Rain on Sunday finished his last nation-wide concert tour ahead of entering military service on Oct. 11.
The last set of concerts, titled “Rain the Best Show,” was held at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park, Seoul on Saturday and Sunday, each attracting more than 10,000 fans.
Prior to the Seoul concerts, the hallyu star announced on Friday that he will be placed at a military unit in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, next month, to receive basic training for his 22-month-long mandatory military service. The K-pop entertainer said he does not know where he will be placed after basic training.
Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, is considered one of the most successful Korean celebrities both at home and abroad. The 29-year-old has released seven albums and 19 singles since his debut in 2002. He also debuted as an actor in 2003 through a local TV drama series, “Sangdoo! Let’s Go to School!” and also starred in KBS’ hit series shows “Full House” (2004) and “A Love to Kill” (2005).
After acting for his first Korean film, “I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” in 2006, Rain gained fame in the United States after appearing in American films “Speed Racer” (2008) and “Ninja Assassin” (2009).
Rain is scheduled to give a free street concert in southern Seoul on Oct. 9. It will be his last public appearance before joining the army.
Bi Rain says good bye to his fans with emotions and sadness
I reflect on the past ten years of my life.
I don't want to cry tears until the day I leave.
It is not saying much, and I'm not going away for good..
I just wanted to let it slide this time.
I'm really thankful for your support.
In fact, many memories of the time when I debuted on 28 April 2002 were brought back in rapid succession throughout the performance.
A flood of the memories of that time coursed through my mind.
Under the title of Bi (Rain)...
While I was performing...
My former auditions came to my mind, this was quite hard on me.
I wonder how I lived through the rough times.
More than ten years have already passed since then.
Anyway, I'll be back after completing my duty.
As needless to say it is my duty to do so and the 1.9-month military service will fly, your solicitousness for me seems to be too much.
Anyway, I'll be back after completing it successfully.
I want to thank you so much for having lived only for me over the past decade.
And thank 'Jo Dong Won' who is the representative from J.Tune Camp, managing directors 'Gu Tae Won' and 'Lee Il Kwon', team leader 'Lee Cheol Kown', my manger 'Kyung Ho' who has done all the dirty work without any complaints, my dance team, the director, 'Hyo Jung' who has taken on all of the hard work, Cloud fan club members, and my father and sister I love, for having been there for me whenever I'm down. And I love all of them.
I'll be back after completing it successfully.
It is nothing.
I'm all right..I didn't want to let you see me like this, but I find I am beyond restraint because of you.
By the way, do you know my new film is expected to be released next January?
The casting for drama “Full House 2″ is finally becoming printed in the news.
According to news on the 17th, Noh Min-woo-I could be the likely candidate for “Full House 2″. He would be one of the main actors in the drama.
His management made a short statement saying, “We are currently talking about it but nothing has been confirmed yet”. Noh Min-woo-I is from the rock band called Trax and so far has been in dramas“Pasta”, “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho“, “Midas” and more, being more and more well known for his good looks and talent.
He also recently acted as the young rocker Kim Tae-won in KBS 2TV drama special “Drama Special – Rock Rock Rock“.
Meanwhile, “Full House” was aired in 2004 through KBS 2TV and helped Rain and Song Hye-kyo enter Hallyu stardom.
Bi Rain is the iconic "hero" of South Korea, he is voted top 100 most influential people in the world by Magazine Times. Many people are wondering whether South Korea would appear the 2nd Bi Rain?
To become a descendant of Rain, the young stars today have met such factors as: Singing - dancing - acting - body. So who are they?
1. Junho 2PM
When he appeared on the TV, his face has led fans to wonder: Does Rain have twins, simply because Jun Ho is so similar to Bi Rain!.
Junho also demonstrated the talent to sing and dance. So there is no reason to say Junho can not become Bi Rain No. 2 in Korea.
2. Ki Kwang - BEAST
Ki Kwang was a student under the distention of JYP Ent. Therefore, more or less musical styles as well as the career teacher JYP wants to teach this guy to become Bi Rain
Many people still think AJ has the potential to become the 2nd Bi Rain or Se7en in Korea because of his singing and dancing's skills
3. Lee Joon - MBLAQ
Before he became a pupil of Bi Rain, Lee Joon started out as a model and actor.
Shortly after joining MBLAQ, Lee Joon took on a role in the movie Ninja Assassin. It is too coincidental to undertake Lee Joon's character in the film of Rain childhood.
Add one more reason to change the name of Lee Joon into Rain is that he is a student trained by Bi Rain. In part of that Bi Rain styles has a large impact on Lee Joon like "showing abdominal muscles."
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