AceShowbiz - BLACKPINK successfully caused fans frenzy when they appeared on U.S. television for the first time in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 12. Stopping by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", the South Korean sweethearts performed their smash hit "DDU-DU DDU-DU", which became their first track to chart on Billboard's Hot 100.
As if entertaining their fans in the Unites States with their TV performance wasn't enough for them, BLACKPINK announced the North American tour dates for their "In Your Area" world tour during their appearance on the show. The leg is set to kick off during Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, where they are set to perform on April 12. It will conclude on May 8 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
While the show was airing, the hashtag "BLACKPINKonLSCC" was trending worldwide on Twitter. The late night show's official Twitter account even jokingly declared that it had become "a BLACKPINK stan account."
This is now a BLACKPINK stan account. https://t.co/At6tm8OX8K— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 12, 2019
"LOOK AT HOW GRATEFUL THEY ARE TO GRACE THE STAGE OMFG DON'T TOUCH ME IM SO PROUD OF MY GIRLS IM HONESTLY STILL CRYING," one fan exclaimed. Another shared a picture of the girls backstage and wrote, "You did great today. You guys even watched with us, gonna stay up late for GMA later, blinks are always here and proud for the four of you."
"The fact that BLACKPINK was announced as 'wildly popular kpop group' on their first american television performance... power," one other tweeted. "I'M CRYING RN. I AM REALLY PROUD OF MY GIRLS," one fan said.
the fact that BLACKPINK was announced as “wildly popular kpop group” on their first american television performance... power #BLACKPINKonLSSC— ￼ (@jennievantes) February 12, 2019
Following their performance on the Stephen Colbert-hosted show, BLACKPINK made an appearance on "Good Morning America" to perform the same song and talked about their upcoming North American tour. "It's happening and we're starting in April, and we're very, very excited for it," said member Jennie. "It's finally happening."
The group also sat down with Michael Strahan and Sarah Haines for a longer interview on "Strahan and Sarah", which will air on Friday, February 15. In addition to the interview, BLACKPINK belted out their song "Forever Young".