Lee Byung Heon on a concert tour
Looks like Lee Da Hae isn’t the only one giving the singing career a go. So is actor Lee Byung Heon, who’s embarking on a concert tour in Japan, which hits major cities Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka, beginning on the 15th and ending on the 28th.
This is no mere song or two performed at a fanmeeting, but a full-scale arena tour, in which Lee Byung Heon will be singing songs from a variety of genres. He was too busy with his filming schedule to prepare any originally written works (he songwrites?), but has readied a bunch of hit-song remakes from various Japanese songwriters. Helping him is veteran balladeer Shin Seung Hoon.
Apparently the idea developed out of the fanmeeting he held last year at Tokyo Dome, when he sung a song or two to positive response (ha, like his FANS at a FANmeeting would respond with anything less). And so, he’s been preparing for the past six months for this seven-date concert tour. As to the matter of his singing skills, his management reminds us that Lee Byeon Heon did put out an album in 1999 and had a few tracks in drama soundtracks.
Personally, I think actors should stick to acting unless their singing talents are exceptional. Not just at a tolerable level, but really outstanding. Cuz otherwise it’s just a vanity move — and the world doesn’t need any more mediocre singers thinking they’re better because their fans (earned through a different skill) spill over to show their support. (Conversely, I wish singers with middling acting abilities would give their acting aspirations a rest, too.)
SONG OF THE DAY
The Cat House – “Club Rio.” I wonder, does the band actually KNOW what a cathouse is? Did they choose their name knowing the connotation? Actually, it’s not so much connotation as actual denotation.
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