Major Stars Celebrate the Season during December Concerts
Though business events closed during the December holiday season, Coex remained open ?while exhibition halls and meeting rooms were converted into mega-concert venues. This year, Coex welcomed three hugely popular performers: comedic duo Cultwo, rock star Lee Seung-cheol, and R&B superstars Bobby Kim and Gummy.
Cultwo is a classic comedy duo made of comedians Kim Tae-gyun and Jeong Chan-woo. Always irreverent and hilarious, and sometimes controversial, the two veteran gagmen are well-loved by the Korean public and are regular fixtures on monolithic comedy show "Ut-chat-sa", or "People Looking for Laughs". 'Cultwo Christmal Show' was held from December 22nd to 31st in Coex Hall C, which has a capacity of 10,000.
Lee Seung-cheol is one of Korea's biggest rock icons. Formerly lead vocalist of legendary group Boohwal, the singer has branched out to a solo career, embracing a new pop-rock sound. He is currently a judge on hit music contest show Superstar K, a program which has received attention and contestants from around the world. The Lee Seung-Cheol Christmas Concert was held every day from December 22nd to 25th in Coex Hall D, which holds 6,000 guests.
R&B has been one of Korea's most popular music genres ever since Korean-American repatriates brought about a soul and rap movement in the 1990's. Bobby Kim was one of the leaders of Korea's early rap movement and later ventured into soul and R&B. In 2011, his career was re-kindled after being featured on television program I am a Singer, the country's most-watched show of the year. At 'The Vocalist' Christmas Concert on December 31st, Bobby Kim was joined by Gummy, a new-generation R&B diva with a flourishing career in both Korea and Japan.