This August, YG Entertainment’s rookie K-Pop idol boy group iKON will be performing in Malaysia! The boys will be coming here for the first time ever as part of their iKONCERT 2016 Showtime Tour in Asia.
This is not the first time that iKON has hit the stage for a large-scale concert. In October last year, they held their debut “Showtime” performance at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena, which was a sold-out show.
iKON (아이콘) was first introduced in the reality survival program called “Who is Next: WIN” as “Team B”. Team B and their adversaries Team A known as “WINNER” now were both formed from trainees within YG Entertainment.
The teams are friends but they competed against each other in order to debut as the first YG boy K-Pop group in 8 years, after BIGBANG. Team B eventually lost to Team A and continued as trainees, before letting the 2014 “Mix & Match” survival program decide their fate.
Fast forward to sometime in October 2014, it was revealed that iKON’s debut was slated for January 2015. Unfortunately, the plan fell through as the group had to make way for their sunbaes’ (read: senior YG group BIGBANG) long-awaited “MADE” series comeback first. At that time, an insider revealed that iKON had already “made over 50 songs in preparation for their official debut”.
As promised, as soon as BIGBANG wrapped up their “MADE” series promotions, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk quickly released an iKON debut teaser. This was followed by the release of iKON’s double title tracks, “Rhythm Ta” (리듬 타) and “Airplane“, off the first half of their debut album, “Welcome Back“.
The group’s 7 members – B.I, Bobby, Kim Jinhwan, Koo Junhoe, Song Yunhyeong, Kim Donghyuk, and Jung Chanwoo – made their official Korean debut on the 15th of September 2015 through the digital release of their first single “My Type” from their first studio album Welcome Back and made their first debut broadcast on 4th October 2015 on SBS’s Inkigayo.
As of March 2016, the group has sold over 210,000+ physical albums and more than 3.6 million of digital records.
Now ready to embark on their first ever Asia tour, iKON will be hitting up countries like China, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Details for the Malaysian leg of iKON’s “iKONCERT 2016 Showtime Tour in Asia” are as follows:
- Date: 13th August 2016
- Time: 7:30pm onwards
- Venue: Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
- Ticketing: TBA
UPDATE (13th May, 1:04PM):
YG Entertainment has released the ticketing info for IKON’s debut concert in Malaysia on their Facebook and Twitter page.
Offline tickets sale will be available for purchase starting from 11am until 3pm next Sunday (22nd May). The venue of the ticket launch has not been disclosed yet but online sales will commence at 4pm on the same day.
Each person is entitled to purchase a maximum of 10 tickets on any tickets categories. Every ticket also comes with a giant concert poster, provided that you buy the tickets during the ticket launch event. The posters will be given out on a “first come first serve” basis, so be fast!
Ticket prices for iKONCERT 2016 ‘SHOWTIME TOUR’ in Kuala Lumpur are as below:
- VIP – RM588 (Numbered seat)
- Rock Zone – RM548 (Standing Zone)
- Cat 1 – RM488 (Numbered seat)
- Cat 2 – RM388 (Numbered seat)
- Cat 3 – RM288 (Free seating)
- Cat 4 – RM188 (Free seating)
*Ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST but exclusive of RM4 ticket processing fee.
IME Productions and TicketCharge will once again be the organiser and ticket providers of YG Entertainment’s concerts. Please contact the ticketing hotline at +603-92228811 or access TicketCharge’s website at www.ticketcharge.com.my to purchase tickets.