Win Tickets To The Shin Hae Chul And N.EX.T. Concert At The Ford Amphitheatre This July 4th

Thursday, June 25, 2009

If you've been waiting to see Shin Hae Chul and N.E.X.T - you're in luck:

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Asiatic Empire presents, on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the historic Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, the first US performance by South Korean pop legend Shin Hae Chul and his band N.EX.T.

One of Korea’s most famous celebrities, Shin Hae Chul is regarded as a “genius” of Korean music who, along with his younger cousin Seo Taiji, transformed the Korean music industry in 1992, paving the way for the contemporary Kpop genre. With a penchant for experimentation, artistic excellence, and controversy, Shin Hae Chul has often been compared to John Lennon. His progressive stance on social and politic issues, including the legalization of marijuana, government control of the school system, and North Korea, has made the "Prince of Darkness" a liberal icon in South Korea, a radical voice representing a significant portion of the population. N.EX.T. (New Experimental Team) is widely acknowledged as Korea's greatest and most exciting live rock band, known for the ability to switch through a multitude of genres.

Out of respect for the recent death of former South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun, who had a close relationship with Shin Hae Chul, N.EX.T. canceled all of its shows in Korea. The only chance to see N.EX.T. this summer is on July 4 in Hollywood at the Ford Amphitheatre. Witness one of Korea's most legendary artists live, and Korea's most accomplished rock band, as Shin Hae Chul and N.EX.T. make Los Angeles the first stop on their Awakening World Tour. This show is not just for the Korean community but for anyone who appreciates world music and wants to enjoy the rare treat of one of the best international rock bands that has never played in America.

The July 4 concert is sponsored by Korean Air and Korea Daily, with additional sponsors Base, TVK24, LA 18, Whisper Entertainment,, LA Weekly, Flavorpill, and KPFK.

For tickets ($55 for tier 1 and $40 for tier 2), log on to or call the Ford Box Office at 323-461-3673 (or 323 GO 1-FORD for non-visual media). For Korean-language service, contact the Korea Daily Box Office at 213-368-2522. Through the Ford’s early buyer incentive, those who buy tickets on or before June 27, 2009 pay only $50 for tier 1 and $35 for tier 2.
And like the post of the title says - you can win two free tix to the show as the good folks down at Asiatic Empire dropped some my way.

Just be the first to e-mail me down at slanteyefortheroundeye [at] with the subject "I want to go to the Shin Hae Chul And N.EX.T. Concert this July 4th!" along with your name/address and you'll have two tickets waiting for you at Will Call on the day of the show.