The legendary K-pop icon Seo Taiji will hold his 25th anniversary concert next month in Seoul. But, instead of the original members of Seo Taiji and Boys, which Seo Taiji was the leader of, idol group BTS will collaborate with Seo for the performance.
They will perform to eight songs of the then three-member group, including “I know,” “Deep Into The Night,” and “Come Back Home,” exactly the way they were performed in the past, with no changes to the original songs.
Seo, who started his music activities when he was a teenager, and even dropped out of high school to pursue his music career, officially debuted in 1992 with now YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun-suk and Lee Ju-no. After Seo Taiji and Boys disbanded in 1996, Seo has been going solo.
G-Dragon makes donation to United Nations on his birthday
Apart from probably receiving heaps of gifts from his fans around the world, BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon continued his own act of giving on his birthday.
On Friday August 18, when Kwon Ji-yong turned 29, he donated 81.8 million Korean won (which is around 72,000 U.S. dollars) to the United Nations’ refugee agency. G-Dragon wants to help the agency’s campaign to build shelters for the displaced people. The star-with-heart has been making charity donations for those in need for years on his birthday, asking for fans to do likewise. According to YG Entertainment, this year GD’s aid went to the Seoul office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The singer was quoted saying, “It is heart-wrenching to see children flee their homes due to civil wars and violence. I want my small sincere contribution to help give them places to rest.” He added that he wants to convey the idea that peace cannot be achieved by just imagining it, but through collective effort.
TVXQ promises “not to disappoint fans” with comeback
Now both members of TVXQ have returned from their military service, the duo appeared in front of fans for a press conference about their big comeback plan.
The event, held in Seoul was the first of their “Asia Press Tour,” to be followed by a press conference in Tokyo and Hong Kong. The duo expressed their happiness to meet their fans again and for having returned from their service in good health. Max Changmin just returned from his service last Friday, and U-Know Yun-ho in April. To mark their return, SM Entertainment has dedicated the last week of September as “TVXQ Week” and is expected to release Yunho’s solo track “Drop” and Changmin’s new solo track through the agency’s online station program during that week.
The two announced plans to release a new album early next year. While the record is already in works, TVXQ said at first they wanted to have the new album ready as soon as possible for their fans, but that it later dawned on them that their priority is to not disappoint their fans, as they waited for so long, meaning they want to focus more on the quality.
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