Post Malone's 1st Korean Concert Draws 30,000 Fans

  • By Yoon Soo-jung

    September 25, 2023 10:22

    Post Malone (right) performs at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Sept. 23 in this video grab on TikTok.
    American rapper, singer and songwriter Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, enthralled 30,000 fans at his first concert in Korea last Saturday at KINTEX in Ilsan, north of Seoul.
    All tickets for the concert sold out within hours of going on sale in July. The Seoul concert was part of his world tour for his latest album, "Austin," which was released in July.
    Malone, lauded for his genre-blending mix of hip-hop, pop, R&B and country, performed 22 songs, to which fans sang along.
    Appearing on stage wearing a T-shirt featuring K-pop girl group Blackpink, he said "thank you" in Korean and bowed at the end of each song.
    He performed some of the songs wearing a traditional Korean hat known as a "gat." Malone also mentioned his fiancée as well as his daughter, who was born in May. While singing his "Too Young," which expresses the desire not to die too young, and to make the most of life, he said he wrote the song when he was 18, adding that he now lives every moment for his child.
    In an interview with Apple Music before the concert, Malone said he threw a traditional Korean-style birthday party for his daughter, prompting fans to speculate that his wife, who stays out of the spotlight, could be of Korean descent.
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