2015.11.18 MUSIC TICKET

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2015.11.18 MUSIC TICKET



Blue Square Samsung Card Hall

Dec. 30 and 31: Hyukoh, a popular Korean indie band, is holding a concert to celebrate the end of the year and the rise of their fame and popularity this year. Originally founded in May 2014, the band maintained a steady fandom, particularly in the Hongdae underground music scene. Their appearance this year on the reality TV show “Infinite Challenge” led to their now nationwide stardom. Since then, the band has collaborated with Tablo of Epik High on the hip-hop competition show “Show Me The Money.” They were also named among Korea’s top 10 artists at the Melon Music Awards.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ticket costs 77,000 won.

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


Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Sunday: 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 ($56) to 132,000 won.

Hoegi Station, line No.1, exit 1.


Pangyo Hyundai Department Store, Topaz Hall

Nov. 25: 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.


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 greatest 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.


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 Yoo 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

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.


Seoul Arts Center

Dec. 8: Lang Lang from China is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist who consistently sells out concerts across the globe. Lang is returning to Korea for the first time in two years to hold a piano recital. True to his nickname, “the superstar of classical,” Lang has prepared a repertoire guaranteed to please fans and classical music lovers. The program includes “The Seasons,” a set of 12 short solo piano pieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and Frederic Chopin’s four Scherzos.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 70,000 won to 160,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.


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.


Olympic Park, Gymnastics Arena

Dec. 24 to 26: Celebrate Christmas Gangnam-style with Psy, an international K-pop star and host of this annual year-end concert since 2003. Psy, whose career spans over 15 years, has been a global superstar since releasing the music video for “Gangnam Style” in 2012. The immense popularity of the music video, which currently has almost 2.5 billion views on YouTube, earned him the nickname “King of YouTube.”

In time with the year-end celebration, Psy is planning to release a new album on Dec. 1.

The concert starts at 9 p.m. on weekdays; and at 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won.

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


Sejong Center, M Theater

Dec. 30 and 31: Korean rock group JJY Band, led by Jung Joon-young, will end the year with their first-ever solo concert.

Jung, who made it to the top three in season four of the music competition show “Superstar K,” recruited members, who are mostly well-versed in indie music, and they debuted as a band earlier this year. The band quickly flourished in the indie/rock music scene.

The concert will be a melange of hard rock, indie and acoustic. In addition to 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 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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