Popular KPop group Seventeen touched down in Manila for their concert yesterday–four days ahead of schedule.
The 13-member boy group planed in Monday afternoon from their last concert stop in Taiwan, much to the surprise of its fans, called Carats.
Seventeen–made up of SCoups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, Minghao (The 8), Mingyu, Dokyeum, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino–is scheduled to perform at the Mall of Asia arena on Friday, October 6.
The group, who arrived just in time to celebrate the birthday of vocal unit's Jeonghan on Wednesday, October 4, has been on its first world tour (dubbed 2017 Seventeen First World Tour Diamond Edge) since July.
Manila is the final stop on the 14-city tour, which took them to major Asian and North American pitstops, including Seoul, Saitama, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Toronto, and Santiago (Chile).
The concert is presented by MMI Live.
This is the second time Seventeen has visited the country. Last year, the idols stopped by Manila for a two-day fan meet, but minus two of its members. Chinese members Wen Junhui and Xu Minghao did not join due to passport issues.
This time all the members are here and the group is expected to perform on Friday as a complete unit, as promised last year by leader SCoups.
Speculation as to why the idols have flown in early has Philippine Carats on edge, so to speak. Some think the group may be possibly filming a music video or shooting a photobook in the Philippines. Others think it might be a mini vacation for Seventeen before it hunkers down for a new round of promos.
The group is scheduled to make a comeback on November 6.
Though nothing has been confirmed, one thing's undeniable–Philippine Carats are eager to see their idols perform live on Friday.
(Additional tickets to the concert, which sold out last month, are still available after MMI decided to open up more seats. So those of you who still have not gotten tickets can rush to SM Ticketnet to buy.)
Meanwhile, Seventeen just dropped the latest in the series of MV preludes to its upcoming second studio album. The latest is by the Hip Hop unit, entitled "Trauma". Earlier, Seventeen leaders SCoups, Woozi, and Hoshi unveiled their track, called "Change Up."
In the weeks running up to their comeback, more videos, this time from the Performance and Vocal units, are expected to be dropped as well.