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EXO makes history as the first K-pop band to have the longest solo concert series in Seoul

By diana / 2016.08.01
Boy band EXO during their "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO'rDIUM" concert in Seoul.

South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO just recently finished their solo concert series held at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul. The "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO'rDIUM" is a six-part concert series which was staged from July 22-24 and July 29-31.

With the conclusion of "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO'rDIUM" on Sunday, EXO has once again made history for being the first K-pop band to have staged the longest solo concert series in one of the largest concert venues in South Korea's capital city, Soompi noted.

According to reports, the "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO'rDIUM" solo concert series in Seoul has an estimated average of more than 14,000 concertgoers per show. With those digits, the K-pop band has concluded their third solo concert successfully amid some setbacks.

Following the announcement of their third solo concert, SM Entertainment subsequently revealed Kai might not perform during the "EXO PLANET #3 - The EXO'rDIUM" after the EXO member injured his ankle; however, Kai appeared on stage last July 24 with the eight other members of the band and apologized to the fans for the incident.

Kai, in his wheelchair, said he was saddened about the mishap and explained the findings of his injury. "My face got so swollen because I cried so much after the injury. The X-ray says my bones are okay except for the ligament of the same leg that was hurt a while ago. I'll try to get well soon and return to the stage," he said, as quoted by Yonhap.

EXO staged "EXO PLANET #1 - The Lost Planet" in 2014 and "EXO PLANET #2 - The EXO-luxion" in 2015. The South Korean-Chinese boy band made its debut in 2012. EXO started to create a name in the industry after the release of their first album called "XOXO" in 2013. Meanwhile, the K-pop band released their third album "Ex'Act" in June which is available in Mandarin and Korean versions.

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