By Chloe Chang
Photo by JYP Entertainment
The Twice girls are going on tour this year! On February 21st, the group's official Twitter account dropped the "Ready To Be" tour announcement with the dates for "Part 1," hinting at more cities to be revealed later. Twice will be starting their tour in South Korea in April, and then make their way through Australia, Japan, the U.S., and Canada!
What's even more exciting about the "Ready To Be" tour is that the group will be performing in stadiums, a huge upgrade from the arenas that Twice performed at for their 4th world tour "III." This truly shows Twice's popularity worldwide, as the stadiums that they are going to be performing at this tour have capacities as big as 82,500 (Metlife)! Twice is making history by being the only Korean girl group to perform at the Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles and the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Not only that, but Twice is the first Korean pop girl group to hold a stadium tour in Japan! Twice's fandom "ONCE" could not be happier for the group and their growth. Check out some fan reactions below:
The "Ready To Be" tour is named after Twice's upcoming 12th mini-album, which will be released on March 10th. Ready To Be will have 6 unique tracks, and 1 English version of the mini-album's title song "Set Me Free." Twice member Dahyun is credited for 2 songs on Ready To Be: "Blame It On Me," and "Crazy Stupid Love!" These make Dahyun the member with the most writing credits with a total of 15 written songs for Twice.
For fans in North America, Ticketmaster's "Verified Fan" system is being used to help fans get tickets. Follow this link to sign up! According to Ticketmaster, the platform expects high demand and, "A lottery-style process will determine which registered fans receive a unique access code and which are put on the waitlist." Verified Fan Registration is open now until March 8th at 7 PM PT!
Keep an eye out for Twice's next mini-album Ready To Be in March and their upcoming world tour!