“Worst Event Ever” — Everything That Went Wrong At KBS’ “Immortal Songs” Live Concert

Some have compared it to the ill-fated KAMP LA 2023.

Earlier this year, KBS‘ Immortal Songs announced it would hold a special live concert in America. Initially, the event was to be held at Met Life Stadium in New York and boasted a line-up that included ATEEZ, NewJeans, and Psy.

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Unfortunately, it seems like the event was fated to suffer multiple mishaps, starting with its initial low sales that forced a venue change.

Netizens Notice Low Ticket Sales For KBS’ “Immortal Songs” Live Concert In New York—3 Possible Reasons Why

Venue changes due to low sales are not an uncommon occurrence; however, with this change also came the announcement that NewJeans would no longer appear at the festival. Fans were also left irritated they would have to deal with changing their tickets and doing another round of sales.

NewJeans’ canceled appearance left many in fear that other acts would leave the concert, though thankfully, all other artists attended.

According to attendees, the problems began pre-show with the event’s soundcheck. Typically, K-Pop acts that include a sound-check in the perks for their tickets will “rehearse” three to four songs on stage, but ATEEZ only performed one due to time constraints.

Next, attendees reported technical issues throughout the concert, including screen projection problems and issues with sound and stage set-up.


My poor boys they look MAD MAD The organization of the immortal song concert was very messed up 😬 #ateez #immortalsongs #livestage

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The timing was also an issue — the concert was set to end at 11 p.m., but allegedly, by the supposed stop time, ATEEZ had not completed their set, and Psy had not yet performed. Psy eventually closed the show around 11:40 p.m.

Finally, to encourage ticket sales, the send-off perk was added to the P1 VIP benefits. Normally, send-offs will occur in a smaller location, allowing fans to get some close-up interactions with their favorite artists.

The Immortal Songs send-off occurred on the main stage, creating a safety issue as many pushed to the front. According to fans at the event, this was supposed to be in a different room, but time constraints meant it was inaccessible.

While attendees praised all the artists performing and enjoyed the musical aspects, many have sworn off attending events held by the promotor, Studio PAV.