A buzz was in the air as ONEUS, a five-member boy group from RBW Entertainment, was preparing to perform at the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City on January 12th. Black musical greats Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Sammy David Jr. once performed on its hallowed stage, and locals and TO MOON (ONEUS fandom’s name) alike were excited to see what ONEUS would bring to the stage as the theatre’s first-ever K-pop concert!
ONEUS consists of vocalist Seoho, rapper Leedo, vocalist Keonhee, dancer Hwanwoong, and visual/maknae Xion. Despite flying in just days prior to the concert, the group showed no sign of fatigue or jetlag while performing a powerful opening set of "Bring It On", "Come Back Home" and "Black Mirror".
The group expertly mixed in various levels into their performance, where members would launch themselves into the air off the back of a backup dancer or be held up high by their fellow members. This callback to second-generation boy group choreography elicited cheers
from the enraptured crowd.
Other highlights of the show included a cover section of Blackpink’s "Pink Venom" and Justin Timberlake’s "Sexy Back". Also of note were touching VCRs where the members reflected on the group’s past and its tough times during the COVID pandemic.
After New York, the group continued its tour with stops throughout the United States, Mexico, and South America.
Let us know if you were there! Are you excited for ONEUS's "Reach For Us" Tour?