EXO gives hints about its upcoming new album
EXO has successfully finished its third world tour. From May 27-28, the boy group held "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO＇rDIUM [dot] -" at the main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil. Actually, the fact that EXO held its concert at the Olympic Stadium means a lot.
Top class k-pop idol groups usually hold their concerts at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park because it is considered as the biggest indoor concert hall in Korea. The Gymnastics Stadium can accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 audiences. But, the main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil is bigger than that. it can accommodate 35,000 audiences, while legendary domestic and foreign musicians such as Cho Yong Pil, Lee Seung Hwan, Lee Seung Chul, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elton John and Paul McCartney held their concerts there. Among k-pop idol groups, H.O.T and god, icons of the era performed at the main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil.
So, by holding its concert at the main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, EXO proved that the group is the icon of the era who can rank with legendary musicians I mentioned above.
EXO's concert was great. EXO performed a total of 31 songs including its hits such as "Growl", "Overdose", "Love Me Right", "Monster" and "Call me baby". Even though they performed for about 3 hours, their performance was energetic, powerful and passionate to the end. Especially, Kai electrified his fans by taking off his shirt and showing off his perfect abs. :)
And EXO gave hints about its upcoming new album too. Check out what Baekhyun talked about their comeback.
We're ready to make a comeback in this summer. You say "Deo Weo(더워, it's hot in Korean)" in summer, right? Yeah, "The War". It's the hint. I'm sorry that we have wrap up our third world tour, but you will be able to see our great stuff soon again. I'm sure you'll be surprised because we'll show a different side of ourselves. You know, we've been active as a innocent and passionate idols for 5 years, but we'll transform into warriors who have strong power of combination.
Before holding the concert, the EXO members held a press conference. Check out what they talked about their world tour too.
Q. It's notable that you finally became the idol group who can hold your concert at the main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil.
Xiumin: When we just debuted, we took part in SM TOWN concert held here. At that time, I just imagined it. My dream finally came true, and I want to thank our fans.
Q. What's special about your concert?
Suho: We hold our concert at a bigger stadium than ever, and it's also notable that we show a special LED performance with our fans.
Q. Which is your favorite performance?
Sehun: Personally, I love Kai's solo performance. He's been building up his body for months, and I was stimulated by him. I promise I will show my awesome solo performance after building up my body next time.
Q. You've been maintaining your position as a no.1 k-pop boy group for 5 years. Why do you think you're so popular?
Baekhyun: I think it's because of our team work. We always talk to each other, and we have the power of unity.
Q. Among all the countries you've visited, which was the most impressive?
Chanyeol: When we visited Taiwan, it was my birthday. It was my first time to hold a concert on my birthday, and I was filled with emotions.
Xiumin: It's Thailand because it was so interesting to perform "Dancing King" with Yoo Jae Suk.
Q. Tell me about upcoming new album.
Baekhyun: We've already chosen our title track. We all and our company are really satisfied with it.
Q. What's you goal?
Baekhyun: I hope we will win the grand prize at the end-of-year music awards, and I also hope we will become a group who can be respected by junior idol groups.
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