Rain's Coming World Tour

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Rain's Coming World Tour
Tour by Rain
Official Rain's Coming World Tour poster.jpg
Associated album Rain's World
Start date October 2006 (South Korea)
End date October 2007 (South Korea)
Legs 1
No. of shows 13
Rain concert chronology

The Rain's Coming World Tour is the second concert and first world tour by Korean singer Rain.

History[edit]

The "Rain's Coming" tour began on December 15, 2006 at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul and was scheduled to continue through 2007 to the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, United States, and Canada.[1] His tour incorporated the talents of producers and stage designers (such as Jamie King and Roy Bennett) who have been involved with the concert tours of other artists such as U2, Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Britney Spears, and The Rolling Stones. Ticket sales were expected to be over US$100 million.[2]

His concert at the Tokyo Dome on May 25, 2007 attracted nearly 55,000 people.[3] Rain was the first Korean artist to perform at the Tokyo Dome, a 55,000-seat baseball stadium in Tokyo.

Legal issues[edit]

On his World 2007 tour, his scheduled concerts in Shanghai, Toronto, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Jose and Hawaii were canceled, followed by the last concert in Los Angeles. The last event at the Staples Center was canceled only two hours prior to opening: Rain's producer blamed the situation on financial problems of the local promoter, while the local promoter blamed Wellmade STAR M calling them too "incompetent to handle the situation."[4]

On March 19, 2009, a federal jury in Honolulu found that Rain, his former management agency JYP Entertainment, and two other promotion companies were guilty of breaching a contract and defrauding Honolulu promoter Click Entertainment for $2 million (originally just over $1 million) after the Hawaii concert was canceled and the promoters were not refunded the $500,000 licensing fee.[5] Rain and JYP were ordered to pay $2.4 million each in punitive damages, $1 million for damages related to the fraud, and $2.3 million for breach of contract.[6]

A separate lawsuit filed by promoters Wellmade STAR M was dismissed by a South Korean court on January 28, 2010. Judge Bae Kwang-Kuk ruled in favor of Rain and blamed the plaintiff for poor preparations surrounding the cancelled U.S. tour.[7]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Seats
October 2006 Seoul Korea 15,000
December 2006 15,000
Las Vegas United States 14,000
January 2007 Hong Kong Hong Kong 30,000
Singapore Singapore 10,000
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 20,000
March 2007 Ho Chi Minh Vietnam 10,000
Taipei Taiwan 30,000
April 2007 Sydney Australia 10,000
May 2007 Tokyo Japan 55,000
June 2007 Bangkok Thailand 20,000
October 2007 Shanghai China 10,000
Daegu South Korea 10,000
Total 249,000 seats

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tickets for Rain's Hong Kong Concert Sold Out". KBS Global. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  2. ^ Herzkovits, Jon; Jang Sera (2006-11-16). "South Korean pop star Rain debuts as robot lover". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Rain becomes First Korean Star to Perform at Tokyo Dome". Japan Today. 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Pop Singer Rain Cancels L.A. Concert". Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Rain Cleared In U.S. Concert Dispute". starpulse.com. January 28, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 

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