Australian soft rock duo Air Supply (Southernstar Entertainment)
“Air Supply Live in Seoul”: Australian soft rock duo Air Supply is to perform in Seoul on Aug. 16 at the Olympic Park Olympic Hall at 8 p.m. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. Their upcoming concert in Seoul will be the first in eight years and they will showcase their representative songs such as “Good Bye,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” and “All Out of Love.” Tickets range from 77,000 won to 132,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3143-5155.
“Eric Benet Live in Seoul”: R&B and soul vocalist Eric Benet is to hold his delayed concert on Sept. 22 at Ax-Hall in Seoul at 8 p.m. His original plan to visit Seoul in April had to be delayed due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The multiple-Grammy nominee will celebrate the release of his fifth studio album “Lost in Time” at the concert. “Sometimes I Cry,” the first single from “Lost in Time” has gained a great deal of popularity, topping the Urban AC Chart. Tickets are all 99,000 won. For more information, call (02)563-0595.
“B Vocal Concert”: Spanish a cappella group b vocal, creating sounds of drums, guitars and brass through their voices, is to hold a concert on Aug. 25 at the Seoul Arts Center’s Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Mixing a unique a cappella repertoire with a sense of humor, the group topped the “A Cappella Competition of Harmony Sweepstakes” in New York in 2010. At the upcoming Seoul concert, the vocal group will sing popular songs such as “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, “Staying Alive” by Bee Gees, “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley, as well as opera arias by Handel and Rossini. Tickets range from 30,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, call (02) 597-9870.
“No Reply Concert: Golden Age”: No Reply will be “the first Hongdae scene band” to hold a solo concert at the large-scale, 3,500-seat Olympic Hall in Olympic Park in Seoul on July 16, according to concert organizer Mint Paper. Their 2009 debut album “Road” was praised for its refined sensibilities. They followed up with the EP album “Tune Your Mind” in late 2009 and the second studio album “Dream” in late 2010. The band has also been releasing digital singles, including popular song “Propose Day,” since 2008. The band’s composer and keyboardist Kwon Soon-gwan said the concert will be fun and dynamic with visual effects. Tickets range from 55,000 won to 77,000 won. For tickets, visit ticket.yes24.com or call 1544-6399. For details, visit www.mintpaper.com.
“Linkin Park Live in Seoul”: U.S. rock band Linkin Park, whose concerts in Korea completely sold out in 2003 and 2007, are to visit again to hold a live concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium on Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Ticketing opened on May 19 at ticket.interpark.com. With record-breaking sales of its debut album “Hybrid Theory” in 2000, the band’s musical style has kept evolving over the past 10 years. The upcoming concert is to promote their 2010 album “A Thousand Suns.” Tickets range from 99,000 won to 110,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3141-3488.