[ETA updates][articles] Word on the street: The MAMAs, a new album, New Year’s concerts, TV appearances, and Rain.

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

{*Edited to Add 11/23: Rain’s comeback album, set for a January 6, 2014 release, and his new reality show Rain Effect, coming this December, have been confirmed by the man himself in his Man of the Moment trailer, shown at the 2013 MAMAs. ^@@^}

{*EDITED TO ADD: RAINY Entertainment just confirmed Rain’s trip to the MAMAs in Hong Kong on his official website. You can see that notice and live stream info to watch the show HERE. ^@@^}

Holy G.Pete! Asia is figuratively BLOWING UP and having a collective coronary over news coming down the pike about our workaholic World Star. My goodness.

As of this posting, none of this has been officially confirmed in writing by Rain and Company, but I hope it all comes to fruition (especially the variety show, because it sounds like such rip-roaring fun! We all know that JiHoon was born a jokester.) 🙂


SOOMPI News 11/21/2013 — by halves in unision

Rain to Perform at 2013 MAMA, Reveals More Info on New Album and TV Appearances


Great news for Rain fans!

On November 21, it was announced that Rain will make a comeback through a surprise performance at MAMA 2013 and that his new album will drop next year on January 6.

He’s currently touring Japan and will head to Hong Kong for the awards ceremony right after finishing up the Osaka leg of the tour.

Many industry critics are looking forward to the release of his album, observe what kind of style he will return with, and how it will be accepted by the public. This will mark three years and nine months since his last album “Back To The Basics,” which was released back in April 2010.

Rain produced the album and composed a number of songs in the album. He’s also working on other details on the album like the choreography and costume concept.

There’s also talks of him having a variety program, which would start next month capturing his various sides as the celebrity Rain and South Korean citizen Jung Ji Hoon.


Yonhap News 11/21/2013 —

Rain to have comeback performance at Mnet’s MAMAs… His new album will be released next January

Singer and actor Rain (his real name, Jung Ji-hoon, aged 31), who was discharged from the army last July, will domestically have a comeback performance at 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

According to multiple people involved in both the world of singers and broadcasting on the 21st, Rain will put on a surprise performance at the awards ceremony that is supposed to be held in the Asia World Expo Arena of Hong Kong on that day, and he is officially going to release his new album next January 6th.

Now Rain is in the midst of a concert tour in Japan’s 4 cities, but he’ll go to Hong Kong for this performance after his concert in Osaka scheduled for the 21st.

After three years and nine months of releasing his album ‘Back To The Basic’ in April, 2010, Rain will be back with his new album next January. 2011’s song ‘Busan Woman’ published at his last concert before his enlistment was just an event song for his fans.

Again, Rain will produce his new album himself. Some of his own songs will be in this album, and similar to his previous albums, you can expect many collaboration tracks with respected composers including ‘Bae Jin-ryeol’. It is said they are progressing fairly with the work. As Rain has laid plans on how clothes, choreography, music, etc, should be made for the album, he is known to show enthusiasm for the job by presiding over meetings to provide his fans with the best-quality album possible.

For the past four months since his discharge from the army, Rain has focused on having serious of schedules abroad, except for a domestic fan meeting.

Rain hit the stage at Thailand’s music festival ‘Sonic Bang’ last August, and the sponsors of China’s Hounan TV’s live music show ‘Qairunasung’ (快樂男聲) invited him to come and give performances last September. Also, he attended ‘2013 Singapore Fashion Week’ last month.

In addition, Rain has been going on a concert tour entitled ‘Rain Zepp Tour-Story of Rain’ in Japanese cities like Fukuoka (18-19), Osaka (20-21), and Tokyo (25-28), since he held concerts in Nagoya on November 14-15 in the first leg of his tour.

Accordingly, the media attention has focused attention on which of these two comebacks as a singer and as an actor come first, and on his schedule.

An official from the world of songs said, “Making his debut as a singer, Rain has extended his activities to the screen and dramas, but he seems to think that working as a singer could be more meaningful for his fans who have been waiting for him.”

Credit: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=106&oid=001&aid=0006608582
English translation by 화니


The Straits Times/Communities 11/21/2013 —

Pop star Rain to perform at New Year concerts at Marina Bay Sands

K-pop star Rain performs at his last concert in Seoul, September 2011, before his army enlistment. -- FILE PHOTO: CELESTIAL MOVIES

K-pop star Rain performs at his last concert in Seoul, September 2011, before his army enlistment. — FILE PHOTO: CELESTIAL MOVIES

Fans can usher in the new year with Rain.

The South Korean pop star will be in Singapore for two concerts – his first in the country since completing two years of military service.

Tickets for the gigs at Marina Bay Sands on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day go on sale tomorrow (fri nov22).

Ticket prices range from $188 to $488 for the Dec 31 countdown show starting at 10pm.

The most expensive “A” reserve tickets, at $488, includes access to a fireworks viewing deck with hospitality after the concert, said a Marina Bay Sands Singapore statement.

Tickets for the Jan 1 concert, to begin at 7.30pm, cost $88 to $388.

Tickets may be purchased on MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing, by phone on 6688-8826, at Marina Bay Sands Box Offices and Sistic outlets. For information, log on to MarinaBaySands.com.

Last month, the singer, known for his hot dance moves, attended the opening of the first MCM brand flagship store at Marina Bay Sands. He was also spotted at Fashion Week 2013 at Marina Bay Sands, where he attended the runway show for the South Korean leather goods brand.

~ by Cloud USA on November 21, 2013.

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