K-pop idol boy band Super Junior aka SuJu held their 100th concert on Sunday (21st September) at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, as part of their “Super Show 6” concert tour, reported Korean media. It was a milestone that was celebrated not just within the group or their label, SM Entertainment, but also South-Korean-entertainment-industry-wide.
Yup, SuJu is the first K-pop act to have ever staged 100 concerts.
When asked about their thoughts on this achievement at a media conference ahead of the show, group member Kyuhyun said, “As the saying goes, you have to dream big. I hope Super Junior will become the first band to stage 1,000 concerts.”
Although it has been almost a decade since their debut, Super Junior’s Heechul said that he believes the band will continue to remain relevant to the K-pop scene in the future. He said, “There are a lot of good-looking groups around, but I don’t think there is anyone who can be as interesting on stage as us. That is our biggest strength.”
Sunday’s concert saw SuJu performing hits like “Mr. Simple” and “Sorry, Sorry” as well as their new song “Mamacita“. We heard that SuJu heartthrob Siwon Choi unveiled his new self-composed song too. Members of the band also engaged in a bit of cosplay, dressing up as characters from the 2013 Disney film Frozen during one segment of the show.
Super Junior’s Sunday concert was one of 3 concerts they held in Seoul over the weekend. These attracted a total of about 25,000 people and marked the return of their leader Leeteuk, who recently completed his compulsory stint in the Korean military. The boy band will travel to Japan, the next stop on their concert tour, in late October.
Congratulations, SuJu, on that crazy milestone. SuJu jjang! Daebak!