Hallyu star Kim Hyun-joong began the new year in Japan.
Kim left for Kobe on Saturday to kick off the Japan Tour 2013 titled "Unlimited", according to his agency KeyEast Entertainment.
The first leg of his tour was scheduled to be held at the Kobe World Memorial Hall last night. He will visit nine other Japanese cities during the tour including Saitama, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
KeyEast said the 26-year-old singer arranged many of his hits in a band format and would sing them during the tour.
The songs include some from his second single album in Japan, "Heat", which was the biggest hit last year among K-pop groups.
The "Heat", released in July, recorded 202,672 sales in Japan last year and was ranked 31st in the Oricon top 100 yearly single rankings in 2012.
Super Junior finished 35th in the rankings, followed by TVXQ at 40th and 2PM at 52nd.
By Moon Gwang-lip
Source : koreajoongangdaily.jo... ( English Korean )
Kim Hyun Joong kicks off Japanese Concert Tour in Kobe
Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong finally kicked off his first Japanese concert tour of 2013 in Kobe, Japan.
Kim Hyun Joong held his ‘JAPAN TOUR 2013 “UNLIMITED”’ tour at the Kobe World Memorial Hall on January 6 at 5:00 PM. According to his agency KeyEast Entertainment, the star left for Japan on the 5th to personally participated in the preparations in stage directing meeting and checking on the sound, video, and overall flow with staff.
In addition, Kim Hyun Joong arranged many of his hits in a band format and would sing them during the tour. The keywords for this tour will be “communication” and “sharing” in an effort to get closer to his Japanese fans.
A representative stated, “Kim Hyun Joong always considers his fans first and made a firm determination that he will give a concert in which he can breathe with his fans as one.”
The first leg of his tour in Kobe, Kim Hyun Joong will visit nine other Japanese cities including Saitama, Nagoya and Fukuoka.