Yes, you read that right. South Korean variety show Running Man will hold an online fan meeting via TikTok on September 5.
The SBS variety show has gained popularity worldwide since its first broadcast in 2021. Since 2013, members of the show have been visiting the fans overseas with fan meets and various performances.
Fan meetings and performances have been popular in many regions like Southeast Asia. Among these include the fan meetings in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in December 2019, and the Manila fan meeting, despite being rescheduled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The latter sold tickets within one hour of going on sale.
The Running Man 2021 Online Fan Meeting will be planned and produced by NP C&C, a subsidiary of NPInc., a brand experience content solutions company. It will also be held at NP XR STAGE. The fan meeting will be broadcasted live on TikTok.
“TikTok’s paid live feature was first introduced in May and we have received positive feedback as well as meaningful results afterwards, including Lotte Duty Free Online Family Concert, Beautiful Mint Life 2021, and FOREST 21 Epik High Concert. TikTok will continue to make efforts to provide better customer experiences to domestic and foreign users.”
Jae Bae, head of global business development at TikTok Korea
The Running Man 2021 Online Fan Meeting tickets are available via SM Tickets and various overseas companies. It will be broadcasted live in six different languages – Korean, English, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian at 6 PM on September 5.