Park Bo-gum, 24, will be the host of the 2018 Music Bank World Tour. The 12th edition of the worldwide live concert tour by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) will take place on March 23, 2018 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile.
Fans of Park have yet to see him return to the big and small screens. His last film titled “Coin Locker Girl” was released in 2015 and his last TV series “Love in the Moonlight” aired on KBS2 in 2016.
This is not the first time Park is hosting Music Bank World Tour. He co-hosted the 10th and 11th editions of the tour with K-pop girl group Red Velvet leader Bae Joo-hyun, 26, who is professionally known as Irene.
The Music Bank World Tour took place twice in 2017. It was held on August 4, 2017 at the Suntec Convention Center in Singapore and on September 2, 2017 at the Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Five K-pop groups are set to perform at the 2018 Music Bank World Tour. The only K-pop girl group in the line-up is TWICE, which was formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015 through the reality show “Sixteen.”
TWICE has nine members namely Im Na-yeon, Yoo Kyung-wan, Hirai Momo, Minatozaki Sana, Park Ji Soo, Myoui Mina, Kim Da-hyun, Son Chae-young and Chou Tzu Yu. Their respective stage names are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu.
CNBLUE is the oldest group in the lineup. Formed in 2009, the group has four members namely Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk and Lee Jung-shin.
Also in the lineup are B.A.P. and VIXX, which were both formed in 2012. B.A.P. has six male members namely Jong Dae-hyun, Kim Him-chan, Moon Jong-up, Bang Yong-guk, Yoo Young-jae and Choi Jun-hong whose respective stage names are Daehyun, Himchan, Jongup, Yongguk, Youngjae and Zelo.
VIXX has six male members namely Lee Hong-bin, Han Sang-hyuk, Lee Jae-hwan, Jung Taek-woon, Cha Hak-yeon and Kim Won-sik. Their respective stage names are Hongbin, Hyuk, Ken, Leo, N and Ravi.
Formed by CJ E&M through the reality show “Produce 201” Season 2 in 2017, Wanna One is the newest group in the lineup. The group has 11 male members namely Bae Jin-young, Kang Daniel, Ha Sung-woon, Hwang Min-hyun, Kim Jae-hwan, Lai Kuan-lin, Lee Dae-hwi, Ong Seong-wu, Park Ji-hoon, Park Woo-jin and Yoon Ji-sung.
Meanwhile, here is a video featuring Bo-gum: