Just slightly more than a month ahead of Future Music Festival Asia 2013, where Psy is expected to gallop in front of tens of thousands of partygoers, it has been confirmed that his maiden “Gangnam Style” performance in Malaysia will come earlier than expected.
The South Korean and international superstar Psy has been booked and is expected to appear at Barisan Nasional’s Chinese New Year open house on 11th February 2013 (Monday). The event, to be held at Han Chiang High School in Penang will see the attendance of some 60,000 guests, including Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Psy will be performing alongside local singing sensation Shila Amzah, who became a household name when she beat 32 singers from seven countries at the Asian Wave 2012 in Shanghai, China.
Penang BN publicity chief Tan Cheng Liang confirmed yesterday that both Psy and Shila had agreed to entertain guests at the event, and that Psy would be backed up by a team of dancers from South Korea. He also said, “Everyone, especially those celebrating the Chinese New Year, is invited to attend the event. We urge the rakyat to come out in full force to welcome Psy.”
Well, we guess we know where Psy will be celebrating his Chinese New Year this year!
Note: The Chinese and the Korean share the same “first day of the lunar calendar” celebrations. This year, the Korean New Year aka “Seollal” will fall on the same day as the Chinese New Year; 10thFebruary 2013. In celebration of “Seollal”, most people go back to their hometowns to perform ceremonial rites and pay their respects to their ancestors. It’s considered the most important of the traditional Korean holidays during which, Koreans would dress up in colorful traditional Korean clothing called “hanbok”.