On May 25 at the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium, during a press conference for boy group EXO’s first solo concert (“EXO FROM. EXOPLANET #1 -THE LOST PLANET” in Seoul), leader Suho referenced the lawsuit by fellow member Kris.
“I was so confused by this situation. The other members of EXO also experienced a lot of physical and emotional stress stemming from the lawsuit which came with our concert only a week away” Suho said. “But we came together and worked even harder to strengthen our teamwork, and it seems that all has gone well during our performance so far.”
Member Baekhyun then added that “Because of this incident that came only a week before our concert, it was possible that we would fail, but our members worked hard. I want to say thank you to the rest of EXO, and that I am proud of you all.”
On May 15, EXO-M member Kris filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to invalidate his contract with the entertainment agency. Because his activities with the group have been suspended, only 11 members of EXO took the stage at “Lost Planet.”
As a testament to the group’s popularity, approximately 42,000 female fans flocked to the the 3 day concert, the tickets for which sold out almost immediately. The concert was directed by world famous choreographer Tony Testa. Well-known image production team Syndrome, which has worked with Jay-Z and Bruno Mars, also took part.
EXO’s Seoul concert marks the start of an Asia wide tour which will make stops in the regions major cities, such as Beijing, Tokyo, and Manila. EXO is also in the midst of promoting their second mini-album, “Overdose.”