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State-of-the-art masters of American punk pop create light sticks for their upcoming tour

The unique K-Pop concept is spreading all over the world.

Lightsticks have been a staple of K-pop ever since BIG‘s G-Dragon thought about the concept and designed the first K-Pop lamp shortly after the group’s debut.

Lightstick “Bang Bong” by BIGBANG | YG Entertainment

G-Dragon stated that the concept is based on BIGBANG’s willingness to be able to easily identify its fans in the crowd, as many K-Pop groups often come across festivals and performances with awards.

The K-Pop luminous concept has undoubtedly flourished over the years as designs have become more complex and technologically advanced. Some light sticks can now connect via Bluetooth to the phone app to sync with other light sticks to create a beautiful “ocean” and dynamic performance for the group.

BTS ARMY Bomb Ver. 3 | BANGTANTV / YouTube

Lightsticks are often expensive and have been described by the Billboard how “The income-generating foundation of the K-pop merchandising machine.

So far, the concept has remained unique to K-Pop, but with the massive growth of the K-Pop industry and thus the growing interest and fans of the genre around the world, it was only a matter of time before artists embraced the idea outside of K-Pop.

Recently, an American pop-punk band, Masters posesannounced on Twitter that they designed their own light sticks for the upcoming tour, Kings of the new age.

The team shared a photo of glowing lights in production ahead of the tour, which begins in November.

The band is no stranger to K-Pop. Their bassist and backing vocalist Ryan Scott Graham shared that he was a fan ATEEZ earlier this year, causing ATINY to host a State Champs listening party on Twitter, which was joined by Ryan himself.

During his stay in space, he mentioned that he would like the state champions to cooperate with one of the ATEEZ rappers, specifically mentioning the names of the members Hongjong and Something.

(Top row, left to right) Mingi, Jongho, Yeosang, Yunho and San of ATEEZ (Bottom row, left to right) Wooyoung, Seonghwa and Hongjoong | @Twitter

Fans of both State Champs and K-Pop responded excitedly to the sticks, ready for the genre’s crossover. One fan even hilariously called the K-Pop / Pop Punk crossover “kpop punk“.

Check out the 25 best K-Pop lightsticks voted by over 500,000 fans below!

Here are the top 25 K-Pop lamps according to over 500,000 fan votes

Source: Billboard and Twitter

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