Culture

What to Expect From BLACKPINK's First-Ever UK Concerts

The K-pop superstars land in London this week.

By
9,912 Hypes

What to Expect From BLACKPINK's First-Ever UK Concerts

The K-pop superstars land in London this week.

Following their history-making performance at Coachella 2019, K-pop girlband BLACKPINK are finally hitting British shores for their first-ever UK concerts. The quartet kicked off the In Your Area world tour in Seoul last year before travelling around Asia. Following Coachella, they debuted the tour in cities across the U.S. before heading to Europe and now, the foursome are set to play the Manchester Arena on May 21 and London‘s SSE Arena at Wembley on May 22.

Gathering insight from BLACKPINK’s recent performances, we put together a cheat-sheet of what to look out for during the band’s UK shows this week. Keep reading to find out what tracks are on the setlist and our guess at who may be making a surprise appearance.

What songs should we expect?

The setlist is likely to include the biggest hits from the band’s most recent album, Kill This Love, including the title track, “Don’t Know What To Do” and the breakout single “DDU-DU DDU-DU.” They’ll also play some older favorites, like “WHISTLE,” “PLAYING WITH FIRE” and “BOOMBAYAH.” While there’s no confirmation of any supporting acts or special appearances, their collaborative track with Dua Lipa, “Kiss and Make Up,” may well see the London-based pop star join them on stage as she did at the Newark show.

What will the production look like?

As you can tell from BLACKPINK’s videos and live gigs, the girls love to put on a show. Both their Coachella performances and subsequent concerts have included impressive audio-visual production and laser light displays as a backdrop. The band members are also known for their mind-blowing choreography, which they’ll showcase alongside selected backup dancers. Their music videos also highlight the group’s stellar style, so we presume there will be no shortage of killer looks and multiple outfit changes throughout the concert.

Will there be any solo performances?

Many K-pop stars break out on their own even in the midst of a blossoming group career. JENNIE is the first member of BLACKPINK to do so with her fittingly titled single, “SOLO.” Previous performances have seen her grace the stage with a handful of backup dancers for this song, so we expect it will be part of the UK shows too.

BLACKPINK’s In Your Area tour continues through Europe this month, before heading on to Asia and Australia. Check out the band’s “Kill This Love” performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, too.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

BLACKPINK's Rosé Shows off Her Baking Skills in Her First-Ever Vlog
Culture

BLACKPINK's Rosé Shows off Her Baking Skills in Her First-Ever Vlog

The K-pop star surprises fans with a sweet treat after recovering from COVID-19.
7,516 Hypes

Artist Cj Hendry Presents Her First-Ever Solo Exhibition in London
Art

Artist Cj Hendry Presents Her First-Ever Solo Exhibition in London

“A reminder that nothing lasts forever.”
3,211 Hypes

Billie Eilish Stops London Concert To Help A Fan
Music

Billie Eilish Stops London Concert To Help A Fan

Sweltering temperatures made heat stroke a concern.
4,213 Hypes


Frank Ocean To Direct His First-Ever Feature Film
Film & TV

Frank Ocean To Direct His First-Ever Feature Film

An A24 project reportedly referred to as ‘Philly.’
815 Hypes

Supreme Teams up With Nike for Summer 2019 Collection
Fashion

Supreme Teams up With Nike for Summer 2019 Collection

Must-have apparel.
89,326 Hypes


A First Look at The adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in "Synth"
Footwear

A First Look at The adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in "Synth"

A monochrome take on the popular silhouette.
302,868 Hypes

Carol Lim & Humberto Leon on the KENZO Tali Bag and Fusing Cultures Through Fashion
Fashion 

Carol Lim & Humberto Leon on the KENZO Tali Bag and Fusing Cultures Through Fashion

We sat down with the dynamic duo during their Hong Kong stopover.
5,118 Hypes

Gucci's Patterned Tote Bags Are Your Practical Summer Must-Have
Fashion

Gucci's Patterned Tote Bags Are Your Practical Summer Must-Have

Choose from florals and check patterns.
22,214 Hypes

Vans Is Releasing a Brand-New Silhouette, the Sid NI
Footwear

Vans Is Releasing a Brand-New Silhouette, the Sid NI

Inspired by its 1995 Vans Sid skate silhouette.
14,807 Hypes

Emily Oberg to Launch Sweater Collaboration With Harmony Paris
Fashion

Emily Oberg to Launch Sweater Collaboration With Harmony Paris

Here’s a preview of the “Emily Loves Harmony” release.
5,735 Hypes

The BAE Bulletin: Here's When and Where to Cop This Week's Best Releases
Footwear 

The BAE Bulletin: Here's When and Where to Cop This Week's Best Releases

Including the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Glow-In-The-Dark.”
25,948 Hypes

Guess How Much Vetements' Birthday T-Shirt Costs
Fashion

Guess How Much Vetements' Birthday T-Shirt Costs

Even the French label admits it’s “overpriced.”
15,824 Hypes

Nike's Air VaporMax Plus Is Covered in a Tropical Ombré
Footwear

Nike's Air VaporMax Plus Is Covered in a Tropical Ombré

A “Spirit Teal/”Tropical Twist” delight.
9,568 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.