Stray Kids are currently on the North American leg of their 2nd World Tour MANIAC. They’ve completed two stops so far and have already proved that they didn’t come to play.
During a recent interview with GRAMMY.com, the group gave their thoughts on the then-upcoming tour. After talking about the preparations they made, Felix said, “Now we can’t wait to meet and show everyone the next level of Stray Kids.”
It’s safe to say they delivered.
when did you get so big Stray kids? 😭 pic.twitter.com/jd3hrtLLo1
— liny ♡ hyunjuly 🍀 (@minunivers) June 28, 2022
When asked about their favorite tracks to perform, I.N had a few in mind. He thinks these songs show off Stray Kids’ energy perfectly.
Among our tracks, I think performances like “Thunderous,” “DOMINO,” and “God’s Menu” deliver our energy the best, which is why I especially love performing these three songs during our concert.
“God’s Menu” is always iconic and shows off Stray Kids’ color well, even if Hyunjin likes to change it up.
stray kids skz hwang hyunjin saying i love you newark instead of ne sonim in god's menu concert skz maniac tour in newark usa day 2 220629 pic.twitter.com/2xDs3MuF0o
— ㅅㅋㅈ archive (@iS2skiz) June 30, 2022
They show off their dance moves with the hard-hitting “Thunderous.”
— 리결단 TOMORROW!! (@leebitssi) June 29, 2022
And they play it up when performing “DOMINO.”
— sophia SAW SKZ (@clehwng) June 30, 2022
Part of Stray Kids’ tour preparations included, as Hyunin said, showing a more mature side to them.
Because this is our first tour in a while, we really put a lot of effort in to show our more matured performances. We’re so happy that we can meet so many STAY.
They nailed it with performances like “Red Lights.”
🐺: “yk, red lights is a very..ummm”
🥟: “hot song! sexy hot song with sexy bang chan!”
HYUNJIN IS STATING FACTS pic.twitter.com/q05gNUGRuP
— yas*✩* (@beyondyasmin) June 29, 2022
THE WAY FELIX LIFTED JEONGIN’S SHIRT AT THE END OF HIS RED LIGHTS DANCE pic.twitter.com/w3mih9gUrG
— ㅇㅅㅇ (@seungmnkr) June 30, 2022
Whether it’s showing off their visuals…
KIM SEUNGMIN, THE FINEST MAN pic.twitter.com/lJLnlfZCk4
— daily seungmin (@daily_seungs) June 30, 2022
BANG CHAN OH MY FODDHDF pic.twitter.com/vyHyJ4gtnQ
— ㅇㅅㅇ (@seungmnkr) June 29, 2022
…they are doing what they do best.
lee know doing that one part in venom 😟 pic.twitter.com/APH5dOD54v
— zoe saw lee know!!! (@linokits) June 30, 2022
As well as the tracks they love to perform, Stray Kids nail new fan faves such as “Charmer.”
LEE KNOW CHARMER DANCE BREAK pic.twitter.com/iF29aW7lN6
— ㅇㅅㅇ (@seungmnkr) June 29, 2022
And their desire to put on a good concert is clear.
I enjoy performing on stage because I’m the type to really pour my everything in, including all the explosive energy onto stage.
— ashley ❎ SKZ 9 more shows (@a_k_a95) June 30, 2022
Even though things have slightly changed over the years, some things stay the same.
don't you love it when hwang hyunjin: pic.twitter.com/JCnXzJQLJR
— geli 🍀 | hyunjuly (@04HANM1N) June 29, 2022
Stray Kids love interacting with fans.
— sop (@pho6ias) June 29, 2022
And they love teasing them too.
— ✈️ TXT chi/nyc/sf/lolla (@agustdznutz) June 30, 2022
They’re using this tour to show off their skills.
changbin’s cartwheel! pic.twitter.com/sgyGAC62Xa
— 🌸 (@hanjistar) June 30, 2022
And they’re having fun doing it.
— ashley ❎ SKZ 9 more shows (@a_k_a95) June 29, 2022
The rest of the tour will surely be just as fun as Stray Kids continue showing their growth as performers and their desire to keep improving.