This list has been updated to include additional schedule changes.
As details of the tragic events in Itaewon, Seoul, on October 29 continue to come to light, South Korea has entered a period of national mourning. Out of respect for the victims, many public and media events that were scheduled for the next few days have been canceled, including appearances, TV shows, and album releases.
Here are some of the events that have been canceled by K-Pop idols and their managing labels so far.
1. SM Entertainment’s Halloween party
The highly anticipated annual Halloween celebration hosted by SM Entertainment and its live broadcast was canceled.
2. INFINITE Sungjong’s fanmeeting
Sungjong canceled his Halloween fanmeeting, his first in Seoul in 13 years, due to the Itaewon tragedy.
3. ABYSS Halloween event
The company ABYSS, home to artists such as GOT7‘s BamBam and Sunmi, canceled their ABYSS Company Ghost Talk event, which was to see its artists read scary stories for fans.
4. NMIXX fansign and Halloween video
Soundwave announced that the NMIXX fansign scheduled for October 30 is to be postponed. The group’s Halloween-themed YouTube video, which was uploaded on October 27, was also recently taken down.
[공지] 안녕하세요. 사운드웨이브입니다.
금일 10월 30일에 진행 예정이었던 엔믹스 팬사인회가 연기되었음을 안내드립니다.
추후 진행 일정이 확정되면 재안내될 예정입니다.
고객님들의 너른 양해 부탁드리겠습니다.
— 사운드웨이브 SOUNDWAVE (@soundwave_korea) October 30, 2022
5. DKZ fansign
Boy group DKZ had to postpone their HALLOWEEN Special meet and call events which were scheduled for October 30.
6. KINGDOM fansign
KINGDOM’s Halloween themed fansign and video call event were postponed, with organizing company MAKESTAR set to inform winners of the new schedule later on.
7. TXT Halloween dance practice
TXT announced the cancellation of their “Eternally” dance practice, which was due to be uploaded on October 31.
8. 2022 BOF Busan One Asia Festival K-POP Concert
The 2022 BOF Busan One Asia Festival K-POP Concert, which was set to have performances by PENTAGON and MAMAMOO, was canceled. The groups expressed their deepest condolences for the tragic loss.
9. THE BOYZ content
IST Entertainment announced that the release of THE BOYZ content scheduled for October 31 has been canceled.
10. TO1 appearance
The broadcast of SBS‘ Love FM, in which boy group TO1 were set to appear, was canceled.
11. Running Man episode with BTS‘s Jin
BTS’s Jin was set to make his appearance on this weekend’s episode of Running Man, which was postponed in light of the tragedy.
12. BTS Jin’s listening party and lyric video
BTS’s Stationhead Listening Party, which was scheduled for October 30, and the release of “The Astronaut” lyric video, which was scheduled for October 31, were both postponed.
[Notice] Jin’s content postponement announcement
We would like to inform you that the event and content below have been postponed.
12 PM, October 30 (KST) Stationhead Listening Party
0 AM, October 31 (KST) ‘The Astronaut’ Lyric Video
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) October 30, 2022
13. ENHYPEN content
ENHYPEN had content scheduled for release up to November 5, including a Halloween video and additional concept photos on October 30-31 and an episode of EN-O’CLOCK scheduled for November 3. They have been postponed.
14. EXO Chen’s album release
EXO’s Chen was to release his third mini album, Last Scene, on October 31. SM Entertainment informed fans that the release would be postponed until further notice out of respect for the Itaewon victims.
15. DRIPPIN album release and showcase
Woollim Entertainment announced the postponement of DRIPPIN’s upcoming album release and accompanying showcase, which were scheduled for November 1. Fans will be informed of new dates at a later period.
This is Woollim Entertainment.
Due to the declaration of a national mourning period, The release of the DRIPPIN 1st ALBUM [Villain: The End] album and the SHOWCASE has been temporarily postponed at November 1st (Tue).
— woollim (@woollim_ent) October 30, 2022
16. SF9 Dawon’s Halloween broadcast
Dawon’s Happy Halloween With DAWON event has been canceled as FANTASY are asked for their understanding.
17. Aespa Giselle’s birthday live stream
Aespa’s Giselle was to celebrate her birthday with fans on October 30 through an Instagram live stream, which has now been canceled.
금일 진행 예정이었던 지젤 생일 Instagram LIVE는 취소되었습니다.
팬 여러분의 양해 부탁드립니다.
GISELLE’s Birthday Instagram LIVE, which was scheduled today, has been cancelled.
We ask for your understanding.
Thank you. https://t.co/6laX9ZRrU7
— aespa (@aespa_official) October 30, 2022
18. Xdinary Heroes teasers
Teasers for Xdinary Heroes’ second mini album Overload have been postponed until further notice
Hello, this is JYPE.
We are informing you that the content release for this week, including the teasing contents of Xdinary Heroes 2nd Mini Album <Overload>, will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
We ask for your kind understanding.
— Xdinary Heroes (@XH_official) October 30, 2022
19. Stray Kids video call
Stray Kids’ MAXIDENT video call event scheduled for October 30 has been postponed until a later date.
Stray Kids 'MAXIDENT' 발매 기념 영상통화 이벤트 (StarRiver China) 연기 안내https://t.co/LtJRT5yo28
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) October 30, 2022
20. Kwon Eun Bi fansign
Kwon Eun Bi has postponed the fansign and video call events scheduled for October 30. Fans will be informed of a new date later on.
[📢] 221030 권은비 3rd Mini Album [Lethality] 대면&영상통화 팬사인회 연기 안내
금일 진행 예정이었던 디어마이뮤즈 대면&영상통화, 에버라인 대면 팬사인회가 연기되었음을 안내드립니다.
해당 팬사인회 연기 일정은 추후 안내드릴 예정이며, 기다려주신 루비 여러분의 너른 양해 부탁드립니다.
— 권은비 (KWON EUN BI) (@KWONEUNBI) October 30, 2022
21. Victon album promotions
IST Entertainment has announced that promotional material for Victon’s eighth mini-album Choice will be postponed until November 2.
[#빅톤] VICTON 8th MINI ALBUM [Choice] 프로모션 일정 연기 안내
— VICTON(빅톤) (@VICTON1109) October 30, 2022
22. P1Harmony video content
The release of the INTAK PLOG scheduled for October 31 hast been postponed until next week.
[Notice] 금일 10PM 예정이었던 '인탁 PLOG '는 다음 주로 미뤄졌습니다. P1ece 여러분의 양해 부탁드립니다.
The 'INTAK PLOG' scheduled for 10 PM today has been postponed to next week. Thank you for your understanding P1ece.
— P1Harmony official (@P1H_official) October 31, 2022
For more information on canceled media, check out the link below.