Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Killers Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest for tickets to see The Killers perform at Olympic Hall on October 5. We dropped all the names into a hat, and pulled two of them out. Both Md Zaidani Hj Zaini and Jeremy Malaihollo have won a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of 9 Ent.

For those interested in getting tickets for Saturday night’s gig, the show starts at 7 pm and tickets cost from 77,000 won – 121,000 won. Advanced tickets can be purchased in English here and in Korea here.

The Killers Coming To Seoul in October

**KOREA GIG GUIDE HAS FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY FOR THE KILLERS’ SEOUL CONCERT. DETAILS ON HOW TO WIN THE TICKETS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST**

Chart-topping American rock band The Killers will be playing their first ever concert in Korea on Saturday, October 5 in Seoul at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park.

The Killers

Formed in 2001 in Las Vegas, over the past dozen years the quartet have released four full-lengths, headlined some of the biggest music festivals in the world, and gathered a whole lots of accolades and awards. Their first album, 2004’s “Hot Fuss,” was ranked no. 33 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time” list, and the disc’s lead single, “Mr. Brightside,” was ranked no. 5 on NME’s 2011 “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years” list.

The Killers are currently on tour in support of last year’s “Battle Born.” This past June they played the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium in London – their largest headlining gig to date. The Guardian reviewed the concert and gave the band a 5/5 for their performance, which bodes well for fans attending The Killers’ upcoming Seoul performance.

The group recently announced that they will be releasing a greatest hits album in November called “Direct Hits.” The offering will also boast two new songs including a track called “Shot at the Night” which was produced by M83′s Anthony Gonzalez. You can check out “Shot at the Night” below.

The Killers play at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park on Saturday, October 5. The show starts at 7 pm and tickets cost from 77,000 won – 121,000 won. Advanced tickets can be purchased in English here and in Korea here.

The Killers Poster

Want to win a pair of free tickets to see The Killers play at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park? Korea Gig Guide has two pairs of tickets to give away for the band’s October 5 concert courtesy of 9 Ent. To qualify for the tickets, simply share this story on Facebook or Twitter. Then email us at koreagigguide@gmail.com to let us know that you’ve posted the link to your Facebook or Twitter page, and we’ll add your name to the draw. The contest closes at 12 pm on Friday, September 27 and we’ll notify winners by 2 pm that day. Good luck!

Chuseok Fun

Chuseok day is over, but much of the country is still a bit slow and quiet and not everything is over. However, there are quite a few shows going on tonight (Friday) and this weekend. If you are looking for something to do, you should check one or two out.

The biggest show is a two-venue team-up Saturday night at FF and Gogos 2. 20,000 won gets you into both shows, starting around 6pm, with a solid lineup of Hongdae veteran bands like Gogo Boys, Phone Booth, Gogo Star, and Used Cassettes.

Another fascinating show is actually a freebie, an acoustic show with Whang Bo Ryung (Smacksoft) at one of my favorite venues, Mudaeruk. The show starts at 4pm, and there will also be a couple of guests. I think that Whang is using these shows to work on some new songs and get her 2014 album ready.

Vocal-Bo-8-1024x682Anyhow, we’ve added a bunch of gigs, so check out the calendar to see all that’s going on.