Rain to Give Free Concert for 40,000 Fans

Sept 7, 2006

Singer Rain will invite some 40,000 fans to a concert free of charge ahead of his world tour slated for December. The organizers of Rain’s tour said the concert will take place October 13 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul and that its repertoire and scale will be the same as those of the singer’s world tour.

Rain’s world tour, entitled “Rain’s Coming,” is the largest project in scale among worldwide tours ever given by a Korean artist. Rain will perform in major cities of 12 countries, including the United States, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China and Korea, over a period of five months. The organizers said Rain’s upcoming tour will be on par with Madonna’s latest tour in terms of scale.

The production crew of Rain’s tour will include several high-profile figures, such as choreographer Jamie King, who produced Madonna’s “Confession Tour” and choreographed for Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and world-renowned concert director Dago Gonzales.

According to the organizers of the tour, the purpose of Rain’s free-of-charge concert in Seoul is to express the singer’s gratitude to his domestic fans ahead of his concerts overseas, because they are the ones who always supported him. The singer will also hold a fund-raising campaign at the concert to help physically challenged people. The audience will be invited to donate as much money as they want for the cause.

Tickets to Rain’s concert will be distributed free of charge nationwide beginning late this month.

Source: KBS Global