Free Kpop Concert In La Coliseum
What”s better than a K-pop concert in your hometown? How about a free K-pop concert!
To celebrate the 111 years since Koreans began immigrating into North America, the LA Korean Society (Korean American Federation of Los Angeles) and KBS America held a press conference at the Korean Meeting Hall on February 10. At the press conference, they revealed that they would be holding a free Hallyu open concert that will also be the largest of all time.
KBS America and the Los Angeles Korean Association will be joining together to host KBS’ music program, “Open Concert (L.A. K-Pop Festival)” to be held on April 12. It will be the biggest event in its history.
On February 10, KBS America and L.A. Korean Association held a press conference announcing the free “Open Concert” to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 12.
The hosts announced the event will be held in celebration of the “111th Anniversary of Koreans in America L.A. K-Pop Festival.”
With the LA K-Pop Festival a little more than two weeks away, it has been revealed that tickets will be distributed through Ticketmaster this Saturday at 10am PST. While the concert is free, a small service fee for Ticketmaster is added.
Hosted by KBS America and the Los Angeles Korean Association, the event is set for April 12 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event will start with a day long festival at 10am, followed by a concert at 5:30pm.
Back in February, it was revealed that there would be a free (yes, free!) K-Pop concert in Los Angeles hosted by KBS and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles on April 12! As March is quickly ending, the tickets will be available to the general public starting tomorrow.
You can get the tickets on a first come, first serve basis here at ticketmaster (2 ticket limit per person) starting on March 29 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST. Also, physical ticket distribution will be held at the HwaGae Traditional Market (940 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006) on Saturday March 29 at 10:00am PST. Tickets here will also be distributed via first come, first serve and a limit of 2 per person (5,000 total tickets). As the event is taking place in the LA Memorial Coliseum, there will be 93,000 seats available as well as additional space for a total exceeding 100,000 spectators! However, there will undoubtedly be a high demand for tickets as who doesn”t want to go to a free, K-Pop concert? So make sure you get your hands on one for yourself!
allkpop [TV Program Guide] [Variety Edition]: [Op-Ed] Leessangs departure from variety: the problem with jumping to conclusions
I don’t usually discuss serious topics on the allkpop TV Guide. But this past week, something really big happened, something worth talking about – and it, sadly, didn’t need to happen at all.
I am, of course, talking about the hip-hop duo Leessang‘s announcement that they would be ending all of their stints on variety programs, with Gil on ‘Infinity Challenge‘ and Gary on ‘Running Man’. This is a reaction to the massive backlash they have received over a concert (‘Super 7‘), featuring the ‘Infinity Challenge’ members, that was produced by Leessang Company.
Vocal group Soul Star is back with a new single “Gangnam Station Exit 10“!
The song is about wanting to reconnect with a past lover as Exit 10 at Gangnam Station was once a popular spot frequented by couples back in the ’90s through the early 2000s.
The group will be holding a free mini concert at a cafe at Gangnam Station in commemoration of the release and to reconnect with their fans and music lovers, Soul Star plans to release a new digital single every month.
As previously mentioned, ‘Infinity Challenge‘ announced that their ‘Super 7‘ Concert will be cancelled. Not too long after that, Leessang‘s Gil tweeted apologizing for his mistakes and intended to step down from ‘Infinity Challenge’.
He revealed what they planned to do with the profits of the ‘Super 7′ concert. Also, he said that he got the blame for all the mistakes that make the show postponed. He wrote,
Recently, because of various conflicts, the highly-anticipated concert, ‘Super 7‘, was cancelled.
Not too long after the cancellation, Leessang members Gary and Gil both stepped down from their respective variety shows.
However, the substantial damage does not stop there. It’s recently revealed that the concert was prepared by the members’ own budget. An insider shared to reporters, saying, “We’re estimating to have to pay in the 100 million KRW (around $90,000 USD) range. The members are planning to pay for all the costs related to the cancellation of the venue and such.”
After three-week promotions in America, Psy kept the promise to perform for the University Festival right after coming back to Korea. Of course, he has been met with an explosive response.
On the September 25th, Psy held an official press conference at 3PM. Then at 8PM, he took the stage at Kyonggi University to perform his hit song “Gangnam Style” in front of an explosive crowd. Later at 10PM, he performed once again at Joongang University.
New duo 15& has been successful in holding their ‘school attack’ guerrilla concerts.
Beginning on the afternoon of October 12th, the girls arrived at the Chungdam Middle School, followed by Eonnam Middle School at 3PM, Sungil Information High School at 5PM, and Dankook University at 8:40PM. Within eight hours, 15& made a surprise concert at each school and performed their debut song “I Dream“, their cover of Alicia Keys and Beyonce‘s “Put It In a Love Song“, and even SISTAR‘s “Ma Boy“.
Working with a legend, the 2PM members found themselves in Germany with veteran singer, Lee Mi Ja.
On October 8, a press conference for the MBC special, Lee Mi Ja’s Guten Tag, Lady Dongbaek was held at the MBC center in Yeouido. Commemorating 130 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Germany and 50 years of Korea laborers who were sent to Germany in the 1963, Lee Mi Ja, Cho Yong Nam, and 2PM will be heading to Frankfurt to put on a special concert on October 26.
Big Bang’s leader G-Dragon generously gave away meal vouchers to YG Entertainment’s famous cafeteria, and the recipient happens to be BoA of SM Entertainment.
In October 19 broadcast of MBC “Infinity Challenge,” the cast members and their partners (G-Dragon, BoA, Yoo Hee Yeol, Kim C, Jang Gi Ha and the Faces, Rose Motel, and Primary) gathered together to comment and evaluate each other’s performances prior to the “2013 Infinity Challenge Freedom Road Music Festival.”
Always doing things out of the ordinary, Crayon Pop announced that it will have a concert and that it will be completely free.
On October 30, Crayon Pop will hold the 1st PopCon in Seoul at the Nuritkum Square in Sangam-dong.
The concert will be free of charge as stated by Chrome Entertainment. “This concert has been organized to pay fans back for all the love Crayon Pop has received. We decided on a free concert so that people will be able to enjoy Crayon Pop’s performances.”
INFINITE recently capped off the Asia leg of their “One Great Step” world tour with a bang in Manila, Philippines last November 3 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
“One Great Step” in Manila is INFINTE’s second time to perform in the Philippines after the “Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert” last January. Standing once again before thousands of Filipino Inspirits, the boys belted out to some of their well-loved hits such as “BTD,” “Be Mine,” “Paradise,” and “Man in Love.”
Crayon Pop will be having their first Japanese solo concert!
Chrome Entertainment revealed that the girls will be in Tokyo”s ZEPP Divercity on the 15th and hold their “POPCORN in TOKYO” concert. It”s the first ZEPP concert the girls are having since their debut. The concert hall itself will hold only 1,000-1,500 people, but the ZEPP tour is famous for bringing in various famous overseas artists to perform in Japan.
The girls will be performing their hit songs such as “Dancing Queen” and their famous “Bar Bar Bar“. Before the concert, there”ll even be a K-pop cover dance event that the girls will be judging. The concert will be free for any fans who want to see the girls.
The girls will be releasing a Christmas album by the end of the month, so look forward to that!
The mega-hit boy group Super Junior has made it big again this time in London!
The group, which has already gathered over a million fans for their global concert tour Super Show, landed in London after hitting France to continue their record-setting journey.
On November 9, the curtains opened for the concert titled ‘SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR “SUPER SHOW5” in LONDON’ in the Wembley Arena in London.
The show brought over 10,000 fans from not only England, but also from other countries around Europe including France, Germany, Poland, and Hungary.
Crayon Pop, most famous for the viral hit Bar Bar Bar will head over to Japan to hold a free concert.
Chrome entertainment, Crayon Pop’s agency, reported that the members will hold a free concert on November 15 at the Zepp Divercity Tokyo in Odaiba, Japan.
The concert titled ‘2nd POPCON IN TOKYO’ is the second free ‘POPCON’ concert that the group will hold, following its first in Sangam-dong on October 30.
Zepp Divercity is reported to hold up to 2,000 people and serves as a concert hall for artists from around Japan and around the world. Crayon Pop’s agency noted that the concert hall cannot be booked unless the artist has a certain level of fame in Japan.
Last week, Hallyu stars Super Junior held their concert in Osaka while JYJ’s Jaejoong held his concert in Yokohama. Super Junior brought together 90,000 Japanese fans, while Jaejoong brought together 60,000 fans for his concert.
On November 17, SM Entertainment announced that Super Junior’s world tour, “Super Show 5” held in Osaka, Japan from November 15 –16 brought together about 90,000 Japanese fans. Super Junior performed 32 songs including their hit songs “Mr Simple,” “Bonamana,” and “Sexy, Free & Single.” Most importantly, Super Juniors revealed for the first time the stage for their fifth Japanese single “Blue World” planned for release in December, creating high praises from fans. Furthermore, members Eun Hyuk and Donghae who released singled “Oppa, Oppa” and “I Wanna Dance” announced their plans to release their first full album next year, creating excitement and anticipation for the duo unit’s Japanese tour.
Big Bang‘s leader G-Dragon has given the fans a sneak peek of the group’s concert rehearsal.
He shared the snapshot on his Instagram on December 22 with a short description, “At Bigbang’s Tokyo dome concert rehearsal.” In the picture, he is casually sitting on the stage and taking a break from practicing. Despite it being the rehearsal, the star stays true to his reputation and is sporting a stylish outfit. His modern suit with cropped pants paired with brown leather shoes makes him look sharp and fashionable, and if it wasn’t for the hat hiding his hair waiting to be styled and the high collar covering his make-up free face, he could easily leave the dome with that look. Even when busy practicing, G-Dragon looks like a true fashionista.
MBLAQ’s agency J.Tune Camp will be putting out a new boy group in the first half of 2014, and they have just released a teaser video for the debut of the group’s rapper duo unit, Pro C. According to J.Tune Camp, “Pro C is an abbreviation of ‘Problem Children.’ The name carries the meaning of bad boys who know how to play hard.”
Pro C’s teaser video was unveiled at MBLAQ’s Global Tour Concert in Seoul on November 23.