concert to several cities throughout Asia in 2023.

Tickets to the Singapore show start from $148 and they will be available for sale via a one-day Singtel pre-sale (November 10th, 4pm-11:59pm), followed by Live Nation Members pre-sale (November 11th, 4pm to 11:59pm). Public sale will commence on November 12th, 10am onwards via Ticketmaster website, hotline, and all SingPost outlets.

Details of ITZY THE 1ST WORLD TOUR “CHECKMATE” in Singapore:
Date: January 28th, 2023 (Saturday)
Venue: The Star Theatre
Time: 6PM
Ticket Pricing: (before booking fees)
S$278* / $228 / $188 / $148
(*Cat 1 ticket holders will receive a lucky draw chance to attend the Soundcheck party – 1,000 passes to be won!)

This show is promoted by Live Nation Singapore.


2020 Edition: Top 10 Fastest-Rising K-pop Artists in Singapore

Over the past 10 years, Twitter and K-Pop have grown side by side to become a true dream team and #KPopTwitter is one of the largest global conversations on Twitter today. Despite the global COVID outbreak, there were 6.1 billion K-Pop related Tweets in the past 12 months worldwide.

Now with over 300 K-Pop Topics (by artist names) that can be followed on Twitter, fans around the world can immediately see the best Tweets and easily join the global conversation about their favorite artists.

To celebrate 10 years of #KPopTwitter success, Twitter has partnered with K-Pop Radar to release K-Pop data to show how the passionate global K-Pop community shares their love and connects with their favorite artists around the world.

Did your favourites make the list? Check out the Top 10 fastest-rising K-pop artists in Singapore!

1. IZ*ONE (아이즈원)

Twitter: @official_izone (1M followers)

(Photo: IZ*ONE Official Facebook)

2. TXT

Twitter: @TXT_members (5.7M followers) / @TXT_bighit (4.7M followers)

(Photo: TXT Official Facebook)

3. Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈)

Twitter: @Stray_Kids (3.3M followers)

(Photo: Stray Kids Official Facebook)

4. ATEEZ (에이티즈)

Twitter: @ATEEZofficial (1.5M followers)

(Photo: ATEEZ Official Facebook)

5. Dreamcatcher (드림캐쳐)

Twitter: @hf_dreamcatcher (283.6K followers)

(Photo: Dreamcatcher Official Facebook)

6. SuperM

Twitter: @SuperM (1.9M followers)

(Photo: SuperM Official Facebook)

7. ITZY (있지)

Twitter: @ITZYofficial (2M followers)

(Photo: ITZY Official Facebook)

8. LOONA (이달의 소녀)

Twitter: @loonatheworld (539.3K followers)

(Photo: LOONA Official Facebook)

9. THE BOYZ (더보이즈)

Twitter: @WE_THE_BOYZ (751.6 followers) / @Creker_THEBOYZ (630.6K followers)

(Photo: THE BOYZ Official Facebook)

10. WayV

Twitter: @WayV_official (1.2M followers)

(Photo: WayV Official Facebook)

All statistics are updated as of 27 Sep 2020.

(Source: Twitter, Inc.)

Show Review

ITZY Treats Singapore Fans to A Night of Fun, Says MIDZYs are Their Inspiration

Despite having only debuted earlier this year, ITZY have already broken multiple records and topped numerous charts all around the world. The 5-member JYP girl group truly showed why at the Singapore stop of their premiere showcase tour “ITZY? ITZY!” last Friday (Dec 13).

Decked out in bright colours and sequin outfits, ITZY kicked off the night with “ICY” and “IT’z SUMMER”. They immediately captured the hearts of the audience with their synchronized dance moves and addictive vocals, not mentioning they were also visually stunning on stage.

Right from the get-go, everyone that night could tell that the members all loved kaya toast, with both Ryujin and Yuna raving about it. ITZY’s leader, Yeji, shared that Korea is very cold and that they are so happy to be able to spend December in a warm country like Singapore!

During the Q&A session, the girl group also answered some video questions sent in by their fans.

When asked who their role models and inspirations are, Chaeryeong named JYP as she admires his “unwavering passion” and wants to learn those aspects from him. Lia added that their fans, MIDZY, are their inspiration.

ITZY were then asked which artiste they would like to collaborate with if given the opportunity. Ryujin said she hopes to collaborate with their seniors TWICE as they have really good energy, while Yeji hopes to collaborate with Chungha, much to the delight of the audience as they roared in support of this dream collaboration.

Not only did the girl group perform their own tracks, they also belted out covers of hits from fellow JYP groups TWICE and GOT7. Fans were treated to “TT” and “Hard Carry”, where the girls proved that they can pull off all kinds of concepts – whether cute or girl-crush.

Next up was the “Scream In Silence” game, where the 5 members had to wear noise-cancelling earphones and try to guess certain words by lip-reading. Words like “Singapore”, “Umbrella”, “Dalla Dalla” were tested, and ITZY managed to get all the words correct! – although they did admit later that it was easier for them because fans in the front rows were giving hints.

The next stage was “Cherry”, one of the more edgy tracks off their debut album.

Just when ITZY thought it was time for a big group photo, a heart-warming surprise fan-made video started playing on the big screen instead. They shared that although they always see these videos, they still get emotional every time.

ITZY ended the energetic night with “Want It” and their debut song, “Dalla Dalla”.

Ryujin said, “This year was just our beginning, I’m definitely sure we will come back to Singapore again.” Lia added, “We promise to come back (to Singapore) with better stages and better songs.”

Special thanks to ONE Production for the media invitation.

(Photos: Live Nation Singapore)


ITZY Gears Up For Premiere Showcase Tour Globally, To Meet Singapore Fans on December 13

Updated on 18 October 2019:

Ticketing details have been released for ITZY’s upcoming Premiere Showcase Tour in Singapore. Check out more information below:

Date: December 13, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Hall 601 – 604)
Time: 8PM
Ticket Pricing: (excludes booking fee)
S$268, $208, $188, $148 (excludes booking fee)

There will be a priority sale for SingTel mobile customers on 25 October, 10am to 11:59pm across all APACTix channels, while Live Nation members pre-sale will commence on 26 October, 10am to 11:59pm via Public sale will take place on 27 October from 12pm onwards via APACTix.

All CAT 1 ticket holders will be entitled to ONE guaranteed fan benefit (Hi-Touch/Group Photo/Fan Sign/Autographed Poster). Fan benefit will be randomly assigned and full details of the fan benefit activities will be announced on 10 December.

Original Article:

ITZY is gearing up for their Premiere Showcase Tour “ITZY? ITZY!”, where they’ll be visiting multiple destinations out of Korea to meet their global fans. Dubbed the monster rookies of K-pop in 2019, ITZY has gone on to win several titles since their debut in February, such as “The Female New Artist” at 2019 Genie Music Awards, “The Rookie Award” at 2019 Soribada Best K-Music Awards, and more.

The 5-member girl group is best known for their hit releases “DALLA DALLA” and “ICY”, whose flashy dance moves and catchy lyrics have been well received by the audience. Come November onwards, ITZY will be going on a tour worldwide, which includes cities like Jakarta, Macau, Singapore, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Houston, New York and more, just to name a few.

Check out the dates and cities from the official tour poster and in the meantime, mark these dates down in your calendar! The Singapore stop is scheduled to take place on 13 December 2019 (Friday). Stay tuned to more information soon.

(Photos: JYP Entertainment / Live Nation Singapore)