Foreign acts in 2020 include Queen, Green Day, Mika
British rock band Queen is the most anticipated foreign artist visiting Korea in 2020.
The “Hyundai Card Super Concert 25 QUEEN” will take place at the Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Jan. 18-19 as part of the band’s “The Rhapsody Tour” that kicked off last June.
It will be the second performance in Korea by the British band after one during a Super Sonic music festival in 2014.
Queen’s 2020 Seoul concert comes after the success of the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Korea in 2018. The movie, which depicted the life of its late lead singer Freddie Mercury, has sold more than 9 million tickets in Korea.
Since Mercury’s death in 1991, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have toured with other lead singers, most recently Adam Lambert.
American rock band Green Day will hold a concert in Seoul for the first time in 10 years, with its upcoming 13th studio album “Father of All Motherfuckers” set to be released in February.
The concert, slated for March 22 at Jamsil Arena in southern Seoul, is part of the “Hella Mega Tour,” a tour co-headlined by American rock bands Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Its Asian leg, including Seoul, Singapore and Osaka in Japan, will be performed only by Green Day.
Formed in 1986, Green Day led the re-emergence of punk rock in the United States in the 1990s, along with punk bands NOFX, The Offspring and Rancid.
English singer-songwriter Mika will hold his first Seoul concert in four years on March 5 at Jamsil Arena.
The Lebanon-born musician has visited Korea six times since his debut in 2007.
He released his fifth full-length album “My Name Is Michael Holbrook” in October last year and has been on a world tour since November.
American R&B singer Khalid, who won the Rookie of the Year award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, will also hold a concert at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul on April 9.