Posted : 2013-03-08 18:29
Updated : 2013-03-08 18:29

Psy to unveil new song in concert next month

A light emitting diode (LED) screen installed at Seoul Plaza in front of the capital's city hall shows an image of Psy and the large crowd that gathered to see him at his free concert in October last year. More than 80,000 people went to the event, given to express his gratitude to Korean fans. / Yonhap

By Kim Tong-hyung

Psy, whose song "Gangnam Style" became an Internet sensation, will perform a solo concert at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on April 13, YG Entertainment said Thursday.

It will be his first concert since appearing in front of 80,000 people at a free performance in front of Seoul City Hall last October to show his gratitude to Korean fans after Gangam Style peaked as a worldwide hit.

Entertainment industry sources say that Psy's concert next month, titled ''Happening,'' will double as a launch for his new song aimed at a global audience, although YG didn't confirm this.

''Psy's new song and choreography are nearly completed. The next concert will mark the global launch and the agency plans to have the international press there to witness it,'' said the source.

The singer-rapper previously planned a Seoul concert in December, but later canceled to extend his Gangnam Style tours in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.

While Psy has been a consistently popular artist in Korea for more than a decade, it remains to be seen whether he can deliver another song that comes close to the international success of Gangnam Style, which catalyzed a global epidemic of invisible horse riding.

The video for Gangnam Style became YouTube's most-viewed clip of all time late last year, surpassing the music video for "Baby'' by Justin Bieber. It had drawn nearly 1.4 billion hits as of Thursday.

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