Exactly as he announced last month, South Korean pop star PSY featured his "Gangnam Style" follow-up at his "Happening" mega-concert Saturday night, April 13 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The 35-year-old entertainer performed the new song live in front of a sea of spectators, right after he first premiered its full official music video at his concert.
PSY performed with his usual backing group of dancers as they all launched the new hip-swinging dance steps which he revealed during the release of the single last week was his personal take on a traditional Korean dance. A crowd of about 50,000 concertgoers, who wore white as PSY requested, enjoyed the live performance as 160,000 more watched online the live stream that the global pop sensation had set up for his millions of fans around the world eagerly awaiting his next potential monster hit.
"Of course I feel more burden than before, because lots of people are watching," PSY admitted in a press conference prior to his Saturday Seoul concert, which he said was "a performance of thanks for the Gangnam Style success." The singer/dancer is hard pressed to exceed or at least duplicate the enormous success that his YouTube viral hit "Gangnam Style" had last year.
One of the other highlights of the show was PSY's tribute to R 'n' B/pop diva Beyonce Knowles as he performed her smash hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". After the concert stage lit up with the words "I dedicate the next stage to Beyonce," the widely-known "Single Ladies" music video played, with PSY's face placed over Bey's, as he performed its choreography along with two of his back-up dancers.
PSY performing "Gentleman" live:
PSY's "Gentleman" music video
PSY's tribute to Beyonce: