Japanese boy band KAT-TUN plans to take a hiatus from May 1


Boy band KAT-TUN said Saturday they will go on hiatus May 1, allowing three members of the group to focus on their solo careers for the time being.

KAT-TUN, which will mark its 10th anniversary in March, will begin a concert tour in April. The tour will end on May 1 at the Tokyo Dome.

According to Johnny & Associates, it has not been decided when KAT-TUN will resume its group activities. The agency manages KAT-TUN and more than 20 other boy bands and male recording artists.

The group made its debut in 2006 as a six-boy band, but two members left the group by 2013. Another member is set to withdraw from the band and quit Johnny & Associates at the end of March.