A Minister In Indonesia Has Stated That BLACKPINK Will Not Be Performing In Jakarta’s GBK Stadium. It has been announced by an Indonesian ministry that BLACKPINK would not be allowed to perform at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium in March 2023 as part of the Indonesian dates of their ‘Born Pink’ world tour.
After yesterday’s concerts in Jakarta’s GBK Stadium, Minister of Youth and Sport Zainudin Amali addressed the crowd and fielded questions about the stadium’s limited availability (November 2). In preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023, which will be held in the country from May 20th to June 11th, renovations to GBK Stadium will begin next month.
No concerts or other public events can take place in the stadium before the start of the game. Coconuts Jakarta translates Amali’s alleged response that “Certainly not” when asked if BLACKPINK will be permitted to perform in the stadium on March 11 and 12.
The ministry stated that the impending BLACKPINK concerts at the stadium will interfere with the preparations for the U-20 World Cup. After the repairs are complete, the minister reportedly said, “the stadium will not be allowed for any usage [other than to host the Under-20 World Cup].” The state owns GBK.
GBK Stadium is still mentioned on both BLACKPINK’s and IME’s websites as the location of their Jakarta performances as of this writing. Concert promoters IME and Live Nation have not yet responded to the news that BLACKPINK will no longer be performing at their Jakarta shows. Raisa, an Indonesian singer, and composer was slated to perform at GBK on February 25.
The renovations and Zainudin’s announcement are likely to affect the show. Minister Zainudin reportedly told Tempo that the ban extends to five additional Indonesian stadiums hosting World Cup games. Coconuts Jakarta, he mentioned two other venues besides GBK as potential replacements: Pakansari Stadium in Bogor and Patriot Stadium in Bekasi.
Neither of these stadiums is currently holding any events. As part of the Asian leg of their ‘Born Pink’ world tour, K-pop group BLACKPINK will be performing at Jakarta’s GBK Stadium on March 11 and 12. Between January and May, the tour will make additional stops in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Taiwan, Manila, and Singapore.
On November 14 at 9 AM WIB, pre-orders for new subscribers to the Reverse fan club will begin. The public sale of tickets will commence on November 15. Blackpink dropped their second studio album, titled “BORN PINK,” in September. NME critic Tanu I.
Raj gave the album three stars and praised the group’s willingness to try new things, writing, “Now that BLACKPINK seems to have whetted their appetite for experimentation, let’s hope they go all the way on the next record – flip the script completely, propelled by the confidence that no matter what they do, they’ll come out on top.”
As of late, K-pop superstars BLACKPINK have been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards, in the categories of Music Video of 2022 and Group of 2022, the latter of which pits them against BTS and other industry heavyweights.