BLACKPINK announce ‘THE VIRTUAL’ concert in PUBG Mobile game

Blackpin' in your (virtual) area!  The K-pop group will perform an in-game concert called "The Virtual" via PUBG Mobile later in July, the company announced on Monday (July 11).

The event will begin in North and South America from July 22–23 and July 29–30, while Blinks in other parts of the world will have access to concerts on July 23–24 and July 30–31.

But the concert won't be the only thing fans will be looking forward to — other than BLACKPINK's concert

Four Piece will also debut at the end of the month through a special song and new music video in the game and through PUBG Mobile's social media accounts.

"[We are] pleased to host the in-game concert as the second collaboration between Blackpink and PUBG Mobile, the world's best group," YG Entertainment, the management company of the K-pop group, said in a statement.

“We also hope to increase the opportunity for artists and fans to interact beyond borders and language barriers. ... Since this is a concert held in a virtual world, in addition to music and performances, various entertainment fans will be able to enjoy a single  Will provide special and interesting experience.

This is not the first time that BLACKPINK has joined hands with PUBG Mobile.  The group previously worked with the gaming company in 2020 to celebrate the launch of their 2020 release, the album.

The virtual concert comes on the heels of YG Entertainment releasing a statement on July 5, announcing the quartet - consisting of Jisoo, Jenny, Rose and Lisa - "in the final stages of recording a new album  Is."

The virtual concert is also a primer for the girls' tour plans this year and beyond, as YG promised an international tour by the 2022 finale, which they called "the biggest world tour in K-pop girl history".  was.  group."