Blackpink are launching into their comeback era at full speed with the announcement of Born Pink, the 36-date world tour that aims to be the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group,” according to the pop phenomenon’s management company YG Entertainment. They also announced the release date for their upcoming LP, also named Born Pink. The album arrives on Sept. 16.
The expansive tour will launch on Oct. 15 in Seoul before Blackpink makes their way to Dallas and Houston. November will see the group performing in Atlanta, Hamilton, Chicago, Newark, Los Angeles, and London before making December stops in Barcelona, Cologne, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
The Born Pink world tour stretches into 2023, picking back up in January with shows in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Riyadh, and Abu Dhabi and stretching through March, May, and June with stops in Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, and more. Presale for tickets begins on on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. local time ahead of the general sale on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.
Blackpink recently made their musical return with “Pink Venom,” their first official single since the release of The Album in 2020. After some time holed up in the studio, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa will release their sophomore album ahead of the tour launch, getting back into the flow of stardom.
“I love to perform, but I don’t always enjoy being part of the spotlight,” Jisoo shared in Blackpink’s candid Rolling Stone cover story. “I think it’s different for the other members: They love to receive the spotlight, feeling energized by the people who come to see us, and then getting a bit depressed when the stage is over and silence arrives. I’m a little different. When I’m onstage, I think about not making mistakes. Performing sometimes feels more like a test than something genuinely fun.”
But for Lisa, the new era marks a culmination of the strength she gathered in overcoming internal obstacles. “That whole year between ‘As If It’s Your Last’  and ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’  was rough for me,” she explained. “I couldn’t sing. When I went to the studio to record, nothing came out. I cried. I felt like I was bringing the team down. Teddy pushed me hard: ‘You can’t? No. Try harder. Go back in there.’ Because of Teddy, I overcame that time.”
BLACKPINK Tour Dates
October 25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 29 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
November 2 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
November 6 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
November 7 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
November 10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 11 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
November 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium
November 30 – London, UK @ The O2
December 1 – London, UK @ The O2
December 5 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
December 8 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
December 11 – Paris, FR @ Accor Arena
December 12 – Paris, FR @ Accor Arena
December 15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
December 19 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
December 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
This story was updated on Aug. 10 to add the release date of Born Pink.