BLACKPINK Is Back, And Here’s What To Know
New music and a tour are on their way.
BLACKPINK has not dropped music since their first full-length album, appropriately titled The Album, in October 2020; however, that’s about to change. On Tuesday, July 6, BLACKPINK’s agency, YG Entertainment, announced the beloved group will finally make their long-awaited comeback this summer.
According to Rolling Stone, the company said in a press release that BLACKPINK is in the “final stages of recording a new album.” Their announcement arrived a few months after the group first teased to the publication that they would be releasing an album this year. “I want to come back with music quickly,” Jisoo told Rolling Stone in a May 23 cover story.
As if new music wasn’t exciting enough, Rolling Stone reported YG also said in the press release that the group’s next comeback would launch “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.” What YG alluded to is still unclear, as is a release date for BLACKPINK’s new music.
Still, here’s everything known so far about the group’s comeback.
When will BLACKPINK drop new music?
According to Rolling Stone, BLACKPINK will release new music in August.
When will BLACKPINK drop a new album?
RS reported YG said BLACKPINK is currently in the process of finalizing their new album; however, the agency didn’t reveal when it would drop. Reading the tea leaves of the group’s previous quotes to RS in May, it’s possible a new album could arrive by the end of the year.
What large-scale project is BLACKPINK planning?
BLACKPINK’s large-scale project will reportedly kick off after the group’s comeback in August and will continue throughout the rest of 2022. YG didn’t share any more details about the project.
When will BLACKPINK go on tour?
According to RS, YG also said BLACKPINK will “go on the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group by the end of the year to expand their rapport with fans worldwide.” Now that is quite a statement!
The group’s last tour, the In Your Area world tour, began in Seoul, South Korea, in November 2018 and wrapped up in Fukuoka, Japan, in February 2020. It included stops in nearly 30 cities worldwide. So, if BLACKPINK’s next tour will be even bigger, BLINKs should get prepared because the girls may visit their city next.
As for me, I simply can’t wait for Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé’s big return.