TWICE’s fourth World Tour ‘III’ becomes the most attended tour of all time by a Korean girl group in North America, selling over 100,000 tickets.
TWICE is a South Korean girl group under JYP Entertainment, consisting of nine members – Nayeon, Jongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. They debuted in October 2015 with the EP The Story Begins and title track Like OOH-AAH. Since the group has achieved tremendous success both domestically and internationally. They have been termed as the “King of Girl Groups” and “Nation’s Girl Group” by the Korean media due to their huge album sales and impact on the industry.
They have also held multiple sold-out tours since their rookie days. Their very first tour was Twiceland – The Opening, in February 2017, and the first world tour TWICELIGHTS in May 2019. TWICE embarked on their fourth World Tour ‘III’ on December 25, 2021, and just ended the US leg of the tour in UBS Arena, Elmont on February 27, 2022.
TWICE has become the first female K-pop act to hold two different arena tours in the world’s largest music market, after completing the seven-date U.S. leg of the World Tour. The nine-membered group previously performed in the United States as part of their 2019 Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included three arena gigs at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, Newark’s Prudential Center, and Los Angeles’ The Forum. Their latest tour included seven shows, including two at The Forum, stops at the Oakland Arena, the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, and two sold-out nights at the UBS Arena. Originally, only one date was scheduled for both LA and NY, but because of high demand, second shows were immediately added to both locations.
This is the first time a female K-pop artist has been able to perform at different arenas in the United States. 2NE1 and BLACKPINK are the only female groups that have completed arena tours but have yet to return to the United States for follow-up performances. In addition, TWICE is only the fifth K-pop act to have so many arena tours in the history of the K-pop industry.
TWICE’s latest performance in their fourth World Tour ‘III’ included their smash hits like The Feels, Alcohol-Free, More and More, I Can’t Stop Me, and Cry For Me. They also performed b-sides – Queen, Cactus, Moonlight, and Rewind from their latest albums, plus their first-ever sub-unit songs, Push & Pull (by Sana, Jihyo, and Dahyun), Hello (by Nayeon, Momo, and Chaeyoung) and 1,3,2 (by Jongyeon, Mina and Tzuyu). The encore stage was filled with their older hits like TT, Likey, Rollin’, and Love Foolish to name a few.
The girl group, just like their previous tours, put on a show with a mind-blowing production that included towering LED light displays, multi-tiered platforms, and a long runway that allowed the group to showcase their songs in a variety of ways.
TWICE has decided not to let us breathe. As we were just recovering from their fabulous concert in the US, on March 1, 2022, they released the music video for Scientist – Japanese Ver. This marks the pre-release of a single from their upcoming 4th Japanese album #TWICE4. The album will consist of 8 songs including the Japanese versions of Alcohol-Free, Cry For Me and I Can’t Stop Me. There will be three editions of the album – first press limited edition A, first press limited edition B, and a regular edition. #TWICE4 is set to release on March 16, 2022.
TWICE’s fourth World Tour ‘III’ is not yet over. The group will be headed to Japan next month for the last leg of their tour. The band will be performing in the Tokyo Dome on April 23 and 24, marking the group’s second visit to the famed indoor stadium.