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Seventeen will make overseas debut in May

Feb 24,2018
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Boy band Seventeen will make its debut in Japan in May, its agency announced Friday.

Pledis Entertainment said the 13-member act broke the news during the “Seventeen 2018 Japan Arena Tour SVT” in front of some 15,000 fans at Yokohama Arena in Japan on Thursday.

“Will you follow our dream? We are debuting in Japan,” the band said after singing a series of songs in Japanese.

The group’s latest album “Director’s Cut,” out on Feb. 5, gained popularity in the country, ranking as high as second on the weekly album sales charts of Japan’s Tower Records and Oricon.

“Even before its official debut, Seventeen had sold-out concerts at the Yokohama Area, proving its popularity in Japan,” the agency said in a statement, asking the public to stay tuned to see how much the band will grow as artists after the May 30 debut in Japan.

The group will continue its tour in Japan until early March. Yonhap