On July 27th, representatives of KBS’s ‘Music Bank’ met with reporters and announced that they’ll be taking the popular music program on a world tour!

Starting this October, KBS will be kicking off their world tour in New York, before heading off to China for November; they’ll then tackle Vietnam and Europe in 2012. This large-scale K-Pop concert will be held under the title, ‘Music Bank’.

Director Jun Jin Guk revealed, “In the case of China, the ‘Korean Chinese Gayo Festival’, which we’ve been running for the past 10 years, will be expanded for ‘Music Bank’. For Vietnam, we’ll be celebrating 20 years of Korean and Vietnamese diplomatic relations by opening a Hallyu concert in Ho Chi Minh City.”

Since Europe has been headlining in Korean news due to their strong interest in the Hallyu wave, and representatives of KBS are said to be keeping tabs on the phenomenon.

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The director went on to reveal, “Following the Hallyu wave, local concert representatives have been making visits to KBS to discuss the possibility of holding a concert there.” 

Also, rumour has it that one of the European stops may be in London. With the current KBS involvement with the UK, it may not just be a rumour!

Stay tuned for further updates.

Source: Star News via Nate/AKP


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