From Korea, R&B Dark Horse ‘Dean’ Comes to Bangkok

Photo: Dean / Facebook

BANGKOK — After playing the United States, Canada and London, a Korean R&B sensation will land in Bangkok to perform for the first time.

Dubbed a dark horse talent among internationally famous Korean artists, singer-songwriter-producer Dean (inspired by James Dean), will turn a Bangkok venue into a dancefloor for R&B and hip-hop, promoter Viji Corp announced Tuesday night.

For those who haven’t heard of the guy yet, Dean (aka Kwon Hyuk) is best known for “Pour Up,” “D (Half Moon)” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” The 24-year-old artist first launched his career in the United States. His first two singles, “I’m Not Sorry” and “Put My Hands On You,” came by way of Usher songwriter Eric Bellinger and rapper Anderson Paak.

Fellow Korean R&B artists Miso and Saay will open.

The concert will take place Nov. 11 in Moonstar Studio’s Hall 8. One bad news for R&B lovers: It’s the same date alt R&B soul act JMSN perofrms. Sorry, but you gotta make a choice.

Tickets are 2,500 baht with 50 VIP Meet & Greet tickets available for 5,000 baht. They go on sale at 10am on Sept. 29 via ThaiTicketMajor.