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The singer Rain saw a successful turnout for his three-day concert series, which attracted more than 15,000 people. They were the first individual shows that the entertainer has held in Seoul in four years.

During the performances, which wrapped up on Saturday, he also unveiled his plans for the future.

“I turn 35 years old next year. I’m still young, and I think I can sing and perform on stage for two or three more years, but it’s physically challenging to perform like this. So I’d like to stop singing [dance songs] while my body is at its best. It’s too hard to keep in shape. It doesn’t mean that I will stop signing. [But instead] I’ll sing ballad songs.”

He also elaborated on some of his projects for the upcoming year.

“I’ll do a film, a drama series and release an album. A concert tour to the States is also part of my plan.”

For the concert series, Rain sang some of his most popular hits, mostly dance tunes, including “It’s Raining” and “How to Avoid the Sun.”

The show received rave reviews from local media, which praised his ability to sing and dance simultaneously.

Next, Rain is set to travel to China, where he will kick off his Asia concert tour on Dec. 19. The singer, who uses his real name, Jung Ji-hoon, for some acting credits, debuted in 1998 and instantly gained a following with his eye-catching choreography.

Rain previously appeared in the Hollywood films “Ninja Assassin” (2009) and “Speed Racer” (2008).

He also recently launched a one-man agency.

BY SUNG SO-YOUNG
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