Saturday, March 27, 2010

Taiwan’s Fahrenheit to Meet Fans in Seoul

Fahrenheit, a popular boy band from Taiwan, will meet its Korean fans this Friday at a fan meeting event at Melon-AX. / Courtesy of Mays Entertainment

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Staff Reporter

Fahrenheit, a popular boy band dubbed as "Taiwan's TVXQ," will meet its Korean fans this Friday.

Band members Aaron Yan, Wu Chun, Calvin Chen and Jiro Wang will be visiting Seoul to promote Taiwan as a tourist destination. The boy band has been tapped by Taiwan's Tourism Bureau as ambassadors to Korea and Japan.

Fans will have a chance to see Fahrenheit perform their hit songs and interact with their favorite members at their first official fan meeting at the Melon-AX Hall, March 26, according to event organizer Mays Entertainment.

Actress Koo Hye-sun will also be appearing as a special guest. Koo, who is best known as the heroine in the hit KBS drama ``Boys Over Flowers," filmed a music video with Fahrenheit last January. The video ``Touch Your Heart'' showed Koo visiting popular tourist attractions in Taiwan and sampling Taiwanese cuisine with the Fahrenheit members.

The band made its debut in 2006, releasing a self-titled album in Taiwan and China. Their subsequent albums were ``Two-Sided Fahrenheit'' in 2008 and ``Love You More and More'' in 2009.

Fahrenheit members have appeared in several Taiwanese dramas, such as ``KO One'' and ``X-Family. Chun and Wang gained popularity throughout Asia when they starred in the hit comedy ``Hana Kimi.''

Chun has also appeared in the dramas ``Tokyo Juliet,'' ``Romantic Princess'' and ``Hot Shot.'' Wang, who is known for his comedic talent, was also in ``It Started With a Kiss'' and ``They Kiss Again.''

Fahrenheit is known for their pop songs and ballads such as ``I Have My Youth,'' ``Love's Arrived,'' ``Ten Thousand Joys'' and ``New Home.''

The group has made several visits to Seoul in recent years. They performed at the 2008 Asia Song Festival, where they also received the Best Asian Artist award. Fahrenheit was also given the Asia Star award during the Asia Model Awards 2010 in January.

Tickets to the Fahrenheit fan meeting are 55,000 won. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit To get to Melon-AX Hall, get off at Gwangnaru Station line 5, exit 2.

The Korea Times


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