Okay-Pop by The Numbers: Extra Than Simply BTS With World Boxoffice Success

Okay-Pop by The Numbers: Extra Than Simply BTS With World Boxoffice Success
Okay-Pop by The Numbers: Extra Than Simply BTS With World Boxoffice Success
Boy band Seventeen performs through the eighth Gaon Chart Music Awards on Jan. 23, 2019, at Jamsil Enviornment in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph by Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Photographs

Okay-pop is at the moment within the headlines following makes an attempt to amass a stake in South Korea’s SM Leisure by numerous entities together with trade heavyweight and rival HYBE, the leisure firm behind the musical sensation BTS. Whereas the success of that award-winning boy band has meant unparalleled worldwide publicity for the style, the Pollstar Boxoffice charts have featured a number of touring acts related to each corporations in recent times, together with a number of prime performers in simply the previous yr alone.

Whereas BTS is now on hiatus since their final look on the charts in April 2022, newer field workplace figures have been reported for different Okay-pop acts – amongst them, the 13-member boy band Seventeen. The group was on the street in 2022 with their HYBE-promoted “Be the Solar” tour which racked up greater than $58 million on the field workplace.It was the thirty sixth highest gross worldwide for a headlining act from January by means of December final yr. With 29 exhibits reported in North American and Asian international locations, over a half- million tickets have been bought, averaging 18,692 per live performance and a mean gross simply over $2 million.

The tour opened with a two-night hometown engagement at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome on June 25-26 and grossed $3.7 million with a complete of 34,923 seats bought. After a six-week break, it resumed in Canada on Aug. 10 with a efficiency at Rogers Enviornment in Vancouver to kick off a month-long stretch of North American dates. Followers within the Los Angeles market gave Seventeen their highest gross with ticket income topping $1.79 million for a sold-out efficiency on Aug. 17, but the biggest crowd was recorded at Toronto’s Scotiabank Enviornment with a Sept. 3 sellout that moved 13,763 tickets.

A sequence of 15 concert events at 9 venues in Asian international locations adopted within the fall with grosses accounting for $39 million of Seventeen’s general field workplace haul from the tour. With a ticket rely totaling 379,612 in Asia, the Tokyo Dome produced the highest particular person venue numbers with 93,063 tickets bought for 2 concert events, Nov. 26-27, and a $7.6 million take.
HYBE additionally produced the 2022 tour by ENHYPEN, a seven-member South Korean boy band shaped in 2020 by means of a actuality competitors tv present. Final yr the group’s first world tour, named “Manifesto,” started in mid-September with a two-night stint at Seoul’s Olympic Handball Gymnasium. Then, a string of seven exhibits at U.S. venues adopted starting with two nights at Honda Heart in Anaheim, California, Oct. 2-3. The temporary trek stateside grossed $7.5 million from 56,043 bought tickets and closed with an Oct. 15 efficiency at New York’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor.

Subsequent, the group returned to Asia for a 13-show stretch starting in Nagoya, Japan, on Nov. 1 and persevering with by means of Feb. 3-5, ending with three nights on the Mall of Asia Enviornment in Pasay Metropolis, Philippines. Grosses for the Asian leg hit $17.4 million with a ticket rely from 4 venues in Japan, one in Thailand and the Philippine finale totaling 183,963.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER adopted the same touring construction as the opposite two HYBE acts in 2022 with a gap efficiency booked in Seoul adopted by a North American leg and a remaining sweep by means of cities in Asia. The five-member boy band, shaped in 2019, performed their 2022 opener at Seoul’s Jamsil Enviornment to sellout crowds on two nights, July 2-3, earlier than promoting out summer season concert events in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Then, with an extra 9 exhibits at venues in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines within the fall, the group’s “Act: Lovesick” tour grossed $14.2 million general from 110,598 tickets at 19 performances.

SM Leisure’s NCT 127 has the latest dates reported among the many South Korean boy bands with a “Neo Metropolis-The Hyperlink” tour efficiency on Jan. 28 at Mexico Metropolis’s Palacio de los Deportes. The present drew 15,979 followers for a $1.9 million field workplace gross. Gross sales figures from one other 2023 present by the nine-member group have been additionally reported at Atlanta’s State Farm Enviornment on Jan. 13, with a ten,101 headcount and a $1.3 million gross.


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