|A screen capture from “Mix & Match,” showing hopefuls of the upcoming boy group iKON on Mnet. (YouTube)|
YG Entertainment’s new boy group iKON will open Big Bang’s Japan concert tour in November, the agency said Thursday.
The announcement draws attention as four members of the seven-member group have not yet been decided. The three confirmed members are B.I., Bobby and Kim Jin-hwan from the survival boy band reality program “WIN: Who Is Next.”
Fans in Osaka, Beijing and Seoul will vote in October to determine the final four members. Fans can vote based on the currently airing survival reality program “Mix & Match,” in which hopefuls compete against one another to make their debut as ikon.
Big Bang will kick off its concert tour “Big Bang Japan Dome Tour 2014” on Nov. 15 in Nagoya. The tour will continue through December, stopping in Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Tokyo.
WINNER, comprising the winning Team A of “WIN: Who Is Next,” debuted at Big Bang’s Japan Dome Tour last year.