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Psy to perform California concert

By Korea Herald

Published : Oct. 29, 2012 - 19:45

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South Korean artist Psy will hold his first U.S. concert in California on Jan. 26, the singer announced on Twitter.

Tickets for the concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, southern California, are available through various websites, including Ticketmaster. Tickets range in price from $48.50 to $337.85.

Several Korean artists have previously performed at the Honda Center, formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO played for their third world tour “SMTown Live 12 World Tour” in May. K-pop boy band Big Bang are set to perform on their “Alive 2012 World Tour” in November.
Rapper Psy arrives at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA on Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP-Yonhap News) Rapper Psy arrives at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA on Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP-Yonhap News)

In December, Psy will perform at L.A. radio station KIIS FM’s “Jingle Ball” along with a number of other artists including K-pop girl group Wonder Girls.

The 34-year-old singer successfully defended his No. 1 spot on Top Songs chart and music video chart on U.S. iTunes. The viral song had a brief setback as top-selling artists such as Taylor Swift and Ke$ha made their comebacks, but soon regained popularity as Psy began his U.S. promotion.

While he remains No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fifth consecutive week, he topped seven other charts on the same website including “Rap songs,” “Social 50,” “On-demand song” and “Canada HOT 100” for three weeks and the “Latest Digital songs,” “German songs” and YouTube charts this week.

“Gangnam Style” has also racked up more than 580 million hits on YouTube and Psy was featured in Billboard’s cover story for the first week of November. 

“The South Korean is undoubtedly one of the greatest sensations of this year,” said Billboard.

Psy, who left Korea on Oct. 19 for a series of overseas promotions, has been traveling around the world meeting fans and celebrities including actors Hugh Jackman and Betty White, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and singers Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Jon Bon Jovi.

By Lee Hyun-jae, Intern reporter