All The Hallyu Star Events That Brightened Up Our 2019
2019 was a good year for fan meetings and live performances from K-Pop and K-Drama stars alike!
Established groups and rookie talents, as well as actors and actresses that the world had grown to love, have mounted various colorful stages and scintillating performances in the last 365 days.
They travelled thousands of miles in order to showcase their talents as well as their love for their loyal fans – who bring these concerts to life. Showing their unending love, they supported their favourite Hallyu stars as they took their stages.
Before we delve into another year of exciting performances of top-class talents from our beloved idols and actors, let us take a look back at all of the special nights that both fans and the Hellokpop team had with our favorite artists that had us up on our feet – singing out loud – and undoubtedly brightened up our 2019.
Taeyeon’s ‘s… Concert Tour
After bringing her musical gift to Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld Expo Arena, Thailand’s Thunder Arena, and Manila’s New Frontier Theater, Taeyeon brought her enthralling Asia concert tour to a close with a series of powerful performances at The Singapore Expo Hall 1. True to form, Taeyeon reigned the stage by performing some of her fabulous hits and groovy songs.
MOMOLAND’s Fan Meeting 2019: Hello, Merry Go The Philippines
2019 also marked the beginning of MOMOLAND’s relationship with their Philippine Merries! Yeonwoo, Jane, Taeha, Nayun, Daisy, JooE, Ahin, and Nancy marked their Philippine debut through electrifying performances and energetic dance numbers that had the crowds roaring.
BLACKPINK’s 2019 World Tour BLACKPINK “In Your Area”
BLACKPINK’s first solo concert truly showcased their influence as one of the most powerful groups around the planet! 2019 saw Jisoo, Lisa, Rosé, and Jennie’s stunning performances as individuals and their impactful debut stages at Manila’s New Frontier Theater and Singapore’s Singapore Indoor Stadium.
K-Pop Friendship Concert In Manila
As a way of celebrating the strong bond between the Philippines and South Korea, K-Pop artists took the stage in the 2019 K-Pop Friendship Concert at the Mall of Asia Arena. Rising stars such as NCT Dream, Noir, and April hyped up the crowds at the arena, and gamely answered questions for their fans.
Park Bo Gum’s 2019 Asia Tour “Good Day”
Charming his fans with his signature “Bogum Magic”, the actor gifted his faithful supporters with a 3-hour showcase of his smarts and skills at Singapore’s The Star Theatre and Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena. Park Bo Gum made the most out of his time with the fans by communicating with them, and serenading them with his own rendition of popular songs.
Park Ji Hoon’s First Edition Asian Fan Meeting Tour
Returning to the country as a soloist, Park Ji Hoon won over the hearts of many Filipino Mays with explosive performances and fun activities through his fan meeting! The singer performed songs by his old group, and showcased his talents as a soloist by performing some of his own solo songs.
So Ji Sub’s HELLO Asia Tour
In rooms packed with cheering crowds, “swag god” So Ji Sub gifted his fans with a meaningful time of their lives. From Hong Kong‘s Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to Manila’s New Frontier Theater—the cherished actor showcased his endearing attitude and variety of talents.
Lovelyz’ 3 Of Winterland in Singapore
Although the weather was warm in Singapore, Lovelinus got to experience winter through their favorite group’s concert. Dressed in all-white costumes, Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, and Yein transformed into angels for a truly magical night like no other.
Dreamcatcher’s Invitation to Nightmare City
For Singaporean and Philippine InSomnias, their dreams certainly came true as Dreamcatcher delivered stunning performances at the Gateway Theatre and the SM North EDSA Skydome. JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami, Gahyeon kept the crowds energies up with their electrifying voices and dance moves.
Stray Kids’ UNVEIL TOUR “I am..”
Another artist that marked their debut on Philippine soil is Stray Kids! Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, I.N., and Woojin showed their versatility as they performed their powerful, heart-thumping beats alongside their more mellow and heartfelt stages.
Lai Kuan Lin’s 2019 Fan Meeting “Good Feeling”
Lai Kuan Lin delighted fans with his shining charisma and talent as he made his return to the land of Singapore for his solo fan meeting tour Good Feeling on April 30. With a bright smile on his face, the singer showcased intense stages and shared stories about his life to his fans.
Jus2’s FOCUS> Premiere Showcase
Power duo JB and Yugyeom did not fail to meet their fans’ expectations at the final stop of their Asia tour FOCUS> Premiere Showcase. Powering through two hours of explosive performances, Jus2 poured their hearts and souls into a performance that Ahgases won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
Bae Jin Young’s 1st Asia Fan Meeting Tour <IM YOUNG>
Marking the first overseas stop of his solo fan meeting tour, Bae Jin Young set expectations high for his Filipino fans! It was an utterly “Baebastic” night for his fans as he displayed his various charms, highlighting his cute charms and his talents—completing his mission of making everyone fall in love with him in record time!
Seo Kang Jun’s The Last Charm: Seo Kang Jun Live in Manila
Streaks of fun games, dashes of spontaneous charms and scoops of sweet serenades made up the sweet concoction that is Seo Kang Jun’s fan meeting! From his honest and amusing answers to spontaneous questions, to his striking song performances—the actor certainly awed the appreciative crowd.
Stars like (G)I-DLE, KARD., PENTAGON, MONSTA X and Super Junior treated Hallyu enthusiasts in Singapore to non-stop fiery stages and an overall thrilling extravaganza! HallyuPopFest 2019 certainly served as a one-of-a-kind experience for the five groups and the K-Pop fans who witnessed their stages.
K-Pop World Music Festival 2019
Shining stars Red Velvet, NCT 127, ELRIS, and Kim Donghan filled a night with enchanting showcases and enthralling voices to the Mall of Asia Arena for the K-Pop World Music Festival 2019! Celebrating music through singing, dancing, cheering, and even jumping — the Filipino crowd undoubtedly had a remarkable concert experience.
TWICE’s World Tour 2019 ‘TWICELIGHTS’
TWICE’s third world tour marked their debut on Manila’s stage, taking their ONCEs through three hours of exhilarating performances and colorful stages. Singaporean ONCEs were also treated to a “Fancy” party like no other, with the promise of a show with all nine members in the future.
The Boyz’ Asia Fan-Con Tour [The Castle]
Marking the last stop of their fan-con tour, The Boyz gifted their Filipino fans with grand set of showcases as a royal treat. Kevin, Sangyeon, New, Haknyeon, Hyunjae, Younghoon, Juyeon, and Sunwoo shared a night filled with fun games, memorable interactions, and enchanting stages with The B’s in Manila.
NCT 127’s 1st Tour Neo City —The Origin
Rocking the Singapore Indoor Stadium, NCT 127 staged the final stop of Neo City: The Origin world tour with a bang. Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Doyoung, Yuta, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan showcased their vocal prowess through their powerful and dreamy performances.
NOIR’s 2019 Meet & Live Tour “The Ninth”
Seunghoon, Yeonkuk, Junyong, Yunsung, Siheon, Hoyeon, Siha, Minhyuk, and Daewon showed how far they have come through their second fan meeting at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Grand Plaza Ballroom. The ballroom was truly alive and well as NOIR gifted their fans sweet interactions and unforgettable stages.
EXO’s EXO Planet #5 – “The EXplOration”
From its scintillating stage design down to smooth flowing performances, EXO overwhelmed the crowd with its roaring music power through their fifth world tour. The K-Pop Kings delivered pumped up performances and showed their gratitude to their Filipino and Singaporean EXO-Ls.
GFRIEND’s Go Go GFRIEND! 2019 Asia Tour
Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji hyped up the crowds at the New Frontier Theater with lively performances on their second solo concert in the country! The group certainly delivered stellar stages that showcased different sides of the group’s personality all through the night.
NU’EST 2019 TOUR <Segno>
Celebrating their return to the industry as a complete group, NU’EST undeniably gifted the audience with dazzling moments that were definitely worth the wait for Filipino L.O.ㅅ.Es. JR, Aron, Min Hyun, Baekho, and Ren delivered enthralling and sleek performances that truly reflected their beautiful love for their fans
N.Flying’s 2019 LIVE “UP ALL NIGHT”
Seung Hyub, Cha Hun, Jae Hyun, and Hwe Sung livened up New Frontier Theater with their energetic music and had their N.Fias cheering their loudest. Aside from high-energy performances, N.Flying also gave their Filipino N.Fias a glimpse of Fall, Spring, and Winter through heartfelt serenades.
VAV’s 2019 Meet & Live in Manila
SM North EDSA Skydome was lit up with exciting energy as VAV delivered a jam-packed fan service during their second game by picking one fan each to fulfill their wishes, and equally energetic group performances. Aside from their tantalizing preparations for their fans, the seven members also prepared special stages.
Epik High’s 2019 EPIK HIGH in SINGAPORE
For one night, Epik High turned Hard Rock Hotel’s The Coliseum, the hottest place to be. Easily setting a music entrapment for the crowd, the trio made sure to satiate the audience with astounding swag that befits its eloquent streak of rap and song melodies.
Jung Hae In’s 2019 ‘One Summer Night’ in Manila
For his second fan meeting in Manila, Jung Hae In did his best to prepare meaningful serenades and exciting games for his fans—and it shows. His sincere heart shone through the entire night, and his actions told of how grateful he is for the love he has been receiving.
Good Friends in Manila
Good Friends in Manila was a night full of good music and a celebration of friendship. Showcasing their sweet vocals were Wanna One alumni Ha Sung Woon and Kim Jae Hwan; as well as MOMOLAND. The concert was also a helping hand for less fortunate communities, as MOMOLAND donated their earnings from the concert to benefit the children from Antipolo City.
DAY6’s World Tour ‘GRAVITY’
Although dressed in casual outfits and not having fancy props on stage, Jae, Wonpil, Young K, Sungjin, and Dowoon made sure that the audience would have the best time of their lives. Day6 certainly gifted their supporters with strings of songs from their new album and classic favorites.
Lee Seung Gi’s 2019 Asia Fanmeeting <Vagabond Voyage>
Filipino and Singaporean Airens got the chance to share an eventful night with their favorite actor. The “Triple Threat Entertainer” serenaded his fans with his songs, showcased his talent for dancing, and shared special moments with his fans by playing games that allowed Airens to get to know him better.
Kang Daniel’s “Color on Me” Fan Meeting Tour in Manila
After over a year of waiting, Kang Daniel has finally returned to grace the Philippine stage with his undeniably captivating charms. Filipino DANITYs were treated to the singer’s soulful and passionate performances, and sportingly participated in several fun-filled games.
GOT7’s KEEP SPINNING 2019 World Tour – Manila
Though it took almost three years for GOT7 to return in the Philippines, Filipino Ahgases surely experienced an unforgettable concert-party. JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom delivered stunning performances of their beloved hits, as well as powerful performances of their newer releases.
PENTAGON’s 2019 “PRISM” World Tour in Singapore
Shining brightly with their UNIVERSE, PENTAGON brought their 2019 “PRISM” World Tour to a close in Singapore. Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok delivered amazing performances through their incredible dance choreography, powerful vocals and delightful interactions with their fans and each other.
SF9’s 2019 LIVE FANTASY #2 UNIXERSE in Manila
SF9 opened up a new universe with their Filipino FANTASY as they took over the New Frontier Theater for their UNIXERSE in Manila concert. Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Zuho, Rowoon, Taeyang, Hwiyoung and Chani charmed the crowd through their magnetizing choreography, intoxicating stages, and powerful performances.
Jang Ki Yong’s 2019 1st Fan Meeting: Filmography in Manila
Like a breathtaking movie, Jang Ki Yong vaunted his singing and rapping skills, and sendt the audience to frequent dreamy moments. The actor overwhelmed the crowd with enchanting stages, exclusive stories about his career, and laughter-filled game—capturing scenes of genuine merrymaking between the actor and his supporters.
ITZY’s Premiere Showcase Tour “ITZY? ITZY!”
2019 also saw the debut of monster rookie group ITZY—who proved their influence through a debut showcase around Asia. MIDZYs in Manila and Singapore were treated with glimmering performances, captivating stages, and memorable interactions from Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, and Chaeryeong.
IU’s 2019 Tour Concert ‘Love, Poem’
Returning to the Sunny Island for another show, songstress IU treated her fans to an almost four-hour show. Despite the length of her concert, IU maintained her energy and constantly connected with UAENAs at The Star Theater—filling the time with colorful performances and inspiring life lessons.
Super Junior’s World Tour Super Show 8 – Infinite Time
It was a night of old and new memories for Super Junior and Filipino ELFs as they reunited during the Manila leg of Super Show 8. Although it has been a while since the group last visited the country, the venue vibrated with so much passion and energy emanating from both Super Junior and their dearest ELFs.
VICTON’s 1st Asia Tour [Voice To Alice]
To cap off the year, rising boy group VICTON graced the Manila stage with their variety of charms through Voice To ALICE at the SM North EDSA Skydome. Seungsik, Heochan, Sejun, Hanse, Byungchan, and Subin showed off their angelic vocals and participated in several fun-filled segments.