U-KISS has become the new rising Hallyu figure in Japan. U-KISS started their first series of concert tour in Japan in the beginning of July. During the tour, they have visited eight cities so far and have sold out all the tickets, which adds up to approximately 80,000 tickets. Moreover, all of U-KISSs Japanese albums are ranked highly on Oricon charts.
Through their Japanese concert tour and album promotions, U-KISS have definitely raised their profile as the next big Hallyu idols, following the footsteps of DBSK. U-KISS have performed 16 times throughout July and will be having a grand finale in Tokyo at NHK hall on July 28 and 29. They will also be releasing the third Japanese single Dear My Friend on July 25.
On September 5, U-KISS will be performing at the Budokan, the dream stage of Japanese artists, and officially wrap up their Japanese promotion. They will return to Korea after the Budokan concert to focus on a new album promotion in Korea in mid-September.