Super Junior made history July 12, 2019 when they became the first K-Pop act to perform in Saudi Arabia.
Super Junior ‘s welcoming video display from Arab ELF.
SJ are shinning in the sky of Jeddah ?✨ pic.twitter.com/OHXaLJZLT6#SuperJuniorInKSA#SS7SinJEDDAH
Cr. DonghaeArab, ArabSiwonest_pr
— ? moon (@eejwithyou) July 11, 2019
The group—sans Kangin (who announced his departure earlier in the week) and Sungmin—brought their Super Show 7S to the Middle Eastern country and performed in front of an estimated 15 thousand fans. The group performed in Jeddah at King Abdullah Sports City.
When the tour stop was announced, high demand for tickets caused ticketing websites to crash; the show sold out within hours of the tickets being posted.
Social media and Middle Eastern media point to the show being a huge success. With light sticks aglow, Saudi E.L.F showed their support in huge ways by showing off signs and singing along to Super Junior’s discography. In turn, Super Junior made attempts to communicate with fans via translators and sharing a few Arabic phrases they learned in order to show a deeper connection to their Saudi fans.
You still can hear them from miles away lol #SuperJuniorInKSA @SJofficial pic.twitter.com/oLjAIgHB0p
— دونفيت ? Don’faith (@sujuI0I) July 12, 2019
Super Junior’s sub-units, Super Junior K.R.Y and Super Junior D&E, also performed at the Jeddah Season Festival Saturday July 13, 2019. Another K-Pop act, Stray Kids, also performed at the festival.
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#슈퍼주니어, ‘#SUPERJUNIOR WORLD TOUR “#SUPERSHOW7S” in #JEDDAH’ 성황리에 마무리! . ✔사우디 아라비아에서의 아시아 가수 최초 단독 공연 ✔콘서트 티켓 예매 3시간 만에 매진 기록 ✔미처 티켓을 예매하지 못한 만 오천 여명의 팬들로 인해 서버 다운 ✔중동 최대 규모의 방송사 MBC 그룹의 ‘MBC in a Week show’, ‘Sada Al Malaeb Show’, 두바이를 기반으로 한 방송사 ‘Al Arabiya Channel’ 등 주요 매체 인터뷰, 뜨거운 관심! ✔사우디 아라비아 대사 부부도 공연장을 직접 찾아 ‘슈퍼쇼 7S’ 관람 ✔2시간 30분 동안 다채로운 20곡 소화, 팬들의 폭발적인 호응! . 슈퍼주니어 소감? “사우디 아라비아에서 첫 K-POP 단독 공연이라고 들었어요. 굉장히 영광스러운 자리이고 또 감사합니다. 아랍 엘프들 사랑해요” . 오늘(13일) 저녁 9시(현지 시간), ‘#JeddahSeasonFestival’ (제다 시즌 페스티벌)에서의 #SuperJuniorDnE 와 #SuperJuniorKRY 무대도 기대해 주세요.? – #SUPERJUNIOR #SUPERSHOW7S #SaudiArabia #JEDDAH #SuperJuniorInKSA #SS7SinJeddah #DnE_KRYinJEDDAH
“We are the first South Korean band to perform here in Saudi Arabia and I am so proud to be performing here,” Siwon said.
Congratulations to Saudi E.L.F for being able to see your favorite group!
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