Amid the heated controversy surrounding EXO-M leader Kris’ lawsuit against agency SM Entertainment to nullify his contract, the remaining 11 members of EXO set aside all controversy and went on to hold the group’s first solo concert series at Seoul Olympic Park over the weekend.
The three-day concert series that began on Friday sold out in a matter of minutes, which prompted the agency to tack on a third and final show to what was originally meant to be a two-concert series.
Eleven members of EXO pose during a press conference held at Seoul Olympic Park‘s Gymnastics Stadium on Sunday.(Yonhap)
“This is our first solo concert and we know we have kept a lot of fans waiting,” said Suho during a press conference held prior to the EXO finale concert Sunday at the Gymnastics Stadium. “And even though tonight will be our third show, we are still nervous ... but of course anxious to go out in front of our fans again.”
“It was such a great feeling for us to hear that our concerts were sold out, I thank all of our dedicated fans,” Lay added.
During the press conference, the members expressed their disbelief and discomfort over the legal situation with fellow member Kris, but stressed that regardless of what other situations may arise in the future, EXO is here to stay.
“We were all very shocked by the news,” Lay said of his reaction to Kris’ legal suit. “It happened so suddenly and one week before our show, so we were all very flustered and heartbroken, but we will overcome this together.”
“Personally I just wanted to say how proud I am of our members,” Baekhyun added. “Despite all that has happened, we worked really hard to make sure that we would not have to compromise these concerts.”
The members of EXO will hold their third and final solo show in Seoul on Sunday before moving on to perform two solo concerts in Hong Kong on June 1 and 2.
By Julie Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)