Kim Hyun Joong to Make Japanese Debut in January
Singer Kim Hyun Joong announced the release of his solo album in Japan.
Kim revealed he will be releasing the album on January 25 of next year at a press conference held at the Osaka International Convention Center in Japan on November 9.
According to a report published on online newspaper Oricon on November 9, Kim will kick off his eight-city tour of Japan in Osaka.
Not only is the concert, which is expected to draw 30,000 fans, the largest yet for any Korean solo artist, the tickets for the show sold out in record time, confirming the singer’s popularity in the country.
“I will give [the fans] an awesome show,” said Kim at the press conference. “I also want to have a ‘communication time’ that matches the distinct characteristics of each city.” The singer drew cheers from fans when he said, in Japanese, “Get excited today.”
Kim continued, “My dream is [to perform] at the Budokan in Japan. Next, an arena tour, then a concert at the Tokyo Dome. I will try my best to make my dream a reality as soon as possible.”
Kim’s first mini album Breakdown, which was released in June, sold 110,000 copies, while his second mini album Lucky sold more than 100,000 copies within three weeks of its release in October, the most of any solo artist in 2011.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Gwan
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