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2015.11.4 MUSIC Ticket


American singer and songwriter Rachael Yamagata is coming to Korea on the first stop of her world tour, following her tour around the United States. [ACCESS ENTERTAINMENT]


Pangyo Hyundai Department Store, Topaz Hall

Nov. : Right after her full-length U.S. Tour, Rachael Yamagata is headed overseas to start her international tour, with Korea as her first stop. The American singer-songwriter debuted in 2004 with the album “Happenstance.”

“Be Be Your Love,” a standout from the album, was later featured in the popular teen romantic comedy “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005). Since then, Yamagata has thrived in the music scene, noted particularly for her innate ability to capture the rawest emotions of loss and heartbreak through music.

Yamagata is releasing a new album in early 2016 and will perform some of the new tracks at the concert.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost 30,000 won.

Pangyo Station, Shinbundang line, exit 2 or 3.


Yonsei University, Main Auditorium

Nov. 14: Maksim Mrvica, nicknamed the king of electronic piano, is a preeminent pianist. Originally from Croatia, Mrvica has been active globally and is popular particularly in East Asia, including Korea and Japan. He has previously held concerts at various venues in Korea, including the Seoul Arts Center, as well as a sold-out show at the Sejong Center.

This upcoming concert marks his 12th performance in Korea. He and his seven-member band have prepared a repertoire that includes movie soundtracks, pop and more.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from 77,000 won ($68) to 132,000 won.

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



Olympic Park

Dec. 4 to 6: Dubbed “the king of vocals,” Kim Yeon-woo will hold a year-end concert in the beginning of December. One of the most legendary Korean ballad singers, Kim is best known for his smooth singing voice and ability to hit high notes.

He debuted as a singer in 1995 when he won the Yu Jae-ha Music Competition. The following year, he joined the band Toy. The group produced many hits and garnered much attention from listeners in the mid-’90s. In the present day, he is recognized for making appearances in the singing competition program “I Am a Singer.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on the weekend.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 143,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Nov. 22: Many Koreans are familiar with the Irish singer and songwriter Damien Rice. Although he hasn’t held an official world tour in recent years, he has visited Korea three times since 2013.

Rice is coming back to Korea as part of his world tour titled “My Favourite Faded Fantasy Tour.” The musician is known for only selecting the first and final songs of his set list, while deciding the rest on a whim.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 132,000 won.

Hoegi Station, line No.1, exit 1.


Hyundai Card Understage

Nov. 27: Pop legend Elton John is visiting more than 40 cities worldwide, including Seoul, for his “All the Hits Tour.” Elton John’s music career spans more than 50 years. Some of his all-time hits include “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Candle in the Wind” and “Your Song.” In Seoul, he will perform at the Understage, a small venue with just the right level of intimacy.

About 500 fans will not only get the rare chance to see Elton John perform live, they will be able to experience his music up close.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 200,000 won.

Itaewon Station, line No. 6, exit 3.


Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Dec. 4 to 6: Shin Seung-hun is a prominent Korean ballad singer whose career peaked in the 1990s. He garnered international popularity and was active in Japan and China. Most notably, his song “I Believe” was on the soundtrack of the mega-hit Korean romance flick “My Sassy Girl” (2001). Commemorating the 25th anniversary of his debut, Shin will also perform songs from his latest album, which is his first full-length album in nine years.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Friday; 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 143,000 won.

Hoegi Station, line No.1, exit 1.


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Dec. 16 to 20: Old-school K-pop group g.o.d. is holding a national tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its debut. Although the group disbanded in 2005, the members have kept busy, with one member pursuing a career as a solo singer, one an actor and one even a DJ. The group got together last year after a nine-year hiatus and produced an eighth studio album and digital single, which topped local music charts upon release.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets range from 88,000 won to 143,000 won.

Olympic Park Station, line No. 5, exit 3.


Sejong Center, M Theater

Dec. 30 and 31: Korean rock group JJY Band, led by Jung Joon-young, will end the year with its highly anticipated first-ever solo concert. Jung, who made the top three in Season 4 of the popular Korean music competition show “Super Star K,” has since been actively cultivating his musicality and popularity. He selected the members, who are mostly well-versed in indie music, and together, they debuted as a band earlier this year. The band has quickly flourished in the indie/rock music scene.

The concert will be a melange of hard rock, indie and acoustic. In addition to the band performing original songs, Jung will reprise the cover of “Becoming Dust,” on which he collaborated with SSK winner Roy Kim and which became the biggest hit of that season.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost 77,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8.

*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.

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