Astro rules, okay?

music November 11, 2017 09:25

By THE NATION

South Korean boy band Astro, featuring MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and Sanha, is all set to steal Thai hearts at its Fan Meeting & Mini Live in Bangkok taking place at Ultra Arena, on the sixth floor of Show DC on Rama IX Road on November 26 at 1 pm and 7pm.



The members of Astro were known as iTeen Boys while training as part of Fantagio iTeen, a rookie talent development programme under the management agency Fantagio. The group’s name and members were announced in August 2015. That month, they starred in a web drama series titled “To Be Continued”. The web drama featured the members as themselves, as well as Kim Saeron, Seo Kangjoon, and Hello Venus.

Leading up to their official debut, Astro held a nationwide showcase tour called “Meet U Project”. The group toured South Korea and held 20 shows and two fan meetings.

Astro’s debut EP “Spring Up”, was released on February 23, 2016, featuring title track “Hide & Seek”. Always carefully stage-managed, the group held a debut showcase where they announced their official fan club name Aroha (an abbreviation for “Astro hearts all fans”) though Aroha also means “love” in Maori. Within a week of its release, “Spring Up” reached #6 on the Billboard World Albums Chart in the United States, as well as #4 on the Gaon Music Chart. On February 25, the group released the music video for “Cat’s Eye”, containing clips from “To Be Continued”. In March, the group was the only Korean act invited to the LeTV Entertainment Awards in China.

Their second EP “Summer Vibes”, was released on July 1, featuring title track “Breathless”. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and #21 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.

Astro performed at Staples Centre in Los Angeles for “KCON 2016”. They held their first solo concert at the KEPCO Art Centre in Seoul and their first Asia showcase in Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Astro’s third EP “Autumn Story”, was released on November 10, featuring title track “Confession”. 

On February 22, Astro released “Winter Dream” featuring title track “Again”. The album was not promoted on music shows as it was considered a special album dedicated to their fans. The album also completed the group’s seasonal project that included the previous albums “Spring Up”, “Summer Vibes” and “Autumn Story”. Four days after its release, the group held an anniversary fan meeting titled “The 1st Astro Aroha Festival”.

On May 29, Astro released their fourth EP “Dream Part.01” featuring the title track “Baby”. The group held their first tour, titled “The 1st ASTROAD”. On November 1, Astro released their fifth EP “Dream Part.02” featuring the title track “Crazy Sexy Cool”.

Tickets are Bt3,000 to Bt5,500 at Thai Ticket Major. Visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.