BY BETH DEDMAN
Global K-pop group NCT 127 will begin its 2020 North American tour at 8 p.m. on June 5 at Madison Square Garden, according to the Madison Square Garden Company and Dream Maker Entertainment USA.
The tour will follow the release of their upcoming album, “The 2nd Album ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone,’” which will be released March 6.
The letters of NCT 127 stand for “Neo Culture Technology” and the number 127 represents the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, Korea.
NCT 127 has racked up more than one billion global streams combined across all of their songs, which includes 360 million streams in the U.S. They were the first K-pop act to hit number one on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.
Billboard and Refinery29 named NCT 127’s “Highway to Heaven” as one of the best K-pop songs of 2019. In 2019, the band was nominated for an MTV VMA and a Teen Choice Award and they were the first K-pop group to perform at the MTV EMAs.
The band debuted in July 2016 with the mega-hit “Fire Truck” and have had massive success with singles “Cherry Bomb” and “Simon Says.” NCT 127’s full-length debut album “Regular-Irregular” took the number one spot on the iTunes Album charts in over 22 regions around the world.
Tickets for the June show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 through Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box office on Feb. 29. Prices will range from $85-$218.