Why K-Pop group Stray Kids postponed US tour concerts
Stray Kids is a South Korean boy band
The band was scheduled to perform in the United States
Two shows were recently postponed
Fans of Stray Kids in the US will have to wait before they can witness the South Korean boy band perform onstage. The delay comes as a result of three band members- Lee Know, Felix, and I.N, testing positive for the coronavirus.
Earlier this week, the Stray Kids touched down in the US for ‘Maniac’, their second world tour. They were scheduled to perform in Atlanta on July 3 and Fort Worth on July 6. However, the shows were postponed after the recent diagnosis of the trio.
Record label JYP Entertainment announced on Sunday “that Stray Kids members Lee Know, Felix, and I.N have tested positive for Covid-19 on July 2nd (local time).”
“Lee Know, Felix, and I.N received positive results on self-testing kits performed on July 2nd (local time), thus immediately visited a hospital to receive PCR [polymerase chain reaction] tests and were diagnosed with Covid-19,” the statement read.
“All Stray Kids members have received all three doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and have each been using single rooms. Lee Know, Felix, and I.N are currently not presenting any symptoms and are quarantined in accordance with the United States CDC guidelines,” the agency added.
The agency further said that the other five members of the band excluding Lee Know, Felix, and I.N, tested negative and are “continuously” monitoring their health.
JYP Entertainment also urged fans to cooperate and assured them that new dates for the two concerts in Atlanta and Fort Worth will soon be announced.
“We apologize for causing concern to all STAY who support Stray Kids, as well as all staff involved. JYPE will continue to place the artist’s health as the highest priority and will provide everything possible in order to support the artist’s swift recovery,” it said.