by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
After much speculation, Mnet has confirmed that popular Korean hip-hop competition series Show Me the Money 4 will be holding concerts in two U.S. cities next month.
In each season of Show Me the Money, a group of promising rappers undergo open auditions, one-on-one battles and other challenges for the chance to perform in front of a live audience and win a cash prize. Experienced rappers divide surviving contestants into small teams and serve as producers to them.
Over 7,000 contestants, including K-pop idols, underground rappers and veteran emcees, auditioned for the show’s fourth season. Bobby of the upcoming K-pop boy band iKON was crowned the champion last year after pairing up with producers Dok2 and The Quiett of Team Illionaire.
For the Show Me the Money 4 concerts held in Los Angeles and New York City, producers Tablo, Jinusean, Paloalto, San E, Verbal Jint, Jay Park and Loco will be performing with the show’s top 4 contestants. Although producer Zico is not listed as a performer for the U.S. concerts, he will be participating in the show’s Seoul and Busan concerts, which will be held on Sept. 5 and Oct. 10, respectively.
The L.A. concert will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 at Shrine Expo Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. while the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale, retailing from $60 to $200.
Meanwhile, the New York concert is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Buy Theater. Tickets are a bit pricier than the L.A. concert, with the price starting at $100. While the L.A. concert does not have an age restriction, the Best Buy Theater requires all attendees to be 16 years old and over.
You can purchase tickets and learn more information about the concerts via AXS. Show Me the Money 4′s semifinals will air on Friday, Aug. 21 in South Korea. Who are you rooting for?
Team Zico & Paloalto
Team San E & Verban Jint
Team Loco & Jay Park
Team YG (Tablo & Jinusean)
H/T to Soompi. Featured image via Powerhouse.