Successfully wrapping up their 3-day fan meet in Seoul on March 10, 11 and 12, the K-pop powerhouse heightened the excitement of the show with the mention of a new album to arrive in April
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SEOUL – March 13, 2023 – K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN hinted at yet another grand year ahead as they wrapped up their 3-day fan meet ‘2023 SVT 7TH FAN MEETING <SEVENTEEN in CARAT LAND>.’ In celebration of the close bond between SEVENTEEN and their fans ‘CARATs,’ the band delivered 4-hour shows dedicated to the fans and revealed plans for their next album set to drop in April.
Connecting with the fans offline and online through a live stream, the band welcomed the audience with a performance of “Pretty U” and “My My.” The performances were followed by an on-stage iteration of a popular game from their own YouTube show ‘GOING SEVENTEEN.’ Performances of “Together” and SEVENTEEN special unit BSS’ recent hit “Fighting” lifted the level of energy across the arena, segueing into another game that brought the fans together in chatting with the members and cheering for them as they divided into teams and competed against each other to avoid the embarrassment of performing a song from ‘The list of songs that least suit SEVENTEEN.’
Next in line were the long-awaited ‘UNIT REVERSE’ performances iconic to ‘CARAT LAND,’ during which the three units within SEVENTEEN each perform a song originally sung by a different unit within the group. After the PERFORMANCE unit’s “Back it up”, HIP-HOP unit’s “Imperfect love” and VOCAL unit’s “PANG!,” all 13 members gathered back on stage for “DON QUIXOTE.”
The show culminated in SEVENTEEN and CARATs sharing moments of vulnerability as a slideshow of the act’s memories together and hand-written letters from the members’ parents surprised the members on stage. SEVENTEEN said, “Seeing these photos remind us how valuable our times together are, and how lucky we are to have our members and fans by our side.” The members revealed “We are releasing our next album in April. We’re proud of our work, and we promise it will be a month to remember.”
Completing the collective experience was another staple of a SEVENTEEN show. The 13 members returned to the stage repeatedly for their iconic ‘never-ending encore,’ performing a range of songs from “Fighting,” “Healing,” to “Very Nice” and inviting the audience to sing and dance along with them.
The 13-piece act held the first edition of their fan meet in 2017 and has since then greeted fans with interactive shows filled with performances, games and talk segments every year. SEVENTEEN will also host a 4-day fan meet ‘SEVENTEEN 2023 JAPAN FANMEETING ‘LOVE’ in Japan in May, taking over Kyocera Dome Osaka and Tokyo Dome.
Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—have rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The 13-piece act’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN have unassumingly become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. The performance powerhouse made their U.S. TV debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. SEVENTEEN’s 4th studio album Face the Sun marked a new milestone in K-pop, rendering the SEVENTEEN the second artist in K-pop history after BTS to surpass the 2 million mark for first-week album sales. The album was also the act’s first top-10 charting album on the Billboard 200, which was soon followed by their latest release SECTOR 17 that debuted at No.4 on the chart. The group closed out 2022 as the first K-pop artist to take home PUSH Performance of the Year at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, and the first K-pop act to win Best New and Best Push at 2022 MTV European Music Awards.