Over the past few months, EXO-Ls aka fans of EXO in Malaysia have been praying that the K-Pop idol boy group will make their way to our shores as part of their 2nd solo concert tour, “EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion”.
Now, it seems like their prayers have been answered because the group is reportedly coming to Malaysia for a concert next year.
For those who are not in the know, EXO is a Korean-Chinese boy group that made their debut under SM Entertainment in 2011. It originally consisted of 12 members, who were separated into 2 subgroups: EXO-K performs their songs in Korean while EXO-M performs in Mandarin.
In less than 5 years, the group released multiple hit singles including “MAMA”, “Growl”, and “Overdose”. Their songs came with catchy beats and sleek choreographies, which helped them sell over a million copies every time they release a new album. Their 1st studio album “XOXO”, which consists of the breakthrough hit “Growl”, was released in 2013. The album proved successful, as it won both “Disk Daesang” at the 28th Golden Disk Awards and “Album of the Year” at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). Over a million copies of the album were sold, making them the fastest-selling Korean artiste in 12 years.
Despite some member departure issues, they managed to hit the major music charts and became the highest-charting Korean male act on the Billboard 200 with their 3rd album titled “Overdose”.
Back in 2012, EXO-M performed in Malaysia for the first time alongside Super Junior-M and BTOB for Asia Super Showcase. The group also went to Malaysia with EXO-K for the 27th Golden Disk Awards (GDA) in 2013 and MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2014.
Now, according to local newspaper China Press, EXO is expected to hold their first large-scale concert in Malaysia in March or April 2016 as part of their “EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion” tour. This report came after various Korean media outlets reported that EXO would be making a comeback in mid-December.
It also came after a photo of a pre-application letter for EXO’s concert in Malaysia surfaced online, which later caused a social media frenzy among EXO-Ls in Malaysia.
The “EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion” tour was first kicked off in Seoul earlier in March on 5 separate dates. The term “EXO’luXion” is considered as a combination of “EXO” and “Revolution”.
After successfully wrapping up their concerts in Seoul, they continued on their tour in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Japan, and Singapore. Recently, the group experienced a wardrobe malfunction on stage during their “EXO’luXion” concert in Macau.
Details regarding their upcoming concert in Malaysia are scarce, but China Press reported that ticketing details and venue of the concert are expected to be announced in December.
As seen in the photo of the application letter that circulated online, Star Planet is the alleged organiser for EXO’s concert in Malaysia. Regarding the rumour, the organiser asked fans to stay tuned to their official Facebook page for more timely updates.
So, do you think EXO will come to Malaysia as part of their “EXO’luXion” tour next year? Are you excited about it? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.