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Trick or Hike! Hello, we are xikers!
(Trick or Hike! 안녕하세요, 싸이커스입니다!)

—xikers

xikers (싸이커스) is a 10-member boy group under KQ Entertainment. They debuted on March 30, 2023 with their first mini album House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing.

Their name is a combination of "x" which represents coordinates and "hikers" which means travelers as the group members are traveling through time and space to find the coordinates.[1]

History[]

Pre-debut[]

In August 2022, KQ Entertainment introduced the 10 members of their trainee group KQ Fellaz 2.[2]

2023: Debut with House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing, Junghoon's hiatus, fan club name reveal, House of Tricky : How To Play, first world tour[]

On January 30, 2023, it was announced that KQ Fellaz 2 would be performing at KCON 2023 Thailand in March with the reveal of their first artist lineup.[3]

On February 24, KQ officially announced that KQ Fellaz 2 would debut under the name xikers by launching the group's social media accounts and releasing an identity film.[4]

On February 25, they announced their first reality show, Tricky House, which began airing on February 27.[5]

On March 6, it was announced that xikers would be debuting with their first mini album, House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing, to be released on March 30.[6]

On May 5, it was announced that member Junghoon would be going on hiatus to recover from surgery after tearing his cruciate ligament.[7]

On May 26, they revealed through Youtube Live that their final fandom name will be road𝓨, which means to become the coordinates (𝓨) that present the (road) xikers will walk down in the future and join their adventures and journey.[8]

On July 3, it was announced that xikers will have their first comeback on August 2 with their second mini album, House of Tricky : How To Play.[9]

On August 21, their world tour was announced "Tricky House: First Encounter". The tour will begin in Osaka, Japan at the Zepp Osaka Bayside on October 5, 2023.

2024: House of Tricky : Trial And Error, Grammy Museum 2024,1st Fanmeeting : road𝓨map, Japanese debut[]

On February 5, 2024, the group released a teaser poster for their third mini album scheduled for March.[10] The title of the album was revealed to House of Tricky : Trial And Error, set for release on March 8.[11]

GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles is setting the stage for an immersive exploration into the world of Korean pop music over the next two years. Starting April 10 through June 10, the Museum will host its inaugural K-pop-focused pop-up display, "KQ Entertainment (ATEEZ & xikers) : A GRAMMY Museum Pop-Up". [12] Xikers’ outfits from their 2024 EP House of Tricky : Trial And Error, which were featured in their new music video for “We Don’t Stop”, as well as xikers member Junghoon’s outfit from their 2023 debut EP House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing, which was featured in a performance of their title track “도깨비집 (TRICKY HOUSE)”. [13]

On April 8 KST, xikers announced their first fanmeeting Fanmeeting : road𝓨map. It will be held at the Blue Square Master Card Hall in Seoul for two days on May 25 and 26, and May 26 will be the first anniversary of the birth of the official xikers fandom road𝓨.[14]

On May 10, it was announced that xikers will make their Japanese debut with the single "Tsuki (Lunatic)" on August 7.[15]

Members[]

Name Position(s)[16] Year(s) active
Minjae (민재) Leader, Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Composer 2022–present
Junmin (준민) Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist 2022–present
Sumin (수민) Main Rapper 2022–present
Jinsik (진식) Main Vocalist 2022–present
Hyunwoo (현우) Main Vocalist 2022–present
Seeun (세은) Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper 2022–present
Yujun (유준) Sub Vocalist 2022–present
Hunter (헌터) Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist 2022–present
Yechan (예찬) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae 2022–present
Inactive
Junghoon (정훈) Lead Vocalist 2022–present

Discography[]

Korean[]

Mini albums[]

Participation releases[]

Japanese[]

Singles[]

Concerts[]

World tours[]

Concert participation[]

  • KCON 2023 Thailand (2023)[3]
  • KCON 2023 Japan (2023)[17]
  • K.One Festa Qatar 2023 (2023)[18]
  • KPOP LUX x SBS Super Concert in Madrid (2023)[19]
  • KCON 2023 LA (2023)[20]
  • KPOP LUX x SBS Super Concert in London (2023) (canceled)[21][22]
  • Yeosu Expo OTT Music Festival (2024)[23]
  • KCON 2024 Hong Kong (2024) [24]
  • KCON 2024 Japan (2024) [25]

Fanmeetings[]

Filmography[]

Reality shows[]

  • The Player: K-POP Quest (YouTube, 2022) (4 episodes)
  • Tricky House (YouTube, 2023)

Variety shows[]

Endorsements[]

  • Nacific (2024)

Trivia[]

  • Yechan was a contestant on Under Nineteen.
    • He was part of the top 19, but was eliminated in the final episode.

Gallery[]

Main article: xikers/Gallery

References[]

  1. (KR) Edaily: KQ엔터 새 보이그룹 팀명은 '싸이커스'
  2. Soompi: Update: ATEEZ’s Agency KQ Entertainment Introduces 9th And 10th Members Of Pre-Debut Team KQ Fellaz 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Allkpop: KCON 2023 reveals lineup of performing artists in Thailand
  4. Soompi: Watch: KQ Entertainment’s New Boy Group xikers (KQ Fellaz 2) Launches Social Media Accounts + Unveils 1st Teasers Ahead Of Debut
  5. Naver (KR): 'KQ 신인' 싸이커스, 27일 첫 자체 예능 '트리키 하우스' 공개
  6. @xikers_official on Twitter (March 6, 2023)
  7. Soompi: xikers’ Junghoon To Halt All Activities And Undergo Surgery
  8. Soompi: xikers Announces Official Fan Club Name
  9. @xikers_official on Twitter (July 3, 2023)
  10. xikers_official on Twitter (February 5, 2024)
  11. @xikers_official on Twitter (February 12, 2024)
  12. Grammy Awards: GRAMMY Museum Unveils First-Ever K-Pop Exhibit With Ateez & Xikers Opening April 10
  13. Grammy Museum: KQ ENT. (Ateez & Xikers)
  14. Kstationtv: XIKERS: First fan meeting since the debuts
  15. @xikers_jp on Twitter (May 10, 2024)
  16. YouTube: Welcome to TRICKY HOUSE (EN/JP/TH) | xikers(싸이커스) TRICKY HOUSE EP.01
  17. Soompi: KCON 2023 Japan Announces 1st Performer Lineup
  18. @k.onefesta on Instgram (March 29, 2023)
  19. @KPOPLUX_ on Twitter: Full Lineup Announcement (May 17, 2023)
  20. Soompi: Update: KCON LA 2023 Announces 2nd Lineup Including ATEEZ, IVE, THE BOYZ, And More
  21. @KPOPLUX_ on Twitter (August 31, 2023)
  22. Soompi: KPOP LUX SBS Super Concert In London Officially Canceled
  23. @yeosu_ott on Twitter (April 24, 2024)
  24. YouTube: xikers (싸이커스)'s 1min. ⏱💛 | KCON HONG KONG 2024
  25. YouTube: xikers (싸이커스)'s 1min. ⏱💖 | KCON JAPAN 2024

Official links[]

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Japanese
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