It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs for BIGBANG since the release of their 2016 album MADE, and now the group is back: today (Jan. 3), Coachella revealed that the four-member act would be performing at both weekends of its April event.
The act last released their song “Flower Road” in March 2018. This is the first official news of BIGBANG’s return as an act since the group went on hiatus due to members’ enlisting in South Korea’s military and Seungri’s departure from the act last year amid legal and criminal investigations related to him.
BIGBANG are set to perform during the Friday events, held on April 10 and 17.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2020
South Korean media had recently reported on speculation that BIGBANG would not remain together following a series of high-profile legal investigations surrounding multiple members over the past few years, but Coachella’s announcement seemingly puts that concern to rest and marks the return of BIGBANG.
Billboard has reached out to BIGBANG’s company YG Entertainment regarding the news. The company has since tweeted about the performance.
— YG FAMILY (@ygent_official) January 3, 2020