2018 WAY BACK XIA CONCERT was a three-day domestic comeback concert of JYJ’s member Kim Junsu. The show was Kim’s first headlining concert after completing his South Korea’s military service for a year and nine months, and two years three months since his last Xignature tour.

1. Background and Development
2. Promotion
3. Reception
4. Concert Set List
5. Concert Goods
6. Tour Dates
7. Gallery

Background and Development

C-JeS Entertainment first announced the start of the Way Back concert with shows in Seoul on November 6, 2018. MelOn Ticket was the ticketing agency for the shows in Seoul and the sales took place on November 8, 2018. LOOK Korea was the only exclusive authorized dealer and travel agent for international and Japanese fans.

Kim enlisted in the South Korea’s military on February 9, 2017. On November 7, 2018, Kim held a special fansigning event at COEX Live Plaza after discharging from the military two days earlier.

Kim performed songs from all of his Korean studio albums including Tarantallegra, Incredible, Flower and Xignature albums. The shows lasted for about three hours.

18 songs were performed in each show. In the set list, Kim also covered Sukima Switch’s 2004 track “奏(かなで)(Kanade)”. XIA held a ‘Genie Time’ corner, where he grants three wishes of his fans on stage.


A 20-second video teaser was released to promote the shows in Seoul on November 9, 2018. On November 16, 2018, C-JeS Entertainment released another new 43-second concert teaser clip promoting the same shows through JYJ’s YouTube channel and Kim’s V LIVE channel.

In an interview with Arirang TV under the Showbiz Korea program aired on November 14, 2018, Kim revealed that the concert features up to 70% to 80% dance tracks as opposed to his regular 50% ballad and 50% dance tracks in his previous concert tours.

The first concert poster was released on November 20, 2018.


Tickets sold out nearly instantaneously for the three-night Seoul concert, with tickets completely sold out within one minute on the first round of sales on November 8, 2018.

JYJ bandmate, Kim Jaejoong, attended the first day of the Seoul concert for the very first time in all of Kim’s solo concert performances.

Concert Set List

This set list is representative of the performance in Seoul.

● OeO
Opening Ment
● Intoxication
● Tarantallegra
VCR #2
● Fantasy
● No Reason
● 꽃(Flower)_Acoustic Ver.
VCR #3
● Out of Control
● Set Me Free
● Lullaby
Dancer’s Showtime (contains elements of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” and “Smooth Criminal”)
● Turn It Up
VCR #4
● 예뻐(Eyes On You)
● 토끼와 거북이(The Hare And The Tortoise)
Genie Time
● 奏(かなで)(Kanade)
VCR #5
● Uncommitted
● F.L.P
● Incredible
● Thank U For
Closing Ment
● Rock the World
Outro (BGM: 나의 밤(My Night))

Concert Goods

The list of goods was revealed and pre-orders for two official merchandise started two days ahead of the Seoul concert through C-JeS Store website. All merchandise were showcased and contained in a large display box outside the stadium.

This list is representative of the sales in Seoul.

1. Light Stick (Type A / B) – KRW 20,000
2. Slogan Towel (Type A / B) – KRW 10,000
3. Blanket Type A – KRW 70,000
4. Blanket Type B – KRW 30,000
5. Blanket Type C – KRW 20,000
6. Cushion Cover – KRW 25,000
7. Man to Man – KRW 70,000
8. Portable Battery – KRW 30,000
9. iPhone Case (7 / 8) – KRW 30,000
10. Metal Badge – KRW 5,000
11. Wappen Badge – KRW 5,000
12. Mug – KRW 15,000
13. Tumbler – KRW 20,000
14. Clear File Set (Type A / B) – KRW 10,000
15. Poster (Type A / B) – KRW 3,000

Tour Dates

List of concerts, showing date, country, city, venue, showtime and attendance.

Date Country City Venue Time Attendance
November 30, 2018 (Friday) South Korea Seoul Jamsil Indoor Stadium 07:30 PM
December 1, 2018 (Saturday) 06:00 PM
December 2, 2018 (Sunday) 05:00 PM


Concert Posters

Written and compiled by / Douglas (All About Cassiopeia)
Pictures by / C-JeS Entertainment

This page was last modified on December 2, 2018.