Published on August 5th, 2015 | by dinoseoul0
Kang Gary to make surprise visits to schools in Asia
For the first time ever, top Korean artists will tour Asia to pay surprise visits to selected schools. Korean entertainment guru CJ E&M’s Asian channel, channel M, is producing a unique global production named School’s OUT– a reality programme that showcases Asian teenagers’ immense interest in K-pop activities outside of Korea. The first artist appointed for this show is Gary Kang, who has gained huge popularity in Asia with famous variety show, Running Man.
The school’s selection is based on the teenagers’ support by online entries at schoolsout.channelm.asia. Hong Kong and Singapore are announced as the first two cities selected for the filming! Are you guys excited?
Gary has been to Singapore a few times and found the city to be very comfortable to live in. He was especially impressed by its weather and clean streets. Gary was also captivated by the unforgettable night scenic view of Gardens by the Bay, one of the best attractions in Asia. When asked to comment about Asian fans, Gary shared that Singaporean fans were more calm and shy – which he found to be very cute. Being appointed as the first Korean artiste for School’s OUT, Gary was very excited, “I don’t want to make any plans, I think being spontaneous will be much more fun.” To all his Asian fans, Gary would like to them sincerely, “There were times I felt tired, thanks to all your supportive SNS messages for cheering me up. I’ll continue to do my best in both music and variety shows. Please keep supporting me!”
Unlike other K-pop content that is produced locally in Korea, School’s OUT will document Gary’s surprise school visits in Asia, giving unsuspecting students a day to remember – a unique experience that will stand out from their everyday school routine. Only one school from each region will have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and interact with Gary. His tours to the chosen schools as well as his preparation behind the scenes will be featured in the programme, in the hopes of sharing this experience with young K-pop fans all over Asia.
Gary Kang is a multi-talented Korean star rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is also the rapper and lyricist of the respected hip-hop duo, Leessang. Since their formation in 2002, LeeSsang has had several hits under their belt and won numerous music awards including “Best Rap Performance” in Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011. In 2014, Gary made his debut as a solo artist with the mini-album, ‘Mr.Gae’, which comprises multiple chart-topping hits in Korea.
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The school’s selection will be based on the teenagers’ support and their online entries. Apply for your school and tell us why on schoolsout.channelm.asia. Application starts 10 to 31 August 2015. The winning entry that impresses Gary the most will get a chance to get up close and personal with the superstar himself!
School’s OUT will be broadcasted on channel M in 10 Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia in Q4 2015. Stay tuned for School’s OUT!
School’s OUT is proudly sponsored by Yoogane and Etude House.