BTS to Perform at KCON Mexico: Exclusive

BTS performs onstage at KCON 2016 Day 2 at the Prudential Center on June 25, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.
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BTS performs at KCON 2016 Day 2 at the Prudential Center on June 25, 2016 in Newark, N.J.

Korean pop group BTS is set to perform at the first ever KCON festival held in Mexico City on March 17 and 18. The chart-topping band joins several other male vocal groups confirmed to take the stage, including Astro and MonstaX.

Since their debut in 2013, the seven-member boy band has released two full-length albums and seven EPs in Korea. Their latest album Wings debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 in October of 2016, setting a new U.S. record for the highest peak on the chart for a K-pop album.

Mexico City will be KCON’s first Latin American stop. The fest, billed as "the world’s largest Korean culture and K-Pop music festival," launched in 2012 and already has editions in the U.S., France, Japan and United Arab Emirates.

"Bringing the celebration to Mexico City is the next logical stop for KCON and we are looking forward to connecting fans in Mexico with unprecedented access to their K-pop idols, and engagement with other young people from the region," Angela Killoren, COO, CJ E&M America, said in a previous statement. 

Tickets to the music fest in Mexico City will be go on sale Feb. 7. 


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