aespa announced that their first major concerts will take place next month, and the second concert will be broadcast live internationally.
The two-day aespa SYNK: HYPERLINE concerts will take place on February 25 and 26 at Jamsil Arena in Seoul, South Korea. This will be the first performance of the female group, which debuted in November 2020 with the single “Black Mamba”. Other tracks such as “Next Level” and “Savage” are expected to be included in the concert’s setlist.
The band’s second performance on February 26 will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience via the streaming service Beyond LIVE. Details of the live broadcast will be announced later. Pre-sale of tickets for SYNK: HYPERLINE will be available on January 27 through YES24, and the general sale will open on January 30.
Last week, it was announced that aespa will host its first ever virtual reality concert at this year’s South By Southwest Festival, which will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 10. They include “Black Mamba” and “Savage”, the latter of which was named in the list of the most popular K-pop songs on Spotify in 2022.
Meanwhile, the aespa “Girls” track “Illusion” was included in the list of the 25 best K-pop songs of 2022 according to NME. Lizzo, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Uzi Vert, HAIM, Kim Petras and Omar Apollo and many others.
In a three-star review of aespa’s 2022 mini-album “Girls”, NME wrote: “Instead of sticking to the formula that has worked so far, this new mini-album demonstrates fresh approaches to AESPA music.”