Fourth generation K-pop boy group TREASURE is set to make its comeback this year. Their entertainment agency, YG Entertainment, confirmed the comeback of the twelve-piece boy group.
However, two of their members, Bang Ye-dam and Mashiho, would not be joining the group’s upcoming summer comeback and their tour. The two have been on temporary hiatus as announced by YG Entertainment back in May.
Bang Ye-dam had requested to take time off from the group activities as he would like to pursue his potential on being a producer as well as his studies in music. Meanwhile, Mashiho is currently resting due to health reasons and wants to spend more time with his family in Japan. YG Entertainment respected the decision of the two members.
“Although we are facing internal difficulties and we understand how fans are upset, the remaining 10 members are putting in all their efforts in preparations for their upcoming activities so that fans won’t feel the absences of the other two members,” the entertainment agency announced.
This August, the Korean boy group will be celebrating their second anniversary since their debut back in 2020. YG Entertainment wrote to the fans of TREASURE to continue their support for the group despite being incomplete at the moment.
Meanwhile, TREASURE is set to visit the Philippines this year along with other K-pop artists. They will be headlining the 2022 K-Pop Masterz this coming July 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
TREASURE debuted back in 2020 with their first single album, First Step: Chapter One. The boy group consists of 12 members who were formed through a reality-survival program called YG Treasure Box.