iKON’s Eras.


WIN era: August 2013 to September 2014. After the show finished in October 2013, there were some tense moments of whether or not Team B would ever be around again, but they were put into the YG family tour and it was very exciting. In this era there was a lot of frustration, there were petitions to debut Team B. Every moment we got to see them was precious. Thanks WINNER TV.

Mix and Match era: September 2014 to November 2014. It was announced the Team B babies were going into another survival show. Due to the conditions of WIN, they were up for a line up change. It was in M&M we met Chanwoo and got the name iKON.

Where TF is iKON era: November 2014 to September 2015. The era of blurry photos and false promises. Lies and angst and desperate hopes. They opened for BigBang! Wanna rewatch M&M for the 50th time and cry? This was your era.

Welcome Back era: September 2015 to May 2016. iKON went full #TeamNoSleep and worked their asses off. It was a debut but it almost felt like a comeback, iKON had barely any TV time. Focusing on fanmeets (iKONTACTS) and then iKONCERTs. In January 2016 they debuted in Japan (creating sub-era iJON which is still ongoing tbh).

WYD era: May 2016 to March 2017. After releasing a digital single titled WYD, iKON kept the touring life alive (#TeamIHaventSleptinMonths/ #HowtoSpeakKorean?) iKON took on a Japan tour and a Chinese show that did them real dirty and I don’t wanna talk about it.

Where TF is iKON 2.0 era: March 2017 to May 2017. so we’ve been here before, false promises, date announcements, grainy photos and “teasers” in the form of instagram videos of videos. Yeah. At least this time we have Dome dates to “look forward to.” The quotes are for sarcasm. Does iKON know how to speak Korean anymore? How many times can I watch the same 17 seconds. Am I desperate enough for a M&M rewatch? Please save me.

New Kids era: May 2017 to January 2018. iKON made their first real comeback since Welcome Back (with promotions on Music shows and everything!) They released a Single album with two tracks – Bling Bling and BDay. They also became the fastest group to get a Dome concert in Japan. Then they lived in Japan (not literally) for like a year. (August 2017 to November 2017).

Return Era: January 2018 to present: iKON RETURNS! With their second comeback and second full album (8 new songs and 4 bonus tracks already released.) They’re getting lots of promotions on radio and TV shows. They got their first PAK and have yet to leave #1 overall charting (on iChart) since they reached it with Love Scenario (their only title song this album). 

originally posted by me in reply to an ask