Twice announces fifth world tour ‘Ready To Be’


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Sophia Alvarez, Reporter

On Feb. 21, 2023, Twice announced a world tour. Dates and locations were released in a list:

  • April 15 – 16 – KSPO Dome, Seoul
  • May 3 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
  • May 6 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
  • May 13 – 14 – Yanmar Stadium Nagal, Osaka
  • May 20 – 21 – Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
  • June 10 – Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles
  • June 13 – Oakland Arena, Oakland
  • June 16 – Tacoma Dome, Seattle
  • June 21 – Globe Life Field, Dallas
  • June 24 – Toyota Center, Houston
  • June 28 – United Center, Chicago
  • July 2 – Soctiabank Arena, Toronto
  • July 6 – Metlife Stadium, New York
  • July 9 – Truist Park, Atlanta

The girl group, originating from Korea, has gained recognition worldwide. They debuted in 2015, with their song “Like Ooh-Ahh” produced by Black Eyed Pilseung, who had worked with other popular K-pop artists, like Miss A and GOT7.

The group consists of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Twice was formed through a TV show called Sixteen, and was originally set to have only seven members. Members Tzuyu and Momo were originally left out of the line-up set to debut in Twice. Tzuyu was selected based on audience voting and Momo was selected by the founder of JYP Entertainment, Park Jin-young, due to her dancing and singing abilities.

Twice then set out to release seven studio albums, twelve extended plays (EPs), one reissued studio album, three reissued EPs, four compilation albums and one compilation EP.