Alexa Holds a Minute’s Silence for Itaewon Crowd Crush Victims – Billboard

As the world and the Korean entertainment industry react to the mob tragedy in the Itaewon district of Seoul, South Korea, AleXa took a moment from her tour to remember those lost.

During her Sunday concert in Los Angeles at Avalon Hollywood, the final date of AleXa’s first Meet & Live tour of the United States, the star asked for a moment of silence to honor the victims.

“I am saddened and quite devastated to hear what happened recently in Itaewon Korea,” the 25-year-old told the audience. “Many bright young stars, many young lives were lost in this tragedy which will forever go down in history as one of the worst things to happen in modern times in Korea. It will forever be life changing. people they knew, friends, family and loved ones I ask that you please observe together a minute of silence here, out of respect for all the victims and all the lives lost in this tragedy.

The scene then turned dark, without a video screen with the phrase “Pray for Itaewon” shining throughout the moment.

AleXa’s Korean label, ZB Label, has also announcement Sunday that they would temporarily postpone the planned promotional schedule for the singer’s next album Girls have become fashionable EP. Earlier this month, Billboard revealed that the new EP, along with new single “Back in Vogue,” will be released on November 10 as the first new music since the Oklahoma native star won NBC’s inaugural season. American song contest. There’s no clear indication if the release date will change at press time, but ZB Label shared that “detailed schedule changes will be announced in a separate notice.” The company added “our deepest condolences to the victims, bereaved families and those affected by this heartbreaking tragedy.”

AleX joined PSY, ENHYPEN, Jessi and other K-pop stars who shared their condolences with the victims of the tragedy that left more than 150 people dead and led to a week-long period of national mourning in South Korea. South. AleXa and ZB Label also join the dozens of artists and labels choosing to maintain or cancel promotional plans and new music in light of the tragedy.

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