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Psy to release new song, hold concert in April

In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY performs before President Park Geun-hye's presidential inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Sporting a black suit and a sleek haircut, a 7-year-old boy, Hwang Min-woo performed at a news conference in South Korea on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, FIle)

SEOUL: South Korean rapper Psy said Friday he would release the highly-anticipated follow up to his global hit "Gangnam Style" in April, and hold a large concert in Seoul to mark the occasion.

Psy, sporting his signature sunglasses, announced the planned release in Korean and English in a video uploaded to YouTube which featured subtitles in six languages including Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

"April 2013 is a new single, worldwide all at the same time. And I'm gonna do a concert ... you can see it live, on YouTube. Just for you," he said before launching into new dance moves for the remixed version of "Gangnam Style"

Tickets for the concert titled "Happening" will go on sale on March 11, his agency said, adding the event will feature the new song as well as his past hits.

The 35-year-old star, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, was pushed to global stardom after "Gangnam Style" -- a satire of luxurious lifestyle in an affluent Seoul district -- went viral on YouTube and topped charts worldwide.

The video, featuring his signature horse-riding dance, has clocked a record-breaking 1.4 billion views on the video-sharing site.

The singer has been awarded one of South Korea's highest cultural honors, the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit, and performed last month at the inauguration ceremony of new president Park Geun-Hye.

 

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