[ETA update][article] Rain’s Gangnam Hanryu Festival performance will be held on YeongDong Grand Boulevard.

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

{Edited to Add:  J.Tune Camp has put up a notice on Rain’s official site that says his Gangnam Hanryu performance has been changed from Dosan Boulevard in front of the park to YeongDong Grand Boulevard in front of the COEX (the Korea Electric Power Company, KEPCO). As we understand it, the change is due to a dangerous traffic situation on Dosan Boulevard.


We had just asked in an earlier post if Rain’s special stage at the Gangnam Hanryu/K-Wave/Fashion Festival had been switched… This article on CNN GO says that the main part of the festival is in front of the COEX mall entrance, while Rain’s concert is still slated for Dosan Boulevard. So it is all the same general area, apparently.

HOWEVER: There is a new notice just put up by J.Tune camp about the matter, so we’ll just wait on translation before posting a final word on location, because the Google Translated version is NOT clear.

Stephen Colbert has been dreaming of this day. Okay, that’s hilarious. LOL!


CNN GO: Stephen Colbert has been dreaming of this day.

CNN GO 10/5/2011 —

Rain’s final concert this Sunday

Glimpse the abs of South Korea’s only “world star” for the last time before he joins the army.

Weeping will ensue en masse this weekend, as South Korea’s biggest pop star and Stephen Colbert’s arch-nemesis, Rain, will perform in the public for the last time before enlisting in the South Korean military.

The “Ninja Assassin” star’s free good-bye concert will be held on Sunday, October 9, as part of the Gangnam Fashion Festival 2011.

It is sure to be a tearful affair on both sides: “Concerts to me are like life on a smaller scale,” Rain told CNN Talk Asia in 2009.

Rain begins his mandatory, 22-month, Republic of Korea Army service on Tuesday, October 11.

Arguably Asia’s most well-known entertainer, the 29-year-old singer/actor debuted in 2002. With seven albums to date, he is one of Asia’s best-selling recording artists.

After acting in hit Korean dramas and movies, the K-Pop entertainer appeared in 2008’s “Speed Racer,” and starred in the 2009 Hollywood film “Ninja Assassin.”

For the latter, he picked up the “Biggest Badass Award” at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2006, Rain also made it onto People’s “Most Beautiful People” list in 2007.

This year, he topped Time Magazine’s online poll for “100 Most Influential People” for the third year in a row.

The singer will undergo basic training in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, but said on his website that it is yet undetermined where he will serve.

Although the main events of the eight-day Fashion Festival will be held in the plaza in front of Coex East Gate in Samseong-dong, Rain’s final show will be held on Dosan Boulevard in front of Apgujeong’s Dosan Park.

The entire boulevard will be blocked off that evening for the concert, which is scheduled from 7-9 p.m.

The show is free. Bring your own Kleenex.

Gangnam Fashion Festival: October 1-9; for more information click here.
Dosan Boulevard (도산대로): Gangnam-gu Cheongdam-dong 129-9 (강남구 청담동 129-9)

~ by Cloud USA on October 6, 2011.

5 Responses to “[ETA update][article] Rain’s Gangnam Hanryu Festival performance will be held on YeongDong Grand Boulevard.”

  1. Got this on his notice:

    1) gongyeonmyeong: 2011 Seoul Hallyu Festival

    2) Date: Sun October 9, 2011 19:00

    3) Venue: COEX special stage in front of the gel

    4) Cast: RAIN

    5) Organizer: Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

    6) Sponsor: Gangnam-gu Office, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea Tourism Organization, COEX

    Samsung Street can be reach by train, line 2 (green line)


    • {EDITED TO ADD: Sorry! I was looking at a different notice, Red. Thanks again!]

      Thanks, Red Cloud. What wasn’t clear was the relationship between this place and the place the Gangnam office tweeted. But now it’s pretty obvious that they’re all the same general area, and there is no more confusion.^^

      Stephe ^@@^


      • sorry GT messed up the street name, here the ‘official translation’ from rainbird:

        1) The show is called : 2011 Gangnam Hanryu Festival.

        2) Date : 9 October 2011 (Sun), at 7pm.

        3) Location : Rain’ll give a live performance on a specially prepared stage on the Yeongdong Grand Boulevard in front of COEX (or Korea Electric Power Corporation) in Samsung-dong.

        4) Cast : RAIN

        5) Host : Gangnam Culture Foundation.

        6) Sponsorship : Gangnam District Office, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. COEX.

        COEX is at Samsung Dong, still can go by tran, line 2


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