SuperM has claimed the title of “The Avengers of K-Pop,” and I certainly agree after attending their first performance in Dallas last Monday night at the newly built Dickies Arena. SuperM is a Korean pop group under SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. Fan of SHINee? How about EXO, NCT, NCT 127, or WayV? With Mark, Ten and Taeyong from NCT, Baekhyun and Kai from EXO, Taemin from SHINee, and Lucas from WayV, SuperM is bound to be your new favorite even if you haven’t listened to the members’ main groups.
The show opened up with “I Can’t Stand The Rain,” which is one of the five songs off their 1st Mini Album. The seven-piece exploded on stage and fed off the audience’s energy. Fans pierced each other’s ears as Taemin began singing the first verse. Almost everyone in the crowd had a banner or a sign to hold up when their favorite member was in the spotlight.
Since the new group has released only a few songs, it was necessary that the members perform solo acts. Baekhyun’s “UN Village” was my favorite out of the solos. Baekhyun is known for his insanely powerful vocals in EXO, and I am so grateful I had the chance to watch him perform two songs of his own. Although I didn’t know most of the songs performed by the individual members, they put on an incredible show. Each member has their own unique talents, but all seven members sure know how to dance. From Lucas’s groovy solo to the performance of “Jopping,” these guys move like they were born dancing.
It has been quite some time since I last attended a concert of that size. From the top of the arena to the floor, there wasn’t an empty seat in sight. Fans screamed as their favorite idols danced across the stage. The screams were so loud that, as soon as the lights went down at the beginning of the show, I instantly regretted not grabbing my earplugs before I left my apartment. But it wasn’t the dancing, the singing, or the fans that held my attention- it was the pure passion of the group that stood out the most to me. After every few songs, the music would stop, and the members would walk out to the stage in the middle of the arena to talk to their fans. Another worthy mention is that the word “grateful” was used many times that night. I can’t remember the last time I went to a show and the artist said, “I am so grateful to perform in front of you.” The members thanked the crowd numerous times throughout their performance, and that is something I greatly appreciate and find so refreshing, for many artists forget the whole reason they tour is because of the people in the crowd.
SuperM is still on tour! Grab tickets for their upcoming shows here.
11/15 | Atlanta, GA
11/17 | Washington, D.C.
11/19 | New York, NY
1/30 | San Diego, CA
2/1 | Los Angeles, CA
2/2 | San Jose, CA
2/4 | Seattle, WA
2/6 | Vancouver, BC