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BTS' brother band TXT to headline annual music festival 'Lollapalooza' in US

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : March 22, 2023, 11:06 Updated : December 4, 2023, 16:51

[Courtesy of Big Hit]

SEOUL -- TXT (Tomorrow X Together), a K-pop boy band organized by the agency of BTS, will interact with global fans in Chicago through Lollapalooza, a popular global music event, as its headliner. The five-member band will take part in the global music festival along with American rapper Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish, an American singer-songwriter. 
 
Lollapalooza is an annual global festival that was held in various countries including the United States, Chile, and Brazil. BTS member J-Hope headlined Lollapalooza 2022 which was held in Chicago, along with Metallica, an American heavy metal band, and rapper J. Cole.
 
The operator of Lollapalooza announced through its Twitter that TXT will headline the four-day event set to begin on August 3. The headliner role is usually given to the most notable or prominent artists. A total of 170 teams including girl band NewJeans will perform at Grant Park, a 1.29 square meter (319 acres) wide urban park in Chicago. Tickets for the 2023 Lollapalooza can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. (CST) on March 23.
 
TXT is the fifth K-pop band to grab the top place on Billboard's weekly chart that ranks the 200 most popular albums in the United States. In February 2023, the group’s fifth album titled "The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION" arrived atop the list on the Billboard 200 chart. The music video for Sugar Rush Ride, the album's title track featuring funky guitar and unique whistle sounds, has gained 103 million views on YouTube as of March 22.
 
Hybe, the band's agency, is currently the only South Korean entertainment company to have more than two groups that topped Billboard's weekly chart. BTS set a milestone in Korean music history in 2018 with "Love Yourself: Tear." Other K-pop groups that grabbed the top place on the Billboard 200 chart are Stray Kids, Black Pink, and SuperM. 

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