Previously, it was reported that Korean American solo artist Eric Nam would be joining big names in the music industry, including Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and 21 Savage, for the highly anticipated festival 2021 Music Midtown in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
Music Midtown 2021 is a two-day concert event held in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, from September 18-19, 2021. Now, Eric Nam has successfully performed and has made history by becoming the first-ever Korean artist to perform at the festival.
First Korean artist to play Music Midtown…a lot more to come 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Eh3gP4c811
— Eddie Nam (@eddienam) September 19, 2021
His brother and manager Eddie Nam shared a couple of moments from Eric preparing for the historic moment on his social media. It’s safe to say he’s a proud bro!
He also teased that Eric will be preparing soon for a 2022 world tour. Let’s manifest this together, NamNation!
— Eddie Nam (@eddienam) September 18, 2021
While Eric Nam performed some of his classic hits like “Come Through,” he also shared some new music, a special treat for fans in attendance. He sang “I Don’t Know You Anymore,” which was the first time performing it as it won’t officially be released until October.
Eric Nam's new song "I Don't Know You Anymore" performed at Music Midtown.
— eric nam hourly (@ericnamhourly) September 19, 2021
That wasn’t the only new song he performed either. “Wildfire” has fans anticipating the rest of the album.
Music Midtown Atlanta GA 09182021
(snippet of unreleased song)
I believe this one was called Wildfire ❤️🔥 (TBR IN OCTOBER!) pic.twitter.com/ZxWkuXSWVP
— Astrid ⁷⟬⟭ ☀️🧈💖 (@SugaBombx) September 19, 2021
He also sang some previously released songs like “Down For You” for the first time since his last album, The Other Side, released during the pandemic. He sang an English version of the song, which we didn’t know we needed until now…
— Brook Weaver (@_dreamweaver_94) September 18, 2021
His setlist was a full concert experience for those in attendance. It included fans’ favorites “Come Through, “Don’t Call Me,” “Runaway,” Down For You, “Love Die You,” “Potion,” “Honestly,” “Congratulations,” and more. His newer songs like “Echo,” a collaboration with Armaan Malik and KSHMR was also included along with never before heard songs “I Don’t Know You Anymore” and “Wildfire.”
Additionally, he sang a medley of pop songs “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo and “Peaches” by Justin Bieber.
— 알리~ 😜 (@AllyElizabeth98) September 19, 2021
This was Eric’s first show in 18 months, and he did amazing like no time had passed at all since his last show. Though it was at a festival, it felt like a true Eric Nam concert. We can’t wait for his next tour in 2022!
First show in 18 months – thank you to my fans for showin up big. Yall amazing. New music comes in October. Get ready. I love you. 18개월만에 공연. 와주신 모든 남네이션 팬분들께 너무 고마워요 ❤️❤️ 10월에 신곡들로 만나요 ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/rr6xqlI2cW
— Eric Nam (에릭남) (@ericnamofficial) September 19, 2021