SEOUL, South Korea (CelebrityAccess) — K-Pop girl group Red Velvet unveiled plans for a brief tour of the US that will kick off early next year.
According to SM Entertainment, Red Velvet will launch the tour on February 8th in Los Angeles, with additional stops planned for Dallas, Miami, Chicago, and Newark.
The U.S. dates will mark the first time Red Velvet has toured the U.S. as a solo headliner.
Red Velvet is also planning to perform a series of dates in Japan in January.
The group, which consists of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri, launched as a foursome in 2014 with Yeri joining the lineup in 2015.
The group scored a hit with 2015’s The Red, which peaked at #1 on the Korean charts and topped out at 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Their 2017 followup Perfect Velvet debuted at #12 on the Gaon Korean chart and peaked at #2, and again topped Billboard’s World Album chart.
Red Velvet released new material via an EP “Summer Magic,” in August and are following it up with a new album Redmare later this month.
Irene and Seulgi were introduced initially to the public via SM Entertainment’s training program SM Rookies, which develops talent for deployment into idol groups. The program has fielded groups including Red Velvet and the boyband NCT, which currently features includes 18 members.