It’s on Saturday (May 17) at the Hollywood Bowl. No, this is not a last-minute announcement because I originally announced this festival way back in February (here’s the proof). I have no idea whether tickets are still available, but here’s the website for the festival.
2008 Korean Music Festival May 13, 2008
Korea Comes to the Hollywood Bowl February 1, 2008
I’m making up for the last-minute nature of most of my previous announcements by making this announcement incredibly far in advance. But since tickets are already on sale, I guess it’s okay.
I suppose I should say exactly what I’m announcing. That would be the 2008 Korean Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on May 17. I understand the music won’t be limited to kpop but will include many types of Korean music, so there should be something everyone can enjoy. I don’t think the artist list is finalized yet, at least not according to this blog. The show will be followed by fireworks.
More info on the Korean Music Festival, including how to buy tickets, can be found here.
It doesn’t rain in LA July 2, 2007
Bi/Rain’s concert in LA on Saturday got canceled because the producers messed up, or something like that. According to rumor (this rumor was found at soompi.com), at the last minute he wasn’t going to be allowed to use the equipment he’d brought along from Korea, and supposedly the show couldn’t go on without the effects it provided. I think there’s actually something else going on behind the scenes. In any case, it was very bad luck for the folks who flew in from Asia for this concert (and for everybody else who had tickets and was looking forward to it). Rain wasn’t even allowed to go on stage to say hello to his fans. 😦
There’s an article about it here. The same article says we have about 200,000 Koreans in LA. I understand we’ve got the largest concentration outside of Korea.
They should have warned Rain not to get his hopes up. It doesn’t rain much in LA, especially in the summer.