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Seventeen to begin world tour this weekend

08:44 June 24, 2022

SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy group Seventeen will kick off its third world tour with two live concerts in Seoul this weekend.

The shows will take place at Gocheok Sky Dome, the largest capacity stadium in South Korea with room for around 25,000 attendees, on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Pledis Entertainment.

The upcoming concerts in Seoul are expected to attract the largest number of spectators since the pandemic began in 2020, as almost all COVID-19 related restrictions for music concerts were lifted.

This photo provided by Pledis Entertainment on June 24, 2022, is an English poster for K-pop group Seventeen's concerts to be held in Seoul on June 25-26 as part of its third world tour titled "Seventeen World Tour: Be the Sun." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

They are part of the "Seventeen World Tour: Be the Sun," which will continue in 20 cities in North America and other Asian countries. It marks the band's first world tour since its "Ode To You" tour in 2019, some of whose stops were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak the following year.

The 13-piece group will perform various hit numbers, including "Hot," the main single of its fourth full-length album, "Face the Sun," and subunit songs during the Seoul concerts.

A stage setting symbolizing the sun, the main concept of the song "Hot" and the name of the tour, "Be the Sun," will make the shows more immersive, Pledis said. A protruding stage and a huge LED screen will also be installed to get closer to the audience, it added.

For global fans who cannot visit Seoul, the concerts will be streamed live online with English, Japanese and Chinese subtitles.

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