Tony Ahn (Ahn Seung Ho, 41) of H.O.T idol group has mentioned on 29th January that the first generation group will make their come back. They are sincerely grateful to the fans who has patiently waited for their return. He also apologized that it took so long for the group to come back. But they thanked everyone for their support as they needed a lot of courage for the come back. The guys will do their best to perform for their fans.
Kang Ta (Ahn Chil Hyun, 39) also left a brief return to the Instagram. He said, "I am so sorry and thank you very much."
H.O.T will be on the stage of returning to perfection in the public hall of Ilsan MBC Dream Center on the 15th February through a feature stage of MBC TV entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' 'Saturday Night Singer 3'.
Moon Hee-jun, Jang Woo-hyuk, Tony Ahn, Kang Ta and Lee Jae-won- the 5 members have not been on stage for 17 years since the team's break up in 2001. Their performance videos and preparations can be viewed at 'Infinite Challenge' on the 17th and 24th of next month. However, in relation to the PyeongChang Olympics broadcasting program, this special program will be organised in a different time zone than the current 'Infinite Challenge' broadcasting time.
The production team said, H.O.T is a first-generation representative idol and we are practising choreography now to show a good example for viewers & their memories. The producers of 'Infinite Challenge' will do their best to H.O.T fans who have been waiting for 17 years.
H.O.T debuted in 1996 with first album entitled 'We Hate All Kinds of Violence'. The group succeeded with the hit single 'Candy' and debut song 'Dawn of the Warrior'. Since then, the group released 5 regular albums by 2001, reigned as the top group throughout their lives and rewrote the history of Korean idol singers. In 1999, H.O.T was the first Korean group to perform at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium. Their hits include 'Wolf and Sheep', 'We Are the Future', 'Happiness' and 'Ten'! 'Light' and 'Aya'.
Group leader Moon Hee-jun was born in 1978- was the first to get married among all members. Jang Woo Hyuk and Tony Ahn are the same age as Hee Jun. Kang Ta and Lee Jae Won were born in 1979 and 1980 respectively.