On June 17, the organizers of KCON USA announced the addition of K-hip-hop artists Zion.T (née Kim Hae Sol) and Crush to the artist lineup of KCON Los Angeles.
Zion.T debuted in 2011 with the single, "Click Me." In April 2013, he released his first solo album, "Red Light," which yielded the singles "Babay" and "She." "Red Light" was recognized by MTV Iggy as Korea's Best R&B and Soul Album.
The 26-year-old hip-hop artist has been featured on numerous collaborations including "I Love It" from G-Dragon's 2013 solo album "Coup d'Etat" and the soulful romp, "Without You" from the 2013 INFINITE H album. His high-profile collaborations continued in 2015 when he teamed up with SHINee's Jonghyun for the entrancing track, "Deja Boo."
Producer and Songwriter Crush has been recognized for his contributions to K-hip-hop. In February 2015, the Zion.T and Crush collaboration "Just" was recognized as one of the most viewed Korean music videos worldwide and in the United States.
Their appearance at KCON LA will mark their return to the U.S., following the success of the spring Amoeba Culture Tour, which delivered Zion.T, Crush, Dynamic Duo and Primary to the United States.
Zion.T and Crush join artists including Super Junior, Shinhwa, GOT7, SISTAR, AOA, Block B, Roy Kim and MONSTA for the dynamic lineup at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. KCON LA will be held over the span of three days, from July 31 through August 2.
Platinum and Combo tickets for KCON LA will go on-sale on June 18 at 11 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET. Individual tickets will be sold on June 22 at 11 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET.
Organizers for KCON USA also announced an adjustment to the ticket sale date for KCON NY, which will be held on August 8 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tickets for the event, whose lineup includes Girls' Generation and VIXX, were originally scheduled to go on-sale on June 22. However, the ticket sale date has been rescheduled for June 25 at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for Kpopstarz, 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).