On Wednesday (March 21), K-pop girl group Red Velvet revealed that they are going to hold a showcase for all their ReVeluvs in Chicago next month.
The quintet will appear at the Rosemont Theater on Sunday, April 29, just a day after performing at the annual Korea Times Music Festival held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It will be the act’s first-ever Stateside showcase and their first time in Chicago, though they have previously performed in several other cities in the country.
Red Velvet is the highest-charting Korean girl group ever on the World Albums chart and, with four chart-topping albums, are tied with several other K-pop acts for the most No. 1 albums on that chart. The group is immensely popular, and their latest single, January’s “Bad Boy,” landed them their best sales week in the U.S. yet.
Rather than a formal concert, the Chicago show will be a fanmeet-style event, where the five members of Red Velvet — Wendy, Irene, Seulgi, Joy, and Yeri– will interact in a more casual, intimate way with their fans.
The April event is also, notably, the first solo performance from a female K-pop group in the country since APink’s 2016 tour, which itself was the first K-pop girl group tour in the States since 2012.
According to SubKulture Entertainment, the local tour organizer, ticketing information will be released at a later date.
The news of Red Velvet’s first solo U.S show came just a day after the group was announced to be part of a South Korean artistic contingent being sent to perform in North Korea at the end of this month.
Peek-a-boo, Chicago ReVeluvs! We’re proud to announce that @RVsmtown is heading over this April for the 2018 RED VELVET FANMEET IN CHICAGO — Red Velvet will hold their first US fanmeet at the Rosemont Theatre on April 29th — Stay tuned w/ our SNS for more info! #REDVELVETinCHI pic.twitter.com/1oCIFNjDw7
— SubKulture Ent (@SubKultureEnt) March 21, 2018