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2012.7.12 TICKET

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Radiohead will be headlining the upcoming Jisan Valley Rock Festival, set to kick off on July 27 in Jisan, Gyeonggi. The band will perform on the first day of the festival. See MUSIC, left. Provided by the organizer


MUSIC



JISAN VALLEY ROCK FESTIVAL

Jisan, Icheon, Gyeonggi

July 27 to 29
: One of the summer’s biggest rock music festivals returns with Radiohead, James Blake and The Stone Roses headlining the weekend lineups. Elvis Costello, James Iha (former member of The Smashing Pumpkins), Owl City and Los Lonely Boys will also be making the trip to Jisan for the three-day event. Busker Busker of “Superstar K” fame, Apollo 18, Taru and Idiotape are just a few of the Korean groups playing the festival as well. Located in the mountains of Icheon, Gyeonggi, Jisan Valley saw nearly 100,000 festivalgoers last year and expects a similar crowd this July - rain or shine.

One-day and three-day passes cost 140,000 won ($ 122.55) and 225,000 won, respectively.

From Icheon Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 12

www.valleyrockfestival.com



ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL KOREA

Olympic Stadium

Aug. 3 and 4
: The world’s premiere electronic music festival comes to Seoul for the first time, bringing with it a knockout lineup of the some of the biggest names in house music. Skrillex and Steve Aoki headline Friday’s show that will also see Sidney Samson, Tokyo Big Boy and Shut Da Mouth take the stage. Saturday’s lineup is packed with the legendary Tiesto, Carl Cox and Friends, The Crystal Method and John Digweed. Ultra Music Festival began as a one-day event in Miami and has grown into one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals. It has expanded internationally to Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Poland and Korea.

The full lineup and stage times have not been finalized.

Tickets are 110,000 won for Friday, 132,000 won for Saturday and 180,000 won for a two-day pass. VIP tickets are 250,000 won per day.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5

02-3471-8957, www.umfkorea.com



EMINEM

Jamsil Sports Complex,

Assistant Stadium

Aug. 19
: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? For the first time in Korea, he will. Eminem’s “Recovery Tour” makes its way to Seoul this summer after stops in the Americas and Europe.

The U.S. rapper and producer was the best-selling artist of the 2000s, with his debut album “The Slim Shady LP” propelling him to fame in 1999. He became the first artist to win three consecutive Grammys for best rap album. Currently, more than 86.5 million copies of his albums have been sold worldwide.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



JAMIROQUAI

Jamsil Indoor Stadium

Aug. 22
: The internationally acclaimed British jazz funk band Jamiroquai is coming to Korea as part of its “2012 Rock Dust Light Star Tour” in collaboration with Audi at Jamsil Indoor Stadium. When Jamiroquai visited Korea for the first time, tickets sold out in five minutes. The band has sold more than 25 million albums and has been described as the world’s most stylish band.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 99,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



MAROON 5

Jamsil Sports Complex,

Assistant Stadium

Sept. 15
: With hit songs that have topped pop charts such as “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone,” Maroon 5 is coming to perform in Seoul and Busan after releasing its fourth album, “Overexposed.”

The band will play at Busan Indoor Gymnasium on Sept. 14 and Jamsil Sports Complex on Sept. 15. To date, Maroon 5’s albums have gone gold and platinum in 35 countries and the group has earned three Grammys.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices range from 110,000 won to 132,000 won.

Sports Complex Station, line No. 2, exit 6 or 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





THEATER



LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

LG Arts Center

To Sept. 4
: Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, the Tony Award-winning play “La Cage aux Folles” makes its way to Korea.

The story focuses on a gay couple - Georges, who is the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub with drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction.

The play’s farcical adventure begins when Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancee and her ultra-conservative parents to meet them.

In 1983, the show on Broadway won Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



WICKED

Blue Square Musical Hall

To Aug. 31
: “Wicked” is a musical based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” The original Broadway production has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design and Best Scene Design.

Performances start at 8 p.m. on weekdays; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 50,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hankangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2 or 3

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr



LA BOHEME

Yonsei University Amphitheater

Aug. 28 and 30
; Sept. 1 and 2: Puccini’s classic opera “La Boheme” is coming to Korea to perform on the outdoor stage of Yonsei University. The work has become part of the standard Italian opera repertoire and is the fourth most frequently performed opera worldwide.

The story centers on young Bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. The opera will be conducted by Maestro Chung Myung-whun of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and directed by Nadine Duffaut.

The opera will be performed on Aug. 28 and 30 at 8 p.m. and on Sept. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 570,000 won.

Sinchon Station, line No. 2, exit 3 or 4

1577-3363, www.clip2u.co.kr



CHICAGO

D-Cube Arts Center

To Oct. 7
: The Korean version of the musical returns to the stage after a two-year absence with a new cast. “Chicago” tells the story of the “hottest stage in the world” in the roaring ’20s, when the country was in the throes of a new kind of music - jazz.

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays; at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won to 110,000 won.

Sindorim Station, line Nos. 1 and 2, exit 1

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com





TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE



MODERN KOREAN FOLK MUSIC

CONCERT: CITY-REFINED

Seowan Theater

To Sept. 22
: The Modern Korean Folk Music Concert mixes traditional Korean folk music with modern melodic sounds through the use of the gayageum (long zither of 12 strings) and janggu (double-headed hourglass-shaped drum generally played with one stick and one hand) along with an electric piano and a modern-day drum set.

Concerts are held Thursdays and Fridays of every week at 8 p.m. and on Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Tickets are priced at 20,000 won per person.

Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 4

1544-1555, ticket.interpark.com



Event information is culled from the Korea Tourism Organization and other online sources.
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