K-Pop girl group Blackpink is all set to make two stops in the Middle East. As part of their Born Pink World Tour, the band will perform in Abu Dhabi on January 28, 2023. Prior to the UAE stop, members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa will also perform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on January 20, 2023. Ticket prices and venue details for both concerts are yet to be revealed. Blackpink’s arrival in Riyadh follows the last two high-profile K-Pop shows that took place in the Kingdom in 2019: BTS’s concert at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital, and Super Junior’s concert at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
The four-member girl band will embark on their world tour by performing in their home country capital, Seoul on October 15 followed by transcontinental performances across North America. The band will also be touring Europe, including stops in Barcelona and Paris, as well as two dates in London.
#BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT
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The group celebrated its six-year anniversary on August 7 with members posting tributes on Instagram, followed by a Twitter announcement of their Born Pink World Tour schedule. Their agency, YG Entertainment announced that the group will be releasing a new single titled ‘Pink Venom’ on August 19, with their upcoming album Born Pink scheduled to be released sometime in September.
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Blackpink made its debut in the industry with the single ‘Square One’ in August 2016. Since stepping foot in the music scene, the band has received worldwide recognition for being the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No 13 with 2020’s ‘Ice Cream’. They also reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with their first album The Album, which was released in the same year. It is also the highest-selling album by a Korean girl group — and the first to sell more than one million copies.
After The Album, the group took a brief interlude. During their hiatus, both Rose and Lisa commenced their solo careers by releasing their respective debut albums in March and September 2021, while Jisoo pursued acting by taking a leading role in the historical romance K-drama Snowdrop.