The East Coast won't be missing its boy band quota this summer. Both DAY7 and BToB are the latest artist revealed for KCON's New York date today (May 5) as the world's No. 1 Korean-culture festival adds even more variety to its increasingly impressive lineup.
Alongside a handful of still-to-be-revealed acts coming to both the fest's East and West coast dates, the rock-pop outfit and the ballad-loving septet will take the stage at the massive Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In March, KCON revealed that its East Coast date would row to two days with twice the amount of panels, workshops, food trucks, artist meet-and-greets and convention fun, with both days ending with a concert.
DAY6 isn't your typical K-pop act with the outfit all playing instruments and producing and writing their own music. Under JYP Entertainment (home to Wonder Girls, 2PM, GOT7 and KCON Los Angeles act Twice), the group was one of the standout rookie acts from 2015 and has released two stunning EPs so far with 2015's The Day and 2016's Daydream. This will be DAY6's first U.S. performance to date with the band planning a U.S. tour in August too.
Meanwhile, BToB has been favorites in the K-pop scene in 2012, but only recently found their stride with a string of hit ballads. The septet is under Cube Entertainment (which also houses Beast, 4Minute and CLC) and the appearance at KCON marks one of their first U.S. appearances in years. Last year, Fuse readers named BToB's "It's Okay" the seventh best K-pop music video of 2015.
KCON will continue announcing more artists for the 2016 lineup during its weekly #KCONLiveChat at 8/7c on Thursdays. Plus, a major headliner for KCON Los Angeles will be announced tonight on KTLA at 10PM PST. Check back to Fuse every week for the latest artist announcements too.
KCON returns to the East Coast on on June 24 and 25, with tickets on sale beginning May 13. A month later, the fest will hit Los Angeles for three days of fun during July 29-31 at the city's famous Staples Center. Tickets for the LA date go on sale beginning June 3. Prices range from $50 to $250 for single tickets and $800 for platinum ticket that offers access to all concerts and the convention.
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