iKON Announces ‘Take Off’ World Tour Dates in the U.S.

Embarking on their first full world tour a decade into their career, iKON will be coming stateside for six shows in September. Kicking off in New York City, the group will move west through Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver, before finishing up the U.S. leg of the tour in Los Angeles. The Take Off tour will take place with members Song, Bobby, DK, JUNE, and Chan, as eldest member Jay enlisted in July of this year.

Although the group officially debuted in 2015, by then, iKON was already a household name for many. They made their first group appearance in 2013 on the reality survival program WIN: Who Is Next, competing against a fellow YG Entertainment trainee group. The show determined who would debut as the group named WINNER, and who would lose their chance at debut at the time. Despite not coming out on top in this show, the group was given another chance with a second reality survival program in 2014, Mix & Match. This show determined the final lineup for the group, and in 2015, iKON debuted with their studio album Welcome Back, which included a slew of chart-topping singles, including “My Type,” “Apology,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “Rhythm Ta,” “Airplane,” and “Anthem.”

Since their debut, the group has continued to release commercially successful songs such as “Love Scenario,” which has over 300 million streams on Spotify, and has toured throughout Asia and Japan several times. At the end of 2022, iKON left YG Entertainment, upon contract expiration, and signed with 143 Entertainment. Most recently, the members released their third studio album – and first album with their new company – Take Off in May of this year. The music video for title song “U” currently has over 9 million views on YouTube, and several songs off the album credit each member for production and lyrics.

2023 Tour Dates & Venues
Sep. 5 — New York City, NY — Kings Theatre
Sep. 7 — Atlanta, GA — The Eastern
Sep. 9 — Chicago, IL — Auditorium Theatre
Sep. 11 — Dallas, TX — Gilley’s
Sep. 14 — Denver, CO — Bellco Theatre
Sep. 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Shrine Auditorium

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