July 12, 2011 09:34
American alternative rock band Linkin Park and Australian soft rock duo Air Supply headline a crop of big-name bands that are scheduled to perform in Korea from August.
Air Supply will return after a seven-year absence to play at the Olympic Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park on Aug. 16, while Linkin Park, the most eye-catching name on the list, are expected to rock the park's Gymnastic Stadium on Sept. 8.
The U.S. outfit rose to international fame with their debut album, "Hybrid Theory," which sold more than 15 million copies and enthralled fans with its blend of genres ranging from heavy metal to punk and hip-hop.
Meanwhile, the capital's AX-Korea Hall is scheduled to host at least two more American musicians in the coming months. R&B and soul vocalist Eric Benet will delight fans on Sept. 22, followed by Owl City, an electronic musical project formed by singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Adam Young, on Oct. 24.
Young, 23, started making his "synthpop" music in 2007 as a means of coming to terms with his prolonged insomnia and won a huge following after the band became a hit on social networking site Myspace.
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