A concert Friday by South Korean pop star Rain, scheduled for Aloha Stadium, has been canceled with an announcement by local promoters that may raise more questions than it answers.
The possibility of a future appearance by the Korean Wave idol hasn’t been ruled out, but that may be only because there’s little solid information to go on.
Honolulu promoters of the event, who are South Korean natives, have no alternate date. At a press conference announcing the canceled date yesterday, the promoters said they didn’t know why Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, would not appear on schedule in Honolulu.
In fact, they drew news of the cancellation from a Korea Times report Saturday that Rain’s U.S. concert dates, including Honolulu’s, were being scrapped, even though concert equipment had been shipped to Hawai’i and ticket sales continued throughout the holiday weekend.
Refunds for tickets bought through Ticketmaster will be available starting today. People who purchased $300 premium VIP tickets from Click Entertainment were advised to go to the company’s local office beginning next Wednesday to request refunds.
PROMOTERS ‘IN THE DARK’
Rain had been scheduled to appear yesterday at a press conference to promote the concert. When it became clear that he was not coming, promoters used the room at the Royal Hawaiian to announce the cancellation.
Dong Il Min, creative director of TFD Big Band, a Seoul-based organization assisting Click, said the concert was “postponed” and apologized to ticket buyers.
Dong said neither he nor Click president Seung Su Lee have received official word about Rain’s concert plans being changed....
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