Debuting in 2019, TOMORROW X TOGETHER has been a band of popping stars for 3 years and counting. But something tells us that their stardom is shining more brilliantly this year.
Born to be superstars (and Thursday's children), TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) is fresh off their oh-so-sassy comeback that showed us that good boys have a breaking point too.
From the Dream Chapter all the way to the Chaos Chapter, TXT gradually bloomed into the good boys gone bad that we never knew we needed. Serving dreamy vocals, unrivaled dance moves, and a rare X factor, TXT personifies a checkmate in the music industry.
With their innovative and versatile take on multiple genres, charisma to spare, and witty MOAs by their side, Huening Kai, Taehyun, Beomgyu, Yeonjun, and Soobin are shining brightly. Since day 1, they always seemed to be on the road to greatness, but 2022 is definitely a breakthrough year for them in the K-Pop scene.
Wanna know why? Well, wave those MOA bongs, because we're about to break it down for you!
1. ACT: LOVE SICK
TXT has been in semi-hibernation, as the pandemic prompted everyone to take a step back and mask up. Now that COVID-19 is slowly but surely getting banished by the miraculous vaccines, the world is slowly awakening from its nearly 3-year slumber.
And yes, that means that in-person concerts are making a comeback as well!
TXT is set to light up several stages in the United States, and recently confirmed the Asian stops of their very first world tour, ACT: LOVE SICK. These include Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, and Jakarta.
These K-Pop kings kicked off their very first world tour on July 2 and 3 with a spectacular 2-day concert in their home base, Seoul, South Korea. Next stop; the world.
Also, shout out to everyone who attended day 1 and 2 of ACT: LOVESICK in Seoul...you were part of TXT's very first live in-person concert! (Here's a star just for you)
2. Third Japanese Single
Make room for TOMORROW X TOGETHER on your calendars, because it's going to be raining Good Boy Gone Bad concept content from July 4 until August 31!
Hyping up their "Good Boy Gone Bad" era even more, TXT recently announced the schedule leading up to the launch of their third Japanese single, which is slated to drop on August 31st. The lengthy schedule gives MOAs a heads up of when to expect the highly-anticipated sneak peeks.
Primarily divided into "Nihilist" and "Narcissist" titles, the concept images are bound to stay true to the reformed, rebellious, and sophisticatedly dark aesthetic of TXT's brand new era. To kick off the countdown, Big Hit released the "Nihilist" concept insert cut on July 4 at 6 PM KST. The image depicted a distressed electric guitar with a graffiti design.
Today, TXT wowed fans with their individual "Nihilist" concept photos. Looking dark and dashing, the five members all channeled elegant chaos with prominent undertones of rock.
Dipped in TXT's signature punk-pop style, we are reminded that even chaos can be art.
"Good Boy Gone Bad" is the carrier single for the quintet's May comeback EP, Minisode 2: Thursday's Child, and we're sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting for the Japanese version.
TXT's very own 4th generation "It Boy", Yeonjun, took on the role of MC on the variety show, Inkigayo. Showcasing his effortless charm, Yeonjun is a natural with a microphone and a camera. Alongside Seo Bume and Noh Jung Ui, he started his MC duties on April 3, 2022.
Fun Fact: Now that Yeonjun is busy touring with his bandmates, the variety show decided to place a standee of him next to his co-hosts. Don't cry, Inkigayo, he'll be back soon!
Contrary to popular belief, Asian stars don't necessarily need a Grammy or an internationally chart-dominating track to make it big. Their talent and love from the fandom already speaks volumes. However, fans from across the ocean have taken an interest in TXT too, proving that K-Pop truly is a universal language. To further cater to their international audience, the five-piece band will be making their U.S. festival debut at Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30.
Show 'em how it's done, TXT!
5. The Broken Records
This year, TXT became the 2nd male K-Pop act in history to chart in the top 26 of the Billboard 200 for 3 weeks in a row. After debuting on the 4th spot of the chart, TXT's Minisode 2: Thursday Child stayed strong at the 26th spot.
Before they wore this crown, the only one to achieve this specific milestone was their label mate group and sunbaes, BTS.
A Win For Thursday's Children
Legend has it (well, actually, nursery rhyme has it) that Thursday's children have lots of talent and potential. Thus, Thursday's Child Has Far To Go. Then again, modern interpretations say that Thursday's children usually face obstacles. But the good news is that obstacles are meant to be overcome. (Either way, stream "Thursday's Child Has Far To Go", because it's a bop.)
With one dream in the making, TOMORROW BY TOGETHER will be hanging out with us MOAs...even tomorrow.