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.