The person who brought Bruno Mars and many other famous artists to Korea expresses regret over the missed opportunity to bring Taylor Swift’s tour to South Korea

Chung Tae Younger, a distinguished determine in South Korea’s live performance business and the CEO and vice chairman of Hyundai Card, expressed disappointment over the missed alternative to carry globally famend pop star Taylor Swift to Korea. Chung Tae Younger has introduced many distinguished artists to Korea for concert events, together with, most just lately, Bruno Mars.

On February 13, Vice Chairman Chung shared a put up titled “Taylor Swift’s Live performance on the Tokyo Dome.”

He remarked, “We should always have been listening to the phrase ‘Hey Seoul’ after efficiently securing the negotiations, however as an alternative, we discover ourselves greeted with ‘Hey Tokyo’ right here,” including, “We could not even categorical our curiosity within the intense negotiations, which even caught the eye of governments from different nations, as a result of South Korea’s lack of large-scale venues.”

He continued by describing the ambiance on the Tokyo Dome in the course of the live performance, stating, “I noticed numerous components of the Taylor Swift live performance venue on the Tokyo Dome to see how the live performance was hosted. It was a bustling scene with quite a few attendees shifting round as every tune was accompanied by a distinct stage setup. Notably, it was the primary time I witnessed a stage with two bands positioned on either side, making a charming mirror picture impact.

Taylor Swift, who debuted in 2006, launched into her first world tour after releasing her second album, ‘Fearless,’ in 2009. In February 2011, to commemorate the discharge of her third album, ‘Communicate Now,‘ she additionally held a live performance in Korea on the KSPO Dome (previously generally known as the Gymnastics Stadium).

At the moment, Taylor Swift was not widely known in Korea, which led to her ‘Communicate Now’ tour live performance in Korea being the one one to not promote out. Round 4,725 folks attended her live performance on the 15,000-capacity KSPO dome. She went largely unnoticed, even whereas taking the subway in Seoul, with only a few folks recognizing her.

Since then, Taylor Swift has undertaken 5 world excursions, however performances in Korea haven’t materialized. Significantly, ‘The Eras Tour,’ scheduled from March 2023 to December 2024, plans to incorporate 52 performances in the US alone, totaling 151 performances worldwide.

The tour’s schedule consists of a number of performances in Japan and Singapore, highlighting its presence in Asia. Nevertheless, Korea is notably lacking from the itinerary. This omission is because of a number of challenges, resembling the continuing renovation of the Jamsil Olympic Primary Stadium, which is the one venue within the space that may accommodate a live performance of this magnitude with its 70,000 capability. Moreover, different potential areas just like the Gocheok Sky Dome and Seoul World Cup Stadium weren’t out there for reserving.

In the meantime, ‘The Eras Tour’ is the highest-grossing tour of all time and the primary in historical past to surpass 1 billion USD in income.

Notably, when Canada was excluded from the checklist of tour nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quoted Swift’s lyrics on his private account to draw the tour. Furthermore, heads of state or parliamentarians from numerous nations resembling Chile, Thailand, Hungary, and Argentina actively promoted the tour, demonstrating its international attraction.


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