Cancelation Of K-Pop Schedules Due To Coronavirus Outbreaks
Over the past months, K-Pop concerts and shows have been canceled, not only in Asian countries but also across the globe as a result of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 34 thousand people to date and is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world.
Many performances have been called off or postponed in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Bangkok over concern that people could be infected by the virus that first appeared in Wuhan. And recently, other world tours by many idol groups and K-Pop singers originally scheduled in Europe and Latin America also have been postponed.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with the list of canceled K-Pop schedules due to the coronavirus outbreak. Let’s find out more about K-Pop artists postponing their concerts and events in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.
Taeyeon’s Solo Concert
Popular K-Pop singer Taeyeon announced that she has postponed her solo concerts in Singapore due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The member of popular K-Pop girl group Girls’ Generation first planned to hold a concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on February 1st, 2020. However, the fast spread of the virus that has now affected more than 190 countries around the world made the singer reconsider and cancel her solo concert.
ONE Production, the organizer of the Taeyeon Singapore concert, explained that the shows were postponed “due to coronavirus proliferation concerns. The safety of artists, patrons, and staff is our top priority and we will continue to act on advice from the authorities on the coronavirus and take precautionary measures in line with prevention efforts.”
However, there were no further details about when the replacement shows will take place and date. Fans who have already bought tickets will be fully refunded. Fans can see the full details on how they can get their refunds on ticketing agency Apactix’s website (www.apactix.com), which will be made through their original mode of payment.
GOT7’s World Tour
Another K-Pop boy band, GOT7, also announced the postponement of their Keep Spinning world tour concert in Bangkok.
On March 27th, 2020, JYP Entertainment announced another notice about the postponement of Got7’s Keep Spinning 2020 World Tour concert in Bangkok, Thailand. The group’s agency had already made first notice about the cancelation of the concert that was scheduled for February 15-16, 2020, at the Rajamangala National Stadium and then postponed to May 9-10, 2020, at the same venue.
However, the May concerts have also been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic that has spread to almost every country in the world. And the new replacement dates and places have yet to be scheduled.
We are deeply sorry to announce GOT7 2020 WORLD TOUR ‘KEEP SPINNING’ in SINGAPORE has been postponed.
— OneProduction (@OneProductionSG) January 31, 2020
Previously, GOT7’s upcoming world tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore Indoor Stadium was also postponed indefinitely this past February due to the coronavirus outbreak. And those who already bought the tickets would be fully refunded and would be made available in the coming days via the official ticketing site.
NCT Dream’s Concert The Dream Show
Yet another K-Pop concert has been postponed due to the Wuhan Virus outbreak, and this is a big one: NCT Dream. NCT Dream first announced plans to hold the concerts in Macau on February 7-8, 2020, and Singapore on February 15th, 2020. However, the concerts were postponed until further notice due to the Wuhan Virus outbreak.
According to the organizer, Dreammaker, the replacement dates of the concert will be updated to fans in the future. Full refunds will be made available in the coming days via the official ticketing site.
The organizer has released an official notice about the postponement and explained, “Due to coronavirus proliferation concerns, we are deeply sorry to announce that NCT DREAM’s TOUR THE DREAM SHOW in Singapore on February 15th, 2020, at The Star Theater, The Star Performing Arts Center has been postponed. The safety of artists, patrons, and staff is our top priority and we will continue to act on advice from the authorities on the coronavirus and take precautionary measures in line with prevention efforts. Costumers who have purchased tickets will receive a full refund through the original mode of payment. Full refund details will be made available soon. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.”
It is really another sad day for K-Pop lovers in Singapore as popular boy band Winner also joins the long list of postponed or canceled performances due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak that hit almost every country around the globe.
Winner first planned to hold a concert on February 8th, 2020, at The Star Theater, The Star Performing Arts Center, Singapore. However, Live Nation Singapore made the announcement about the group’s concert cancelation through the Facebook page, which cited “coronavirus proliferation concerns” as the reason.
Winner’s fans, Innercircle, in Singapore, who have already purchased tickets will get full refunds with details available on www.apactix.com.
On February 14th, 2020, YG Entertainment announced that SECHSKIES’ Seoul concert was postponed in view of the fast-paced spread of the coronavirus that has hit many countries in the world. YG Entertainment explained, “Due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19, SECHSKIES’ Seoul concert from March 6th through 8th, 2020, has been canceled.”
YG Entertainment also added, “We are keeping an eye on the trend of the spread of COVID-19 and placing the safety of fans and artists as our top priority. Though we sought for preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, we made the decision to cancel the concerts in order to relieve the fear over the additional patients infected and to maintain a healthy environment.”
All tickets that have been bought by fans will be refunded without any extra fees. YG Entertainment stated that any additional changes in the concert schedules will be announced through the organizer or ticket purchasing sites.
SEVENTEEN’s World Tour Concert ODE To You
South Korean group Seventeen also canceled their world tour Ode to You due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, announced the details about the cancelation via its official Twitter account.
Pledis Entertainment explained that “Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel Seventeen’s February and March world tour in consideration of the health and safety of both artists and fans.” Regarding SEVENTEEN’s Ode to You world tour postponements, Pledis Entertainment posted the official notice on Twitter that can be read:
Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel SEVENTEEN’s world tour in February and March in consideration of the health and safety of the artist and fans. As the health and safety of the artist, audience, and staff is our top priority, we made this decision to prevent any potential harm. Thereby, we regret to inform you that the following dates for SEVENTEEN’s world tour in February and March have been canceled.
- February 22nd, 2020 – Kuala Lumpur
- February 29th, 2020 – Taipei
- March 3rd, 2020 – Madrid
- March 5th, 2020 – Paris
- March 8th, 2020 – London
- March 10th, 2020 – Berlin
Please refer to the concert organizer’s social media accounts for further ticket refund information. We deeply apologize to the fans who have been looking forward to the concerts, and we ask for your generous understanding. Thank you.
The canceled shows were scheduled to take place in several countries, such as Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Madrid, Paris, London, and Berlin.
In an official statement recently released by Pledis Entertainment, the agency also announced that fans who have bought the tickets for the said shows were advised to “refer to the concert organizer’s social media for further ticket refund information.”