Blackpink’s online concert “The Show” slated on Dec. 27 is a no-go.
In a video, Blackpink members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa announced they are moving the concert instead to Jan. 31, next year, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea.
The concert will still be live-streamed on Blackpink’s YouTube Channel at 2:00 pm (KST).
“We can’t wait to meet our BLINKS as soon as possible but in order to comply with the Korean COVID 19 prevention guidelines and to ensure a safe performance, unfortunately, we have made the decision to postpone ‘The Show’ from December 27 to January 31st of next year,” Jisoo said.
“The most important thing is the health and safety of everyone taking part in ‘The Show’ so in order to make sure that we prepare for the concert in a safe environment, we have decided to postpone ‘The Show’,” Rosé added.
Jennie, for her part, thanked medical frontlines and all those who are working to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lisa meanwhile told their fans, BLINKS, to stay safe and healthy.
South Korea recorded 1,078 new cases on Dec. 16, the country’s highest number of daily cases to date. Al Jazeera, in its report, said most transmissions was recorded in the nation’s capital, Seoul.