BLACKPINK’s first YouTube livestream concert postponed till Jan 31
Amid the spike in COVID-19 cases and heightened government regulations in South Korea, The Show will be postponed from Dec 27 to Jan 31, 2021.
BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated global livestream concert experience The Show has been postponed to Jan 31, 2021.
It will air at 1pm SGT. The Show was originally set on Dec 27.
The announcement was made via BLACKPINK’s social media channels.
In an official statement from YG Entertainment, the decision to delay the concert was because of the COVID-19 situation in South Korea.
The country recorded more than 1,000 new infections each day on Wednesday and Thursday.
YG Entertainment said that the company had to comply with the South Korean Government’s latest jurisdiction which prohibits the gathering of more than 10 people until Dec 28.
“Through our concert, we wanted to give you some sort of comfort during these difficult times, but the health and safety of everyone taking part in The Show is our top priority. So, in order to make sure that we prepare for the concert in a safe environment, we have decided to postpone The Show,” said BLACKPINK in their personal announcement video.
YG Entertainment, the agency that BLACKPINK is contracted to, added: “We will work harder for the fans who are waiting and bring you an even better concert.”
The Show became a top trending topic on Twitter almost immediately after the announcement of the postponement.
Fans of BLACKPINKS, also known as Blinks, seem to remain positive about the concert postponement.
I’m sad it’s pushed back but I feel like a lot of us forget that we’re living in a pandemic and that they just want everyone to be safe. be safe where a mask and don’t be mad ❤️— bailey🧡 (@baileysTofu) December 17, 2020
Health comes first, let's be mindful Blinks. I'm actually glad that BLACKPINK and YG did this, it's for everyone's safety. An advantage is that more people can save for the concert as well.— BlixTr 💎⚡️| Stream HYLT (@blinkxtrsr_) December 17, 2020
Fans who have already purchased access to BLACKPINK’s The Show on their YouTube channel will be fully refunded via their original payment method from Thursday.
They will receive an email from YouTube with regard to the refund.
Those who wish to catch The Show on Jan 31, 2021, will have to purchase access from BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel again in the same way as they did previously. Similarly, there are two access options, standard and plus, available for purchase.
The standard option now costs $40, while the plus option costs $50. Only the plus option provides access to The Show‘s behind-the-scenes footage.
Both options provide two-month access to exclusive content. Members-only content will be available until Feb 17, 2021.