Last April, Super Junior D&E held their first domestic solo concert, “THE D&E Concert”, at the Olympic Hall in Seoul, in conjunction with their comeback with the song ‘Danger.’ During a press conference held before the concert, Donghae introduced their title track by saying, “While making the song ‘Danger,’ I wanted to emphasize a side of us we haven’t been able to show before.” Eunhyuk added, “Every time we release an album, we always say, ‘We’ve come back as men,’ but this time, we’re really men.” The two explained that their new album will showcase their dangerous and thrilling charms with the charisma of the color black and sexiness of the color red.
Not only were Super Junior D&E having a comeback, but with the discharge of Kyuhyun, the last member of Super Junior, in May of this year, the possibility of a complete group comeback by the summer or fall of the same year is quite high. Starting with Kangin in 2010, Kim Heechul enlisted in 2011, Leeteuk in 2012, Yesung in 2013, Shindong, Sungmin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Choi Siwon in 2015, Ryewook in 2016, and Kyuhyun in 2017. Now that Kyuhyun has finished his military service and is the last member to do so, this year is set to be a special one for Super Junior.
Kyuhyun commented, “While I was carrying out my duties, I talked a lot with the other members. They would always tell me that they were waiting for me to get back. ‘Once you’re back, it’s the end [of military service],’ and ‘Now Super Junior will be back as a complete group.’ The other members really waited for me and cheered me on, which gave me so much strength. I think it’s taken about nine to ten years for us to get back together as a complete group, and I think we’ll be doing a lot of great things as a complete group this year.”
While he was serving, Kyuhyun had the chance to attend a Super Junior concert as an audience member and he said, “I felt like that was my only chance to see our members performing. I enjoyed it. It did make me think, ‘I want to return soon.’ The others created a fun and exciting concert, and I really enjoyed it. It will always be a good memory for me.”
Not only did Kyuhyun comment on the possibility, but other members also went ahead and chimed in. Now that Kyuhyun has been discharged, all members of Super Junior are finished with their military duties. “I heard that Kyuhyun is working hard at running and losing weight,” said Ryeowook. “And he brags by saying, ‘I look pretty good, right?’ Everyone is looking forward to a full album. We have plans to release an album as a whole group in the second half of this year and hold an event or tour. Everyone is so individually busy that we’re compromising and adjusting to promote together. Please look forward to it.”
With all the rumors and comments pointing to the fact that Super Junior might comeback this year, fans have been becoming increasingly worried about the participation of members Kangin and Sungmin in the group promotions, due to the trouble they caused respectively. They finally released a statement they are boycotting all Super Junior activities until the two are expelled from the group. According to the fans, the two have caused too much trouble and caused the group’s image to be tarnished. This prompted the division of SM Entertainment in charge of managing Super Junior, Label SJ, to respond with:
“Hello, this is Label SJ. We are giving a notice regarding Super Junior’s group activities that are scheduled to take place in the second half of this year. After a discussion with the members, we have decided that nine members including Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Siwon, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun will be participating in upcoming promotions for Super Junior’s ninth studio album. Kangin and Sungmin, who will not be participating in group activities, plan to promote with individual activities in the future. The exact comeback date for Super Junior is currently being discussed. Since this is their first studio album in a long time after all of the members have completed their mandatory military duties, we ask that you show a lot of interest and support. Thank you.“
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