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Rain Plans To Perform In The U.S. In 2016

BY Julie Jones | Dec 14, 2015 09:39 AM EST

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Actor-singer Rain has a variety of plans for the coming year that may include a film, a drama and a concert tour of the US. He shared those plans with the audience on December 12 at the final performance of his three-day concert series in Seoul.

According to the Korean media outlet, Joongang Daily, the concert series attracted 15,000 people. The sold out concerts were Rain's first solo performances in Seoul in four years.

On the final day of his concert Rain also spoke about the need to change his performance style.

"I turn 35 next year," he said. "While I'm still young and can still perform on stage for a few more years, it is physically challenging. So I would like to stop singing certain types of songs while my body is at its best."

That will mean performing fewer songs like "30 Sexy" and more ballads.

His plans for the coming year include some acting and some singing. Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon, will travel to China on December 19 as part of his "Squall" 2015-2016 concert tour. It is Rain's first world concert tour after completing his mandatory military service in July 2013. He did perform in four Japanese cities in 2013. There are currently talks of extending the Squall tour to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Americas.

"A concert tour of the U.S. is also part of the plan," said Rain.

That's good news for U.S. fans who may never have seen him perform.

Rain has been busy acting since completing his military duty. He was last seen on the small screen in the Chinese drama "Diamond Lover" and the k-drama "My Lovable Girl."

He will soon appear in the drama "Hello My Precious Person" with Lee Min Jung. He also said at the concert that he has plans for a film role and to release an album.

Rain recently decided not to renew his contract with Cube Entertainment and began his own one-man agency. The agency will focus on finding talented stars.

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