Shinhwa recently celebrated their 18th anniversary, wrapping up their commemorative concert “HERO” on March 27.
At the concert, the members of Shinhwa opened up about their thoughts on reaching 18 years together. “We were 18 and 19 years old when we first started,” they said. “Although the time we’ve walked the same path as the fans has been important to us, us members have become like blood brothers in the time that we’ve spent together. It’s very meaningful. Thanks to the fans supporting us, we’ve been able to put out albums and put on concerts. We’re so thankful and happy.”
The members continued, “There haven’t only been good times. Thanks to the incredible love we’ve felt from the fans over the last 18 years and thanks to them waiting, we reunited instead of dissolving under the weight of the bad times.”
Shinhwa also revealed their plans for the remainder of 2016. While the first half of the year will be devoted to individual activities, including solo tours, movie filming, and variety shows, the group said they plan to release a new album in the second half of the year. The members specifically mentioned that they hope to have collaboration stages with their junior performers at the end of the year award ceremonies.
Congratulations on your 18th anniversary, Shinhwa! Here’s to many more!