K-Pop superstars TWICE have returned with their 12th mini album, READY TO BE today via JYP Entertainment/Imperial/Republic Records. The seven-track album includes title track “SET ME FREE” (both Korean and English versions), GOT THE THRILLS,” “BLAME IT ON ME,” “WALLFLOWER,” and “CRAZY STUPID LOVE,” as well as the pre-released single “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE.” The album arrives alongside a video for “SET ME FREE”, which can be seen now below.
TWICE is pulling out all the stops for this release. This morning, the group participated in a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building this morning in partnership with Musicians On Call to not only celebrate READY TO BE’s release, but also raise awareness for Musicians On Call’s mission to deliver live music in hospitals. Additionally, the group performed the latest title track on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and will perform “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” on The Kelly Clarkson Show this Tuesday, March 14th. In addition to the performance, the group also sat down with Kelly for an interview, marking the group’s first U.S. talk show interview.
TWICE kicked off 2023 strong with the pre-release of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” in January, which debuted at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the group career high-placements on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart (#3) and both Spotify’s US Chart (#39) and Global Chart (#60). Earlier this month, the group was honored at the 2023 Billboard Women in Music Awards, where they received the Breakthrough Award, as well as closed the ceremony with their first-ever performance of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE.” While in Los Angeles, the group also hosted a massively successful pop-up experience in support of READY TO BE’s release.
Next month, the group will embark on their READY TO BE world tour. The 14-city tour will kick off on April 15th with shows in South Korea, Australia, and Japan; they will then head to North America to play nine shows – with more shows forthcoming – beginning with a performance at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on June 10th. This will make TWICE the first female K-Pop girl group to play both SoFi Stadium and MetLife Stadium (July 6th).
READY TO BE Tour Dates:
Additional tour dates are forthcoming.
Saturday, April 15th – Korea / Seoul / KSPO Dome
Sunday, April 16th – Korea / Seoul / KSPO Dome
Wednesday, May 3rd – Australia / Sydney / Qudos Bank Arena
Saturday, May 6th – Australia / Melbourne / Rod Laver Arena
Saturday, May 13th – Osaka / Japan / Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Sunday, May 14th – Osaka / Japan / Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Saturday, May 20th – Tokyo / Japan / Ajinomoto Stadium
Sunday, May 21st – Tokyo / Japan / Ajinomoto Stadium
Saturday, June 10th – United States / Los Angeles / SoFi Stadium
Tuesday, June 13th – United States / Oakland / Oakland Arena
Friday, June 16th – United States / Seattle / Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, June 21st – United States / Dallas / Globe Life Field
Saturday, June 24th – United States / Houston / Toyota Center
Wednesday, June 28th – United States / Chicago / United Center
Sunday, July 2nd – Canada / Toronto / Scotiabank Arena
Thursday, July 6th – United States / New York / MetLife Stadium
Sunday, July 9th – United States / Atlanta / Truist Park