The South Korean band ATEEZ has already started their European tour and their first stop has been Madrid. Getting a sold-out Palacio Vistalegre on April 23rd and 24th, the K-Pop group has fascinated all their Spanish fans and also the not so fans.
Going through almost all their discography, from the most classic and epic ones like Wonderland or Pirate King to the most recent ones like The Real and Turbulence, ATEEZ made the language barrier not to be a problem and made all their ATINY (name of their fans) feel at home. Although Wooyoung, one of the members, had to leave the concerts due to a hip injury, the members and fans were able to fill the gap with a lot of strength, giving him all the encouragement in the world for his speedy recovery.
The band had already been in Spain in 2020 but had to leave before their concerts due to COVID 19’s health situation. The guys have returned to Madrid with more strength than ever to give those fans everything they couldn’t have two years ago.
From Alexander Magazine we had the pleasure and the honor to talk to its eight members. Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho told us about their favorite songs, their European tour and created a lot of hype for what is to come.
- Of all your discography, what is your favorite song or the one you have a special affection for?
Hongjoong: I like The Real. It is my favorite song to perform on stage because the song’s meaning matches our mindset.
- Are there any concepts you would like to try in the future that you haven’t tried yet?
San: I would like to try more rock-influenced songs. A sound that has impact.
Hongjoong: Yeah, a rock song! I also would like to collaborate with a Spanish artist.
- Which is your favorite era and in which one have you enjoyed the concepts the most?
Yunho: My favorite era and concept is Wonderland. It is a very meaningful that I like to perform. The uniform concept and impactful energy of the song is something that our ATINYS like.
- What is one dream you would like to fulfill together as a group?
Mingi: As a team, our goal would be to get more music show wins and be first on music charts. That would be really great achievement for us. However, I’m confident we can do it because we are ATEEZ. We also want to meet ATINYs all over the world.
- What is the videoclip you like the most or the one you have most enjoyed filming?
Wooyoung: It would be The Real because we had a lot of fun filming it all of us together. It was a really fun process, even though the weather was cold, we didn’t feel the time going as the shoot was so much fun!
- Not counting the single Don’t Stop, which we love, Fever Epilogue was the last comeback we could enjoy from you guys, what do you have in store for the future?
Hongjoong: We already announced our next Japanese album and its title song Rocky. We are also preparing for something big, that ATINYS are really looking forward too. The only thing I can say right now is to look forward to our next big thing.
- During the lockdown, what were the things you missed the most?
Jongho: The thing that I missed the most during the pandemic, is of course offline concerts. Now that we are finally here, we can feel the excitement we longed for, and we are very happy to finally be able to perform in front of a crowd.
- How do you feel to be able to return to the stages of the different cities in Europe and what should we expect from this tour?
Yeosang: As you might have known last time in 2020, we came all the way to Madrid but we had to go back without having any concert happening. Now that we are back and we were able to hold our concert we are very thankful and we want ATINYS to feel and connect with all the energy and passion we are bringing, and of course, enjoy the show.
- The last time you were in Madrid you couldn’t give the concerts but now you are here for it, what do you think of the city? Do you like Spain?
Seonghwa: Madrid is one of the cities we really wanted to visit. We know we have a lot of fans here because we could see that on our socials. Thus we really were excited and had a lot of expectations. But Spanish ATINYs exceeded these expectations by giving us way more passion and energy than us.
Hongjoong: In my case, I really love the culture and the passion the country has. So I’m always excited to come here. And I really hope we can come back here as soon as possible.
- Finally, a message that you want to give to the Spanish ATINY and the ATINY from all over the world that are reading this.
Wooyoung: I’m really sad that I couldn’t perform at the concert and I’m really sorry to the fans who excitedly came to the concert in order to see us. Next time we come back, I will take better care of my health, so I can be able to perform in front of ATINYS in Madrid to my full ability.
Yeosang: It’s been a long time coming, and I couldn’t wait to meet ATINYS after such a long wait. I’m really thankful to all of them for waiting for us for such a long time and we’ll be working harder to repay them with better conditions. I love you!
Jongho: The reason why we came all the way here to do concerts is of course all thanks to the support and love of our fans. I’m thankful that we were able to perform here and we will make sure to come back even stronger and show a better side of ourselves and with even cooler and unforgettable performances.
Mingi: We are thankful for all the passion we got from all the fans and we’ll make sure to come back as a better version of ourselves next time we come to Madrid.
Seonghwa: I’m really thankful to all the Madrid fans that were waiting for us for such a lot time. We felt all the energy and all the emotion when we were on the stage so we are really thankful and emotional about that. We will never forget all the feelings and emotions we felt while we were on the stage and we will work harder to be a better version of ourselves and come back stronger and better.
Yunho: For two days, we were able to put on a great show thanks to the fans’ love and energy. We are now fully charged from all the support we got from the Spanish ATINYS and we will go ahead with great performances!
San: Madrid was on fire all thanks to all the energy we got from ATINYS. We will come back. “Muchas gracias” ATINY.
Hongjoong: We stayed here for only a week, and yes the reason why we are back here is our fans. I want to tell them: Thank you so much and please keep watching over us. Our next meeting will be more beautiful than yesterday. Thank you.
- Before we say goodbye I would like to give all the love and encourage to Wooyoung. I hope you get well soon and can join the rest of the boys on tour.
Wooyoung: Thank you for worrying about me. I am feeling better and will make sure to make up for my absence next time in Madrid.
- Thank you very much for your time and I hope you had a great time in Spain and that you liked the country and also that the fans made you feel comfortable. And thank you to give us this opportunity to interview you.
Hongjoong: Thank you for spending your time with us and we hope to see you soon in person if we can. Thank you!
ATEEZ: Thank you!!
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