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Super Junior, Fromis 9 Join KCON 2018 NY Line-Up

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Concert Tickets for New York Metro Area Event Go On-Sale May 11 @ 3PM EDT 

Convention Tickets to Follow May 14 @ 3PM EDT

KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced on April 26 that chart-topping K-pop boy bands Super Junior and fromis_9 will perform at this summer’s New York metro area edition on June 23-24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. 

The ticket on-sale dates for KCON 2018 NY are May 11 at 3 p.m. EDT for concert tickets, and May 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for convention tickets.

KCON USA also announced ticket prices and benefits today. 

Concert ticket price will range from $50 to $1,500 while the convention ticket for the two days is $20. 

Artist meet & greet tickets will also be available for purchase. 

More information can be found at kconusa.com.

Super Junior debuted as a twelve-member boy group produced by SM Entertainment and debuted with single “Twins (Knock Out)” in 2005. 

The group comprised a total of thirteen members when they released single “U” in 2006. 

Super Junior launched into great international recognition following the release of their best-selling single “Sorry, Sorry” in 2009. 

Super Junior has been one of the best-selling artists in the history of K-pop, having earned thirteen music awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, sixteen from the Golden Disc Awards, won Favorite Artist Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards as well as the International Artist and Best Fandom at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. 

Currently, the actively promoting members of Super Junior for their upcoming 8th repackage album Replay are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Siwon and Donghae. 

The repackage album dropped on April 12 with title track “Lo Siento.”

Fromis_9, an initialism for “From Idol School,” is a nine-member girl group formed through Mnet's reality show "Idol School" in 2017, which ran from July 13 to September 29. 

As a result of live and online voting, Roh Ji Sun, Song Ha Young, Lee Sae Rom, Lee Chae Young, Lee Na Gyung, Park Ji Won, Lee Seo Yeon, Baek Ji Heon and Jang Gyu Ri secured spots in the final ranking and formed fromis_9 on the same day. 

Before their official debut, the group performed their pre-debut single “Glass Shoes” at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan. 

The group officially debuted on January 24 with their first EP "To. Heart" along with their lead single “To Heart".

KCON 2018 LA will take place on August 10-12 at the Staples Center & LA Convention Center.

For more information and the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where more information will be announced. 

Fans can also join the conversation with #KCON18NY and #KCON18LA. Recap videos of both LA and NY events can be found on its YouTube channel (youtube.com/kconusa).

KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.

ABOUT KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest North American convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 118,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2017, the brand further expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia as well as returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France and UAE.

ABOUT CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has five main business units - broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company's 'One Source, Multi-Content' strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music awards Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents (2014), Ode to My Father (2014) and Veteran (2015), along with sought-after television programs such as The Incomplete, Grandpas over Flowers and Reply 1988. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: cjenm.com.

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