BY Adrienne Stanley | May 14, 2015 08:45 PM EDT
On May 14, CJ E&M announced the first artist for the lineup of KCON 2015 in LA. SM Entertainment's powerhouse male group Super Junior has been announced as the first performers for KCON 2014 LA.
Super Junior debuted as a 12-member pop group in 2005. The group was catapulted into stardom with the success of the 2009 hit album "Sorry, Sorry." Super Junior has continued to be at the forefront of the Hallyu Wave and is one of the leading groups to reach markets in Latin America. In 2014, the group released their seventh Korean studio album, "Mamacita." "Mamacita" marked the return of Leeteuk and Heechul, following mandatory military service.
Super Junior's Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryewook and Kyuhyun are prepared to perform before their dedicated fans at KCON 2015. KCON will mark their first performance in the United States since the 2012 SM Town Live World Tour III, which kicked off in Anaheim, California on May 20, 2012. Their performance at KCON will provide the opportunity to see the current 9 member lineup prior to additional military enlistments.
Super Junior has performed 100 concerts worldwide and is the only Korean act to hold the title of best selling artist for three consecutive years (2011-2014).
According to the announcement from CJ E&M, tickets for KCON will go on sale in June 2015.
KCON 2015 has expanded to encompass 3 days in Los Angeles, California. Hallyu fans can convene for dynamic programming and will have the opportunity to see live performances from top Korean acts like Super Junior.
KCON 2015 in LA will be held from July 31 through August 2. The convention and concert will then travel to the New York City area for a performance and conference sessions at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 8.
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About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing writer for Kpopstarz, KDramastars, MTV Iggy and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).
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