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The Takeover Begins: BLACKPINK Makes U.S. Television Debut With Double “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” Performances

K-POP infiltrates the US.

BLACKPINK announced a US tour and immediately started promoting their presence with back-to-back performances of monstrous banger, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.” It marks the group’s first time performing on U.S. television.

In the video for the track, the lead single off their EP, Square Up, the foursome swing from chandeliers, dance in a rain of fire and strut down a hallway of concrete and neon lights. They tried capturing that magic in a bottle for their live performances, but it didn’t translate. It was awkwardly obvious the girls relied heavily on playback, which is fine I suppose because they had four-minutes worth of choreography to execute, but they seemed a tad exhausted. Nonetheless, the song is a major bop and I’m here to help spread their success stateside.

Watch their performances on Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America below, and keep an eye out for them when they take the stage at Coachella this spring.



04-12 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04-19 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-24 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
04-27 Hamilton, Ontario – FirstOntario Centre
05-01 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
05-05 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
05-08 Ft. Worth, TX – Ft. Worth CC Arena