AleXa Holds Minute of Silence for Itaewon Crowd Crush Victims – Billboard


Because the world and the Korean leisure trade react to the crowd-crush tragedy in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood in South Korea, AleXa took a second of her tour to recollect these misplaced.

At her live performance Sunday at Los Angeles’ Avalon Hollywood, the ultimate date in AleXa’s First Meet & Stay Tour in U.S. tour, the star requested for a minute of silence to pay respect to the victims.

“I’m saddened and fairly devastated to listen to what occurred in Itaewon just lately in Korea,” the 25-year-old instructed the viewers. “Many vivid, younger stars, many younger lives had been misplaced on this tragedy that may without end go down in historical past as one of many worst issues to occur in fashionable instances in Korea. It’s without end going to vary the lives of individuals they knew, buddies, household, and family members. I kindly ask that we altogether observe a minute of silence right here collectively out of respect for all of the victims and all of the lives misplaced within the tragedy.”

The stage then went darkish, minus a video display screen with the phrase “Pray for Itaewon” glowing all through the second.

AleXa’s Korean document label ZB Label additionally introduced on Sunday that they’d briefly postpone the deliberate promotional schedule for the singer’s forthcoming Ladies Gone Vogue EP. Earlier this month, Billboard revealed that the brand new EP, together with the brand new single “Again in Vogue,” could be launched on Nov. 10 as the primary new music because the Oklahoma-raised star gained the inaugural season of NBC’s American Tune Contest. There’s no clear indication if the discharge date will change at press time, however ZB Label shared that “detailed schedule modifications might be introduced by means of a separate discover.” The corporate added, “our deepest condolences to the victims, bereaved households, and people affected by the heartbreaking tragedy.”

AleXa joins the likes of PSY, ENHYPEN, Jessi and extra Okay-pop stars who’ve shared their condolences with victims of the tragedy that’s left greater than 150 lifeless and led to a weeklong nationwide mourning interval in South Korea. AleXa and ZB Label are additionally becoming a member of the handfuls of artists and labels opting to maintain or cancel promotional plans and new music in gentle of the tragedy.

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