K-Pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN kicked off the North American leg of their BE THE SUN world tour in Vancouver on August 10, bringing the quintessential K-Pop experience to Rogers Arena.
Following two sold-out shows in Seoul that amassed 35,000 fans, the K-Pop performance powerhouse signaled the beginning of their much-anticipated headline tour in North America—their first in over two and a half years—with the Vancouver show.
It took us over 2 years to be back on a world tour and words cannot express how happy we are to be back.– SEVENTEEN’s HOSHI
Tightly choreographed performances of “HOT,” “March” and “HIT” led the set, followed by a captivating spectacle of unit performances including “MOONWALKER,” “Imperfect love,” and “Back it up.” The show soon segued into action-packed performances of “Left & Right,” “Crush” and more, boasting the band’s versatility. For the finale, the act staged their iconic hour-long encore with “Snap Shoot” and “Very Nice.”
The North American rendition of the tour featured the addition of “_WORLD” to the set, the lead single from their latest release SECTOR 17. The K-pop supergroup scored their highest charting on the “Billboard 200” with the album, debuting at No. 4. Adding to the triumph, the band also received three MTV Video Music Awards nods this year, for “Best New Artist,” “Best K-Pop,” and “PUSH Performance of the Year.”
As they wrapped up the show, SEVENTEEN said to the fans who have long awaited their return to the live stage, “It took us over 2 years to be back on a world tour and words cannot express how happy we are to be back.” The performance unit leader HOSHI emphasized, “We promise you, we will always show you the best performances and music.”
SEVENTEEN will bring their must-see show to Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Worth, Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Belmont Park, Toronto and Newark. A total of 27 dates across 20 cities have been announced for BE THE SUN, set to continue in Asia through December this year.