As if news of a long-awaited sophomore album wasn’t enough, BLACKPINK are also set to embark on a massive (and massively hyped) world tour. The “BORN PINK” tour will celebrate the album of the same name, and the new era for BLINKs will officially begin with the release of lead single “PINK VENOM” on August 19th. Finally, BLACKPINK will be back in our area.
BLACKPINK are one of the most successful girl groups in K-pop history — their last tour, the “In Your Area World Tour,” remains the highest-grossing tour by a Korean girl group — and the “BORN PINK” tour is set to raise the bar. Dubbed the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group,” the trek features dates in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and the tour poster promises more cities yet to be announced.
While BORN PINK will surely contain some new bops, we’ve started assembling our dream setlist from BLACKPINK’s discography in the meantime. Check it out below.
1. “How You Like That”
It’s simply a bop for the ages. Plus, picture this: the lights finally go down. The lightsticks are glowing. Lisa says, “BLACKPINK in your area,” and then they are. Add in a the beat drop before Jennie kicks off the song and it’s a recipe for a truly killer opener.
2. “Kill This Love”
The title track to BLACKPINK’s 2019 EP is an absolute must at any concert. That marching band intro should quite honestly have Vecna shaking to this day. Manifesting it now — let’s hope BLACKPINK brings along a live band, including a horn section, for this tour.
3. “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
A queen to this day, “DDU-DU DDU-DU” is the fastest song by a K-pop group to reach a billion views on YouTube, and it remains the most-watched music video by a K-pop group on YouTube, sitting at almost 2 billion views (!) as of press time. A song so enormous and critical to BLACKPINK’s global trajectory is due for shine once again; meanwhile, we’ll be revisiting the Coachella performance of the hit.