GOT7 & Sistar Announced for KCON 2015 Los Angeles
GOT7 and Sistar are the latest acts to help beef up the Los Angeles lineup for KCON 2015. The outfits join as the fourth boy band and second girl group, respectively, to the West Coast set of performers at America's biggest K-pop festival.
The two groups will join Super Junior, AOA, Block B, Roy Kim and Shinhwa at the Staples Center for the three-day, two-concert L.A. affair this summer. The news was revealed during the weekly #KCONLiveChat livestream.
Eyed by Billboard as one of five K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2014, GOT7 started strong from the get-go, earning a No. 1 on the World Albums chart just 16 days after their official debut on the scene -- a record for Korean artists. The guys have since racked up two more Top 10s (both 2014's Got Love and Identity hit No. 6) while the boys' singles hit have consecutively hit new peaks on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart with "Girls Girls Girls" (which started at No. 8), "A" (No. 5) and "Stop Stop It" (No. 4, below). The septet spent time in the U.S. earlier this year, holding fan meetings in San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas this month.
Meanwhile Sistar is known as a nearly unbeatable force when it comes to singles in South Korea and the quartet has seen their digital force grow up in America too. The quartet's 2013 album Give It to Me debuted at No. 9 on World Albums while 2014 EP Touch N Move peaked at No. 8. The girls also boast four Top 10s on World Digital Songs, including their highest-peaking hit "Touch My Body," which landed at No. 3 last summer. Fans can look forward to seeing Sistar performing their new single at KCON 2015 too -- they drop a new EP on June 22.
Check out the full KCON lineup below as of press time:
Los Angeles (July 31-August 2):
Platinum and combo package tickets go on sale next week for the Los Angeles date. Individual tickets for L.A. and all the New York tickets go on sale on June 22. See more ticket information here.
--Update June 12: This article's original version stated that actor Ki Hong Lee would also be in attendance. Per KCON's request, his name has since been removed.