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2015.12.5 MUSIC Ticket



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.”

Ahead of the year-end celebration, Psy just released a new album on Tuesday.

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.


Olympic Park

Friday to Sunday: 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 ($60) to 143,000 won.

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


Kyung Hee University, Grand Peace Palace

Friday to Sunday: 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.


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.


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 “Superstar K” 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.


Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall

Jan. 24: Start the new year on a good note with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The choir, made up of boys age 10 to 14, has a long history, as it was founded in 1498. It has become one of the most popular boys’ choirs in the world. The program includes a range of works, from classical works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Strauss, to excerpts from original movie soundtracks.

The concert starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 100,000 won.

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

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