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Monsta X Becomes The Global Trend Via “The Connect” World Tour

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Monsta X prove that they are monsters in performing as they capture the hearts of fans from Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Monsta X had just successfully gained popularity in Europe with concerts in London, Amsterdam and Madrid as they followed it up with the huge success of the next three legs for the Asian counterpart of The Connect World Tour.

They started it off at Thailand’s Bangkok Thunder Dome on June 30, followed it up at the Kaitech Star Hall in Hong Kong on July 10, and wrapped it up at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taiwan on July 14.

The popularity of the boy group in these countries proved that they are even hotter than the hot weather in summer. Braving temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius, Monbebes stood in line outside the venue to watch Monsta X perform in person.

Based on the fans’ reactions, the group gave their best performances to make Monbebes happy in Taiwan. Starting off with “Jealousy” from their The Connect album, they further marked solid impact on Korean hip hop by performing tracks “Beautiful” from their first studio album The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter, and “DRAMARAMA”, which earned them their first music show win at SBS MTV’s The Show on November 14, 2017.

They also showcased their vocal prowess through “Crazy in Love” and “Lost in the Dream”. Turning the atmosphere into an EDM music festival, the group partied with fans with tracks “Special” and “Fallin'”. Not forgetting their lyrical sweetness, they serenaded the Monbebes with “White Girl” and showed their playful sides with “Roller Coaster”.

Monbebes who attended the event would never forget the unit stages prepared by the boys. Introducing a sensual stage with a cover of Drake’s “Fake Love”, Hyungwon teamed up with IM as they performed his own choreography to Charlie Puth’s “How Long”. Not toning down the sexiness, Shownu and Jooheon collaborated on a cover of Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor”, even taking off their jackets at the song’s climax. And to help fans recover from the previous stages, Wonho, Kihyun and Minhyuk turned the cuteness up a notch with their youthful original song, “널 하다” (Neol Hada), dressing up as the inner children they truly are.

Among the Asian legs, they were particularly well-received in Thailand from a press conference where more than a 100 reporters from the local TV channels, radio stations and daily newspapers tuned in to even appearing on the country’s famous morning show, Ruong Lao Chao Nee. Following their TV appearance and concert performance, they gained and increased local following, and has become household names in Bangkok since then.

The Connect
Last month, they successfully concluded the European leg of their world tour in London, Amsterdam and Madrid. They gained huge media attention, and were even covered by UK’s leading daily newspapers The Guardian and Metro.

In particular, The Guardian praised Monsta X’s performance in London, noting that they are a group that is skilled in singing, rapping and dancing among various musical genres.

The group is not done yet. This July, the boys will continue their world tour and bring their charms and talents to North America. For the remainder of this month, they will be heading to Chicago on the 20th, Newark on the 22nd, Atlanta on the 25th, Dallas on the 27th, and Houston on the 29th. They will still continue on the North American leg of their world tour on August 1 at San Francisco, and finally wrapping it up on August 3 at Los Angeles.

Monbebes
For the last part of their world tour, Monsta X will be having shows in South America in August. They will be visiting Monbebes in Monterrey on August 5, Buenos Aires on August 8, Santiago on August 10 and Sao Paulo on August 12, so the next two months will be very busy for them.

Keep updated with Monsta X through their Twitter account as it posts updates and selcas regularly.

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