News

Super Junior Postpones Philippines Concert Despite Being In The Country Due To Eunhyuk’s Father’s Passing

Super Junior’s Super Show 9 in Manila gets postponed


After the group’s last concert in the country in 2019, Filipino Super Junior fans, or ELF, were ecstatic to see the K-pop group in concert again for the Super Show 9: Road in Manila on 6th August 2022. However, things turned around quickly on the day of the concert itself.

Super Junior announced at 2.06am that one of their members, Eunhyuk, had lost his father. A few hours later, the event’s postponement was announced. Despite this, the members who were already in Manila still met their fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.


Eunhyuk’s dad’s passing



The announcement of Eunhyuk’s father’s passing.
Image credit: @SJofficial

Label SJ publicized the news of Eunhyuk’s father’s passing at 2.06am on 6th August. At noon, it was announced that the concert will be postponed as agreed upon by the members and the promoter, PULP Live World Production Inc.

Despite this, the members expressed their wish to see their fans at the scheduled time and venue of the concert in the same announcement.


ELF’s touching fan project



ELF’s black ribbon fan project.
Image credit: @ryeongprincess

Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun expressed in their speeches that they’ve been looking forward to meeting their fans and apologized for not being able to push through with the concert as planned. They also promised to be back for Super Show 9 in Manila with Eunhyuk and Siwon, one of their members who recently caught COVID-19.

After their speeches, the group sang 3 of their songs, “My Wish,” “Callin’”, and “More Days With You”.

While the K-pop group worried about their fans’ reactions to the postponement, ELF had been understanding of the situation. To sympathize with Eunhyuk, they even tied black ribbons around their light sticks.


Super Show 9: Road in Manila to be rescheduled this year


Super Junior’s 6th August concert may have not gone as planned but host Kring Kim, who spoke on behalf of PULP COO Happee Sy, asked ELF to hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled concert in 2022.

Details for the rescheduled concert are yet to be announced, but ELF can expect them to be posted on Twitter via Super Junior‘s and PULP‘s accounts. We hope for Super Junior to return to the Philippines in good health!

Also check out:


Cover image adapted from: @nikkiquevedo and @ryeongprincess

 

Follow The Smart Local Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram for more stories like this. If you have a story to share, email us at pressph@thesmartlocal.com.

Kim Shelly Tan

Recent Posts

CUPS in Quezon City Is A Minimalist Coffee Shop That Lets You Work Quietly, Free Of Distractions

Check out CUPS in Quezon City, a minimalist coffee shop with a quiet ambiance that'll…

September 23, 2022

BGYO To Hold First H&M Virtual Concert, Also Recently Launched Exclusive Merch With The Brand

Don't miss out on BGYO's free Celestial Spaces virtual concert on 24th and 25th September…

September 22, 2022

Poitiers Archery Range In España, Manila: Destress With Archery For Under P500/Hour

Go to Poitiers Archery Range in Manila where you can destress and have fun with…

September 21, 2022

The Hungry Syrian Wanderer’s YOLO Retro Diner In Las Piñas Takes You Back In Time To A ‘50s US Diner

Go to YOLO Retro Diner in Las Piñas to indulge in big portions of classic…

September 20, 2022

11 Concert Tips To Have A Blast At Your Favorite Artist’s Event & Get Home Safely

Check out these concert tips - from queueing for tickets to getting home safely -…

September 20, 2022

Aria Gastropub, Quezon City: A Hidden Rustic Rooftop Resto-Bar Perfect For Hangouts & Parties

Visit Aria Gastropub in Quezon City where you can unwind and have a night out…

September 15, 2022