More Events And Comebacks Postponed In Wake Of Itaewon Tragedy
On October 30, more events and comebacks were postponed and canceled to spend a period of mourning after last night’s tragedy in Itaewon. In the statements, the agencies and celebrities also expressed condolences to those who were affected.
Woollim Entertainment announced that the album release and showcase for DRIPPIN’s upcoming full-length album “Villain : The End” originally scheduled for November 1 will be postponed.
IRRIS similarly announced that they will be postponing the release of their new single “Stay W!th Me,” which was scheduled to be release on October 31.
BRANDNEW MUSIC canceled YOUNITE’s comeback showcase for the group’s third mini album “YOUNI-ON” originally scheduled for October 31 at 4 p.m. KST.
ICHILLIN’ has postponed the release of their third digital single “Draw (MY TIME).”
Yong Junhyung will also be delaying the release of his EP “LONER,” which was scheduled to be released later today.
JYP Entertainment further announced the postponement of Xdinary Heroes’ second mini album “Overload,” which was initially scheduled to be released on November 4.
YG Entertainment shared a brief statement stating, “We have decided to temporarily postpone the promotion schedule and content release dates for our artists. We will further make a notice on the detailed schedules.”
Kim Jaejoong canceled his concert in Japan. A representative of his agency C-JeS shared, “Two hours ahead of the concert, we canceled Kim Jaejoong’s Nagoya concert following the artist’s request.”
Newly released films “Remember” and “Confession” canceled the appearance of cast members and directors at theaters to greet audiences. Initially, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Sung Min, and director Lee Il Hyung were scheduled to participate in the event for “Remember,” while So Ji Sub, Kim Yoon Jin, Nana, and director Yoon Jong Sik were scheduled to participate for “Confession.” Ma Dong Seok‘s upcoming film “Men of Plastic” also canceled its press conference.
On the night of October 29, a large crowd crush occurred during Halloween celebrations in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul. At the time of publishing, at least 151 people were confirmed to have died in the incident, with many others injured. The Korean government has announced a period of national mourning until November 5.
We once again send our condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy and sincerely wish for the speedy recovery of those who were injured.