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Published : 2014-08-05 14:40
Updated : 2014-08-05 14:44

The website of K-pop idol band EXO’s official fan club EXO-L crashed on Tuesday shortly after its launch due to the surge in the number of fans, proving EXO’s ever-growing popularity.

EXO’s label SM Entertainment opened the website (https://exo-l.smtown.com/) and mobile application at noon on Tuesday to recruit members for EXO’s first-ever official fan club EXO-L. 

But EXO-L’s website as well as EXO’s shut down as of 1:00 pm that day because of heavy traffic.

Those seeking to gain membership to the fan club should go through the application process on EXO-L’s official website or mobile application.

For the month of August, a variety of events will be held for fan club members ranging from quiz events to weekly chat events with EXO members to celebrate the launch of EXO-L.

Those with membership also can access EXO’s schedule for activities and have the chance to participate in some of the events, its agency said.

The fan club’s name EXO-L is a shorter form of EXO-Love. L is also the letter between K and M, meaning EXO, composed of sub-units EXO-M and EXO-K, and their fans are one.

K-pop sensation EXO will next embark on its fourth global concert tour, “SM Town Live,” with the first concert to be held in Seoul on Aug. 15.

By Ock Hyun-ju (laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com)

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