King of K-Pop Rain Cancels Benefit Concert in PH Because of Dishonest Organizers

K-pop fans were so thrilled when they found out that Rain will be having a concert at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on November 3. This would be his first performance in the Philippines in 7 years.

Unfortunately, his charity gig, “Rise 2 Shine” was cancelled by the King of K-Pop after finding out that one of the organizers was ‘dishonest’ in their contract obligations.

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According to Abs-Cbn News, a statement was released through Rain’s official website on Wednesday:

“As the organizer, KO-PH, has been dishonest in fulfilling the performance contract, we have come to the decision that it is impossible to go ahead with the performance. We hope to have the understanding of our fans, and we will pay more attention and do our best to avoid such happenings in the future”

He also urged the fans to ask for a refund. His charity concert was supposed to be for the benefit of Make Your Nanay Proud Foundation, victims of Marawi casatrophe, and Ko-Ph World Foundation. It is co-represented by Yeppunonnie Ph Corporation and Ouniwang Korea.

Rain’s statement comes after the organizers announced that the “Rise 2 Shine” event was “rescheduled”, and that the “headliner and all the performers will be the same” scheduled for a new date.

Here is the full statement from “Rise 2 Shine”:

Rain became famous in the country when he starred in 2004’s Korean television show “Full House,” along with actress Song Hye-kyo.