On March 22, a large-scale K-Pop concert, “Simply K-Pop Tour 2014 in Shanghai,” will be held at the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena in China.
The “Simply K-Pop Tour 2014 in Shanghai” will feature a total of 12 artists: BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang, f(x), Crayon Pop, U-KISS, Rainbow, Block B, VIXX, A-JAX, C-Real, Kan Mi Youn, and Jjun. The organizers are planning a grand, three-hour concert with a variety of diverse performances.
The concert will be overseen by Arirang TV and Shanghai’s Dragon TV, hosted by Intercrew and F.M. Media and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Korea) and China Youth Development Foundation.
Part of the proceeds will go towards building the “Korea-China Friendship Library” in Ankang, a city affected by the devastating Sichuan earthquake, via the China Youth Development Foundation.
A press conference will be held on March 21 which will be attended by the performers, government representatives of both countries and local reporters. There will also be a handover ceremony of the library’s first signboard, containing the names of the concert’s performers.
Intercrew, one of the concert’s hosts, stated, “The purpose of this concert is K-Pop’s social participation, and going beyond the friendship between Korea and China, the concert also aims to bring worldwide K-Pop fans together as one. The concert will be broadcast in mid-April on Arirang TV and Dragon TV to 192 countries, 105 million households and 330 million people around the world.”
They added, “This project will be continued in other parts of China where more ‘China-Korea Friendship Libraries’ will be constructed. In this way, China’s next generation of children will be able to learn about Hangeul and Korean culture, and this will drive the positive impact of K-Pop.”