Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elvis Presley and now SuperM, can add themselves to the list of iconic artists who have sold-out NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
The Avengers of Kpop, SuperM, took over the Big Apple last night. The group and their devoted fans descended on Madison Square Garden to a sold-out arena for the last stop of 2019 on their WE ARE THE FUTURE tour. The group, which is made up of Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, and Ten and Lucas of Chinese band WayV, only debuted a little over a month ago at L.A.’s Capitol Records, but they were still able to sell-out and take over one of New York’s most iconic venues.
The Madison Square Garden show was an immersive and mesmerizing mixture of the group’s individual solo talents, unique collaborations and collaborative strengths. The supergroup delighted fans by opening the show with their heart-pounding hit, “I Can’t Stand The Rain” that saw all seven take the stage. The show then transitioned into showcasing each member’s individual solo songs and talents.
First to perform was the group’s most senior member and iconic dancer, Taemin. He showed off his signature soft voice and sensual dance moves as he performed “Danger” with elements of Shinee’s “Sherlock” and his solo song, “Goodbye” in Korean. Then the garden was flooded with blue and red lights as Taeyong took to the stage. He donned a glorious sparkling jeweled face mask as he performed his unreleased solo track, “GTA.” The hard-hitting rap had those in attendance bouncing. He was eventually joined on stage by fellow mates, Baekhyun, Taemin, Ten and Mark to nail their song, “Super Car,” that had the whole crowd out of their seats.
Then Ten took to the stage before performing his solo set to address the fans. He thanked them for this moment in time and remarked what it meant to him. He gave a powerful rendition “Dream in a Dream” and “New Heroes.” With killer vocals and flawless dancing, it was hard not to be moved by his solo set. Changing things up, Lucas took to the stage to bring his signature humor to the garden as he performed “Bass Go Boom.” This unreleased solo song from him filled the arena with good fun vibes as this song is certainly a bop. Then, the leader of SuperM, Baekhyun, rounded out this series of solo sets by dazzling the audience with his one of a kind vocal talents. He kicked off his set with the fun funky song “Betcha” and finished it with the soothing and sensual “UN Village.” Both tracks were off his first solo album, “City Lights,” which was released earlier this year.
The boys then all returned to the stage to perform their new unreleased song, “Dangerous Woman.” The performance was sweet, yet spicy with Taemin flashing his abs. The group finished this set by performing their song, “2 Fast,” before breaking into solo and duo sets.
Taeyong and Ten stayed on stage to perform their NCT U duet, “Baby Don’t Stop.” With their friendship, artistry, and chemistry on full display, the duo had the crowd on their feet. Then Mark followed up, with his performance of “Talk About,” which is yet another solo unreleased song. Rounding out this solo set was the group’s center, Kai. Kai gave a steamy seductive performance of his new unreleased song, “Confession.” The performance was so hot that it could be said his shirt must have melted off him before he even took the stage, leaving him to perform in just an open jacket, to show off his chiseled physique, and tight pants.
The show closed out with all the members returning to the stage as one to perform, “No Manners,” the unreleased bubbly sweet, but sincerely, “With You” and their dictionary defining monster title track “Jopping.” Before the boys left the stage they each individually thanked the fans for the love, the opportunity, and the memories. Both Taeyong and Baekhyun remarked that they would be back in the spring. Now, SuperM will return to the States in 2020 to finish out their WE ARE THE FUTURE tour on the west coast, but it seems like they were hinting more at yet another comeback, tour, and possibly an album for the supergroup. Guess only time will tell, but for now, it is known that they will return on January 30th to perform in San Diego, then Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle and will wrap up everything on February 6th in Vancouver Canada.