K-Pop act NU'EST has announced its first American solo show and fans of the quintet will need to head to Texas to check the band out. The group will play at Gilley's in Dallas, and so far no other American tour dates have been announced (from Billboard).
The event was organized via MyMusicTaste, a concert "kickstarter" that allows fan to push for performances in their hometown. Although details of how the concert was decided upon haven't been released, it seems mildly surprising that Dallas was the winner. No offense meant to the residents of Texas, but usually New York and Los Angeles are able to stack up fans to draw the biggest K-Pop acts.
Granted, NU'EST has appeared in Los Angeles before, just not for a solo performance. The group has appeared once in North American as part of a K-Pop convention: The act played at the original KCON event in Los Angeles during 2012 (the same year that the band debuted) and it will also perform at the Toronto Kpop Con in Canada next month.
Fans will have to act quickly to get tickets to the Dallas show: The gig will happen on May 3 (just a day after the group's Toronto appearance) and just more than a week from now. Tickets start at $30 but "V.I.P." packages are available for $150, including meet-and-greet opportunities.
Other big K-Pop tours that have been announced thus far in the United States include Epik High, while EXO recently set the record for the highest-selling K-Pop debut in American charts history.