Will a Korean rock band “make it” in the U.S?
We know that, so far, the pop acts (BoA, Se7en, Rain, to name a few) are having a hard time tackling the U.S. music market. But, maybe a Korean rock band will be different.
Yoon Do-hyun’s band YB has jumped on the ‘2009 Warped Tour’ in the U.S. and will take part in 7 concerts with Kevin Says Stage.
Lucky for them, the 2009 Warp Tour will also feature U.S. bands such as No Doubt, Beck, Limp Bizkit, Black Eyed Peas, Bad Religion, Eminem, Green Day, and My Chemical Romance.
And YB’s people are considering the opportunity to enter the U.S. market:
….with the participation in the Warped Tour, it’s a honor and also a burden….. this doesn’t mean that we are satisfied with our base in Korea….we want to ensure that we don’t let this (Warped Tour) opportunity slip through our fingers
Does this mean that a U.S. album is in the works?
Yoon Do-hyun’s Warped Tour dates
August 15th, 3:00p.m. @The Gorge in Seattle, WA
August 16th, 3:00p.m. @Washington County Fairgrounds in Portland, OR
August 19th, 3:00p.m. @Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
August 20th, 3:00p.m. @Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountain View in Mountain View, CA
August 21st, 3:00p.m. @Sleep Train Amphitheater in Sacramento, CA
August 22nd, 3:00p.m. @Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in San Diego, CA
August 23rd, 3:00p.m. @Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA
For more info on the Vans Warped Tour tickets, click here.
Check out YB’s MySpace page
While many are still grieving over the recent and sudden loss of Lee Eon, another tradegy has hit entertainment community with Ahn Jae-hwan’s suicide. Ahn Jae-hwan’s body was found nearly 2 weeks after he died in a black van parked in a residential area of Seoul. Many believe that his death was the result of his USD 4 million debt from his businesses (movie and cosmetics). A few months earlier, Ahn Jae-hwan had expressed to his sonbae via sms that he wanted to die because of his financial burden. With his death, the debt is likely to be also dissolved since he and wife Jung Sun-hee were not registered as man and wife.
Rest in peace.