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Seo Taiji to come back with 9th album on October 18th concert

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The legendary Seo Taiji will be making his comeback in mid-October.
His label revealed, "Seo Taiji will hold his concert "Christmalowin" to open up his promotions for his 9th album at the Seoul Jamshil Stadium on October 18th." "Christmalowin" is a combination of "Christmas" and "Halloween", and shows that he"s ready for a new type of music festival.

It"s been 5 years since Seo Taiji had a solo concert, so it"ll be the first time since 2009. He"ll be revealing the songs from his 9th album for the first time. His label said, "Even the scale of the performance will be a blockbuster level. The number of audience that will be there will be amazing, but the music effect and set will also be the best."

M.I.B’s Ozic Releases a Free Hip-Hop Track Called “Hyena”

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Four-member hip-hop group M.I.B‘s leader Ozic has released a solo hip-hop track called “Hyena,” which is available online for a free on Soundcloud.

The song is a powerful rap track, with lyrics and beats all by Ozic. The mixing and mastering was done by producer Priday.

In the song, Ozic raps about his intent and pride as a rapper.

Previously, Ozic hinted at the release via his Twitter, where he posted, “I’ll post a free track on Friday.” He later posted an update, saying that the song will be up by September 1.

Earlier this year, M.I.B successfully completed their Japanese tour, bringing out over 6000 fans.

The full lyrics to Ozic’s Hyena” can be found here, on Korean hip-hop webzine Hiphopplaya

g.o.d awe a total of 70,000 fans at their 15th anniversary concert

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g.o.d has finished up their 15th anniversary concert!
The veteran group had kicked off their "g.o.d 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert" on July 12th. It was their first concert together in 12 years, and they went through Seoul, Gwangju, Busan, and Daegu, finishing up in Daejeon on August 30th and 31st. They met a total of 70,000 passionate fans throughout the tour.

The concert kicked off with "Ugly Ducking" and the group sang all their hits such as "0%", "Friday Night", "To My Mother", "Saturday Night", "Stand Up", and "Promise". The group performed a total of 20 songs for about two and a half hours.
The members said, "Thank you so much for loving us without wanting anything back. We hope this wasn"t the end, and we promise to come back soon

Crayon Pop"s label Chrome Entertainment to have its first family concert in Japan

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Chrome Entertainment will be holding its first ever family concert!

The label revealed, "We"re holding the "2014 First Chrome Family in Japan Concert" on October 4th at Japan"s Tokyo"s Shinagawa Stellar Ball." The label is home to most notably Crayon Pop, but also has other acts such as Bob Girls, K-Much, and Zan Zan.

There will be two concerts, one at 1PM and another at 5PM. 20 fans from each concert will have the chance to take pictures with the artists, and fans who attend the 2nd concert will have the chance to shake hands with them.

The label said, "Since it"s Chrome"s first concert in Japan, we"re going to give Japanese fans stages of hit songs as well as a repertoire we have never shown before

10,000 Hong Kong fans show up to cheer on JYP Nation at "ONE MIC" concert

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The artists of JYP Nation brought the city of Hong Kong to a standstill with their collaborative "ONE MIC" concert!

Drawing over 10,000 fans into the packed Asia World Expo Arena, the concert presented the vast majority of JYP artists, including 2AM, 2PM, Sunmi, HA:TFELT, miss A, Baek Ah Yeon, 15&, GOT7, and the big man himself, J.Y. Park!

There were also numerous collaborative stages as well as a steady parade of hits, and the concert hit its peak with a mass performance of "10 Points out of 10", "Nobody" and "Hands Up" which put the entire audience on their feet!

Did you attend the concert? Which performance was your favorite?

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TVXQ to Hold a 5-Dome Concert Tour in Japan Next Year for 10-Year Anniversary

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Famous idol group TVXQ once again proved their amazing popularity in Japan by announcing their second Japanese five-dome tour to be held next year.

TVXQ, who also goes by the name Tohoshinki in Japan, delighted the fans in attendance when they personally announced yesterday at A-Nation Festival that they will be holding another dome tour to celebrate their tenth anniversary since their debut in Japan. TVXQ’s first dome tour, “Tree,” was supported and attended by thousands of fans and the golden duo deemed it well to have another huge-scale tour to thank the fans’ support for them for the past ten years.

The famous duo will start their tour in Fukuoka Yahoo! Dome on February 7 next year then will go on to Tokyo Dome, Sapporo Dome, Nagoya Dome, and Osaka Dome

Kim Hyun Joong Leaves Korea to Attend His Concert in China

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It’s been reported that on August 29, Kim Hyun Joong left Korea for Guangzhou from Incheon Airport in order to attend his fan meeting that was happening later that day and his tour concert occurring the day after.

Kim Hyun Joong is currently receiving much criticism for directly advertising his concert despite his investigations regarding the assault on his ex-girlfriend, “A.” He even marketed his concert on his personal Weibo by labeling it as, “My last world tour before my military enlistment.” Meanwhile Kim Hyun Joong has been charged with assault of “A” this past August 20. “A” claims that Kim Hyun Joong repetitively assaulted her from May to July, resulting in injuries that required at least six weeks to heal, including fractured ribs.

A representative of Kim Hyun Joong’s agency claimed, “It is true that there was a physical altercation that occurred while in the midst of a heated argument between the two

ZZAPA unveils MV for “Free Your Heart”

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On August 27th, hip-hop composer team ZZAPA released the music video for the song “Free Your Heart”. This is the title song to their first EP album “Free Your Heart”, which will feature unique, disco-infused hip-hop tracks.

The music video is entirely animated and is primarily in black and white with some splashes of color. The story features a salaryman going about his everyday job that becomes increasingly stressful. He frequently daydreams about going on vacation or leaving his job. The climax of the story injects more color as the protagonist finally decides to face his tyrannical boss and quit his job.

The song has a retro feel to it thanks to the 80’s-influenced brass and electronic instruments used. The lyrics are uplifting, inspiring listeners to follow their true passions

YG announces its first Beijing concert

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YG Entertainment, home to popular K-pop stars such as Big Bang, Psy and 2NE1, is holding a concert featuring its most well-known groups in Beijing. The agency said yesterday that it will host the group concert "YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Beijing" for the first time in China"s capital on Oct. 19 at Worker"s Stadium.Global star Psy, who released the single "Hangover" in June, is scheduled to appear. The singer is expected to announce the release of his new song "Daddy", which he recently filmed a music video for. "He will show off his characteristic cheerfulness on stage to keep fans entertained", the agency said.Boy group Big Bang and girl group 2NE1 will also perform at the concert. Epik High, with rapper Tablo, who has become more popular by appearing on the KBS entertainment show "The Return of Superman", will also perform

EXO, Girl"s Day, BTS and more at Lotte"s "2014 Family Concert"!

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If you"re in Korea either as a visitor or a resident, then prepare yourself for the best weekend ever. Lotte"s "18th 2014 Family Concert," featuring your faves, is taking place on August 30-31. Did someone say… EXO?

This is going to be a large-scale concert, filled with talent and eye-candy galore. Held at the main stadium of the Jamsil Sports Complex, the concert will be open to a whopping number of 12 thousand audience members and will be a 3-day event. Tourists and Korean locals alike are welcome to enjoy the Hallyu magic.

There will be performances on August 30 by vocal angels Lee Seung Hwan, Kim Bum Soo, Wheesung, and Ailee, and on August 31 by K-Pop stars EXO-K, EXO-M, VIXX, Girl"s Day, ZE:A, BTS, and Boys Republic

Baek Ji Young to have a solo concert in the US

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Baek Ji Young will become the first K-pop singer to perform at the Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York.
The singer will be holding her "Sentimental Memories" solo concert at Nokia Club in L.A on August 28 and Avery Fisher Hall in New York on the 30th. She is set to perform many of her hit songs, including “My Ear’s Candy”, “Good Boy,” along with OSTs such as “That Woman” from the SBS drama “Secret Garden” and “Don’t Forget” from the KBS drama “Iris 2.”
Baek Ji Young shared, "I think there is nothing else I can do but to give a good performance. I’ll do my best not to disappoint the audience".
After her two concerts in the United States, the singer will come back to Korea to start her national tour “2014 Baek Ji Young Show - That Woman” on September 20

EXO-K, After School, B1A4, TEEN TOP, Girl"s Day, Ailee, and more reported to perform at the "Infinite Dream MBC" concert

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EXO-K, After School, TEEN TOP, B1A4, Girl"s Day, Ailee, and more have been reported to have joined the line-up for the upcoming "Infinite Dream MBC" concert!

MBC stated, "During the live broadcast of "Infinite Dream MBC", which will be held in front of MBC"s new headquarters in Sangamdong, Seoul on September 1, EXO-K and more will perform."

TEEN TOP, After School, and other idol group members will join an indie band on stage for performances of Korean classic songs including "Dear J" and "Damdadi". EXO-K, Lee Eun Mi, Bobby Kim, Sohyang, Girl"s Day, B1A4, Jung Dong Ha, Kim Yeon Woo, Park Jung Hyun (Lena Park), Lee Mi Ja, and The One will also perform

Baek Ji Young to Become the First Korean Pop Singer to Hold Solo Concert at New York’s Lincoln Center

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Singer Baek Ji Young will be holding a very significant solo concert in New York on August 30.

She is scheduled to hold her very first American solo concert series “Sentimental Memories” in Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and New York’s Lincoln Center, on August 28 and August 30, respectively.

Lincoln Center in New York City is a world-famous venue. Baek Ji Young will be performing in the Avery Fischer Hall, where the New York Philharmonic usually performs. It has approximately 2700 seats.

This is a very significant feat for Baek Ji Young, as she will be the first Korean pop singer to be able to perform at the selective venue.

After her American shows, Baek Ji Young will return to Korea for her solo concert tour “2014 Baek Ji Young Show – That Woman”, starting in Seoul on September 20

Girls’ Generation To Hold a Concert at the Tokyo Dome

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Girls’ Generation,or more popularly known in Japan as Shoujo Jidai, will finally be performing in one of the largest concert venues in Japan: Tokyo Dome.

It has been four years since the famous girl group officially debuted in Japan and in gratitude, they have released their album “THE BEST” which topped the Oricon Weekly Chart for two weeks in a row immediately upon release. To cap off their gratitude to their fans, they will be holding their first ever dome concert entitled “GIRLS GENERATION THE BEST LIVE at TOKYO DOME” this coming December 9.

Check out Girls’ Generation’s video which summarized the road they have taken to reach their goals and also showed the members thanking their fans who supported them to reach this huge milestone of performing at the dream stage:

[To:ur Imagination] BIGBANG Welcomes You to Korea + 1 Week Left to Win a Free Trip for Two!

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Hi Soompiers!

Have you ever wanted to visit Korea, but never did because you’re on a budget? Or perhaps you already did, but still want to go back but can’t because your friend is on a budget and you don’t want to go alone. Well, you’re in luck!

KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) is hosting a fun event titled “To:ur Imagination” where 8 selected participants will win a 4 days and 3 nights free trip for two to South Korea. The event ends in one week! The last day to apply is on August 31 (KST).

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The members of BIGBANG give you a warm welcome, and also some ideas on places and activities below.

And good news for those who don’t get picked! There are other prizes: from iPad Mini Retinas, MCM backpacks, and BIGBANG DVDs personally signed by the members!

If you’ve already visited Korea recently or your schedule doesn’t work out, KTO has another event planned just for you!

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