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KCON 2016 presented by Toyota revealed today that singer Eric Nam, R&B singer-songwriter Crush, as well as the Hip-Hop group Dynamic Duo are the final performers to be joining the KCON 2016 New York lineup!
The official lineup for KCON NY was also revealed, with the lineup for Friday, June 24 consisting of Ailee, BtoB, Dynamic Duo with Crush, and Seventeen. On Saturday, June 25, the lineup includes performances by BTS, DAY6, Eric Nam and Mamamoo. Please note, this is not the order each act will be performing on their respective night.
KCON NY combo and platinum tickets go on sale starting tomorrow, May 13 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, KCON USA is the world's largest Korean culture convention and music festival. KCON NY is returning to the Prudential Center and will expand to two nights of concerts running June 24-25. KCON LA kicks off a month later and takes place July 29-31 at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.
Below are trailers and bios for each artist:
- Eric Nam
Eric Nam is a Korean-American Singer and Television Host. First discovered on YouTube, Eric Nam competed his way into the Top 5 in the audition program "Birth of a Great Star 2". He has since released multiple singles, as well as two extended play albums – with the most recent being released in March 2016 titled "Interview". In addition to his career in music, he continues to host and appear in various television programs such as "We Got Married", "Father and I" and "SNL Korea".
Crush YouTube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KoxsIp_HsM
Crush Dropbox trailer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a05k6dls7xbgrs/LINEUP_CRUSH.mov?dl=0
Crush (Shin Hyo Seob) is a Hip-Hop and R&B singer-songwriter signed to Amoeba Culture and is currently part of the crews "w:D" and "Club Eskimo". Debuting into the Hip-Hop scene in 2012 with the single "Red Dress", Crush has made a name for himself with his edgy charisma and understanding of urban style. He released his first full length album in 2014 titled "Crush On You" and continued to participate on many collaboration projects throughout the year. In January 2016, Crush released his single "Don't Forget" featuring Taeyeon (Girl's Generation), followed by a five-track extended play titled "Interlude" that was released in May – showcasing his wider range of production.
- Dynamic Duo
Dynamic Duo is a Korean Hip-Hop group that consists of childhood friends Gaeko (Kim Yoon Sung) and Choiza (Choi Jae Ho). Originally debuting in 1999 under the name CB Mass, they officially began their career in 2004 under the name Dynamic Duo with their album "A Taxi Driver" – winning "Best Hip-Hop Album of the Year" and "Hip-Hop Song of the Year" at the Korean Music Awards. In 2006, Dynamic Duo founded their own record label, Amoeba Culture, releasing many hits as well as executive producing all the albums under it. They continue to work with a wide spectrum of artists outside of the label, from producing beats to directing and overseeing performance/stage production.
For a full list of artists announced, visit www.kconusa.com. Additional artists will be announced in the upcoming weeks for KCON LA.
Tickets for KCON NY go on sale beginning May 13, and KCON LA go on sale beginning June 3:
- 5/13 1PM EST KCON NY Combo/Platinum Tickets
- 5/16 1PM EST KCON NY Single Tickets
- 6/3 1PM EST KCON LA Combo/Platinum Tickets
- 6/6 1PM EST KCON LA Single Tickets
Prices will range from $50 to $250 for single tickets and $800 for platinum ticket that offers access to all concerts and the convention.
For more information and the latest KCON news, visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where artist lineups and ticket information will be announced. Join the conversation with #KCON16NY and #KCON16LA.
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