While it already boasted a mouth-watering lineup, KCON New York completes its New York artist list by adding Eric Nam, Crush and Dynamic Duo for a stacked, nine-act lineup.
Alongside a handful of still-to-be-revealed acts coming to both the fest's East and West coast dates, the world's No. 1 Korean-culture festival rounds out its lineup with three unique acts acts that will take the stage at the massive Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In March, KCON revealed that its East Coast date would grow 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.
Eric Nam is having a breakout year in 2016, with the Atlanta-bred singer-actor making his mark not only the music charts (his most recent single "Good for You," above, became his first Top 10 in Korea and he found a hit in "Spring Love," a collaboration with Wendy of Red Velvet). He also has scored primetime TV spots, including starring on popular reality show We Got Married and being the go-to guy when it comes to interviewing international celebrities like Jamie Foxx and Amanda Seyfried when they visited Korea. Eric appeared at past KCONs, but this will mark his first time playing the main stage.
Secondly, Crush has become the K-pop scene's go-to R&B star with the singer topping the charts with his smooth tracks and collaborations with superstars like Zion.T, Block B's Zico and Girls' Generation's Taeyeon. He most recently dropped his Interlude album featuring a slew of dreamy tunes along with more aggressive cuts.
Meanwhile, Dynamic Duo are hip-hop legends in Korea with the longtime group clocking in more than a decade on the scene. The group most recently released their Grand Carnival album late last year, following up an impressive discography that includes a collaboration LP with DJ Premier. Its the duo's second KCON appearance after they performed in 2013.
KCON will continue announcing more artists for the 2016 Los Angeles lineup during its weekly #KCONLiveChat at 8/7c on Thursdays. 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 at 1pm EST and 10am PST. 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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