Filipinos really can’t get enough riding the Hallyu wave in the most passionate way possible. Filo K-Pop fans are just so loyal and amazingly supportive to their idols. A reason why every single K-Pop aficionados out there should prepare for a massive surprise this coming “BER” month!
Guess what, the charming and electrifying South Korean boy group TAN is all set to make a triumphant return to the Philippines this coming September. Adding to the excitement, it has been officially announced that TAN, signed under Think Entertainment will be also joining the esteemed Universal Records Philippines artist roster, elevating their career to new heights and will endeavor to achieve a broader reach on the Philippine music market.
Known for their incredible visuals along with dazzling singing and dancing prowess, the boy group consists of Changsun, Jiseong, Sunghyuk, Taehoon, Hyunyeop, Jooan, and Jaejun are on their way to make PH SODAs swoon all over again! Just look at this recent TikTok entry as Taehoon does the popular “Rover Challenge” with Kai of EXO himself which easily gained over 4.8M views and 700,000+ likes! (VIDEO HERE)
Along with Mr. Roh Hyun Tae, the CEO of TAN, Universal Records’s Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go along with Mr. Geong Seong Han, the President and CEO of SBTown, famous to fans as “Tatang Robin” are the ones responsible for making this very special treat come true. They debuted with their first mini album 1TAN on March 10, 2022 featuring their single “DU DU DU '' and dropped the three-track TAN 1st Anniversary Special Album [ESSEGE] just last March 2023.
Joining forces with Universal Records, one of the most renowned labels in the music industry, is a remarkable milestone for TAN. Both UR and SBTown are known for their impeccable reputation and commitment to nurturing exceptional talent, recognizing the exceptional potential in TAN's music and artistic vision.
Of course, their Filipino fans deserve to know them a lot better so we sat down with the boys for an exclusive interview to talk about lots of stuff regarding their notable experiences since their last visit here in the country.
While on your promo tour last year, did TAN have the chance to explore Manila? Are there any favorite places or hidden gems that you discovered and would like to share with your fans?
TAN: We were able to do a short tour in Manila. We went to Luneta Park, Intramuros, Manila Cathedral, and MOA Seaside. We loved Intramuros and would like to come back to take more photos!
Any tourist spots or specific places in Manila you looking forward to visiting this time?
TAN: We would like to visit more places that we haven’t visited before, so we’re open to suggestions from SODA!
Are there any Filipino artists that TAN would love to collaborate with?
TAN: We would love to collaborate with PLUUS! Our member Jaejun wrote 2 songs for them for their debut album and we would also like to perform with them someday.
Do you have plans to try traditional Filipino activities, such as jeepney rides, karaoke sessions, or street food adventures, when you go back here in Manila?
TAN: We want to try riding jeepneys and eating local street foods
During your visit to Manila last year, did you discover any Filipino dishes or food that you particularly enjoyed?
TAN: We tried halo-halo, crispy pata, lechon, and dried mangoes! We also tried Jollibee and we loved it. We want to eat more Filipino foods when we come back.
So guys, do you have any message or shout-out for your Filipino fans/ SODAs who have been supporting you throughout your journey? What should they look forward to this coming September?
TAN: Filipino SODA have always had the loudest cheers and we are so excited to hear them again! We miss SODA so much so we came back as soon as we could. We are preparing special surprises for SODA and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
Truly, fans can expect an extraordinary experience during TAN's highly anticipated return to the Philippines. The group's live performances are renowned for their mesmerizing choreography, infectious energy, and flawless harmonies. TAN's upcoming concert will undoubtedly showcase their immense growth and further cement their status as global K-pop superstars. Mark your calendars for September and get ready to be swept away by the unstoppable force that is TAN!
Cover Photo Credit: Universal PH