ATEEZ to release new album in Japan on May 25

연합뉴스 / 2022-05-18 10:19:34
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▲ This photo, provided by KQ Entertainment, shows ATEEZ. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, May 18 (Yonhap) – K-pop boy group ATEEZ will release a new album in Japan at the end of this month.

ATEEZ will drop the second mini album “BEYOND: ZERO” in Japan on May 25, according to the agency KQ Entertainment on Wednesday.

It is the group’s first album to be released in Japan in about 10 months since the single “Dreamers,” which was dropped in July, 2021. It contains a total of seven songs, including the title song “ROCKY” and “The King.”

ATEEZ unveiled the music video for “ROCKY” ahead of the release of the album.

The staff from the agency emphasized, “The eight members appear as boxers and show ATEEZ’s own intense performances. Please keep your eye on the powerful choreography that reminds of boxing.”

The members will hold their first concert in Japan in July and meet the local fans.

▲ This photo, provided by KQ Entertainment, shows ATEEZ's "ROCKY" music video. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Moreover, ATEEZ will hold the concert “THE FELLOWSHIP: BEGINNING OF THE END in JAPAN” at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama, Japan, from July 16 to 18.

Meanwhile, among the members who returned to Korea after finishing their tour in Europe, Hong-Joong tested positive for COVID-19 and temporarily halted his schedules.

The agency said through the official fan cafe on Tuesday, “As ATEEZ members received PCR tests in accordance with the guidelines of healthcare authorities after returning to Korea on May 16, member Hong-joong tested positive for the coronavirus on May 17.”

Hong-joong currently does not show any special symptoms and receives treatments while being in quarantine at home. All the other members tested negative for COVID-19.

The agency explained, “The members including Hong-joong have all received third vaccines,” adding, “Although Hong-joong had contacts with other members when returning to Korea, all members had their masks on.”

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Sun Min.)




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