Kim Hyun Joong is a true heartthrob that one cannot forget. Known for his memorable performance in Boys Over Flowers (2009) and Playful Kiss (2010), both TV dramas, the actor was considered as one of the biggest South Korean Hallyu stars back in the early 2010s. 

Prior to becoming an actor, Kim Hyun Joong was a part of an idol boy group called SS501. After disbanding in 2010, the artist decided to pursue a solo career by releasing an EP, Break Down, in 2011. A year later, he debuted in Japan and other Asian countries, including Taiwan and Thailand; he quickly gained fame and a huge fan base around the world. After completing his mandatory military service in 2017, Kim Hyun Joong released a Japanese single album, re:wind, as well as an EP in Korean called Haze which later led to a world tour that took him all the way to Chile, Mexico and Bolivia, just to name a few stops. The next two years were relatively successful as well.

Music Video © Courtesy of Kim Hyun Joong

Kim Hyun Joong is currently more engaged with music than acting, however, due to the current situation, he wasn’t able to organise more live concerts with the audience. As a result, he held his first online performance, A Bell of Blessing, back in October 2020. 

Now, he is ready to come back with even more online events. The K-pop singer is coming back to the big stage with a concert series spanning over seven shows [2021 KIM HYUN JOONG Monthly Concert ‘Prism Time’] commencing in May. The first show will be held on May 1 at 7pm, with the theme of RED. 

Despite the barriers that COVID-19 brought, his online concert last year made it possible for fans from all over the globe to see him. The show was broadcast live to over 100 countries, with fans coming together to cheer for their favourite singer, displaying the true power of music regardless of the obstacles. 

After the success of his last online concert, fans were eager for more, and Kim Hyun Joong, alongside hiAs company, did not disappoint. In response to the fans’ request, the artist is preparing to meet with the audience throughout 2021 in the best way he can: through his music. This year will be packed with gifts for his fans, the first one coming in the form of a long-term project called Prism Time that will span seven months. The upcoming concert series also aims to showcase Kim Hyun Joong in seven different colours with music as the connecting bridge. Each concert will have its own theme, packed with various dynamic stage arrangements. This next long-term project will surely push the artist further when it comes to his potential as a solo artist. 

Tickets for the first of the seven concerts are available on MyMusicTaste, where they can be purchased as a single showing or as a season pass to enjoy all seven shows throughout the next few months. The first concert, RED, will be broadcasted live for ticket viewers to watch on May 1st. 

Further information regarding ticketing and the show itself can be found through https://mmt.fans/Mn8O

Music Video © Courtesy of Kim Hyun Joong 

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