aespa have announced that their first headline concerts will take place next month, with the second date being live-streamed internationally.
aespas’ two-night SYNK: HYPERLINE concerts will take place on February 25th and 26th at Jamsil Arena in Seoul, South Korea. It will mark the first ever shows for the girl group, who debuted in November 2020 with the single ‘Black Mamba’. Other tracks such as ‘Next Level’ and ‘Savage’ are expected to feature in the concert setlist.
The group’s second show on February 26 will be streamed live to a global audience via the streaming service Beyond LIVE. Details of the live stream will be announced at a later date. Presale tickets for SYNK: HYPERLINE will be available January 27th through YES24with regular sales opening on 30 January.
Last week it was announced that aespa will be premiering their first ever virtual reality concert at this year’s South By Southwest festival, which will take place in Austin, Texas from March 10th. The 20-minute ‘aespa VR concert in Kwangya’ will also feature ‘Black Mamba’ and ‘Savage’, the latter of which was named on Spotify’s most streamed K-pop songs of 2022.
aespa’s ‘Girls’ track ‘Illusion’ meanwhile featured NME‘s list of the 25 best K-pop songs of 2022. In June, the group will take the stage at 2023’s Governors Ball festival, joining a line-up that also includes Lizzo, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Uzi Vert, HAIM , Kim Petras and Omar Apollo, among many others.
In a three-star review of aespa’s 2022 mini-album ‘Girls’, NME wrote: “Instead of sticking to the formula that has worked so far, this new mini-album shows new approaches in aespa’s music”.