"Give them some rest, damn": NCT to roll out their first-ever full group concert, NCT NATION: To The World, in Korea and Japan
The 20-member K-pop boy group, NCT, will be rolling out their first-ever full group concert, NCT NATION: To The World, on a massive scale with dates in Korea and Japan. With the first show kicking off in Seoul, Korea, around August of this year, the remaining four dates will see the band performing in Osaka and Tokyo.
Given the venues of these concerts, it can be estimated that this is expected to be a large-scale event accommodating quite a huge crowd of NCTzens, gathered to watch their favorite artists perform iconic songs from their discography.
While fans have seen the group perform together during the company's annual concert, SMTOWN Live, many are quite thrilled to see NCT have the stage all to themselves this time.
However, given that the group has been one of the most overworked artists under SM Entertainment, some fans are displeased that the added pressure of a concert has now been included in their schedule.
Fans express mixed feelings towards the announcement of NCT NATION: To The World
NCT is a 20-member K-pop boy group, formerly with 23 members, that was initially set as an ever-expanding group. It consists of three sub-units so far, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, and WayV, with its final and fourth sub-unit slated for debut by the end of this year. While these groups have mostly been active since 2019, they've never rolled out a concert that combines all three subunits.
Though the subunits have separately held concerts and world tours, fans have always yearned to see them perform and tour together. For veteran NCTzens, NCT Universe wouldn't be an unfamiliar topic. As the three units come together to roll out the concept with their group concert, NCT NATION: To The World, fans couldn't be more excited.
Here are the dates and venues for the five concerts that the group will be holding:
August 26 (Saturday) - Incheon Munhak Stadium, Seoul, Korea
September 9 (Saturday) - Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka, Japan
September 10 (Sunday) - Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka, Japan
September 16 (Saturday) - Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
September 17 (Sunday) - Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
The three subunits and their members are expected to roll out different kinds of performances, including solo stages, unit performances, and finally, the most expected, group stages - all during NCT NATION: To The World.
Given that the group's annual album tracks have never been performed live in a full-fledged manner, fans are most excited for the same and are thrilled that they will be getting to witness all 20 members performing together.
However, not everyone seems to be happy with the announcement of NCT NATION: To The World. While it's hard to ignore the fact that this is an exciting tour, fans are also concerned about the overworked artists.
All three subunits have been relatively active with tour dates and back-to-back schedules, especially NCT DREAM and NCT 127. Given that the group's Mark and Haechan haven't properly rested for the longest period, fans are displeased with the continued addition to the idol's schedules.
While some fans are cheering for the group concerts, others are criticizing SM Entertainment for overworking its artists and using them inappropriately. Regardless, fans are trying their best to support their favorite idols as they look forward to NCT NATION: To The World.