It’s quite possible that some of you may have never heard of K-pop sensation Crayon Pop before, but trust us, you are about to know a whole lot more about them. They are the opening act of Lady Gaga’s upcoming artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.
The outlandish quintet, comprised of Gummin, Soyul, Choa, Ellin and Way, burst onto the scene back in 2012, but it was their dance craze viral hit, “Bar Bar Bar,” that made them international stars. With their unconventional colorful style, complete with helmets and track jackets, and their recognizable choreography, the girls seem like the perfect fit to join Gaga on tour.
MTV News recently spoke with Crayon Pop, who call the opening act gig “an honor.”
I'm excited to announce June 26 through July 22 of Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball will be opened by CRAYON POP! http://t.co/MhIoXyP0qC
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 20, 2014
“At first time we heard about this news, nobody believed. When we realized it’s true, everybody said, ‘No kidding!’ Especially, one of our members, Ellin, had written a bucket list like ‘I would like to have a concert with Lady Gaga’ in an interview and that dream came true,” they said. “After that, all of members believe the old saying, ‘dreams come true.’ ”
The girls kick off their stint with Gaga on June 26 and they will be visiting cities including Milwaukee, Boston, Toronto and Chicago before ending with two nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 21 and 22.
Crayon Pop admit that they haven’t spoken to Gaga about the upcoming tour, but they have been watching her performances on YouTube, which left them seriously impressed because “she always tries new things and shows extreme style.”
“We respect her for seeking her own style music, no matter what people think of,” they said. “Other may think ‘she is weird’ or ‘it is too much’, but, she keeps her own creative concept. Finally the public recognized her talent. It is awesome. On top of that, we respect her confident attitude.”
The girl group just released their latest single, “Uh-ee,” another fun, upbeat track, that will certainly have fans on their feet and dancing along, which is exactly what they hope fans do when they see them in action.
“In upcoming opening act, anybody can follow our dance, even someone who has never seen our performance because most of our choreography is really easy and fun,” Crayon Pop said. “Our motto is ‘Let’s give joy to people who listen to our music’. We are always enjoy on the stage and hope people who listen to our music do too.”
Here are Crayon Pop’s tour dates With Lady Gaga:
»6/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest at Marcus Amphitheatre
»6/28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
»6/30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
»7/2 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
»7/7 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
»7/9 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
»7/11 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
»7/14 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
»7/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
»7/17 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines
»7/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden
»7/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
»7/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center