K-pop girl group IVE includes several US cities in first world tour


K-pop sensation IVE is set to dazzle the United States as part of its "Show What I Have" world tour.

IVE's world tour unveiled: The South Korea-based girl group, composed of six members — Gaeul, Yujin, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo — announced on Nov. 8 that they would be embarking on a whirlwind world tour spanning 24 dates across Europe, Australia, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the United States. The ambitious tour, which kicked off with two Seoul shows in October, marks IVE's first solo concerts outside Asia.

"We are holding our first world tour since our debut [in 2021], and I'm delighted and excited at the same time to perform stages together with worldwide Dive," said IVE member Yujin in a press release, in reference to their dedicated fans club.

U.S. leg highlights: The U.S. leg of the "Show What I Have" tour is scheduled to start in Los Angeles on March 13, 2024, before heading to Oakland on March 16. Other U.S. cities on the itinerary include Fort Worth, Texas, on March 20; Atlanta on March 24; Rosemont, Illinois, on March 26; and Newark, New Jersey, on March 29. Tickets for the U.S. leg will go on sale on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. PT via Ticketmaster.

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IVE's global reach: IVE’s world tour starts with Yokohama, Japan, in November, before extending to other parts of Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia, with over 27 cities in total until mid-2024.

The tour is a testament to IVE's rapid rise, underscored by a social media following of 4.2 million on Instagram and 3.09 million on YouTube.

IVE's rise to stardom: IVE gained immediate online fame following the release of their single album "Eleven" on Dec. 1, 2021. The group's rise continued with the single album "Love Dive," whose lead single became their first No. 1 song on the Circle Digital Chart, earning song of the year honors at prestigious award events such as the Asia Artist Awards, Golden Disc Awards, MAMA Awards and Melon Music Awards. The group also marked its first entry into the top 10 on the Billboard Global Excl. US chart.

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