Los Angeles – May 4, 2017 – KCON USA presented by Toyota, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, today revealed ZION.T and NCT 127 as the final artist additions to the New York edition of the event series.
The breakdown for each of the two concerts will be available on May 11, with combo tickets going on sale at 10:00 AM Pacific Time the following day on Friday, May 12. Single tickets go on sale Monday, May 15.
KCON 2017 NY will take place on June 23 and 24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. More details on tickets to the convention and to the concerts, including seating tiers, sections, and the programming schedule, can be found at KCON’s official Website here.
Daily Concert Line-ups To Be Released on May 11 – Concert Tickets On-Sale May 12 – Convention Tickets on Sale May 19
NCT 127 is part of the K-pop boy group NCT, which stands for Neo Culture Technology. The group consists of nine members: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Doyoung, Yuta, Jaehyun, Win Win, Mark, and Haechan. The number 127 represents the longitude coordinates of Seoul, South Korea.
NCT 127 made their debut in July last year, with their “NCT #127” EP. Their second mini album, “Limitless”, was released digitally earlier this year on January 6, and physically on January 9. The new album scored the No.1 spot on Billboard’s World Albums Chart upon its release.
ZION.T is a Korean hip-hop and R&B solo artist signed with The Black Label, a subsidiary label of YG Entertainment. He’s released one studio album, “Red Light” (2013), and two EP’s, “Mirrorball” (2013) and “OO” (2017).
Zion.T’s first single, “Click Me” featuring Dok2, was released in April 2011. In 2014, he promoted the digital single “Yanghwa BRDG”, which became a hit and contributed to his rising mainstream success as an artist in Korea’s music scene. His latest release, “OO”, landed second place on Billboard’s World Albums. Zion.T’s song “Complex” featuring G-Dragon was selected as Apple Music’s “Best of the Week”.
The Los Angeles edition of KCON 2017 USA will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center from August 18 to 20. More artists for both events will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
For the latest KCON news, fans are invited to visit the official KCON Website and follow KCON on Twitter, where additional artist line-ups and other information are being announced. They can also join the conversation with #KCON17NY.
KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.
About KCON USA:
KCON USA is the largest North American convention dedicated to “All Things Hallyu”. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 118,000 fans.
KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2016, the brand expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Abu Dhabi, Paris, and Tokyo. FUSE listed the event as one of the “22 Best Music Festivals of 2015”.
About CJ E&M:
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has five main business units – broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment, and animation.
Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company’s “One Source, Multi-Content” strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, including Asia’s largest music festival, Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, the Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots”, the record-breaking box office hits “Roaring Currents” (2014), “Ode to My Father” (2014), and “Veteran” (2015), along with sought-after television programs, such as “The Incomplete”, “Grandpas over Flowers”, and “Reply 1988”. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, visit CJ E&M’s Website here.
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