K-pop singer Rain to hold concert tour of 4 Japanese cities

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pop icon Rain will hold a concert tour in four Japanese cities next month, his management agency said Tuesday.

The "2013 Rain Zepp Tour: Story of Rain" will begin with performances in Nagoya on Nov. 14-15 and will also take him to Fukuoka on Nov. 17-18 and Osaka on Nov. 20-21 before his shows in Tokyo on Nov. 25-28, according to Cube DC.

"Visitors will be able to see the brilliant history of Rain who marks the 11th anniversary of his debut this year in the shows," the company said in a release.

Rain is one of the most popular male celebrities in South Korea and a well-known star in other Asian countries, and has appeared in several TV series and films.

The 31-year-old singer, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, was discharged in July from 21 months of mandatory military service. He was last seen before his international fans when he performed in a Thai pop music festival and a Chinese TV audition program.

He is scheduled to hold his first official meeting with domestic fans after being discharged at a university campus in Seoul on Saturday.

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