January 30, 2023

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It’s formally tour announcement season. Between pageant rollouts and album information, 2023 feels prefer it’s beginning off with a bang with how shortly tour calendars are filling up.

As everyone knows, Okay-pop excursions are their very own particular type of pleasure — will our faves be coming to a metropolis anyplace even remotely close by? Will they even be coming to this nation? Will I even be capable to rating tickets if all of these aforementioned components additionally occur to fall into place?

With all that in thoughts, I made a decision to spherical up ten excursions we’d like to see this 12 months. This consists of excursions that haven’t been introduced however we’d love to talk into existence, like a debut tour from NewJeans or LE SSERAFIM, to excursions we’d like to snag tickets to, just like the rescheduled stops from Stray Youngsters. Check out the listing and tell us which acts are on the high of your 2023 tour roster.


aespa at Coachella, photograph courtesy of S.M. Leisure

Following the group’s look at Coachella 2022 — and with some new 2023 pageant rumors circulating — it’s time to talk an aespa tour into existence. Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning have been steadily constructing a fan base within the US, and we’re able to see them tackle the brand new journey of touring and actually take their story to the “subsequent degree.”

Jackson Wang

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Jackson Wang, photograph by Kevin Mazur by way of Getty Pictures

GOT7 member Jackson Wang is all the time on the transfer, and he’s within the midst of the “Magic Man World Tour” in the intervening time. At present, he’s solely confirmed reveals in Asia and Europe, with London as his subsequent cease, however the elusive “And extra…” on the tour announcement has room for hope. Wang is confirmed to return to Coachella, however we’d like to see him hit a number of extra cities within the US all through 2023 as nicely.


Nice information — this tour is definitely already locked in, together with loads of upcoming dates right here within the US. Soloist KANGDANIEL will probably be bringing the “FIRST PARADE World Tour” to America in March, and whether or not you’re a fan by his music or his foray into Okay-dramas, it’s price marking this tour down within the calendar. Tickets will be discovered right here within the meantime.


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LE SSERAFIM, photograph courtesy of HYBE/Supply Music

Considered one of our 10 Okay-Pop Acts That Dominated 2022, LE SSERAFIM are completely making their mark. Whereas “FEARLESS” put them on the map, “ANTIFRAGILE” and “Impurities” have stored the group enjoying on repeat. These women appear prepared to attach with extra followers on a broader degree, and we will solely hope that 2023 would be the 12 months for them accomplish that.


To not be dramatic, however “Hype Boy” dwell on a worldwide trek may in all probability remedy so most of the issues plaguing our world. The skies would clear. Crops would flourish. No stress on the girlies of NewJeans who proceed to crush it with each launch, however each time they’re prepared, we’re prepared, too.

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