On December 31, ABC ushered in 2023 with a host of live performances and more, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Liza Koshy live from New York City’s Times Square.
Watch J-hope and TXT’s performances from the event below.
Earlier this year J-hope spoke to NME backstage at Lollapalooza 2022 and told us how it feels to be the first South Korean artist to headline a major US festival. He also spoke about what it’s like to have fans supporting his first solo album and what’s next for BTS.
“I learned a lot as a solo artist,” he said. “I think I will continue to grow through this album. I’d like to show even better music through my solo projects. This experience has given me a positive influence overall.”
The 28-year-old also released his debut solo album ‘Jack In The Box’ this summer. Boasting the singles ‘MORE’ and ‘Arson’, a five-star review saw the effort lauded by NME‘s Rhian Daly as “thought-provoking and full of fresh new flavour”.
TXT, meanwhile, recently announced details of their upcoming new mini-album, ‘The Name Chapter: Temptation’. The group’s new record – their fifth mini-album overall – will follow May’s ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’ and land this month.
‘The Name Chapter: Temptation’ will be released on January 27, 2023. Pre-orders are available now while further details will be announced soon, according to a notice on Weverse.
The record was previously teased through a trailer that took inspiration from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
On December 3, 2022 at midnight KST, the boyband shared a six-minute trailer in which they performed a dramatic re-telling of the story of Peter Pan, Wendy and Neverland through dance, using a series of animated backdrops to set each scene.
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