T/N: Yorucli is a weekly Local Community News Program focusing on the Japanese, Japanese American community in LA. You can watch it on Channel 18.2, SAT/SUN at 8pm.
Note: The following is a review of Junsu’s concert in LA and contains the author’s reactions and opinions.
At 25-years-old, “Xia” Kim Junsu has seen more than his share of drama. He ascended to pop royalty in the wildly successful five-member boy band TVXQ (aka DBSK). Following the success of their iconic single “Mirotic” in 2009, he and two other members filed a lawsuit against their label, citing unfair profits margins and an unreasonably long 13-year contract.
They won. Sort of.
In response, the label filed an injunction against the rebellious three; though it was dismissed last year, it led to a hiatus of the legendary K-pop act. Some of the new members formed a new boy band, JYJ, which Kim is still in, despite having his solo gig on the side.
What sets Xia apart from other soloists is that he’s had to label hop (he’s now with C-JeS) so he can get closer to doing whatever he wants; Korean record labels are run like the old Hollywood studio system, and rarely do any stars get autonomy. Read More →
Junsu has successfully finished his second concert in L.A. as part of his world tour.
On September 2 at the Hollywood Palladium, Junsu held his ‘XIA 1st World Tour in LA’ concert with 2,000 of his fans. As this was labor day weekend, he was able to meet many more of his fans at the concert.
Just 3 days after his New York concert, he has now successfully finished his LA performance. His 120 minute concert was filled with energy and power. He opened the concert with the song “Breath” and showed off his dance moves in “Set Me Free.”
His english title song which was produced by producer Automatic, called “Uncommitted” was also showcased on stage. He also sang his hit song from his previous album called, “Tarantallegra.” Read More →
After finishing up the Asia part of his tour, JYJ’s Kim Junsu, or XIA, finally swung by North America and performed in Los Angeles.
On September 4, Kim Junsu tweeted, “I Love L.A~♡” and included some photos from his Los Angeles concert, held on September 2 at the Hollywood Palladium. Around 2000 fans attended this event.
Kim Junsu also performed in New York on August 30.
He will now be traveling southward to Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Santiago for the rest of his 2012 XIA 1st World Tour.
PSY‘s Gangnam Style has been a hot topic recently in K-Pop and many artistes have been spotted dancing the fun choreography of Gangnam Style. Even JYJ‘s Junsu joined in the fun.
Junsu officially embarked on his worldwide solo tour a while ago. He completed his tour at New York andLos Angeles on August 30 and September 2 respectively. In the video, the host said Junsu learned PSY’s Gangnam Style a couple days ago. Junsu seemed a bit shy try to do the horse dance but he gave it a try twice to please the fans. Check out Junsu dancing to Gangnam Style below:
I’m XIA and gonna meet you at concerts to be held in New York and LA.
Most of all, a new song will be introduced at the coming concerts in America so that I hope you look forward to the concerts.
Then, see you at the venue.