Korea’s top pop stars are hitting the tour circuit this summer. Pop rock band F.T Island kick off their Asia tour on June 27 with a concert showcase in Singapore. The band will perform in Japan, Thailand, China, and Taiwan in July before returning to Korea to release a new album. K-pop icon Seo Tai Ji is also in the midst of his nationwide live tour which began on June 14 in Seoul, and lasts until the end of July.

Super Junior will open their 2nd Asia Tour ~ Super Show 2 the same way as their first tour, with three consecutive shows at the Olympic Fencing Stadium in Seoul from July 17 to 19. The boy band will then go on to hold concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok, and two other Asian cities. Though he appears in the concert promotion material, Super Junior’s elusive 13th member Kim Ki Bum, who was absent from all third album promotion activities, recently confirmed that he will not be participating in the Seoul concerts because of a foot injury.

SS501 are launching their 1st Asia Tour at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnastics Stadium on August 1 and 2. The Persona concert tour will also take the boy band to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan where they’re set to perform at the Tokyo Budokan on August 13. Dong Bang Shin Ki are heading to the Tokyo Dome for the first time on July 4 and 5 for the final leg of their 4th Live Tour 2009 The Secret Code.

Gearing up for their US debut, the Wonder Girls are touring in North America from June to August as the opening act for American pop sensations Jonas Brothers. The girls will give their first performance in Portland, Oregon on June 27, which is also the release date of their first US digital single, the English version of their K-pop megahit Nobody.

Text / Sanwei

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