EXO joins the growing number of K-pop acts making their way to the United States in upcoming months with the news of three North American concert stops in April.
The group will make bring their EXO PLANET #3 -The EXO’rdium concert series to cities on both the east and west coasts, as well as a previously announced stop in Mexico. EXO previously toured the U.S. last year, with stops in four cities around the country.
On Thursday, concert promoter MyMusicTaste announced concerts in New Jersey and California in response to demand from EXO’s fans. The North American leg of their tour will begin April 25 at the Prudential Center in Newark then take the boy band to a previously announced stop in Mexico City on April 27. The North American leg of The EXO’rdium tour will end at Los Angeles’ The Forum on April 28.
With a fervent fanbase, EXO is one of K-pop’s most popular boy bands thanks to their sleek dance pop songs and their multifaceted bandmembers, many of whom simultaneously pursue solo careers as singers, actors and variety show personalities. The group has moved an enormous amount of albums since their debut in 2012, and has seen more than 10 singles appear in the top five spots of the World Digital Songs Sales chart.
EXO first debuted on the Billboard 200 chart in 2014 with their Overdose EP (No. 129), while their 2015 EXODUS album broke the record for the biggest sales week ever for a K-pop act at the time, beating 2NE1’s 2014 record with Crush. BTS currently holds the title, after breaking EXO’s record last year with the release of their Wings album.
EXO’rdium is EXO’s second world tour, as the follow-up to last year’s EXO’luxion tour. Since then, EXO released their EX’ACT studio album and their winter-oriented For Life EP, as well as the single “Dancing King,” a collaboration with the popular Korean comedian Yoo Jae Suk. The band premiered EXO-CBX, a subunit featuring members Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin, in October with the release of their World Albums chart-topping Hey Mama! EP.