EPEX fans are concerned as the group’s concerts continue to get canceled.
The eight-member K-Pop boy group was formed by C9 Entertainment and debuted in 2021, consisting of members Wish, Keum, Mu, A-Min, Baekseung, Ayden, Yewang, and Jeff. It was announced previously that EPEX would embark on their first U.S. tour for 2023 with nine stops in February.
Now, more and more dates are being canceled.
ZENITH (EPEX fans) are expressing concern as their stops have been updated as “canceled.” At the time of writing, only three cities’ concerts have not been canceled.
Not only is it heartbreaking that fans won’t get to see EPEX perform, but many travel for concerts and have bought plane tickets, reserved hotel rooms, etc.
it's okay y'all i'm done being sad about epex's concert being cancelled now i'm mad that i can only get a $77 refund on my $460 plane ticket pic.twitter.com/WbkRFKIvZh
— 하땅사 (@moonbins) January 5, 2023
ZENITH are calling out MyMusicTaste for not informing. Instead, many are finding out via other sources.
— mads (@fckmnet) January 5, 2023
@_mymusictaste i’ll be waiting for you to explain to all of us why you just randomly canceled epex’s after promoting it a handful of times … why punish epex and us for your failures. look at your competition studio pav. THEY DONT STOP PROMOTION FOR THEIR TOURS! fuck this
— phia meeting n.flying 🙌🏽 (@pih707) January 5, 2023
While some are demanding answers, it looks like the cancelation of shows are likely due to poor ticket sales. Previously, it was reported that EPEX could be at risk as tours with sales of less than 30% of capacity/sale rate could be canceled when a concert is under three weeks away.
221230 📊🎫TICKET DATA ANALYSIS REPORT 🎫📊
8️⃣ #EPEX 1ST CONCERT: EIGHT APEX 8️⃣
SOLD: 2,883 / 12,274 (23.49%)
TOP CITY: DALLAS, TX
AVERAGE PRICE: $85.11
— K📊FAM CHARTS AND TOURING (@KChartstours) December 30, 2022
220105 ⚠️RISK REPORT⚠️
TOURS WITH SALES OF LESS THAN 30% CAPACITY/SALE RATE FOR SHOWS UNDER 3 WEEKS IS LIKELY TO CANCEL.
AT RISK <30%
EPEX 1ST CONCERT: EIGHTAPEX
CIX 2ND WORLD TOUR “SAVE ME, KILL ME in LONDON (35.34%)
ALL TOURS ABOVE 40% LIKELY TO CONTINUE.
— K📊FAM CHARTS AND TOURING (@KChartstours) January 5, 2023
ZENITH are encouraging everyone to go buy tickets for the remaining EPEX concerts, so that the group can still go on a tour, even if smaller than originally planned.
i just found out they’ve cancelled THREE OF EPEX’S TOUR STOPS IM NERVOUS YALL PLS GO SEE THEM PLS IM BEGGING THE TICKETS ARENT EXPENSIVE
— cass ~ IS MEETING EPEX!! (@DREAMVlTY) January 5, 2023
— ❓ (@muffintickIe) January 5, 2023
apparently epex has been having to cancel tour dates cuz they didnt sell enough tickets 💔 They r such talented and sweet kids I genuienly hope they become more known in the future this is so heartbreaking
— ⤮ isn't seeing skz (@be4rshka) January 5, 2023
my poor epex :((( if u can get tickets pls do pic.twitter.com/akquHOOLTc
— bea (@junghwcns) January 4, 2023
We wish the best for EPEX so that they can still meet ZENITH.
MyMusicTaste has since announced that EPEX’s U.S. tour was canceled. Read more below.
< IMPORTANT NOTICE 🔉 >
The 2023 EPEX 1st CONCERT < EIGHT APEX > in the U.S. has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please read the below notice for more information.
Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/OltEfPG3JG
— MyMusicTaste (@_mymusictaste) January 6, 2023